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Prospect Research Manager

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Position Details

Classification Information

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Position Information

Position Title Prospect Research Manager
Position Number
Department Institutional Advancement
Job Description Summary

Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally recognized, private, coeducational institution of higher education offering master’s baccalaureate, and associate degrees and certificate programs to more than 4,000 students each year in the disciplines of computer science and computer information systems, architecture, interior and industrial design, engineering, management, and applied mathematics. Wentworth has graduated just under 50,000 students who have assumed leadership roles in their professions. Wentworth’s mission and core purpose is to empower, inspire, and innovate through experiential learning. Its vision is to become nationally recognized as the university of choice for externally collaborative, project-based, interdisciplinary culture for learning (EPIC).

The Division of Institutional Advancement raises Wentworth’s visibility and credibility, cultivates relationships alumni and friends, and secures financial resources in support of Wentworth’s vision. Our vision is to create top-of-mind presence among constituencies and visibility that will lead to support and advocacy from the private sector. We seek to create, sustain, and support and climate of respect, honesty and compassion that values innovation, empowers the individual, recognizes talent and celebrates achievement, and fosters a spirit of open communication, mutuality, collaboration, teamwork, and fun.

The Prospect Research Manager will support the fund-raising program at Wentworth Institute of Technology by managing the prospect research, prospect management, and moves management systems for the division of Institutional Advancement. The Manager is responsible for the overall coordination and production of information on prospects and donors to the Institute, for tracking cultivation and solicitation progress, and for prospect identification. The Manager works with all members of the Institutional Advancement staff, the President’s office, faculty, and administration.

Minimum Education Required Bachelor's degree
Preferred Education Bachelor's degree
Minimum Work Experience Required 5 - 8 years
Preferred Work Experience 5 - 8 years
Minimum Knowledge Required Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations.
Preferred Knowledge
Advertised Minimum Qualifications

• A college degree in a related field or equivalent experience, or a combination of academic study and experience.
• Experience in the philosophy and practice of philanthropy in the non-profit sector and demonstrated ability to work in the area of leadership gifts
• Ability to maintain and properly handle confidential or sensitive information.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially as well as independently.
• Demonstrated written and oral English language skills.
• Computer literate in word processing and database management. Experience with fundraising software, preferably Millennium.

Advertised Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability in prospect research, research analysis, and moves management within the context of Millennium.
• Preference will be given to candidates with experience in fundraising organizations, preferably for higher education

Salary Range

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S00334
Job Category

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Boston.com
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Colleges of the Fenway site
    • Wentworth site
    • Studentaffairs.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed.
    • NE HERC
    • El Mundo
    • Sampan
    • Bay State Banner
    • Colors Magazine
    • AcademicKeys
    • Referral
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Do you now or will you in the future require sponsorship to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents