APRA Greater Houston

Job Board

We are happy to post any job opportunities that might be of interest to our members. Please send a job description as a Word document including contact instructions for applying to the job to aprahouston@gmail.com. Job postings will be removed after 90 days.

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Prospect Development Manager
Houston Food Bank
Posted:  11/08/18
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Position: Prospect Development Manager
Field: Fundraising
Salary: $50,000-$60,000

Application Deadline: Until Filled
Category: Development
Employment Level: Full-time, exempt

Position Summary: 

The Prospect Development Manager (PDM) is responsible for prospect research and prospect management and for positioning front-line fundraisers for success in relationships with donors, potential donors, volunteers, and other supporters by analyzing data from ResearchPoint and other tools to support portfolio managers by making assignments and tracking activity and fundraising. The PDM performs prospect research using wealth screenings and other data sources to gather, evaluate, and analyze data to identify and segment prospects for major gift management. This position works closely with the Donor Database Manager on reports to support and advance this process and provides primary support to the Major Gifts team and Chief Development Officer as well as the President / CEO to generate prospect lists, build and/or update prospect and donor profiles, analyze and balance staff portfolios, schedule and manage regular meetings with the Major Gifts team and Chief Development Officer, and provide accountability by tracking and managing moves activity. The PDM deals with sensitive information and is obligated to maintain appropriate confidentiality regarding donor and gift 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 

  • Uses Raiser's Edge, ResearchPoint, and a variety of other sources to gather, evaluate, and analyze data to identify and segment prospects;
  • Generates initial screenings, general prospect lists, prospect and donor profiles, bios, and other pertinent donor/prospect-related information;
  • Assures accuracy and integrity of donor and prospect information in the database, based on research findings, staff assignments and ratings, and proposal data;
  • Updates information on prospects and reactive research from staff solicitors and leadership;
  • Analyzes and balances individual staff portfolios;
  • Proposes and coordinates prospect assignments to portfolio managers;
  • Assists and participates in the organization of regular prospect review / moves management meetings with all portfolio managers;
  • Tracks and manages move activity and researches findings for the purpose of partnering with portfolio managers on best cultivation/solicitation strategies; 
  • Analyzes and interprets local and national news and publications to communicate their potential effect on current donors and prospects;
  • Maintains and updates existing moves management guidelines for staff use and database integration;
  • Performs simple queries, exports, and reports in Raiser's Edge and ResearchPoint;
  • Stays current with trends in philanthropy and technical developments that apply to prospect research and management

Performance Measures

  • Accuracy and integrity of donor / prospect data, profiles, and reports.
  • Supports fundraising objectives and constituent relationship management through implementation and monitoring of the moves management system.   
  • Monitors staff and departmental adherence to moves management / research policies and procedures.
  • Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with area staff, other departments and with management.
  • Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.


 Bachelors degree in related field. Minimum of 1 year related work experience in conducting prospect research for nonprofit development purposes or similar. Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or other donor database, Microsoft Office, and Outlook. Working knowledge of ResearchPoint or other prospect research modeling tools. Experience with Lexis Nexis for Development Professionals, Foundation Center Online, NOZA, Guidestar, and other standard prospect research databases.


Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to communicate complex information clearly. Effective leadership skills. Strong organizational and strategic-thinking skills. Attentive to detail. Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel. Strong research and data analysis skills.

How to apply: 


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Prospect Researcher
Trinity University - Advancement Services
Posted:  08/19/18
Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Position: Prospect Researcher 
Field: Fundraising
Salary: Based on Experience
Website: https://inside.trinity.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/professional/16961
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Category: Fundraising Administration, Prospect Research
Employment Level: Full-time

Trinity University is located in historically and culturally rich San Antonio, Texas and has been ranked as the No.1 university in the West by U. S. News & World Report, for the past 25 years. Trinity is known for its superior liberal arts programs, scholarly faculty, exceptional academic resources and excellent residential quarters. Trinity offers 55 baccalaureate majors, 60 interdisciplinary minors and five Masters’ degrees.

Trinity's 2,500+ students come from every state in the USA and 40 foreign countries. The University is committed to the intellectual, civic, and professional preparation of its students in a diverse and inclusive world and to remaining meaningful in the lives of alumni who are located across the USA and in several international locations.

Position Summary: 

This position reports directly to the Director-Prospect Research and is responsible for identifying, researching and analyzing prospects and donors for further discovery, cultivation and solicitation in support of Trinity University. An integral member of the AR&D team, this individual works the gift officers to explore affinity and potential to realize support for fundraising programs and objectives, while ensuring that all research conducted is accurate, comprehensive, and produced on a timely basis.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

1.     Interpret, analyze, and synthesize biographical and complex financial information on individuals, foundations, and corporations, to assess prospects’ giving propensity, inclination, and philanthropic tendencies.  Assist development officers in matching fundraising objectives with individualized prospect/donor strategies. 

2.     Employ proactive prospecting methodologies, utilizing both in-house data and outside vendor research resources and validate results. 

3.     Create succinct research reports which include (but are not limited to) providing detailed biographical information, charitable interests, giving trends & analysis, fully-developed financial analysis (incl. estimated net worth & asset analysis), and estimated giving capacity. Reports include, but are not limited to prospect profiles, summaries, lists, charts, graphs, spreadsheets, rankings, and assessments in formats consistent with the requirements expressed by or to the Director-Prospect Research.

4.     Monitor a variety of online, electronic and printed sources, including relevant websites, government documents, newspapers, periodicals, screening data and leads from development officers to identify and qualify new prospective donors, and produce clear, concise research reports on key prospects as requested.

5.     Review, log and monitor incoming research requests.  Determine research requirements; including assessing resources & report formatting to be utilized.  Work within a metrics driven research environment; demonstrating effectiveness in both qualitative and quantitative measurements, effective ongoing prioritization of multiple assignments/projects and tasks (in conjunction with Director-Prospect Research), and effectively meeting deadlines.

6.     Systematically monitor various media, identify and disseminate news alerts and financial information related to prospective donors and prospects to appropriate development staff in a timely fashion.

7.     Communicate with staff effectively regarding reports produced, suggested strategies, prospect identification efforts, research status, & follow-up research requests.

Other Duties

8.     Complete special projects and other tasks related to research as assigned by the Director-Prospect Research. 

9.     Assist in identification and use of new products, methodologies, on-line databases, and software that will further enhance prospect research capabilities using the most up-to-date and advanced methods in the most professional, efficient and accurate manner.

10. Assist, advise, and help ensure complete, accurate, and timely maintenance of information maintained in the alumni database (Ellucian Colleague) as it relates to biographical, address, prospect/research related attributes, and prospect management data, where appropriate & in conjunction with current policies and/or advisement from the Director-Prospect Research.

11. At all times, uphold the ethical and confidentiality guidelines of Trinity University, the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). 

12. Keep abreast of the activities and initiatives underway at Trinity University.

13. Maintain good relations with internal and external stakeholders of the Division.

14. Cooperate and collaborate with other employees in the spirit of teamwork and collegiality.

15. Comply with all Trinity University policies and guidelines.

16. Perform other related duties as required.

Experience Required: 

Excellent analytical skills and the ability to identify, understand, and interpret critical variables such as business affiliations, financial holdings, professional and personal affinities and other information from a variety of sources.  Ability to compose concise, focused research documents with attention to accuracy and detail.  Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities.


Demonstrated experience in prospect research, library or legal research and/or development preferred.  Some familiarity with Lexis-Nexis, Ellucian Colleague Advancement and Blackbaud ResearchPoint tools.  Experience in higher education, is preferred, but not required.

Education Requirements: 

Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience (such as, some college with two+ years in higher education development). 

How to apply: 

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter, resume, and references (at least three with contact information and relationship) to Trinity Human Resources.

Contact Information:


Trinity University Human Resources

One Trinity Place

San Antonio, Texas 78212

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Development Coordinator
University of St. Thomas 
Posted:  08/19/18
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Position: Development Coordinator
Field: Fundraising
Salary: Based on Experience
Website: https://www.stthom.edu/Offices-and-Services/Human-Resources/Now-Hiring.aqf
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Category: Fundraising
Employment Level: Full-time

The University of St. Thomas (www.stthom.edu), a private Catholic university committed to the liberal arts and to the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, is seeking a Development Officer. The Development Coordinator at the University of St. Thomas is an integral part of the Institutional Advancement fundraising team and will provide project management and administrative support to fundraisers. The Development Coordinator will routinely interact with internal and external constituents as the primary point of contact for the fundraising team, maintaining knowledge of University priorities and office policies/procedures.  The Development Coordinator will also assist with the all tasks related to The President’s Circle, the University’s annual giving society.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide general project management, writing, and administrative support to fundraising team.
  • Assist with coordination related to The President’s Circle, including direct mail solicitations and benefits administration.
  • Assist with donor follow up, solicitations, and stewardship efforts, in person and over the phone.
  • Plan and implement logistical support for site visits and donor/committee meetings, including Development Committee.
  • Draft and/or edit donor correspondence, reports, presentations, gift agreements, and other communications; assist with timely and accurate dissemination of information.
  • Coordinate all aspects of fundraising team meetings, including calendaring, agenda items, minutes, and follow up.
  • File correspondence and/or upload documents into donor records in PeopleSoft system.
  • Assist with special projects, staff training, and other general office tasks as needed or assigned.
  • Assist with and attend alumni and fundraising events that will lead to enhanced cultivation of relationships with existing and potential donors.
  • Some evening and weekend work is also required.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communication, English, journalism or a related field required.
  • Requires 2+ years of experience in the development field (higher education or academic healthcare experience preferred). Also must have a demonstrated track record of progressive success in past positions.
  • Effective organizational, computer, oral/written communication, and project management skills.
  •  Demonstrated ability to work with sensitive and confidential issues and under the pressure of deadlines.

Prospect Research Manager
Genesys Works
Posted:  02/06/18
Location: National Office (Houston, TX) or other GW locations including Chicago, National Capital Region, Minneapolis-Saint Paul and Bay Area
Position: Prospect Research Manager
Field: Fundraising
Salary: Based on Experience
Website: http://ww.genesysworks.org/about-us/careers/prospect-research-manager/
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Category: Fundraising
Employment Level: Full-time

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Director Of Development - School of Engineering
University of New Mexico Foundation
Posted:  08/19/18
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Position: Director of Development, School of Engineering 
Field: Philanthropic/Business Development 
Salary: Based on Experience
Website: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d3f01f30-0583-4818-9327-6a0f42f2bd1d&jobId=252248&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001&selectedMenuKey=CareerCenter
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Employment Level: Full-time

Join a dynamic team of development professionals working to advance the mission of the University of New Mexico.  Established in 1906, the UNM School of Engineering is the largest engineering school in the state and has maintained a strong tradition as one of the country’s leading educators of engineers and computer scientists. The School offers accredited undergraduate degree programs and graduate programs leading to MS, ME, and PhD degrees in a research-intensive environment.

An exceptionally active research faculty work in critical and cutting-edge areas, including nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, sustainable infrastructure, water resources, renewable energy, and information technology. UNM Engineering faculty and staff are driven to combine excellence in academic programs with research that addresses global challenges, a commitment to help students succeed, and a thriving culture of innovation that contributes to local and national economic development.

The Director of Development will serve as a fundraiser within a development and alumni relations team that includes a Senior Director of Development, an Alumni Relations Officer and a Development Assistant.  The Director of Development will design, implement, evaluate, and refine aspects of the unit's private-sector fund raising activities with an emphasis on major gifts as defined by UNM Foundation standards. The primary focus of the position is to identify and cultivate prospects and solicit major gifts as defined by UNM Foundation measures.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards major donors and prospects including individuals, corporations, and foundations, through visits and other forms of direct personal contact in accordance with performance targets set by the UNM Foundation and at levels defined by the Foundation.
  • Establishes effective working relationship with corresponding Dean, Director or leader of University unit for fundraising matters.
  • Responsible for obtaining gifts as defined by UNM Foundation.
  • Enlists senior management in furthering the unit's fund raising program; provides effective staffing, and educates and supports management with respect to their Foundation leadership roles.
  • Recruits, engages, and manages volunteers and provides them with leadership and direction in support of the cultivation and solicitation of major donors and prospects; coordinates volunteers' activities to ensure their integration into the unit's programs.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the UNM Foundation and colleagues to maximize the unit's total gift revenue.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution required
  • Five (5) or more years related experience in development/fundraising
  • Experience in higher education or other non-profit organization
  • Proven ability to close large private gifts.
  • 40-80% travel required

Other Requirements

Must be able to drive personal vehicle for University and Foundation business (mileage reimbursed) and hold a valid driver’s license with current insurance, and a clean driving record. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal, driving record, and employment background screening. Some positions may also require credit background screening as well.

Please submit resume and cover letter. The UNM Foundation is an EEO employer.

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