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Prospect Research Analyst (Multiple Positions)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Prospect Research Analyst (Multiple Positions)
Department Development Office (9903)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director of Prospect Research, the Prospect Research Analyst identifies, researches, and analyzes information on prospective donors to the University of Arizona. The Analyst provides research support to key leadership at the University and within the UA Foundation, as well as to Development Officers (DOs), in order to inform development strategies and advance potential donor relationships.

The Prospect Research Analyst responds to research requests in a timely manner, analyzing and synthesizing information, and generating user-friendly profiles, memos and reports. The Analyst qualifies, screens, and rates potential donors, and proactively identifies new prospective major and principal gift donors. As part of a collaborative team, the Prospect Research Analyst coordinates with Prospect Management staff to ensure that the best prospects are assigned to development officers, and plays a critical role in the overall success of the growing UA Development Program.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Using a variety of electronic and print resources, develop and synthesize information on prospects (including individuals, corporations and foundations) to produce clear profiles/biographies of their background, career, financial capacity, philanthropic interests, and nature of relationship to the University.
• Undertake financial analysis of prospects’ and donors’ known wealth indicators to assess potential philanthropic capacity.
• Conduct proactive research to identify new potential major and principal gift donors using push technology, data mining, screening, and other methods.
• Proactively track and disseminate donor and prospect-related information. Monitor news and publicly-available financial information on prospects from SEC filings, press releases, and major newspapers.
• Analyze various geographic areas and industries to ascertain the University’s strength and fundraising viability in particular sectors.
• Support prospect screening and date mining projects. Help to independently verify screening results.
• Update information in RE (Raiser’s Edge) database following established data standards.
• Strategize and partner with prospect research staff, prospect management colleagues, and DOs to support the development of high-capacity portfolios.
• Maintain proficiency with standard prospect research resources (electronic, print, and other) and stay abreast of new resources and technologies.
• Track research activity for internal prospect research metrics.
• Seek opportunities for professional development to enhance job performance.
• Safeguard the confidentiality of constituent information at all times by adhering to ethical and confidentiality guidelines of the Foundation, University, and the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).
• Perform additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the UDP as well as the technology tools available, including The Raiser’s Edge (fundraising and donor management software), Tableau Data Visualization Software, a Microsoft Windows computer environment, and the Microsoft Office suite (including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access required).
• Proficiency with query and analysis techniques and tools used to modify, retrieve, manipulate, and report on data from relational database management systems.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships, including the ability to communicate patiently, professionally, and effectively. A strong commitment to proactive customer service is required.
• Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage several projects simultaneously in an environment with multiple and competing priorities required.
• Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact required.
• Must be flexible and adaptable to new programs in an emerging and changing environment.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree AND a minimum of two (2) years of professional work experience at a non-profit, education, or related organization; OR,
• Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

• Proficiency in doing research using a variety of online research databases and other resources and experience using a relational database management system.
• Proficiency in the use of fundraising software (RE or Blackbaud CRM preferred).
• Understanding of the principals of fundraising and philanthropy, particularly in a higher education setting.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• A strong work ethic.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22412
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Chris Wolf

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Open Date 02/14/2018
Close Date 05/15/2018
Open Until Filled No
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Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree AND a minimum of two (2) years of professional work experience at a non-profit, education, or related organized; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents