George Mason University

Associate Director of Research and Prospect Management (m/f)

Location: Fairfax
Salary benchmark: USD 60,000 - 80,000

The employer operates within the educational sector.

Your tasks

Reporting to the Director of Research and Prospect Management, the Associate Director of Research and Prospect Management contributes to the maintenance and improvement of the research and prospect management program by employing fundraising knowledge, independent judgment, strategic thinking, problem-solving skills, and creativity, combined with research and analytical techniques, to support the efficient movement of prospects through the development engagement cycle. Providing a comprehensive range of prospect research, analysis, and datamining to successfully facilitate the flow of prospects into and through the major donor pipeline, the associate director will work with the director and staff to fully utilize the resources of the department to provide maximum support to gift officers and senior staff. 

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in Journalism, Communication, Public Relations or any related field that emphasizes excellent writing, communications and analytical skills; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant work experience;
  • A minimum of five years of development research experience; experience in a higher education setting is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of fundraising and proven experience producing profiles, analysis, and reporting to drive fundraising strategies.
  • Working knowledge of current trends in prospect research.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize data from a wide variety of sources, including knowledge of online research resources, and compile this information into clear and concise profiles.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to be timely, thorough, accurate, and detail-oriented, while managing and prioritizing multiple projects.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with a broad-range of expertise and seniority.
  • Exceptional computer skills that include Microsoft Office Suite and various proprietary prospect identification and relational databases.
  • Strong collaboration and inquiry skills with a commitment to a team-based work environment. ​

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