Director of Prospect Management & Research Office of College Relations
Williams College is pleased to announce the opening for the Director of Prospect Management and Research in the Office of College Relations. The Prospect Management and Research office plays a key role in the development operation, ensuring that efforts are focused on working with the right donors for the right gifts at the right time, promoting a culture of donor-centric fundraising to build meaningful relationships and strong philanthropic connections to the College.
Williams is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty and staff. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Applicants should highlight relevant experience with building, working with, and supporting a broadly diverse employee community.
Responsibilities Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations, and overseeing a staff of four, the Director is responsible for all aspects of pipeline and relationship management, defining and refining prospect portfolios, assisting Senior Development Officers in moving prospects through the development pipeline, and assuring accuracy in data tracking throughout the gift cycle. The Director has the opportunity to work with an experienced team of researchers with the added responsibility of building upon the nascent prospect management and data analysis work to bring the group to the next level. Collaborating with other teams within the Office of College Relations, the Director will drive the development of prospect data visualization and strategic prospect management to maximize the efforts of the fundraising operation while also providing world-class actionable research and analysis to the fundraising team.
Qualifications We seek an innovative, energetic, flexible, and highly organized person who operates most efficiently in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. Candidates should have 5-7 years of progressively increasing experience in the areas of prospect management and research, preferably within an academic setting. The ideal candidate will have strong project management skills, along with detailed knowledge of APRA (Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement) and CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) guidelines for this area. Excellent communication skills, including training experience are a plus. Experience with data analysis and data visualization dashboards is preferable along with strong prospect management skills.
Review of applications will begin March 8, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Job Group 2-E.
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.
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