Advancement Prospect Researcher
This position directs the activities of prospect research and portfolio management
for the Major Gift team. Reporting the AVP for Advancement-Major Gifts, and working
closely with the major gift officers, this person helps inform and accomplish fundraising
goals. This is a full time, benefits eligible position. While this position is intended to be on-campus, remote work will be considered. Generous benefits include health, retirement, considerable time off and tuition assistance.
- Manage the collection, analysis, interpretation, and documentation of philanthropic
information regarding University constituents; identify prospects with the potential for major philanthropic giving; utilize resources
such as web based searches, contracted screening, and data mining resources; organize
electronic records and create spreadsheets and documents for major gift team; create
and organize reports for major gifts team requests and assignments
- Coordinate portfolio management for major gift officers; create and conduct portfolio review sessions for major gift officers; develop analyses
and reports on fundraising history and current performance; continue to refine term-based
prospect management protocols and strategy development to grow engagement
- Provide assistance to the AVP for Advancement-Major Gifts in coordinating team meetings; oversee the preparation for and implementation of monthly prospect management (Moves)
meetings; assist with the development and articulation of comprehensive strategies
for assigned prospects; produce biographical reports and profiles for the President
and Cabinet level leadership; organize vendor relationships and contracts related
to prospect research tools and services
- Bachelor’s required
- Minimum of three years’ experience; preference for experience with advancement prospect
- Highly organized, background with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and strong analytical
Please download the application at www.iwu.edu/human-resources/job-openings/. Review of applicant materials will begin immediately; position is open until filled.
Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation. Per the Governor's August 26, 2021 Executive Order regarding COVID-19 vaccination,
personnel in the higher education setting will need to either provide proof of vaccination,
or apply for a medical/disability or religious exemption. All those not fully vaccinated
will be required to participate in weekly COVID testing.
Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship
for this position. Candidates must reside and be legally authorized to work in the United States at the
time of hire. Continued employment is conditioned upon maintaining work authorization
throughout the employment term.
Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering
a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.
We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building
our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer.
Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at https://www.iwu.edu/title-ix/sexual-misconduct-policy.html. Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity
and inclusive excellence; details at www.iwu.edu/diversity.