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Prospect Research Manager I

University of Central Florida
life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, sick time
United States, Orlando
4000 Central Florida Boulevard (Show on map)
Jun 07, 2023

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges, and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission of unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

Advancement & Partnerships

We power partnerships and transform lives through philanthropy. Your efforts on our team will transform the lives of many students, enable innovative faculty research projects, equip centers and institutes of service to diverse populations, and forge strategic partnerships. UCF's Advancement & Partnerships division comprises the Office of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving and the UCF Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to assist donors wishing to offer private support to deliver resources beyond traditional funding sources, such as tuition, state support, and government research grants. We are a powerful team of 130+ professionals who support the university by soliciting, accepting, and managing gifts as well as engaging alumni. Together, we work with alumni, friends, corporations, parents, and others who seek to make gifts in support of priorities and initiatives in alignment with the university's strategic plan.

The Opportunity:

The Prospect Research Manager I plays an essential role in analyzing the UCF pipeline through portfolio management to provide insights and strategy that drive activity in the ambitious annual fundraising goals of UCF Advancement. The Prospect Research Manager applies sophisticated knowledge and skills for strategic data review and analysis through the creation of reports and data extracts using Business Intelligence tools such as Tableau, Power BI, and/or advanced CRM query/export to design effective relationship strategies that accelerate philanthropic investment in UCF. The Prospect Research Manager serves as a training resource for Advancement fundraising staff working in partnership with key stakeholders to design and implement internal prospect management policies, procedures, and technological solutions to create efficiencies and effectiveness in Advancement's fundraising enterprise.


  • Manages the development, analysis, and optimization of 20-30 fundraiser portfolios, dependent upon fundraiser staffing levels.

  • Manages the facilitation of bi-annual Unit/College specific pipeline meetings, quarterly one-to-one portfolio consultations, and ad-hoc strategy sessions with fundraisers.

  • Manages the maintenance, review, and monitoring of pipeline data through custom report audits and data extracts, data analyses, and ongoing communication with partners in UCF Advancement to ensure accuracy in pipeline projections, fundraiser performance, and fundraising outcomes reporting.

  • Manages, develops, and guides the (future) Prospect Management Strategy Analyst; Prospect Management Data Analytics interns, and work/study students.

  • Manages the design, development, and implementation of prospect management training modules including prospect management in CRM, policies and procedures, Tableau dashboards, and fundraising fundamentals modules required of new employees to gain access to the Advancement database.

  • In partnership with key stakeholders designs and implements internal prospect management policies, procedures, and strategies for technological solutions to create efficiencies and effectiveness in Advancement's fundraising enterprise.

  • In partnership with the Senior Director, Prospect Development and BI team, conceptualize, analyze, and contribute to the design of comprehensive, unit-wide data visualization reports that include assessments of portfolios, pipelines, development officer and unit progress to goals, and pool saturation using front-end data application software such as CRM query/export and Tableau Server.

  • Monitors and reports on the performance of the overall Prospect Management function of the Prospect Development team to ensure activity and outcomes create a positive impact on Advancement's fundraising goals.

  • Critical features of this job are described above.

  • Nothing in this position description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

  • All positions assist in recruiting, training and retaining foundation employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of related experience and 1+ year(s) of leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6 years of related experience, including or in addition to, 1 year of management experience

  • A minimum of 3 years in prospect management, fundraising, or nonprofit environment preferred.

Additional Application Materials Required:

Cover letter and resume.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefits packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more...For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page and .

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.



UCF Foundation - Accounting

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm Hybrid work environment; Three days required onsite.

Type of Appointment


Expected Salary

$56,030.00 to Negotiable

Job Posting End Date


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.