University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Tennessee, United States
17 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
$55,000.00 - $65,000.00
4-Year College Or University/Higher Education Institution
Min Experience
Min Education
Required Travel
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Prospect Research & Management


Required Application Materials

A single PDF or Word document containing a resume, letter of interest, and a list of three (3) professional references is required to apply.

Important Instructions:   

When prompted to upload your “resume”, upload your combined documents as one file.

·         Please do not upload documents to “Cover Letter” or “References”.

If the required application materials were not uploaded at the “resume” prompt, please withdraw your application, and re-apply to upload your combined documents as one file.

Job Summary

The Prospect Research Analyst will lead and set a strategic direction for prospect identification, qualification, and research aimed at reaching annual and long-term fundraising goals. The prospect research analyst must demonstrate sound project management skills as well as a high level of professionalism, working both independently and in a team environment to ensure success, while collaborating with senior advancement leaders to develop a high-quality moves management process for all front-line fundraisers.

The prospect research analyst provides leadership and sets strategic direction for prospect identification, qualification, and research to support UT Tyler’s fundraising priorities.  As a critical member of the advancement team, the prospect research analyst will be expected to collaborate with all members of University Advancement, as well as key administrative units across the institution.

The prospect research analyst will build a collaborative and centralized prospect management system, while simultaneously providing research, analyses, and robust prospect profiles in support of reaching UT Tyler’s fundraising goals. This includes assisting with the identification of prospective members of the Development Board, President’s/Deans' Advisory Councils, and other formal volunteer committees. This position is critical to overall advancement success through the building of a sustainable and broad-based major, leadership, and principal gift program, as well as corporate and foundation relations pipeline. This includes proactively identifying prospects, developing relationship-based prospect research, coding, and reporting.


Major Responsibilities/Duties/Critical Tasks

  • Develop tools, and resources to be successful in identifying, reporting on, tracking, segmenting, and analyzing prospects and donors to meet annual and long-term University fundraising objectives.
  • Anticipate and respond appropriately to the needs of development officers by producing prospect profiles.
  • Develop strategic relationships with leadership to address opportunities and to create development officer metrics’ reports.
  • Partner with senior management in the development and implementation of a comprehensive campaign, providing gift range charts, prospect screening tools, and reports for campaign volunteer leadership.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of campaign progress reports.
  • Establish and disseminate guidelines and procedures for campus-wide prospect management and tracking interactions with prospective donors.
  • Establish, maintain, and disseminate guidelines for the moves management system.
  • Participate as a liaison to senior advancement leadership by conducting research, portfolio maintenance, moves management evaluation, and completing analytics projects.
  • Evaluate and maintain a system to assign prospects to gift officer portfolios and monitor related moves management activities.
  • Secure screening contracts and reevaluate prospect rating system.
  • Develop and implement methods for identifying new potential prospects for relevant areas of responsibility for development officers.
  • Design and develop studies and reports using research and screening tools on prospect constituencies.
  • Keep current on research and fundraising trends through regular contact with development and research colleagues at peer institutions as well as vendors.
  • Devise and manage a comprehensive analytics program, including but not limited to predictive modelling, wealth screening, data mining and benchmarking, gift officer productivity metrics, portfolio audit/balancing, pipeline management, and other methodologies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Four (4) years of experience in prospect research or related field.

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Experience with moves management.
  • Experience working in a higher education setting and/or hospital foundation.

Accompanying Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Ability to utilize a variety of communication styles to achieve successful outcomes and negotiate agreements.
  • Ability to establish, nurture, and maintain productive relationships with internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to think strategically and analytically
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, working both independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated record of completing assignments.
  • Successful track record working with boards, donors, the public and staff.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be able to utilize a variety of computer software programs to successfully complete assigned tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, written, and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to treat confidential and sensitive information appropriately.
  • Ability to determine wealth capacity ratings for prospects/donors.
  • Ability to set priorities and manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Systems experience and database skills.
  • Ability to use donor and subscription databases and on-line search tools, such as Raisers Edge, Wealth Engine, or other data mining products.

Other Information

A remote work schedule may be available for this position in accordance with UT Tyler HOP 4.1.16 Remote Work Arrangements.  A UT Tyler Remote Work Agreement is required upon employment. Use of personal computer and other standard office equipment may be required. Individuals that work remotely may be required to work on campus on an infrequent basis.

About The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System that includes 13 institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler today enrolls 10,000 students and consists of six colleges. 

Our beautiful Tyler campus features more than 200 acres nestled along a lake and surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, providing a picturesque location for study and recreation. We also offer instructional sites at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and in Palestine, Longview, and Houston.

With more than 80 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs offered, UT Tyler provides a wealth of learning opportunities and dynamic programs.

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Additional Information

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.

EEO/AA Statement

The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job ID: 73697228

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