The Analyst, Prospect Research is responsible for delivering activities and functions of the university principal gifts research and analysis program on behalf of the office of principal gifts research and analysis within University Development's department of Prospect Management, Research and Analytics (PMRA), a department that has been expanded and restructured into four separate, collaborative offices – prospect management, pipeline development, principal gifts research and analysis, and prospect analytics. Reporting to the Assistant Director, Principal Gifts Research and Analysis, the Analyst supports Carolina's development activities for the principal gifts prospect segment by providing prospect research services and products to the university-wide development community, within the context of a comprehensive capital campaign.
The Analyst has the following duties and responsibilities: Deliver activities and functions of the university principal gifts research and analysis program. Conduct biographical, wealth, financial and philanthropic research on prospects, analyze and interpret findings, prepare research products and assign gift capacity ratings. Using third-party prospect research services and products, identify emerging principal gifts prospects. Provide customer service to clients – assess and respond to prospect management needs, questions and requests coming from development officers and associates who comprise the university-wide development community. Collaborate with colleagues in pipeline development on prospect identification and other items of shared interest. Collaborate with colleagues in prospect management on prospecting, portfolio reviews and moving prospects through the pipeline. Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal clients and collaborators across the university-wide development community to deliver the program and achieve program goals.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Ability to deliver program elements for the principal gifts research and analysis office within the department of Prospect Management, Research and Analytics. Ability to evaluate information and make appropriate decisions and recommendations based on that information and assessment. Ability to translate analysis and conclusions into accessible and understandable formats. Ability to remain flexible to meet constantly changing and sometimes opposing demands, while continuing to meet deadlines. Ability to model positive attitude and solid productivity in evolving work climate. Client-focused, service-oriented, collaborative, creative, resourceful, ethical and good natured, with solid interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills. Strong data, analysis, consulting, reporting, project management, technology and writing skills; attention to detail; organized. Ability to research, compile, explain and present data. Ability to provide consultation on issues and requests from clients. Ability to develop and maintain productive and collaborative work relationships.
Demonstrated knowledge of prospect research principles, practices and the tools of the trade. At least one year of experience in prospect research. Experience in a complex fundraising organization, preferably within the higher education industry. Familiarity with Blackbaud CRM.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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