Loras College
  • Institutional Advancement
  • Dubuque, IA, USA
  • To be discussed at interview
  • Full Time

Full Time Salary benefits

Loras College is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is inclusive, rich in diversity, and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Will be responsible for all activities related to prospect research, including research on individuals, corporations, and foundations. The Coordinator should take a proactive view of research striving to identify new sources of support and works with major gift officers to prioritize contacts with prospects.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Conduct detailed research using online databases, internet resources and internal databases to analyze, interpret and disseminate financial, biographical and historical information on donor prospects and suspects to the College.
  • Ensure that background information on potential funding sources is electronically recorded and stored for future reference.
  • Produce research profiles/executive summaries on potential fund sources for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship purposes.
  • Coordinate prospect assignments and tracking and assist in maintaining the prospect profiles for major gift officers.
  • Provide value-added critical analysis to secondary research using independent judgment, strategic thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Create written reports compiling this information and oversee appropriate dissemination.
  • Work closely with Director of Development and Vice President of Institutional Advancement to conduct special research projects or analysis in support of specific College objectives.
  • Assists alumni staff with pinpointing specific prospects to invite to events where the President will be in attendance.
  • Maintains assigned prospects and suspects for major gift officers.
  • Prepare summaries of prospects attending College events for President and Vice President.
  • Share updated research information with members of the staff and proactively help plan next action steps with potential prospects uncovered through research.
  • Supports the mission and vision of the College and respects the College's Catholic tradition.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Competency Statement(s)

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand the larger issues surrounding the College as a business entity.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Constituent Focus - Ability to understand the viewpoint and objectives of internal and external College constituents.
  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following College procedures.
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to recognize the value of a diverse workforce to the College.
  • Ethical Decision Making - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Honesty/Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships and maintain rapport with internal and external constituents.

Education: Bachelor's degree in any field preferred but not required.

Experience: Preference of two years administrative and office management experience.


Other Requirements: Demonstrated skill in utilizing major online databases in a fundraising environment, preferable at a college of university. Knowledgeable of Alumni Finder, iWave, Wealth Engine, Legacy, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Raiser's Edge and Datatel familiarity desired. Ability to gather information effectively from a variety of sources and analyze legal documents along with biographical and financial information. Demonstrated experience in the identification of donor prospects. Extensive knowledge of fundraising environment and structures. Thorough knowledge of the principles of donor stewardship in higher education. Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on research data findings. Detail-oriented, highly driven and results-oriented. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Organizational skills to handle several projects simultaneously. Prioritize and meet deadlines. Strong initiative. Self-motivated. The ability to work both independently and in teams

Please upload your cover letter and resume at https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/.

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