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The Associate Director, Portfolio Optimization is responsible for managing the prospect management and research efforts for organization prospects. This position works closely with the Department of Corporate and Foundations Relations (CFR) to define organization prospect management business rules and to identify and research prospects for solicitation.
Define the business rules for managing organizational prospects in the Development database of record and create data integrity systems and user training protocol to support their implementation. Maintain documentation of data standards and business rules.
Establish a workflow with the CFR office to identify organizational prospects for fundraising priorities. Proactively manage and conduct research to assess likelihood of funding. When requested, attend meetings with faculty to gain a better understanding of research projects.
Provide regular reports to PRO and CFR Leadership on work output and findings.
Work closely with the CFR team to analyze and optimize team member portfolios according to standards that are jointly determined. Meet regularly with team members to review solicitations and prospects. Maintain an understanding of development officer goals and work to support the attainment of those goals.
Collaborate with Portfolio Optimization Analysts to assess and recommend foundation or organization prospects for individual gift officer portfolios.
Create and maintain dashboards and reports to support the prospect management efforts of the CFR team.
Produce research briefings and capacity assessments for corporate or foundation prospects.
Maintain advanced knowledge and understanding of the foundation community and grant making trends.
Provide input on the creation of fundraising projections based on knowledge of prospect and proposal pipelines.
Provide input on the creation of dashboards and reports for development officers and support staff.
Stay current on industry-wide best practices and trends; engage with and participate in team conversations to brainstorm new projects and processes to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
Five years of relevant work experience and a Bachelor's degree are essential.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical and communication (oral and written) skills in the English language is required. A well-developed sense of curiosity, ingenuity, perseverance and good judgment are critical. Strong logic and data management skills required.
Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail, flexibility, discretion with confidential information; ability to work independently and as a member of a team, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and analyze information. Computer literacy, knowledge of Microsoft applications and experience working with a relational database required. Experience in grant management and foundation relations preferred.
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