The Grants and Prospect Research Officer will have a dual
responsibility for donor prospect identification, research, and
qualification at NDMU. Primary functions of this position include
driving the prospect management process for a highly collaborative
and energetic fundraising team; providing proactive identification
and research of new prospects by actively mining NDMUs database of
constituents; preparing prospect profiles and verifying wealth
screening data for members of the development team and the Office
of the President. This position has responsibility to assist the
Senior Director in planning, organizing, and implementing programs
designed ot secure grants form private and public sources. The
Officer assists with database management for grant-related
activities including submission, award, post-award, and closure of
grants from public and private funders. Under the supervision of
the Senior Director, will work on both institutional grant
proposals, as well as on faculty grant proposals, as necessary to
fulfill the strategic goals of the office. Teamwork and
collaboration will be necessary for success. This position will
play an integral role in the success of NDMUs current multi-year
comprehensive fundraising campaign.
Essential functions will include:
- Identify new and undiscovered prospects through active and
aggressive researching activities, utilizing both NDMUs constituent
database and additional resources on philanthropists, influencers,
businesses, and foundations in the Baltimore area and Catholic
community. This includes review and monitoring of paper and
electronic resources that may provide research related information
on NDMU donors and potential prospects.
- Prepare thorough and accurate donor profiles on individuals,
corporations and foundations which include biographical
information, giving history, and activities with potential wealth
capacity and philanthropic support potential, and areas of interest
- Assist with database management and documentation of donor
records as needed.
- Support the overall cultivation and stewardship function of the
department and University by attending and assisting with donor and
community events as needed.
- Work as part of an integrated and collaborative fundraising
team to move the overall fundraising goals of the University
forward, including playing an integral role in the success of the
comprehensive fundraising campaign.
- Assist the Senior Director in the design, implementation, and
management of a comprehensive, proactive development plan focused
on expanding corporate, foundation and government relationships,
and assist in coordinating the activity needed to secure such
- Assist University faculty to identify funders in their areas of
interest and assist in the development of proposals, under the
supervision and review of the Senior Director.
- Assist the Senior Director to develop competitive,
institutional proposals for corporate, foundation and government
prospects to leverage support of University goals.
- Maintain paper and electronic files related to all stages of
the grants cycle, including application materials, award letter,
correspondence with grantor, narrative and financial reports,
- Monitor deadlines for financial and narrative reports and other
grantor requirements to ensure University compliance.
- Provide assistance with writing, editing, and proofreading for
proposals, fundraising correspondence, and related materials within
the Office of Institutional Advancement
All applicants must submit:
- Knowledge: Bachelor's degree required.
- Experience: Two to three years related experience in
fundraising and prospect research required. Practical knowledge of
research and prospect management best practices, as well as an
understanding of fundraising campaigns is expected. Experience with
Raisers Edge preferred.
- Skills/Aptitude: Excellent organizational and analytical
skills a must. Ability to aggregate, analyze, and synthesize data
into user-friendly and concise formats. High degree of proficiency
in communication and interpersonal skills and superior customer
service skills. Superior discretion and confidentiality regarding
sensitive and personal data. Ability to work under strict deadlines
with a strong, self-driven work ethic and proven ability to focus
on a multitude of tasks at once. Ability to work independently and
as a team member. Eagerness and enthusiasm for setting and
achieving challenging goals. Curiosity for learning and the
willingness to take on new projects and acquire new skills. Strong
attention to detail. Ability to motivate others and the desire to
work on a highly collaborative team.
- Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Evening
and weekend hours occasionally required.
- Cover letter
- Salary requirements
- Contact information for 3 professional references
Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in offering
equal access to its educational programs and activities or with
respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of age,
ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity,
genetic information, marital status, national origin, race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran's status.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries
regarding the non-discrimination policy: Greg FitzGerald, Chief of
Staff, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles
Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5109.
For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources
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University is an EEO/AA employer.