Monday, November 7, 2011

Job Opening at The College of William and Mary


The College of William and Mary has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Executive Director of Prospect Development & Information Strategy to join a strong, results--oriented team working together to support one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished colleges.
Bring your skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and track record of effecting transformative changes to this development team where measured outcomes and the formation of meaningful relationships drive success.  This position allows you to join the leadership ranks of a high--functioning team operating with solid internal infrastructure and a commitment to strategically grow research and prospect management capabilities through a campaign and beyond. 
 The Executive Director serves in a leadership role as a member of the Development Senior Staff including campaign planning/management team; creates strategy and leads all functions of the department of PD&IS which provides actionable information, metrics and advice on upper level prospects and donors to aid senior management in decision making; oversees and evaluates division wide training program and keeps abreast of tested and emerging technologies and methodologies that will aid the development program in more efficiently and effectively managing prospects, prospect strategy & information about major and upper level donors.
Several years of research and prospect management experience or a combination of research, prospect management, and major gift fundraising experience, preferably at or with an academic or major research institution.
Entrepreneurial spirit and a record of  effecting transformative change.
Knowledge of the principles of external fundraising, donor  relations, capital campaigns, and of an academic institution's organization, structure, and function.
Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with a range of diverse persons from senior management to technical and administrative staff.
Demonstrated experience in independently developing and implementing strategic plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies  in--line with institutional goals.
Exceptional communication and writing/editing skills; ability to make effective and persuasive presentations to internal groups and external individuals.
Proven ability to develop guidelines and metrics to track effectiveness of projects and processes. Comfort and skill in managing complex issues creatively and effectively. 
Record of developing, mentoring and training staff. Independent judgment, tact, and diplomacy. 
 Experience in project and program management. 
Bachelor's degree required.  Advanced degree highly preferred.
To Apply
Application may be made via The College of William and Mary website: Position # FP212L
Applications will be shared with our executive search partners at Cross Hill Partners, LLC.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. The College of William and Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access employer. The College will conduct a background check on finalist candidates.

Job Opening at Florida State University Foundation

Job Opening:


The Florida State University Foundation located in Tallahassee, FL has partnered with national nonprofit search firm People & Systems to hire their next Director/Manager of Research & Prospect Management.
NOTE:  Applicant information is NEVER shared with our client without permission. 100% CONFIDENTIAL application process guaranteed.

TITLE: Director/Manager of Research & Prospect Management

Are you an experienced research/prospect management professional seeking an opportunity to provide leadership, vision and strategic direction for this highly regarded foundation? Are measured outcomes and the formation of meaningful relationships the cornerstone of your management style and success? This position allows you to join the efforts of a high-functioning senior management team operating with solid internal infrastructure to strategically grow the Foundation’s research and prospect management capabilities through an up-coming campaign and beyond.  Does the opportunity to greatly impact the future of an organization through your research/prospect management expertise in an entrepreneurial and academically diverse environment sound like an attractive career advancement possibility?  If so, this may be your next career move.

Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement Services you will use your proactive and collaborative work style to provide strategic planning, operational guidance, interdepartmental training and relationship-based research to support the Foundation’s fundraising goals. Specific duties include the management/development of existing personnel, refinement and growth of the donor pool, oversight of prospect screening and donor information management.

This position requires a mission focused professional, a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred.) and 5-7 years of research data analysis and prospect management experience. Ability to foster collaborative management based on open, transparent, continual communication, sharing, and inclusive decision-making is strongly desired.  Attention to detail, strong data management/analytical skills, exemplary writing and verbal communication, and advanced computer literacy are a must.

By applying, you are ONLY sharing your resume with People & Systems, not the hiring organization. Your information is NEVER shared with our client without your permission. If selected, you will be given full disclosure about the position/organization, allowing you to decide whether or not you wish to proceed.  All applications are 100% CONFIDENTIAL.

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