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Development Research Associate

Job Description

TITLE: Development Research Associate

JOB CODE: 9214



EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 8

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 28,440.00
midpoint 36,120.00
maximum 43,800.00

PURPOSE: To provide advance research skills in obtaining and developing profiles on prospective donors. Responsible for researching, analyzing and synthesizing demographic, philanthropic and financial information about individuals, corporations and foundations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Formulates annual strategies for accomplishing the objectives of the research unit. Works with development officers to coordinate research needs and to develop a strategy for fulfilling those needs. Prepares and edits confidential donor and prospect profiles for use by the President, Vice President and Development officers in cultivating and soliciting prospects. Manages hard copy directories, and use of electronic database searches. Oversees computerized prospect tracking and maintenance, and supervises staff and assigned to these functions. Keeps abreast of new and developing research tools and resources, such as electronic tracking systems and database services. Maintains and expands the development office library resource materials for use in donor research. Hires, trains and supervises part-time or temporary research staff. Supervises data entry of information prospect tracking system. Assist the Development office support staff by providing information and recommendations for improving he accuracy of prospect and donor files. Supports President, Vice President and Departmental Development officers by providing confidential information about donors and prospects. Establishes and maintains rapport with working relationships with individuals and groups of the university community, including departments involved in fundraising activities. Provides profiles and donor/prospect information as needed.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Minimal direction from the Director of Development. Final results are largely appraised with respect to attainment of assigned goals. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Close supervision of assigned staff with authority to hire and train.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree in Library Science, Journalism or in related field.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Two years experience with Bachelors degree or High School with six years experience in library electronic research, database including one year supervising experience. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Use of Personal Computer, various software, ability to use electronic base researches. Accuracy in all phases of works. Organizational skills and detail oriented to maintain accurate confidential records. Accuracy in all phases of works. Organizational skills and detail oriented to maintain accurate confidential records. Usual office setting. Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render the position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.