Senior Prospect Research Analyst

Posting Number 2021-8886
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/13/2021 10:51 AM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Prospect Research
University Development and Alumni Relations (WS1006)
Compensation Grade
Band 53
Development/Sponsored Research/Grant Writing

Position Summary

University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) is dedicated to soliciting the private funding necessary to support the strategic goals of the University in teaching, learning, and research. The personnel of UDAR work university-wide as well as within individual schools and colleges of the University to discover, motivate, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni, parents, faculty, and friends for immediate, long-range, and future financial support, through gifts and pledges to the University, for critical operations such as student aid, faculty support, academic and research program development, and facilities and infrastructure. UDAR's endeavors raise funds for immediate University use and also for the University's endowment.


The Senior Prospect Research Analyst is a member of a team responsible for partnering with fundraisers to provide prospect identification and research services throughout the fundraising cycle. Identify potential donors – individuals, corporations, and foundations – to target for fundraising efforts through various research methods. Obtain and analyze information on major donor prospects, trustees from current or prospective corporations, foundations and/or individuals; assess quality of donor and giving analysis to University Development and Alumni Relations officers to use for the creation of targeted fundraising and cultivation strategies. Write donor prospect briefings for the development team. Lead team committees to assess and improve internal processes and protocols.


UDAR encourages work-life integration for our employees, therefore this position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree

Required Experience:
3+ years of experience in prospect research, development and/or fundraising, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong analytical, written and verbal communications skills. Familiarity with relational databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and experience with research databases such as Dun and Bradstreet, Hoover's, and Lexis- Nexis. Mastery of domestic/international research sources, as well as knowledge of domestic/international wealth.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
In-depth knowledge of prospect research techniques. Strategic, creative thinker with excellent prioritization and multi-tasking skills. Ability to collaborate effectively with different audiences, including researchers, fundraisers and senior-level administration. Fluency in one or more foreign languages preferred.

Additional Information

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