Position Number: 989609
Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Kent Campus
Home Org/Dept: Prospect Mgmt & Research - Kent Campus 
Associate Director, Portfolio Development
Kent Campus - Kent, OH
Direct, manage, oversee and continue development of a comprehensive prospect management and portfolio development program to support the fundraising objectives of the Division of Institutional Advancement. Provide strategic support and prospecting analysis to members of the Institutional Advancement team. Provide analysis and direction of constituent portfolios through data analysis and by building strong functional, working relationships with frontline fundraisers. Reports to the Director, Prospect Research.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Strategize and collaborate with prospect research, strategic analytics, business intelligence and information management colleagues, as well as executive team and frontline fundraisers to support the development of high-capacity portfolios through development of dynamic, collaborative relationships.
Monitor and assess data elements critical to pipeline development and movement of prospects through the prospect pipeline while also working in collaboration with frontline fundraisers to identify barriers to movement.
Collaborate with key members of Institutional Advancement team to recommend the strategic recalibration of advancement officer portfolios to maximize performance and elevate the highest priority prospects for management including those with balance of capacity and inclination to make a philanthropic gift to Kent State University.
Administer prospect management/portfolio development systems and processes; ensure protocols are in place and comply with legal privacy requirements and ethical standards are upheld.
Provide leadership and tools to maintain a data-driven portfolio development program that ensures cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors in an organized and timely manner that facilitates a robust prospect pipeline.
Build and maintain a suite of statistical tools and data mining techniques to analyze constituencies, predict behavior and make organizational decisions by evaluating current and past program performance and project future performance.
Manage divisional prospect assignments through meetings with managers and advancement officers and monthly assignment committee meetings.
Track top prospects and communication information related to donor interests, relationships and other areas that inform fundraising strategies.
Produce regular reports as needed to track the general quality of prospect and suspect pools and portfolios.
Establish short and long term goals and priorities for the portfolio development program.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required. Five years progressively responsible experience in prospect research or research data analysis.
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For official job descriptions, visit www.kent.edu/hr.
Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Advertised: December 6, 2018 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: January 31, 2019 Eastern Standard Time
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