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Development Researcher

Company: University of Virginia
Date Posted: April 3, 2018

The Development Researcher will conduct extensive research to identify prospective donors for the University. He/she will compile, analyze, and verify biographical and financial information, and develop comprehensive reports on potential donor prospects. The Development Researcher organizes and presents information in comprehensive, standardized reports which are used to evaluate prospective donors, to determine the potential for productive relationships with the University, and to develop successful cultivation and solicitation strategies. He/she will also compile and distribute profiles for use by development officers, campaign leadership, and executive leadership. 

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a research or writing role in a education or non-profit environment. The qualified candidate will also have an ability to analyze complex financial information and forms, meet deadlines, and have knowledge of relational databases to perform queries and create reports. Experience with or understanding of prospect research and prospect management is preferred. 

A writing sample may be requested from candidates during the hiring process.