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Development Research Coordinator

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number HMAE1463
Advertised Title Development Research Coordinator
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 016387
Category Staff (Hourly/Monthly)
Department Office of University Development
Minimum Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in relevant area two years of appropriate experience. Relevant experience may substitute for required education.

Special Conditions

*Must able to conduct accurate and timely research and communicate results of that research.
*Data Research and analytical experience.
*Must have excellent organizational skills, oral and written communication skills, and a professional telephone manner.
*Experience with Microsoft Office, Ellucian Banner, ResearchPoint, Lexis Nexus, Advizor Solutions, Evertrue, SQL, and Iwave is preferred.
*Have the ability to interact with Development Staff and other University Staff to establish good working relationships or individually or in a team environment.

These skills should have been acquired through previous work experience and/or formal training/education.

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Posting Date 11/22/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range $33,000 - $36,720 per year
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Additional Working Conditions
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications must be submitted online at

Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and reference list after completing your application, if required by the system. Required work experience is based on full time hours. Part time work experience will be prorated as listed.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Is this posting for UofM employees only? No
Positions Supervised

No supervisory responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Additional Position Information

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Sr. Manager of Development Research and Analytics, the Development Research Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and coordinating the administrative and/or operational function of development focused research and relationship management activities. The coordinator supports the operations for prospect management in the development database; creates and processes development related reports; conducts development related research; examines and analyzes data to support development related activities and strategies; and serves as liaison to major gift officers. The coordinator participates in special projects throughout the year as determined by the Sr. Manager of Development Research and Analytics. The coordinator oversees accurate and useful constituent data with an emphasis on constituent research and management.

Job Duties

The duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed in this position and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of the requirements of this job.

Duties & Responsibilities

Prepare reports for development officers and leadership on prospect and proposal stage movement and timelines.

Duties & Responsibilities

With guidance and direction from the Sr. Manager of Development Research and Analytics, assist in portfolio development in conjunction with the fundraising staff’s goals.

Duties & Responsibilities

Update Prospect Management System, and assign gift and solicitation credit to appropriate development officers. Cross check prospect lists and solicitation plans to match database and external vendor tracking system information.

Duties & Responsibilities

Assist the Sr. Manager of Development Research and Analytics in developing and maintaining written policies and procedures for the Development Research program. Review user compliance of policies and procedures and address issues. Provide clarification and/or further explanation to development staff on prospect management-related policies and procedures, as necessary.

Duties & Responsibilities

Ensure the data integrity of the Prospect Management System by monitoring the day-to-day input and workflow. Oversee audits of the data; facilitate cleanup as needed.

Duties & Responsibilities

Support operation as they relate to the Prospect Management System (e.g., coding of contact reports, tracking donor contact and communications, archiving relationship information).

Duties & Responsibilities

Counsel development staff on Prospect Management questions, challenges and issues; make decisions based on objective and informed interpretation of the Prospect Management policies and procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities

Review and edit contact reports entered by development staff. Determine appropriate follow-up to relevant development staff based on contact report entry behavior, as needed.

Duties & Responsibilities

Coordinate and conduct Prospect Management Policies and Banner training; prepare materials and maintain a supply of handouts for trainings.

Duties & Responsibilities

Other duties as required or requested.

Duties & Responsibilities

Utilize third party software to report and disseminate development officer activities and/or prospect information.

Duties & Responsibilities

Identify potential donors through the creation and interpretation of predictive modeling and statistical analysis.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your research experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your work experience collecting and analyzing data.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References List
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript