Director, Prospect Management & Analytics

Rhode Island School of Design   •  

Providence, RI

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


8 - 10 years

Posted 28 days ago

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The Director, Prospect Management & Analytics will be responsible for the overall prospect development program at RISD, in relation to the general fundraising initiatives. They will take the lead on prospect management, proactive prospecting, and prospective and current donor research, tracking, and reporting. The Director will create and execute methodologies and provide quality research services, with a formalized road map and workflow for identifying and qualifying new major and planned gift prospective donors. They are expected to conduct projects to analyze data, applying descriptive statistics and data visualization to communicate information, as well as to predict future behavior and explain trends for internal and external audiences. The ideal candidate has proven success at establishing and achieving quantifiable objectives, a commitment to the mission and values of RISD, and a passion for learning and continuous improvement.

Essential Functions/DutiesJob Qualifications Required• Bachelor's degree required or equivalent combination of education and experience

• Minimum of 7 years in prospect development or equivalent field

• Proficient in using relational databases, deep understanding of information management

• Computer proficiency; experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access; Lexis-Nexis; Noza; Wealth Engine; and other appropriate electronic resources

• Strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently, and exercise sound judgment and initiative

• Strong oral communication skills

• Excellent interpersonal skills to create effective collaborations among various levels of staff, faculty, constituencies across the campus community to bring large scale projects to completion

• Ability and desire to work independently and as part of a team

• Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with staff supervision, principles of management, leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation and motivation

• Strong problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills

• Experience in development, research or financial institutions strongly preferred

• Must meet the qualifications of The Body of Knowledge, the advanced skills set as defined by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA)

• Excellent project management and collaborative experience

• Proficiency in writing clearly and concisely

• Ability to appropriately use and manage sensitive and confidential data

• Excellent time management skills, including the ability to work well under deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously

• Proven success at establishing and achieving quantifiable objectives

• Commitment to the mission and values of RISD and a passion for learning and continuous improvement