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Assistant Director, Constituent Research and Development

Company: University of California - Riverside
Location: Riverside
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:



Full Time
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.


Education Requirements


Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

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 problems.
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 others.
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 handle change.
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 others.
Ability to develop professional contacts with colleagues and represent UCR effectively at professional development courses and trainings.
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 excel.

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 universities."

* 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 gender boundaries.

* 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 law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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