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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Coordinator, Prospect Research

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3046

UW Job Family: 32

SOC Code: 19-3022

Pay Grade: 22

Date: July 01, 2006

Job Purpose:

Coordinates resource development, under very limited supervision, and provides senior-level leadership including planning, developing and completing short- and long-term projects for designated area, researches and writes prospect briefs for development campaigns, oversees the financial, personnel and operational functions for assigned area, and participates in making or revising policy, and researches, writes and/or analyzes executive development reports.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • University policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Applicable state and federal regulations pertaining to development issues.
  • Information and bibliographic research principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Institutional funding principles, methods, procedures, and resources.
  • Institutional fundraising, promotional, and/or public affairs programs, methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Current technological developments/trends in area of expertise

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Set project goals and meet project deadlines.
  • Make informed decisions and resolve conflict situations concerning development projects.
  • Strategically use a wide range of advanced automated library and bibliographic search systems.
  • Develop, operate, and maintain complex relational databases.
  • Provide technical instruction in area of specialty.
  • Examine and reengineer operations and procedures, formulate policy, and develop and implement new strategies and procedures.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Manage time and projects with competing and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Lead and train staff and/or students.
  • Use independent judgment to develop model concepts and approaches for research.
  • Foster a cooperative team environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Coordinate resource development and oversee the financial, personnel and operational functions of the prospect research area.

Train staff on prospect management including functional, theoretical, and ethical considerations.

Independently investigate, develop, analyze or direct work on developing short- and long-term development prospect information and reports including strategic planning, statistical analyses and executive reports.

Serve on committees, as directed, which include policy development and modification such as for the use of the development database information system (BSR), testing new computer versions to the system, and providing training to the users of this system.

Provide support to committees through providing or preparing reports, materials, and taking minutes.

Research, analyze, compile and organize development/prospect data; write executive development reports, gift proposals, correspondence, articles, promotional materials, and highly sensitive/confidential documents.

Provide advice to supervisor regarding prospect research operations and strategic planning, projections, or project-related matters.

Determine resolutions to complicated and/or sensitive or confidential development issues or situations; decide when to apprise supervisor of situation.

Supplemental Functions:

May authorize/sign development reports, documents, correspondence and articles under own or Supervisor's signature, with appropriate University authorization.

May speak on behalf of Supervisor, within University regulations and as directed by Supervisor pertaining to development issues.

May attend meetings, conferences, workshops, or seminars on behalf of supervisor and as directed. 

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard office environment.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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