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Assistant Director, Prospect Research and Management

$78,000 – $82,000 yearly

Salem State University

Last Updated: 1/12/23

Job Description

Under the leadership of the Senior Director of Advancement Services, the Assistant Director, Prospect Research and Management provides prospect research services for the university’s fundraising operation through the identification of key prospects and new sources of private support and the preparation of prospect reports. Also manages the implementation and ongoing management and maintenance of a prospect management system to effectively track major gift prospects through the fundraising cycle to yield private support for the university.

Salem State University values, celebrates and appreciates diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a space that reflects the campus community population which it serves. Our students come to Salem State University from 38 states and 48 countries and reflect the demographics of the greater Boston community in which we live. We are passionate about providing an experience for them and our fellow staff and faculty, where everyone can feel supported while they explore, learn, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. We welcome you to come celebrate with us and become a member of our community.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree
  2. At least two-years of fundraising experience, preferably in Higher Education, Non-Profit and/or Advancement Services
  3. Working knowledge of computer-based database processes for managing, tracking and reporting data.
  4. Experience with various online databases, internet and print resources in the public domain
  5. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, volunteers and students
  6. Ability to work with limited supervision, exercise initiative and independent judgment and function in a fast-paced dynamic environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree
  2. Knowledge of the Raiser's Edge fundraising software

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email

Potential for Permanent Hybrid/Remote Work: The advancement department is part of a project to move some administrative functions to a permanent remote/hybrid work model, including this position. The permanent remote/hybrid work model project is currently in Phase One. During this phase detailed plans and policies will be developed, including the identification and provision of shared, reservable space for the occasional on-campus work that members of department, including this position, may need to do. Applicants should be aware the position will start out 100% remote and may remain largely remote thereafter. The university reserves the right to set the conditions and location of the employment, including changing to a more traditional in-house work model if that is necessary to effectively meet the mission of the university and responsibilities of this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.

This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement.

EEO Statement:
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time and additional applications will not be accepted.

Company Details

Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Our Mission Salem State's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development. Our Vision Salem State University will be a premier teaching university that engages students in an inspi...