Prospect Research Analyst

Gambier, Ohio
commensurate with experience
May 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Kenyon College is conducting a search for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Prospect Research Analyst.The Prospect Research Analyst provides information and analysis in support of the fundraising and engagement efforts of the College Relations Division. Working in Advancement Information Services and reporting to the Director of Prospect Research, the analyst identifies, researches, and evaluates potential donors to Kenyon, and produces timely, accurate, analytical research material for College Relations staff and Kenyon leadership.

 Essential Functions

  • Using a variety of sources, gather information relevant to a potential donor’s giving capacity, philanthropic interests, and inclination to support the College. Analyze and synthesize research data for use in prospect development activities. Provide evaluations and recommendations to help guide and inform fundraiser efforts.
  • Support ongoing and special projects to refine the prospect pipeline. Identify individuals with the potential to make significant gifts, and evaluate previously identified prospects. Analyze and verify results of screening, data mining, and modeling projects.
  • Monitor contact reports, news reports, and other sources for information relevant to current and future fundraising efforts, and follow up with research and updates.
  • Enter research data in Kenyon’s Advance computer system in clear, concise, organized form. Add and update ratings, evaluations, interests, etc. Develop and maintain research on new and key prospects.
  • Using Advance and other systems and resources, produce timely and accurate reports, event lists, profiles, and other research materials.
  • Complete requests for detailed financial, philanthropic, and biographical research.
  • Participate in research meetings and provide input on potential donors.
  • Keep current on College activities and priorities and on research techniques, resources, and trends. Participate in professional development opportunities.
  • Accept other duties as assigned, in keeping with the office’s goals and responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree from a liberal arts institution, or substantial experience and knowledge of that setting.
● Advanced degree in business, liberal arts, or information sciences.
● Experience in entering and using data on a development database.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully on our website. 

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.