Prospect Research Analyst

Location
Clemson, Pickens County
Posted
Jul 22, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time

Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


POSITION DESCRIPTION:

1. JOB PURPOSE

Under limited supervision, the research analyst is responsible for identifying, researching and analyzing prospects for major gift cultivation and solicitation. The analyst produces thoroughly researched, well-written reports; providing capacity estimates on prospects; and serves as an analyst liaison to several fundraising divisions. Coordinates and participates in special projects throughout the year as determined by the Research Office, the Director of Alumni Affairs, and the Vice President for Advancement.  

2. JOB FUNCTIONS

PROSPECT DEVELOPMENT
A. Develops, implements and maintains sophisticated and comprehensive research profiles on individual donors, corporations, and foundations whose financial capabilities and estimated inclinations to give to Clemson qualify them as major-donor prospects.
B. Gathers materials for the above listed tasks from a variety of sources through the use of electronic databases, printed materials and on-line technological services. Develops, implements and maintains profiles requiring substantial knowledge of writing, editing and research as well as advanced computer and internet applications.
C. Oversees and secures the confidentiality and integrity of donor research files and proposals containing sensitive information. D. Composes reports and conformance to policy and factual correctness.
E. Performs on-line database searches including the segmentation of constituents and donor prospects for special development events including regional meetings, alumni tours, etc.  E/45%

PROSPECT RESEARCH
A. Participates in the pro-active search for and identification of major-donor prospects enabling all development staff to have 150-200 viable and active prospects at all times; interacts with faculty, staff, alumni, volunteers, donors, administrators, etc., to aid in establishing contacts and gathering information to assist in fund-raising efforts.
B. Monitors the progress of requested research profiles and projects completed for follow-through by the development staff and tracks the call rates of newly requested donor assignments to optimize the success rate of fundraising.  E/20%

DATABASE MANAGEMENT
A. Collaborates with the Director of Research to periodically update both the Research Point database and the Raisers Edges database with current data. Participates in decisions regarding acquisition and/or access to important data
sources pertinent to prospect and constituent research.
B. Reviews weekly the contact reports of the development officers assigned to this position in Raisers Edge and Research Point if necessary.  E/15%

SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT
Work with IT staff to develop system reports and queries for the Development unit. Oversees software screen issues, while working with software management on enhancing system performance and train staff on items related to the Research unit.  E/5%

OTHER DUTIES
Performs related duties in prospect development as required and/or assigned.  E/5%

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
Manages and maintains Research Office by keeping currently-used and pertinent research resources including corporate, foundation and individual donor files, publications and multiple published volumes up-to-date and available; maintains the professional appearance of the Research Office.  E/5%

OTHER RESEARCH
Monitors Prospect-L Listserve for new free research websites, shared ideas for new methods of wealth determinations, reviews comments on new for-pay services and other new ideas pertaining prospect research. Maintains the information in a Research Help book for all to use.  E/5%
QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree and relevant program experience.

PREFERRED IN ADDITION TO THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

Bachelor's Degree and at least two (2) years experience in prospect research, fundraising/development, libraries, legal/corporate research or similar business experience. Capital campaign expenses preferable.
PAY & WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Band: 05 ($31,805 - $35,000)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Must be able to conduct accurate and timely research and communicate results of that research. Must have excellent organizational skills, oral and written communication skills, and a professional telephone manner. Have the ability to interact with Development Staff, Alumni Volunteers, students and other University Staff to establish good working relationships or individually or in a team environment. These skills should have been acquired through previous work experience and/or formal training/education.
APPLICATION DEADLINE:

July 28, 2014
JOB LOCATION:

CLEMSON MAIN CAMPUS
JEANNE CLERY ACT:

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CLOSING STATEMENT:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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