The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university
with academic offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral
levels. Our mission is to educate the whole person and link
learning and scholarship with leadership and service. University
Advancement promotes a culture of philanthropy, volunteer
engagement and lifelong relationships in support of the
University’s mission. As we enter into a comprehensive fundraising
campaign, we are growing our exceptional team of passionate,
mission-driven Advancement professionals, looking for a Prospect
Research Coordinator who will support the fundraising and
engagement efforts as part of the Prospect Research team.
The Prospect Research Coordinator position reports to the Assistant
Director of Prospect Research. The successful candidate is
responsible for providing in-depth research on current and
potential donors for the University of Dayton. The candidate will
be responsible for researching public assets (real estate,
securities, business valuation, etc.) for individuals, companies,
and foundations to determine a suitable giving capacity range and
summarize that information into well-written prospect profiles. The
candidate will also be responsible for assisting fundraisers with
prospect identification and general portfolio maintenance. The
candidate will be required to use public and subscription databases
for research, be comfortable learning and using a constituent
management database, and be highly proficient in Microsoft Excel.
In addition, the ideal candidate must communicate effectively and
be detail-oriented with the ability to handle a fast-paced
environment and turn around a high volume of tasks rapidly and
We are seeking candidates with direct or applicable/transferable
skills. We will consider applicants who can show a demonstrated
willingness to learn the profession and a commitment to Prospect
Research, even if they have no previous experience. Prior
experience in fundraising, business research, legal research,
writing or libraries will be beneficial.
If you are interested in gathering, analyzing, and composing
reports on large amounts of raw data, this career opportunity is
right. In addition, the position is eligible to participate in the
hybrid remote work program.
• Research public information databases for real estate,
securities, public and private business information on individuals,
companies, and foundations to determine a suitable capacity range
and summarize the data into well-written profiles for the
President, Provost, and Vice Presidents, Deans, Board Members, and
other University officials.
• Assist front-line fundraisers with prospect identification and
• Use public and subscription databases for prospect research
• Analysis of large datasets and interpret biographical and complex
financial information on individuals, corporations, and
• Determine capacity and assign ratings based on publicly available
information, including but not limited to insider holdings, real
estate, vendor screenings, and ratings
• Develop proficiencies with push notifications and alerts, CRMs
including RE and Salesforce Affinaquest.
• Associate degree
• Five years’ work experience, with at least two years in a
non-profit or related field.
• Proficiency in online databases and software tools, including
• Find and distill data from disparate sources.
• Strong written communication skills, with examples of analytical,
organizational, and creative problem-solving skills.
While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications,
the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:
• Experience in higher education fundraising operations.
• Self-starter with the ability to work independently and
collaborate effectively in a team setting.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously,
set priorities, and consistently meet or exceed deadlines.
• Demonstrated experience indicating a high degree of organization
• Attention to detail.
• Advanced Prospect Research skills in fundraising for an academic
or non-profit environment following APRA guidelines.
• Campaign experience
• Knowledge of capacity rating systems and experience in providing
wealth capacity estimates.
• Experience/ knowledge of current proactive prospecting
methodologies, including experience with electronic research tools
• CRM experience, specifically Raiser’s Edge/NXT or Salesforce
• Proficiency in data management software.
• Knowledge of and sensitivity to the Catholic Marianist work
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum
qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you
A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends
the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal
contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will
pause any enforcement action against employees who have not
complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8,
2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment
The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic
on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal
and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult
with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the
case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are
subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our
community, and government requirements.
Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is
committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve
equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus
community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer,
we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected
veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender