Advancement Researcher

Employer
Colgate University
Location
Hamilton, NY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Category:

Professional/Administrative

Position Title:

Advancement Researcher

Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Division:

Office of Advancement

Department:

Relationship Development

Department Statement:

This position offers the opportunity to work remotely within the states of Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island and Virginia.

Colgate University, a top-ranked liberal arts college, is seeking an Advancement Researcher to play an integral role in supporting the university’s fundraising efforts.

Founded in 1819, Colgate is a small, highly selective residential liberal arts college for students of talent who are preparing for lives of leadership and productive citizenship. Colgate University enjoys a strong tradition of philanthropy and engagement and recently announced the Campaign for the Third Century, a $1 billion campaign to fund the bold and ambitious Third-Century Plan. On an annual basis, more than 56% of Colgate’s alumni engage with the University through philanthropy, volunteering, or engaging at online and in person programs, including signature events like Reunion that draws in more than 2500 alumni and guests. This tradition of philanthropy paired with strong levels of alumni affinity position Colgate well for even greater success, as the Vice President and his team work toward the $1 billion campaign goal.

At this pivotal moment in the University’s history, Colgate is seeking an Advancement Researcher to help discover, identify and evaluate gift prospects in support of our gift officers’ fundraising efforts. The person in this position will be responsible for both proactive and reactive research projects, and analyzing and synthesizing data. They will research new prospects, create and maintain profiles for various prospects including trustee candidates, and be well versed in industry trends and current research practices. The successful candidate will possess advanced interpersonal and communication skills, an inquisitive mind, the ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and have a strong desire to continuously learn.

Accountabilities:

Accountable for the discovery, identification, and evaluation of a predetermined number of current and future leadership and major gift prospects. Ensures the timely and accurate completion of research on new parent prospects. Accountable for the creation and maintenance of trustee candidate and other profiles.

This position offers the opportunity to work remotely within the states of Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island and Virginia.

Name:

Customer Service/Problem Solving

Description:

Demonstrated ability to understand, prioritize and respond to requests for information and to determine and respond to root cause of request or problem.

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Research

Description:

Demonstrated ability to understand and make use of research methodologies and techniques to produce useful information/reports with some direction. Ability to understand data bases and ability to manipulate data to provide useful information about donors and prospects. Ability to become proficient with software tools and packages relevant to produce reports.

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Project Management

Description:

Demonstrated ability to organize duties and complete projects in a timely manner.

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Data Synthesis

Description:

Demonstrated expertise in relevant data sets sufficient to identify errors and inconsistencies in reports and data tables. Demonstrated expertise in data analysis sufficient to leverage effectiveness in pursuit of individual and department goals. Demonstrated ability to identify key metrics, specify requirements in building these metrics and inform key decisions based upon the results of same.

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Technology

Description:

Demonstrated ability to understand and use functionality of department-specific applications and technology. Ability to apply technology tools to develop and produce reports and manage information.

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Personal Accountability for Results

Description:

Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.

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Effective Communication

Description:

Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.

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Problem Solving and Decision Making

Description:

Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.

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Change Management

Description:

Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.

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Leadership and Teamwork

Description:

Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.

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Creativity and Innovation

Description:

Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Description:

Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.

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Sustainability

Description:

Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior in achieving the university’s commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the university’s sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications:

Advanced interpersonal skills, including clear written and verbal communication, are essential. Candidates must be capable of working collegially and effectively with a diverse group of colleagues on a daily basis.

The ability to handle confidential material with utmost discretion is critical.

Fluency in computer technologies, information systems, and relational databases is required.

Must be well organized, detail oriented and able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

(3) years of experience in a higher education or nonprofit fundraising setting is preferred, with additional experience managing multiple projects.
Experience in prospect management, research, and/or analytics is preferred.

Requisition Number:

2022S063Posting

Temporary:

No

Work Schedule:

Weekdays, with occasional weekends.

This position offers the opportunity to work remotely within the states of Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island and Virginia.

Job Open Date:

05/05/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions Summary:

Colgate has a diverse student, faculty, staff, and alumni population representing a variety of races, gender identities, social economic status, sexual orientations, languages, national origins, etc. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan presents a framework for continuing the creation of an inclusive campus and engaging the Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead.

Please describe how you would connect and work with a diverse community. The statement can be any length (e.g. paragraph or page). You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading. For information on how to write a diversity statement, see our Guidance on Crafting Diversity Statements.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act:

CAMPUS CRIME REPORTING AND STATISTICS
The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at [email protected]. You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at: www.colgate.edu/offices/support/campussafety.

Organization

Colgate is a nationally recognized liberal arts college set on a beautiful campus in central New York.

Some 2,900 undergraduates are enrolled in 54 programs, taking advantage of the university's award-winning curriculumoff-campus study program, and numerous research opportunities.

Students enjoy small class sizes taught by expert faculty members -- not teaching assistants.

The university’s strategic plan offers a blueprint for turning today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders, joining the scores of alumni already playing major roles in a variety of fields. The Center for Career Services is a key player as students make this transition.

Colgate hums with activity. It is a place where the arts thrive. Student-athletes compete at the very highest level of NCAA Division I sports. There are dozens of club and intramural sports programs, and the college’s outdoor education program is second to none.

Above all, Colgate is about academic excellence. It is a tradition forged in 1819 and honed through the years by each class of select students.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students, staff, and faculty in local, national, and global communities. At Colgate, we feel that a diverse and inclusive community is a cornerstone of educational excellence.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students, staff, and faculty in local, national, and global communities. At Colgate, we feel that a diverse and inclusive community is a cornerstone of educational excellence.

The Office of Equity and Diversity at Colgate is charged with fostering a diverse and collaborative community by increasing understanding, respect and inclusion. It is the mission of the office to support campus diversity initiatives with the goal of increasing understanding, respect and inclusion, and to ensure compliance with policies relating to affirmative action, discrimination, and harassment.  The university’s strong commitment to equal opportunity and inclusivity is clearly articulated in the diversity mission statement found here.  The university strives to provide an environment where everyone in our community can learn about, appreciate, and celebrate our diverse cultures and gain understanding, knowledge and skills to be engaged citizens locally as well as globally.

Colgate University fully subscribes to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in private institutions of higher education. Colgate will not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any complaint process at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. This nondiscrimination policy covers both employment and access to educational opportunities.  It is the policy of the university to provide equal opportunity in employment and not to discriminate against any individuals with disabilities who are qualified for employment in the positions for which they apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

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