Director of Prospect Research

Job description

The University of Toledo Foundation

The University of Toledo Foundation, an independent 501(c)3 organization, exists for the sole purpose of supporting The University of Toledo. The Foundation is the official gift-receiving and fund-management organization for the University. Our purpose is to support the University’s broad educational mission by receiving, managing, and distributing generous gifts to benefit students and enhance faculty and program efforts. The Foundation includes the Development, Alumni Relations and Special Event functions. Through its subsidiary, the UT Real Estate Corp., the Foundation also manages off campus real estate matters for the University.

The UT Foundation embraces the mission of The University of Toledo by aspiring to be a forward-thinking, philanthropic organization, providing impactful financial support and engagement opportunities for transformation throughout the University community.

Director of Prospect Research

The Director of Prospect Research serves as a resource to the Division of Advancement by completing research on individuals, corporations and foundations to assist in the identification and cultivation of prospective donors.  This position assists in the identification, assignment, and management of prospects and donors with Directors of Development and other fundraising staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; advanced degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Supervisory experience is preferred.

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Performance Standards

  • Meet yearly goals as developed annually with supervisor.
  • Passion for the institution’s mission, traditions and long-term success.  Consistently demonstrate the mission, vision and values of UTF and the University.
  • Our RITE Values – Respect, Integrity, Transparency & Teamwork, and Excellence.
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills.  Must be able to develop interpersonal relationships with multiple constituents.
  • Integrity, impeccable ethics, initiative, enthusiasm, and the ability to establish trust and credibility.
  • Demonstrate commitment and ability to:
  • Provide quality customer service.
  • Plan, organize and remain accountable for actions.
  • Problem solve utilizing critical thinking skills.
  • Function in a confidential manner.
  • Collaborate with other staff.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, the names and contact information of three professional references, and salary requirements to [email protected]While the position will remain open until filled, responses received by June 22, 2018 will be given priority.




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Job No: Director of Prospect Research
Posted: 6/11/2018
Application Due: 8/10/2018
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