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Trinity College Dublin

Head of Research & Prospect Management


Candidate Information Booklet

Post Title: Head of Research & Prospect Management

Status: Permanent

Company: Trinity Development & Alumni

Location: Trinity College, Dublin 2


Sigmar Executive is partnering with Trinity Development & Alumni (TDA) who are recruiting a Head of Research & Prospect Management to support the fundraising team in securing donations for the university’s philanthropic priorities by proactively identifying and qualifying new leads, exploring the existing pipeline, and tracking philanthropic opportunities.


Key Responsibilities of the role:

Strategic Management

  • Lead the strategic process of identifying, qualifying and tracking potential donors to support the fundraising objectives of the College.

  • Provide advice, guidance and training on prospect research and identification and prospect management matters. Build and maintain a strong sector network and awareness of innovation and best practice across Research & Prospect Management and stay informed about philanthropic trends in the third-level sector.


Research & Prospect Management

  • Actively qualify, research and build comprehensive profiles for prospects and donors.

  • Use both standard and novel prospect research techniques and tools.

  • Oversee production of and produce targeted research briefs, capacity estimates and other research outputs to influence prospect cultivation and solicitation plans.

  • Undertake research, due diligence and prospect identification work as required, in particular take responsibility for the more complex tasks undertaken by the team. Review national and international news media, keeping abreast of prospect information, local and regional business developments and economic trends.


Collaborative Leadership

  • Collaborate