Prospect Researcher Advert - UKZNF08-2019 Closing Date 16 De

Job Description

The University of KwaZulu-Natal Foundation (UKZNF) is the official fundraising entity of the University
of KwaZulu-Natal. Its primary objective is to establish relationships with the donor community and to
raise funds for the institutional advancement of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The UKZN
Foundation has its base of operations on the Howard College Campus in Durban.

The Prospect Researcher is responsible for proactively seeking and providing information and leads
to drive philanthropic giving from the national and international donor community. The Prospect
Researcher will ideally be an individual who can analyze, and synthesize complex data into a user-
friendly and concise format for use by the fundraising team, is someone who can work to tight
deadlines and is able to learn quickly and adapt to an evolving work environment. S/he should have
advanced skills using MS Office products, especially MS Excel. The successful candidate must be
able to communicate and present information using verbal and written skills. Extensive experience as
a researcher in the higher education sector, in general and/or the donor market is essential.
Experience as a prospect researcher is a distinct advantage.

Responsibilities + Skills

Proactively manage and update the donor database with quality data.Produce reports/presentations for meetings and publications.Provide general support to the fundraising teams stewardship initiatives.


Provide professional support for the Executive Director and the fundraising team.Draft engagement briefings for and in consultation with the fundraising team.Proactively monitor and match requests for proposals with the University fundraising


A Bachelors degree;Three (3) years relevant experience in a fundraising / research environment;Advanced computer skills using MS Office products, especially MS Excel;Experience in data analysis and report writing;A valid drivers license and reliable vehicle.

Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 11th December 2019
  • Designation: Prospect Researcher Advert - UKZNF08-2019 Closing date 16 December 2019 pdf
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, 11th December 2019

About the Company

  • Company Name: University of KwaZulu Natal.
  • Address:
  • Website:
  • Company Profile:
  • The College of Humanities, the largest of UKZN’s four Colleges, is the home of critical thinking, social commentary and robust intellectual debate. It is aptly referred to as “The Soul of the University.”A complex and strategic College, the Humanities comprises six diverse, yet complementary Schools which are located across three of UKZN’s five campuses: Edgewood – situated in Pinetown; Howard College – situated in Durban; and Pietermaritzburg.The College of Humanities is committed to the University’s vision of advancing African scholarship and actively contributes to the intellectual development of the region and the world through teaching and learning, research, development and community engagement. It represents a significant repository on the continent, playing a critical role in the enhancement and promotion of arts, culture, social sciences and education.The College boasts vibrant research, teaching and learning units, many of which are internationally recognised.

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