Prospect Management and Research

Illinois Wesleyan
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 2, 2024

This position is responsible for prospect research and portfolio management in support of the Major Gift team.  Reporting to the AVP for Advancement and working closely with the major gift officers, this position will help inform and accomplish fundraising goals. This is a full time, benefits eligible position. While on-campus presence is preferred, remote work will be considered. Generous benefits include health, retirement, considerable time off and tuition assistance.


    Manage the collection, analysis, interpretation, and documentation of philanthropic information regarding university constituents; identify prospects with the potential for major philanthropic giving; utilize resources such as proprietary databases, contracted screening, and data mining resources; create and organize reports for gift officers; ensure all philanthropic data is successfully integrated into Advancement Slate database Coordinate portfolio management for major gift officers; conduct portfolio review sessions for gift officers to help prioritize strategic outreach; develop reports on fundraising history and performance; refine team-based prospect management protocols and strategy development to ensure engagement with top prospects; assist gift officers in keeping database records accurately updated Produce biographical reports and profiles for the President and University leadership; ensure relevant biographical profiles are completed for all events and provided in advance of the event; prepare and provide complete biographical profiles prior to President/University leadership trips; ensure profiles are integrated into Advancement’s Slate database Maintain best practices and standards for prospect research and management; organize vendor relationships and contracts related to prospect research tools and services; note which vendor relationships have philanthropy already included/embedded into contract terms; ensure vendors are invited to provide philanthropic support 


    Bachelor’s preferred; significant experience in advancement prospect research may substitute for education Minimum of one year experience; preference for experience with advancement prospect research Highly organized, background with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and strong analytical skills

Please download the application at In addition, please submit a cover letter and resume. Review of applicant materials will begin immediately; position is open until filled.  Submit to:


Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL  61701
Fax:  309-556-1710


The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Salary $49k-$53k, based on experience

On-campus preferred (Bloomington, IL); Remote work residing in the following states may be considered (AR, FL, IN, MI, MO, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, WI, WV)    


Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer.  Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at  Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at

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