Development Researcher

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Working Title: Development Researcher

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: University Advancement

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-03-2018

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia is currently hiring a Development Researcher.

The Prospect Development department at UVa provides research and analysis services to help identify and qualify potential major donors to the University. Our objective is to help development staff across Grounds achieve their fundraising goals in order to ensure the University of Virginia's continued pursuit of excellence in education, research, patient care and service. We accomplish our goals through: prospect research, prospect data analysis, and prospect and portfolio management.

The Development Researcher will conduct extensive research to identify prospective donors for the University. He/she will compile, analyze, and verify biographical and financial information, and develop comprehensive reports on potential donor prospects. The Development Researcher organizes and presents information in comprehensive, standardized reports which are used to evaluate prospective donors, to determine the potential for productive relationships with the University, and to develop successful cultivation and solicitation strategies. He/she will also compile and distribute profiles for use by development officers, campaign leadership, and executive leadership.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a research or writing role in a education or non-profit environment. The qualified candidate will also have an ability to analyze complex financial information and forms, meet deadlines, and have knowledge of relational databases to perform queries and create reports. Experience with or understanding of prospect research and prospect management is preferred.

A writing sample may be requested from candidates during the hiring process.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must have knowledge of relational databases to perform queries and create reports.

Must have the ability to analyze complex financial information and forms such as annual reports, proxies, 10Ks, etc. and relate relevant information in simple lay terms.

Must have the ability to handle many simultaneous long and short term projects.

Must have the ability to handle rush requests and meet deadlines.

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Posted: 4/4/2018
Application Due: 6/3/2018
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