Title:  Assistant Director, Prospect Research

Division:  Institutional Advancement & Alumni Affai
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $60,995 - $70,733
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  12203


The Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs serves the mission of Baylor College of Medicine, the No. 1-ranked medical school in Texas for research and primary care, the largest recipient in Texas of National Institutes of Health research funding and home to the No. 1-ranked genetics department in the U.S.  As part of the OIAAA team, you will inspire donors and Baylor alumni to give through a variety of ways to advance the College's priorities across four mission areas: healthcare, education, research and community.  

OIAAA activities encompass fund development - at all levels up to major gifts - alumni relations, philanthropic communications, corporate relations and volunteer programs. You'll also play a mission-critical role in Baylor's quest to power the future of health, from helping secure funding for cutting-edge cancer research to obtaining scholarships for aspiring physicians, health professionals and scientists. Our success depends on attracting, promoting and retaining top-notch talent like you.


The Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs recognizes the importance of work-life balance. This position has the opportunity to work from home partially as part of our hybrid remote/on-site work arrangement.


Working title: Assistant Director, Prospect Research. Internal title: Constituent Strategies Associate.

Job Duties

  • Identifies prospective donors and manages prospects and donor relationships by overseeing the management of the prospect/donor research, preparing reports, evaluating prospects, and ensuring prospects are moved through the pipeline from qualification to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Plans and organizes meetings with Institutional Advancement staff to assign prospects, monitor timely movement through the pipeline, and develop and enhance strategy to convert prospects to donors.
  • Audits, reviews, and corrects actions and opportunities within Raiser's Edge with follow up communication and guidance.
  • Prepares reports containing new activity entries in Raiser’s Edge and prospect/donor contact information.
  • Takes a proactive coaching role in helping develop strategic donor/prospect interactions, needed research or proposal management in next steps.
  • Reviews and analyzes information to prepare profiles which include elements such as financial assets and indications of wealth, biographical and family information, community involvement and philanthropic interests; when appropriate, provide suggestions/strategies for qualification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects.
  • Adheres to coding standards to track research activity and screened and identified prospects in donor information system to facilitate reporting; enters research information as needed.
  • Reviews daily, weekly and monthly publications to uncover timely information about prospects, donors, trustees, board members and others to facilitate in the cultivation of prospects; provides information to appropriate development staff.
  • Partners with Alumni Relations, Mid-Level Gifts and Special Programs teams to reassess and produce accurate research information in a standardized format for development purposes.
  • Provides fundraising team with information, analysis, and visuals regarding fundraising activities, forecasting, portfolio health, metrics and performance.
  • Works with the fundraising team to develop individual and collective strategies designed to meet giving goals with regard to short-term, mid-term and long-term horizons.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of experience in non-profit fundraising.
  • Familiarity and proficiency using fundraising information systems, such as Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office products and fundraising software tools, including Blackbaud Analytics.
  • Master's degree in a related field; a relevant master's degree may be considered in lieu of one year of experience.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.