Prospect Research Manager

Job Title: Prospect Research Manager
Location: Georgia Gwinnett College
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 233477
About Us

Located in the vibrant community that is Gwinnett County, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is a technology-rich, financially affordable, four-year institution with an access mission, housed on a modern 260-acre campus, 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.

GGC's transformative model of education prepares students to be life-long learners through the four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service and creativity. With a diverse student body of over 11,000 and a similarly diverse faculty and staff of 1,300+, the college embraces innovative approaches to education and administrative services through an inclusive culture.

Georgia Gwinnett College recognizes the talents of its faculty and staff as the institution's most critical asset. Essential to the college's mission is the critical need to attract, retain, and engage a diverse and highly qualified workforce. In addition to the University System of Georgia's expansive benefit and retirement offerings, employees who have completed six months of regular full-time service with GGC are eligible for the system's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). This program fosters the development and professional growth of employees through tuition assistance for eligible courses at any of the system's 26 institutions.

The University System of Georgia's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits for eligible positions, including, but not limited to, medical, dental, and vision plans, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave and retirement savings plans. More information can be found by visiting the USG Benefits webpage:

Job Summary

The Prospect Research Manager utilizes a broad range of research techniques, tools, and approaches to identify and qualify major gift prospects, while working directly with frontline fundraisers to track prospects as they move through the donor lifecycle. This position is critical to GGC's ability to attract and retain significant donors to the institution. This position may require working on evenings and weekends.

  • Perform reactive and proactive research using a number of sources to increase the pool of potential prospects.
  • Interpret and synthesize large volumes of information and complex financial, legal and technical language into concise summary information to provide to frontline fundraisers and leadership in a range of written formats.
  • Assist in building a comprehensive program of prospect management; attend prospect meetings and prepare required materials.
  • Enter prospect tracking data, constituent information and portfolio assignments into the donor/alumni database, maintain portfolio assignment and prospect research data and update procedures.
  • Design and run advanced queries, exports, and reports in Raiser's Edge to meet regular reporting needs as well as individual data requests.
  • Contribute to the development of coding structures and data management procedures as they relate to prospect research and management.
  • Act as back-up gift processor during times of high volume or staff vacancy.
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • 4 Year / Bachelor's Degree library science, classical languages, English, Journalism, History, or other similarly analytical field
  • Position will be required to work non-standard office hours on an occasional basis in support of Advancement events and other full-team activities.
  • Writing sample will be required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience in prospect research is preferred
  • Familiarity with or fluency in languages other than English
  • One to three years of experience in a development office using Raiser's Edge or a similar relational database.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Demonstrate high level ability to craft written communication with brevity, accuracy, and relevance to audience and need.
  • Intermediate skills in MS Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Understanding of and facility with social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • High-level skills in research and logical synthesis, and understanding of basic business and personal finance concepts.
  • High-level attention to detail and data entry skills.
  • Innate sense of curiosity.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information.
  • Ability to handle confidential information professionally and discreetly.
  • Ability to juggle multiple competing priorities while meeting deadlines.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
Conditions of Employment

This position raises funds for both Georgia Gwinnett College and secondarily for the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation, therefore successful completion of a credit report is a condition of employment. Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Gwinnett College is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. It is the policy and practice of our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote, retain, and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, sex/gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, AREA, and Executive Order 11246 ). For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, please contact the Georgia Gwinnett College Human Resources Team at (678) 407.5070 or email [email protected] Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Payroll and Benefits at (678) 407.5070 or email [email protected] Any individual who feels that they may have been discriminated against, should contact the Office of Diversity & Equity Compliance at [email protected]

Other Information Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position requires local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.

Background Check
  • Credit Report
  • Standard + Education

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