Advancement Research Officer
Texas Christian University - Fort Worth, TX

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Identifies and researches individual, foundation, and/or corporate donor prospects, especially at the leadership gift level by examining past giving and other signs of involvement with the University; identifying giving interests; interpreting indicators of giving potential from vendor screening and other sources of asset information.

Recommends strategies for cultivation and solicitation of prospects by assigning ratings to new prospects; identifying potential giving areas; and contributing to prospect strategy meetings.

Supports efforts to build strong constituencies for the schools and colleges by working closely with school/college development officers to identify potential advisory board volunteers and donor prospects for approved projects.

Manages prospect information by working with Development Information Services to ensure that prospect information on the Banner alumni/development database is accurate and up to date and sending relevant information to Central Files.

Maintains staff confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications.

Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Job Requirements:

Job Purpose: Increases philanthropic support of the University by identifying donor prospects and coordinating plans for cultivation and the solicitation of gifts.

Required: Bachelor's degree with some research-related course work or equivalent in experience; and 2 years experience with bibliographical/development references sources.

Preferences : Familiarity with fund-raising processes; Banner or Blackbaud CRM software.

Ability to use many print and online reference tools; excellent analytical and organizational skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills, especially writing; knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Access); ability to learn navigation and data entry in a large, complex database (SCT Banner).

TCU is an AA/EEO employer

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