Prospect Development Analyst

Location
Denver, Colorado, USA
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
Aug 04, 2017
Ref
005845
Contact
University of
Faculty Jobs
Education
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Denver is building an advancement enterprise that mirrors the excellence of our great institution. Advancement efforts at DU have a tremendous impact through our relationships with DU's remarkable students, dedicated donors, inspiring alumni, engaged families, and wonderful friends. DU is committed to building and fostering a culture of deep engagement and philanthropy in support of our institution as we implement the DU IMPACT 2025 vision. As a part of that effort, we are continuing to grow a team of collaborative, curious, results-oriented, and mission-driven advancement professionals who value inclusivity and who possess a deep respect for one another and for our shared profession.

Position Summary

The Prospect Development Analyst partners with the Advancement community to assess the full spectrum of available data in order to provide a framework for strategic, actionable fundraising plans. As part of the Department of Business Intelligence and Analytics, the Analyst provides focus for portfolio and pipeline management best practices through prospect identification, data analysis, portfolio optimization and related services in support of effective fundraising programs and activities. The Prospect Development Analyst provides information, knowledge, coordination, and tools that support Advancement in achieving its fundraising goals. Utilizing electronic resources and various reference materials, this position collaborates with other members of the University to create donor profiles, prospecting travel lists, travel briefs, and other written material for internal and external clients. The analysts research informs prospect strategy and helps development officers move prospective donors through stages of the fundraising cycle. In addition to prospect research, the position provides reliable and timely qualitative and quantitative data and trend analysis that supports the strategic and tactical planning and operational effectiveness of key fundraising programs, including annual, major, principal and planned giving. The Analyst studies internal and external data and utilizes data mining and predictive modeling software to help discover, analyze, classify, and strategically manage prospects capable of making philanthropic contributions to the University.

Essential Functions

Prospect Research

The Prospect Development Analyst provides information, knowledge, coordination, and tools that support Advancement in achieving its fundraising goals. Utilizing electronic resources and various reference materials, this position collaborates with other members of the University to create donor profiles, prospecting travel lists, travel briefs, and other written material for internal and external clients. The analyst's research informs prospect strategy and helps development officers move prospective donors through stages of the fundraising cycle.

Prospect Analysis

In addition to prospect research, this position provides reliable and timely qualitative and quantitative data and trend analysis that supports the strategic and tactical planning and operational effectiveness of key fundraising programs, including annual, major, principal and planned giving. The Analyst studies internal and external data and utilizes data mining and predictive modeling software to help discover, analyze, classify, and strategically manage prospects capable of making philanthropic contributions to the University.

University Citizenship

Serve as an active and collaborative partner to all central and unit-based advancement functions and campus colleagues to foster strategic, effective, and collaborative advancement practices. Model One DU thinking.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to present information in formal and informal settings and impart understanding of complex ideas to others.
  • Displays and demonstrates overall knowledge of prospect development, including prospect identification, research and management, as well as data analysis, querying and reporting.
  • Ability to manage time well, particularly while managing competing priorities.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience including research/database experience with success in understanding internal and external clients' needs and ability to translate needs into viable resources for clientele.
  • Proven research and analytical techniques, emphasizing the ability to gather, evaluate and synthesize complex and large sets of data from various sources and present information in a clear and cohesive manner.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or coursework in research methods, journalism, analytics, and/or business intelligence.
  • Knowledge of current trends in philanthropy and higher education as well as advanced analytical and research skills.
  • Experience and working knowledge in Excel and Access.
  • Experience working in higher education.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Thursday, August 17, 2017.


Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.