Prospect Development Analyst - DU Advancement

Job description

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, the Chancellor's Office, and other campus colleagues, to foster strategic, effective, and collaborative fundraising practices. Model "One DU" thinking.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional 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.
  • Success in understanding internal and external clients' needs and ability to translate needs into viable resources for clientele
  • 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.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to manage time well, particularly while managing competing priorities.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 3 years of research/database experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree or coursework in research methods, journalism, analytics, and/or business intelligence
  • Experience in philanthropy in higher education and/or similarly complex non-profit setting
  • Experience in professional qualitative and quantitative research
  • Experience and working knowledge in Excel and Access

Work Schedule

  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Evenings and weekends as required.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 000628
Posted: 5/10/2018
Application Due: 7/9/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable