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Prospect Management Specialist 3

Company: Penn State University
Location: State University
Posted on: September 9, 2023

Job Description:


  • CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process. Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.

    • CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process. Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.

      • If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click "Apply" and complete the application process for external applicants.


        Following the record-breaking success of A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence-the University's recently concluded $2.2 billion fundraising campaign, the Prospect Management and Analytics (PMA) team seeks to fill the role of Prospect Management Specialist who is responsible for supporting the prospect management data needs of Penn State's various fundraising units.

        The position will be responsible for managing a portfolio of internal relationships to provide strategic, timely, and ethically driven data analysis and information to assist in achieving the Division's collective goals. The successful candidate will:

        • Serve as a liaison with units to identify prospective donors, providing relevant information relating to their constituent's areas of interest.
        • Compile and analyze detailed financial, biographical, and other publicly available information on individuals and organizations to determine their relationship with the University, their philanthropic interests, and their potential giving capacity.
        • Perform data mining and analysis tasks using a data warehouse, Microsoft Office Suite, or other software packages to construct and analyze large datasets.
        • Collaborate with fundraising teams to maintain optimum prospect portfolios and assist in their annual planning process.

          Essential qualifications include:

          • High ethical standards in the handling of confidential information and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
          • Excellent writing skills, proven experience using online research tools, and expertise in interpreting, analyzing, and summarizing information, both verbally and in writing.
          • Experience with relational database management tools and data warehouse experience is a priority.


            Typically requires a bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success working both independently and collaboratively across functional areas. Demonstrated experience working in complex development and prospect management teams is preferred.

            Additional Preferred experience and skills:

            Experience with data visualization, reporting tools, and proficiency in querying large datasets is preferred, as is the ability to adapt to changing technology and embrace learning new skills as the team transitions to a new enterprise-wide constituent relationship management system. A passion for higher education and an appreciation for and ability to work with diverse audiences and communities is required.

            The Division of Development and Alumni Relations is supportive of flexible work arrangements when aligned with the ability to meet the needs of the unit and the essential duties of the position. Questions related to flexible work arrangements should be directed to the hiring manager during the interview process.

            The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


            Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

            Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

            EEO IS THE LAW

            Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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