Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Summary This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Advancement Research and Prospect Management, and will work closely with the Associate Director of Advancement Research and the Associate Director of Prospect Management. The Senior Research Analyst will be responsible for producing high level customized and professionally written research reports based upon synthesizing and evaluating information gleaned from in-depth research and financial analysis. By using proprietary financial forecasting and inclination models, the Senior Research Analyst will be crucial in helping the Office of Advancement Research to qualify and rate the ability and propensity of individuals, corporations and foundations to make philanthropic contributions to the University of Georgia. Additionally, the Senior Research Analyst will add value to the office of Advancement Research and Prospect Management by being responsible for the proactive assessment, coding and ongoing tracking of major and principal gift prospects, providing high-level background research, demographic analysis, trending and financial forecasting. The position employs advanced research data collection methods utilizing a wide range of sources, including complex web queries, vendor subscriptions, social media data, alert services, archival libraries and print publications, internal databases and records, financial documents, market surveys, etc. In this capacity, the Senior Research Analyst works collaboratively with and as a liaison to the senior Development unit managers and major and principal gifts fundraisers to help meet overall fundraising goals, particularly those focused on identifying potential prospects, evaluating relationships and engagement opportunities and developing appropriate cultivation and solicitation strategies for alumni, parents and friends that maximize their giving to and engagement with the University. During this campaign in particular, activities of the Senior Research Analyst will impact the success of fundraising by focusing on the University's highest level prospective donors capable of making major and principal gifts. The Senior Research Analyst will sometimes address critical needs, which occur on short notice and will require immediate action. Organization, prioritization, judgment, and problem-solving skills will be challenged. There may be the need for occasional work outside of the standard 8 am - 5 pm work day schedule. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree plus 5 years' experience in customer service, hospitality organization, or related occupations; OR an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.