Assistant Director of Prospect Research

Posting Number 2022-9931
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/5/2022 4:28 PM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Prospect Development
University Development and Alumni Relations (WS1006)
Compensation Grade
Band 53
Development/Sponsored Research/Grant Writing

Position Summary

University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) is dedicated to soliciting the private funding necessary to support the strategic goals of the University in teaching, learning, and research. The personnel of UDAR work university-wide as well as within individual schools and colleges of the University to discover, motivate, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni, parents, faculty, and friends for immediate, long-range, and future financial support, through gifts and pledges to the University, for critical operations such as student aid, faculty support, academic and research program development, and facilities and infrastructure. UDAR's endeavors raise funds for immediate University use and also for the University's endowment.


The Assistant Director of Prospect Prospect Research is a senior member of the Prospect Research team responsible for partnering with fundraisers to provide prospect identification and research services throughout the fundraising cycle. This position provides leadership to research staff, providing guidance, support, and mentorship to other team members in areas related to prospect research. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director of Prospect Research to coordinate research efforts and ensure deliverables meet the needs of fundraisers. The position will also have responsibilities for prospect identification and research according to departmental needs.


UDAR encourages work-life integration for our employees, therefore this position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree

Required Experience:
5+ years prospect development experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Understanding of the full range of prospect development functions and fundraising in a complex environment

Preferred Experience:
5+ years related experience at a large, urban university

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong analytical, written and verbal communications skills

Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software including experience with relational and online databases

Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritizing work and managing multiple, diverse, and competing priorities while meeting deadlines

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
In-depth knowledge of prospect research techniques

Strategic, creative thinker with excellent prioritization and multi-tasking skills

Ability to collaborate effectively with different audiences, including researchers, fundraisers and senior-level administration

Additional Information

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