Prospect Research & Database Manager
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 19836 Posted: 06/13/2023

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving their educational and professional goals. The university is the proud recipient of the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a testament to years of strategic efforts.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At UW-Parkside we offer an engaging and supportive work environment and the opportunity to make a difference for students on a daily basis. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Prospect Research Coordinator (Prospect Research & Database Manager)

Employment Type: Full time, Academic Staff, Salaried

Reports To: The Prospect Research & Database Manager will report to the Director of Development (University Advancement)

Full Time Pay Range: $47,000 – $55,000 annualized, commensurate with experience

The Prospect Research & Database Manager supports fundraising and alumni engagement activities by ensuring that campus leaders have strategic constituent information. This position is responsible for the management of the Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge database and other Advancement data tools including staff training, prospect and donor data-entry, database maintenance, and reporting. The Prospect Research & Database Manager supports fundraising efforts of the university and the UW-Parkside Foundation through identification, tracking, research, and reporting of potential donors.

The Prospect Research & Database Manager partners with units across campus, works closely with university leadership, and is a key member of the University Advancement team. University Advancement leads UW-Parkside’s development, alumni relations, communications, and marketing efforts.   

Essential Job Functions
  • Maintains records and updates databases to ensure accurate information availability
  • Prepares lists and reports using data in Raiser’s Edge and other sources
  • Prepares briefing documents and profiles on corporations, foundations, and/or individuals to support prospective donor research
  • Utilizes prospect research techniques to prequalify identified prospect pools
  • Locates, reviews, and interprets historical information, legal and public records searches, press releases, real estate records, private company data, liquidity events, philanthropic interests, and other documentation to assess viability and potential capacity of prospects
  • May lead or train other staff performing prospect research, supporting activities, or utilizing data
  • Participate in Advancement and university meetings, events, and trainings.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 1-3 years of experience using Raiser’s Edge or another customer relationship management (CRM) system.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience in higher education or a nonprofit organization, and will have demonstrated success as a prospect researcher or database administrator. They will be highly focused on customer service, attention to detail, and learning new technologies.

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 6/30/23 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Human Resources
Available Until: 09/07/2023

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