The University of Denver is building an advancement enterprise that mirrors the excellence of our great institution. Advancement efforts at DU have a tremendous impact through our relationships with DU’s remarkable students, dedicated donors, inspiring alumni, engaged families, and wonderful friends. DU is committed to building and fostering a culture of deep engagement and philanthropy in support of our institution as we implement the DU IMPACT 2025 vision. As a part of that effort, we are continuing to grow a team of collaborative, curious, results-oriented, and mission-driven advancement professionals who value inclusivity and who possess a deep respect for one another and for our shared profession.
The Director of Prospect Development will provide dynamic and analytical leadership to the prospect development team, consisting of prospect management and prospect research. This team is responsible for identifying prospects to achieve the University’s fundraising priorities, and for advising development staff in the strategic management of donor relationships (including recording and reporting on these interactions). The director will provide insight and direction in operational and cultural practices by managing an integrated model designed to synthesize prospect development into a truly collaborative partnership with the University’s fundraising and engagement professionals.
The director is expected to be a subject matter expert in a wide array of research tools and databases, financial analysis for wealth assessment, products related to overall research analysis, report writing tools, and prospect development software. This person must have the experience to lead the team in its ability to maximize the creative opportunities derived from the intersection of data, technology, and creative prospect identification. This position will regularly interact with key stakeholders which include advancement leadership, development and engagement professionals, advancement services staff, and campus partners.