Prospect Research Analyst

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Position Information

Posting NumberS00284PPosition TitleProspect Research AnalystDepartmentAdv - Advancement ServicesPosition StatusFull-TimePosition TypeRegularMonths per Year12 MonthsWork hours

College business hours

Start Date (For temporary positions only)End Date (For temporary positions only)Position Band/Level140 = AP28Pay RangeCommensurate with experienceWill Letters of Recommendation be required from references?No Ad Text

Job Summary

The Prospect Research Analyst supports Skidmore’s development activities by serving in a collaborative, client-facing, partnership role with fundraisers and other departments within College Advancement. The Prospect Research Analyst works closely with prospect researchers and front-line fundraisers to support programs for the solicitation of principal gifts, major gifts, and the annual fund. This position is responsible for utilizing data analytics and providing data analysis and prospect management services to internal customers within Advancement who are responsible for fundraising and engagement among all constituents, including alumni, parents, and other individuals and groups that support Skidmore.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of direct or related experience; 1-3 years of experience must be in database structures, application, support and/or report writing skills. Extensive experience in relational databases, Business Intelligence and Fundraising Operations will be essential to this role. The Prospect Research Analyst is responsible for analyzing complex data sets to develop executive level reports, written communications/recommendations and manage multiple strategic projects from inception to completion. This position must understand and utilize relevant database systems and internal reporting tools and serve as a subject matter expert for these functions. The position must create and maintain reporting documentation in coordination with Advancement programmers and participate in creating report and best practice guidelines. Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge and experience in the following Report Writing Tools is preferred: Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Data Warehousing and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) business intelligence technology.

Physical Demands (For Union Positions Only)EEO Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number of three professional references.

All documents must be attached through the application system. If you encounter difficulty, please contact Human Resources at: [email protected] or 518 580.5800

Posting Information

Posting Date07/01/2019Open Until FilledClosing DateQuicklink for Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • New York State Department of Labor
    • Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
    • Saratogian
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Skidmore Website
    • Times Union
    • Twitter
    • Career Fair
    • Invited by Department to Apply
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by Skidmore Employee
    • Other
  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD or ABD
  3. * Do you have significant experience with the following applications?
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Outlook
    • Publisher
    • Most of above
    • All of above
  4. * Do you have 1-3 years of experience specifically in database structures, application support and/or report writing?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Three References
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Materials
  2. Portfolio
  3. Writing Sample




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Posted: 7/3/2019
Application Due: 9/1/2019
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