6816 Prospect Researcher (Administrative Analyst/Specialist Exempt I)

Job description



San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on December 10, 2018. To receive full consideration, apply by December 9, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.  The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

For more information on San Diego State University, please click here.


Position Information


This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Prospect Research, the Prospect Researcher acts is a key member of the Prospect Research and Management Team is responsible for all aspects of prospect research and management for assigned Development staff.  The primary responsibilities are to identify prospects, build prospect pools for identified priorities, and assist in the proper management of prospect portfolios for assigned fundraisers.  The Prospect Researcher will facilitate this process through the development of rating systems, management and oversight of data, production of lists for staff and volunteers, focused research reports and maintenance of active files on the current cultivations and solicitations of assigned Development staff.  

For more information regarding University Relations and Development, please click here.


Compensation and Benefits


Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,584 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,897 - $6,846 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here




Minimum Qualifications 

Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Experience with Ellucian Advance System
  • Experience working with wealth screening data
  • Experience with ADVIZOR software or other data visualization tools
  • Experience at an institution of higher learning or non-profit organization
  • Comprehensive fundraising campaign experience
  • Prospect research experience for a large complex organization
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Experience with fundraising databases
  • Experience performing research, and working with confidential donor and prospect records
  • Experience with principles and practices of professional fundraising in higher education or non-profit
  • Paralegal training/experience or information science training/experience
  • Excel experience/training, including familiarity with formulas and pivot tables
  • Experience with online research
  • Experience developing, implementing, and carrying projects through to completion


Application Procedures


To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-3953.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status




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Job No: 6816
Posted: 12/7/2018
Application Due: 2/12/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,584 per month