Director of Prospect Development & Information Strategy


THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO is seeking a strategic and innovative Professional to design, implement, and oversee a portfolio-based Prospect Management program based on existing Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) prospect data and donor modeling. The Director of Prospect Development & Information Strategy will build a robust solicitation pipeline protocol and drive tracking and next steps. The Director will develop and oversee a creative and proactive research program to point staff and AIC leadership to best prospects, brief them as appropriate, and track activity.   Oversee development of ongoing fundraising reports for development, AIC leadership and board of trustees. Collaborate with the Gift Processing and Bio Data team to achieve a stewardship mentality throughout the process, to build in quality checks, and to maintain quality of data, gift acknowledgements, and stewardship. The Director will oversee staff adherence to the AIC Development Department Security and Confidentiality Policy, including the orientation of new staff members. Support the board of trustee nomination process and other auxiliary nominations through the creation of research products and tracking tools. Manage PDIS personnel and budget. Manage department?s print and electronic library, and physical and electronic files, keeping abreast of new resources and advancing research technology. Oversee the training and management of other Museum and School Development, Membership and Finance staff members in Raiser?s Edge data entry, Prospect management protocols, and research tools. Serve as collaborative liaison to SAIC development program around Raiser?s Edge staff priorities, programming needs, and campaign reporting


THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE a Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years of non-profit prospect management and research experience consistent with the APRA Advanced Skills Set, preferably in a campaign environment.   3+ years experience managing direct reports and non-reporting relationships in a complex organization. Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access & Excel (or software equivalents) and various on-line services. Knowledge of Raiser?s Edge or other windows-based fund raising software. Strong verbal, written, analytical, and organizational skills.   Ability to motivate and influence others including peers, direct reports, and staff members in other parts of the organization.

Closing Statement

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce