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Director of Prospect Management and Research (Hybrid Location - NY, NJ, CT)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
$114,500.00 - $114,500.00
Closing date
May 31, 2023

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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Pratt Institute in the search for a Director of Prospect Management and Research.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Advancement Operations, the Director of Prospect Management and Research will oversee the identification and assessment of potential donors and the optimization of prospect pools to ensure the maximization of gift officer portfolios, resulting in a strong prospect pipeline. Working closely with the Vice President, Associate Vice President, Executive Director, and leading the Prospect Management and Research team, the Director will be a key fundraising strategist who oversees the development, maintenance, and improvement of the research and prospect management program by employing fundraising knowledge combined with research and analytical techniques, to efficiently move prospects through the development cycle. The Institute works under a hybrid model. The Director of Prospect Management and Research is expected to be on campus once a week as well as for special events and additional meetings as necessary. Preference will be given to candidates living in the tri-state area, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Pratt Institute is a top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies that provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. What began as a radical experiment to expand access to creative careers is now a community of 5,137 undergraduate and graduate students working across 48 programs with 1,200 dedicated faculty. The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion—welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers. Pratt provides a collaborative, interdisciplinary research and inquiry-based education that prepares students for success in creative fields and professional practice, with the goal of contributing to a fairer and more sustainable world. With a long-held commitment to the communities of New York, Pratt partners locally through the Pratt Center for Community Development to work for a more just city. The Institute also offers a variety of programs for local pre-college and continuing education students in the Center for Art, Design, and Community Engagement K-12 and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. The value of a Pratt education is evident in its graduates’ diverse and thriving careers, where their designs, art, work, and environments have reimagined our world. In over 75 countries across the globe, Pratt’s 61,000 alumni are advancing the creative economy and making a positive impact.

The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise in all graduates. A Pratt education is firmly grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions.

At Pratt Institute, diversity is represented by a mosaic of individuals from a variety of races, ethnicities, religions, gender expressions, sexualities, geographic backgrounds, cultures, ages, abilities, and socioeconomic groups. As a leading college of art and design devoted to a creative learning community, Pratt recognizes the strength that stems from a diversity of perspectives, values, ideas, backgrounds, styles, approaches, experiences, and beliefs.

Pratt Institute will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least five years of higher education prospect research and portfolio management experience with at least two years of experience supervising staff is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Pratt Institute as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

The salary for this position is $114,500 annually.

Preference will be given to applications received by June 6, 2023.

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