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Position 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.

Responsibilities: Perform high level detailed financial analysis and qualitative research on prospective donors using online databases, primary and secondary sources, and other publicly available data. Compile research results in accurate, well-written, and sensitively crafted documentation for use by development officers. Work independently on the identification and qualification of fundraising prospects for major and principal gift officers.

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.

About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Full time/Part time: Full Time

EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.




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Posted: 11/30/2017
Application Due: 11/30/2018
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