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Current Openings (Updated December 17, 2018)

Manager of Advancement Data and Research at Marian University

Research Assistant at the Indiana University Foundation

Research Analyst, Prospect Management at Best Friends Animal Society (remote)

Divisional Grants and Research Manager at The Salvation Army PNG Territory

Director, Prospect Development at Butler University

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Manager of Advancement Data and Research at Marian University

Position Overview 
Marian University has an immediate opening for a detail-oriented and data-driven professional to serve as the Manager of Advancement Data and Research. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Advancement Operations with primary responsibility for the fundraising database, the Raiser’s Edge, and supporting the university’s comprehensive fundraising efforts by discovering and researching individuals with—or whom are believed to have—the capacity to make a significant gift to Marian University.

To be successful in this role the ideal candidate must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Have knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of Marian University.
  • Have two to five years of related advancement experience, preferably in higher education.
  • Have experience with databases/CRM systems; experience with the Raiser’s Edge database preferred.
  • Commit to collegiality and collaborative decision-making.
  • Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills using verbal, written, and electronic mediums.
  • Be able to work both independently and in a team environment, often with limited direction.
  • Be willing to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment.
  • Be highly detail oriented and have an effective skillset in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Exhibit professionalism and high ethical standards for maintaining confidential information.
  • Understand that events and activities outside of work hours—including some nights and weekends—are necessary to perform the duties of this job satisfactorily.
For more information or to apply click here

Posted December 11, 2018

Research Assistant at the Indiana University Foundation

Position Overview 
The ideal candidate for this role has a love for reading and investigating, an eagerness to learn and develop in the area of research, a curiosity and investigative interest, must be organized and be able to demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail, and have a desire and willingness to take ownership on tasks and responsibilities with minimal direction. The successful candidate will deftly manage multiple, and sometimes changing, priorities with a positive, solution-oriented approach. This individual will use sound judgment when making decisions and will employ a strong customer service orientation throughout their work, often serving as the first point of contact for the Prospect Management and Research team.

Required Qualifications

Associate’s degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum one year of professional work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
Experience in Excel utilizing spreadsheets and queries
General knowledge of fundraising and IU/IUF

To apply for this position click here.

Posted December 10, 2018

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Research Analyst, Prospect Management at Best Friends Animal Society (Remote)

Position Overview
The Research Analyst, Prospect Management is responsible for developing and sustaining the movement of prospects through the development cycle to ensure optimization of giving. The Research Analyst reports to the Prospect Management and Gift Advisor. This position is housed within the Prospect Management and Research Team and works closely with one full-time Prospect Analyst, and two full-time Prospect Research Staff.

This position serves frontline fundraisers by applying data analytics and managing prospect identification and assignment services to facilitate the movement of donors through development channels, primarily focused on major and principal gift portfolios. This position is tasked with providing reliable and timely quantitative data and trend analysis in support of Best Friends Animal Society's (BFAS) fundraising efforts.


  • The successful candidate for the Research Analyst, Prospect Management will have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent, and a minimum of three years data analytics or other relevant experience.
  • Instruction in CRM systems is essential, and Blackbaud CRM experience is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with and strategic use of Blackbaud and/or other advanced CRM tools related to storing, manipulating, and retrieving data is highly desired.
  • Experience and expertise in advanced Excel functions is highly desired. Knowledge of BFAS's systems, data structures, and overall organizational landscape is a plus.
  • Knowledge and comfort with analysis and visualization tools (such as Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, and basic graphic design, presentation, and mapping skills) a plus.
  • Ideally, work related experience will have been gained in a complex, national, non-profit organization with a significant base (300k+) of members and donors. Prior experience involving raising funds through multiple channels with complex donor segmentation and data metrics is preferred.
  • Knowledge of BFAS's systems, data structures, and overall organizational landscape is a plus.

To view more or to apply click here.

Posted November 26, 2018

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Divisional Grants and Research Manager at The Salvation Army PNG Territory

Position Overview
The Divisional Grants and Research Manager is responsible for conducting research on grant opportunities and donor prospects; writing, editing and submitting grant proposals and reports; communicating applicable grant opportunities to Corps and Service Extension Units within the Indiana Division; advising program staff about proper grant management; providing grant-related support within the division; ensuring all Indiana grant resources are utilized to their fullest extent to address current and future organizational needs; and collaborating with the development staff on holistic, unified fundraising and awareness strategies and approaches for funding support.

Education: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited college or equivalent work experience in grant writing.

Background Checks: Position requires a background check to be completed. Findings may disqualify an individual for this position.

Experience: Minimum three years grant writing experience

Certifications: CFRE designation a plus

To view more information or to apply click here. 

Posted November 8, 2018

Director, Prospect Development at Butler University

Position Overview

As an integral part of Butler University’s Advancement Services Research and Prospect Development team, the Director, Prospect Development oversees and coordinates all the activities and day-to-day operations of the Prospect Development team, including prospect identification, pipeline development, prospect research, and relationship management throughout the prospect development life cycle. Reporting to the Senior Director of Advancement Services, this position collaborates with University leadership and front-line development officers on pipeline management, works independently on research and prospect identification projects, and manages a team of two (2) prospect development professionals.

For additional information and to apply, please visit

Posted October 17, 2018

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