Department: Development Research Information Services (DRIS)
Hours per Week: 40
Months per Year: 12
The Prospect Development Specialist is responsible for identifying, researching, tracking and analyzing prospects for cultivation and solicitation through relationship management systems and processes. This specialized research and analysis facilitates the engagement, cultivation and solicitation of principal giving, major giving, and annual leadership giving prospects by University Advancement staff, law and athletic development staff as well as the deans and directors of academic units and other senior campus officers.
Equivalent experience may be substituted on a year to year basis for education requirement. Experience in prospect research, development, library research or related field; knowledge of the range of resources available to prospect researchers; Demonstrated analytical skills to initiative and perform complex analyses; Ability to analyze and interpret complex financial disclosure documents for the purpose of wealth assessment (SEC filings, real property files, financial and legal disclosures, etc.); experience navigating databases and CRM systems Strong communication skills in order to clearly explain options and solutions to end users; Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with internal and external constituents; Strong written communication skills demonstrating the ability to prepare outlines, reports, letters and any other supplemental materials in a clear and concise manner Microsoft Word skills to include the ability to create reports, containing graphs and other intermediate functions (e.g. perform mail merge, insert table of contents); Microsoft Excel skills to include the ability to create spreadsheets (e.g., formulas, filters, graphs)Strong organizational skills. Experience working both independently and as part of a team Maintain composure in fast paced work environment; Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities with frequent interruptions; Demonstrated ability to operate with a high level of confidentiality and discretion; Demonstrated ability to accurately input data into various systems
At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution. Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits. We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.