Research Associate

Employer
Fordham University
Location
New York City, New York

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Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 

 

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program (EAP); tuition remission; and generous time off.

 

Position Summary

The Research Associate position reports to the Executive Director of Development Research & Prospect Management.

 

Essential Functions         

  • Compiles and analyzes detail biographical and other publicly available information on individuals and organizations to determine prospects’ relationships with the University, interests, and giving capacity.
  • Prepares/updates written profiles on potential individual, corporate and foundation prospects for major gift officers, the President of the University and the Vice President for University Relations.
  • Manages and reviews daily periodicals, lists alerts and other resources or prospecting resources
  • Proactively prospects for new donors and determines their giving capacity
  • Updates prospect database accordingly.
  • Prepares specialized research for event and campaign purposes.
  • Assists in training of new research staff as well as assists in the management and training of student interns
  • Performs other duties as assigned

           

Required Qualifications   

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Minimum one year of  experience in prospect research or related area
  • Knowledge of PC , MS Word, Excel, Lexis-Nexis, WealthEngine, Intelligize
  • Familiarity and facility with standard prospect research tools: business directories, on-line databases, and Internet resources and programs
  • Have a sense of initiative and inquisitiveness
  • Be strategic and a creative thinker with excellent prioritization and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with different audiences, including researchers, fundraisers and senior-level administration
  • Ability to effectively synthesize information from a variety of sources into an organized format
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Possess excellent writing skills and thorough research skills
  • Reliable and flexible and able to meet tight deadlines
  • Able to handle confidential material in a discreet and ethical manner
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

 

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in complex nonprofit environment and an understanding of fundraising and nonprofits
  • Understanding of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) skill sets
  • Knowledge of Guidstar, FC Search and other on-line research databases
  • Knowledge of Ellucian Advancement CRM or a fundraising CRM

 

FLSA CATEGORY: Exempt

 

START DATE: ASAP

 

APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/2772

 

ABOUT FORDHAM

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 

 

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

 

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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