Involves the support of strategic growth initiatives and development activities such as strategic planning, establishing and maintaining donor or alumni relationships; internal development and enhancement strategies; capital campaigns. Focus is on fundraising in support of the academic mission of the institution and include advancement services, alumni relations, donor relations, annual giving, major gifts, and planned giving.
The Prospect Research Analyst is responsible for performing research on individuals, foundations and corporations, as well as identifying new prospects to support the University's fundraising efforts. Responsible for identifying new prospects through data mining BANNER database, GG&A Wealth Screening and running various research tool queries. In addition to identifying new prospects to ensure a continuous flow of prospects for qualification, the Prospect Research analyst will stay current on fundraising/nonprofit news, and bring important news to the attention of frontline fundraisers. Conduct prospect research on individuals, corporations and foundations using print, web-based and in-house sources. Prepare written prospect research profiles, including analysis of wealth indicators to determine estimated capability. Monitor emerging trends in philanthropy from news dailies, trade journals and other on-line sources to keep development officers current on events that may impact fundraising efforts at the foundation. Work closely with members of the development community, volunteers and University to identify, investigate, and qualify major gift prospects. Complete various and special projects as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, marketing or related field or 4+ years of finding prospective donor experience in chosen filed that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts.
Experience in exhibiting organizational and administrative skills. Solid research and oral/written communication skills. Possession of strong analytical skills and the ability to exercise good judgment in decision-making. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may substitute for some qualifications. Banner database utilization and/or Razor's Edge understanding is preferred.
Ability to communicate with Development Office and University staff and others in a professional manner. Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines. Commitment to maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive data.
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.