Assistant Director, Constituent Research and Development
Company: University of California - Riverside
Posted on: January 16, 2020
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CONSTITUENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
8AM - 5PM
$77,300 - $152,200
The anticipated budget for this position is $78,000 - $97,000.
Under the general supervision of the Director, the Assistant
Director of Constituent Research & Development performs duties in
all areas of the prospect management and research operations,
supporting pipeline and portfolio development via a client-based
system. The research office is responsible for providing in-depth
background information on a wide variety of constituents for use by
the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Deans, faculty, and the
Development department. In collaboration with the director,
incumbent will help develop and manage prospect management process
guidelines, regularly monitoring development activity for
continuity and compliance. Work with the research team to partner
with and train frontline fundraisers on the tracking and management
of their activity in Raiser s Edge and ensure appropriate use of
prospect research information to inform development strategies and
report on information regarding fundraising progress/activity.
Interpret information to advise senior leadership and other
managers on fundraising performance. Additional responsibilities
include initiating proactive research, data mining, and analytics
that will produce a pipeline of prospects for future qualification,
cultivation, and solicitation, in support of UC Riverside. This
position is critical to the success of UC Riverside's overall
fundraising efforts, providing services to the entire campus. By
identifying, prioritizing, and focusing the efforts of Development
staff on well-defined pools of prospects, the research office
enables efficiency in fundraising and ensures philanthropic goals
are met. Cover letter required.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent
Secondary degree in related area.
6 - 10 years of related experience.
Minimum of 3 years in prospect research at a major university.
Interpersonal skills to work collaboratively to coordinate and
integrate with others throughout the organization. Maintains
rapport and professional relationships with peers, peers in the
industry, multidisciplinary team members, and management.
Advanced analytical abilities and problem solving skills to quickly
evaluate complex issues, identify options for resolution, and apply
sound judgement. Critical thinking skills to challenge conventional
practices, adapt established methods for improved uses, pursue
ongoing system improvement, create novel solutions to problems, and
evaluate new technology as potential solutions to existing
Advanced knowledge in prospect research analysis, strategy and best
practices. Ability to apply knowledge and skills to recommend
improvements to operations and results.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills to effectively
communicate through all mediums and with all groups. Ability to
listen actively, understand varying viewpoints and receive
feedback. Skills to tactfully articulate reasoning behind own
opinions and change the thinking of, or gain acceptance from
Project management skills to lead a team, prioritize personal and
team tasks and see projects through from inception to completion on
schedule. Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility to effectively
Advanced knowledge of confidentiality, regulatory and university
policies governing research activities. Ability to deal with
confidential matters with tact and sensitivity.
Ability to listen actively, understand varying viewpoints and
receive feedback. Skills to tactfully articulate reasoning behind
own opinions and change the thinking of or gain acceptance from
Ability to develop professional contacts with colleagues and
represent UCR effectively at professional development courses and
Demonstrated experience in fundraising research, data maintenance
and portfolio management. Strong technical skills to utilize and
manipulate database, biographical, financial and other research
systems and tools. Ability to extract information and generate
reports from complex databases. Strong verbal and written
communication skills to explain technical concepts and articulate
reasoning behind analyses and recommendations. Active listening
skills to understand varying opinions and receive feedback.
Proven technical skills required to utilize multiple complex
research systems to synthesize complex and large sets of data to
produce research findings for fundraising staff and leadership.
Expertise in interpreting research data and complexities in SEC,
Real Estate and Compensation documentation.
Experience with Raiser's Edge.
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located
on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern
California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the
vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living
laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing
communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the
arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and
staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse
research universities in the country boasting several key rankings
of which we are extremely proud.
* UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The
Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."
* Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of
World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151
institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy
precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500
* In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for
achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and
* UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the
nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.
* In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated
UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student
success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named
top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California
campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities
in the nation for high black student graduation rates.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the
achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and
staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
For information about our generous employee benefits package,
visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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