The Associate Director of Prospect Development is a member of the Strategic Research and Analysis (SRA) team in the Medicine and Biological Sciences Development (MBSD) office. In partnership with the Senior Associate Director, the Associate Director leads the strategy and execution of prospect research and prospect management within MBSD.
Administers (directly or through staff) multiple prospect identification portals to grow the base of philanthropic support for the Division of the Biological Sciences and the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM).
With the Senior Associate Director, advises on policies and implements systems to assign prospective donors to relationship manager portfolios and track their movement through the donor cycle. Partners closely with front line teams to advise on prospect management policies, portfolio composition, and progress toward annual and campaign goals.
Prepares accurate, clear, and concise written profiles and briefings to communicate relevant details that advance the qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospective donors.
Responds to requests for information from multiple University and UCM stakeholders, including University and UCM leadership
Advises on protocol to prioritize, delegate, and track research requests. Innovates new formats for research reports and briefing documents.
Processes screening files, assesses demographic, departmental, and activity data to make recommendations on prospect assignment.
Collaborating closely with the Senior Associate Director and University partners, documents and regularly reviews prospect management protocols to improve fundraising outcomes.
Oversees and directs the work of an Assistant Director, Strategic Research and Analysis with primary responsibility for a donor screening and management of ad hoc research requests.
Has a deep understanding of prospect research, prospect management, strategic planning and market research on donors prospects.
Provides guidance to research analysts, train staff members on fundraising, report writing, and research.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in a research and writing intensive field such as social sciences, history, economics, or library sciences.Â
A minimum of three years of development experience including prospect research and prospect management in a major and principal gift program.Â
Experience in an academic medical center strongly preferred.
Proficiency with Windows, network based electronic environments, and the Internet.
Familiarity with prospect research resources including business and philanthropic publications and automated databases.
Excellent analytical and communication skills.
Ability to express information clearly and concisely, whether orally or in writing.
Discretion and confidentiality.
Ability to work under tight time frames and with minimal direction.
Willingness and ability to develop and maintain expertise in multiple CRM environments
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously with minimal direction
Familiarity with an academic medical center environment
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