Director, Analytics, Prospect Research & Management

Troy, Rensselaer County
Jan 03, 2014
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the nation’s oldest technological institute and a top-ranked private technological research university, seeks an experienced Advancement Services professional to serve as Director of Analytics, Prospect Research and Management. The Director of Analytics, Prospect Research and Management reports to the Assistant Vice President for Advancement Strategy and Services Infrastructure, and is responsible for overseeing key "knowledge management" functions of Rensselaer's Institute Advancement (IA) division in support of the organization's fundraising and constituent relations goals through business requirements development and documentation; business information management and analysis; and fundraising, constituent management and adjunct systems support. The Director determines how to translate data into usable, actionable information for the formation and execution of fundraising and constituent management strategies and measures of success. The Director ensures the systems facilitate a strategic, integrated program of prospect identification, research and donor management in support of major fundraising campaigns. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and have seven (7) years experience working in outcome-based analysis, including five (5) years of experience supporting a major fundraising system such as Advance, Millennium, or Raisers Edge. Demonstrated supervisory experience as well as experience developing, directing and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals is required. The incumbent will have a demonstrated understanding of the fundraising process and constituent management needs. A complete understanding of relational database concepts and demonstrated ability to design useful and usable analytical reports using report writing software like Crystal Reports or SSRS is required, as is knowledge of current trends in fundraising and constituent relations, including benchmarking and metrics. Located in historic Troy, NY, Rensselaer is at the heart of New York State’s Capital Region. Just a few hours by car to New York City, Boston and Montreal, residents enjoy the excitement of living in the foothills the rugged wilderness of the Adirondack Park, and the convenience easy access to world class dining, shopping and site seeing. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter must be submitted via the Division of Human Resources website at, job number 20130225.