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Prospect Researcher I (Advancement Services & Operations)

Company: The University of Texas at San Antonio
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Prospect Researcher I (Advancement Services & Operations)

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 11333
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Org Marketing Statement

The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to promoting access for all. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.

With more than 34,000 students, UTSA is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property-for Texas, the nation and the world. Learn more , on or on , , , or .

Posting End Date: Applications will be accepted through 11:59 PM CDT on 02/11/2024. At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may close once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Salary Range: $40,000 annualized, with flexibility, commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

Hours: 40 hours per week, exempt.

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume and Cover Letter are required.

    Essential Functions

    UTSA's seeks a detail-oriented individual with proven analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to join the Office of Advancement Services as a Prospect Researcher I. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform prospect identification and research to support fundraising activities and programs across the university's colleges, schools and units.
  • Collaborate with advancement colleagues in developing prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and overall fundraising strategies.
  • Consult on the feasibility and develop methodologies for research requests and special projects.
  • Assist with identifying new donor prospects through research tools/databases, industry news and other sources/methods to build and maintain a dynamic prospect pipeline for assigned development staff.
  • Create profile reports tailored to specific goals and/or objectives; maintain, track and store profile data.
  • Partner with assigned development officers to regularly review, rebalance and strengthen portfolios and the donor pipeline; help manage prospects in the CRM system as they move through the donor/prospect lifecycle
  • Assist with regular portfolio reviews to ensure data quality and accurate documentation of fundraising activity and filed proposals
  • Review local and national news, business publications, economic trends and business development keeping abreast of prospect information; provide relevant information to development staff.
  • Maintain and uphold the professional and ethical standards set forth by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with one year of professional experience in prospect research or data collection/analysis in a related field. Additional education/experience may be substituted for experience/education on a one-for-one basis.
    • Strong analytical, writing, organizational, and communication skills.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
    • Proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Working knowledge of basic legal and financial processes and ability to evaluate complex business and financial data.
    • Ability to handle highly confidential material with discretion.

      Preferred Qualifications
      • Three years of professional experience in prospect research or data collection and analysis in a development, financial institution, legal or related industry.
      • Knowledge and interest in collegiate athletics.
      • Demonstrated knowledge of Raiser's Edge software.
      • Thorough knowledge of a wide range of common research resources, including online research tools such as ResearchPoint, WealthPoint, Foundation Search, LexisNexis or similar services and multi-constituent databases

        Additional Information
        • UTSA is a tobacco free campus.
        • This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
        • Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.
          Working Conditions

          This position primarily works remotely in Texas but may work on campus on an infrequent basis (approximately four days or less per month). When an employee is required to work on campus, travel and parking expenses are the employee's responsibility. Applicants must be adaptable and open to working in both environments. This work modality is subject to change based on the needs of the department.

          Equal Employment Opportunity

          As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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