Research Associate Development And Univesity RelationsCompiles and analyzes detail biographical and other publicly available information on individuals and organizations to determine prospects\ relationships with the University, interests, and giving capacity.
Prepares/updates written profiles on potential individual, corporate and foundation prospects for major gift officers, the President of the University and the Vice President for University Relations.
Manages daily periodicals, lists and other resources or prospecting resources
Proactively prospects for new donors
Updates prospect database accordingly.
Prepares specialized research for event and campaign purposes.
Assists in training of new research staff as well as assists in the management and training of student researchers.
QualificationsA Bachelor degree and a minimum of one-year experience in prospect research or related area required.
Preferred candidates have an understanding of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) skill sets. Familiarity and facility with standard prospect research tools: business directories, on-line databases, and Internet resources and programs are all required.
Must have a sense of initiative and inquisitiveness. Must be strategic, creative thinker with excellent prioritization and multi-tasking skills. Ability to collaborate effectively with different audiences, including researchers, fundraisers and senior-level administration as well as the ability to effectively synthesize information from a variety of sources into an organized format.
PC knowledge necessary, MS Word, Excel, Lexis-Nexis, WealthEngine, 10K Wizard, Hoovers, Guidstar, FC Search and other on-line research databases are preferred. Knowledge of Banner Advancement and Reeher a plus.
Must possess excellent writing skills and through research skills
Must be able to meet tight deadlines
Ability to work as a team member as well as independently required.
Must be able to handle confidential material in a discreet and ethical manner
Experience in complex nonprofit environment and an understanding of fundraising and nonprofits.
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Kim McKeon, Senior Director of Development Research
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