Director of Prospect Management and Research

We're hiring a Director of Prospect Management and Research! This is a career, 100% time appointment eligible for full university benefits:

The Director of Prospect Management and Research manages a comprehensive research program for University Relations that is comprised of three key areas: portfolio management, prospect research, and analytics. Responsibilities include planning, implementing and directing a comprehensive program to address activities associated with moving prospects along the giving continuum. The incumbent will oversee proactive prospect research, strategy, and management, setting priorities, supervising staff, creating and implementing procedures and policies, and maintaining the research budget. The unit also analyzes, evaluates and disseminates information that is critical to securing major gifts.

The Director of Prospect Management and Research is a member of the Philanthropy Leadership Team within University Relations. The unit is focused on raising major and principal gifts for UC Santa Cruz, and preparing for the university’s next comprehensive fundraising campaign.

The Director of Prospect Management and Research will report the Associate Vice Chancellor, Philanthropy (AVCP) providing critical support to the development officer corps by facilitating a "moves management" system, based upon comprehensive research that drives discovery, cultivation and solicitation strategies for donors and prospects.

Involves designing, developing, delivering, and administering fundraising programs. Identifies new donor prospects through researching background information on potential donors and developing materials, marketing plans, and organizing related programs / events; cultivates, stewards, and may solicit donor prospects.

The Initial Review Date (IRD) is 07/01/20. All applications received by the IRD are guaranteed consideration by the hiring unit. Application materials received after the IRD will only be forwarded to the unit upon their request. For a complete list of qualifications/competencies, use this quick link to access the job posting.

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