The Office of Prospect Development (OPD) gathers and analyzes information on, and facilitates and tracks communication with, the university's current and potential prospects and donors, including individuals, corporations and foundations. OPD is primarily responsible for one of UA's key strategic priorities: the expansion of the university's base of support, which complements the other fundamental priorities of building relationships and raising funds. OPD addresses this need by conducting sophisticated research and analysis, identifying new prospects, and managing the processes of assigning the most promising prospects to development officer portfolios and assessing portfolio performance. OPD is also responsible for maintaining current and accurate information on all prospects and ensuring the Advance database represents UA's full knowledge of prospect-related activity.
We are looking to hire a Prospect Development Research Analyst. This role's primary responsibilities will be for providing information to maximize the philanthropic potential of Tufts' prospect pool. They will also work as a strategic partner to forward the fundraising efforts of an assigned school and/or program by providing comprehensive information and data analyses. You will work closely with the school(s) and department(s) to design and implement prospect identification projects with the goal of significantly increasing the university's prospect pool. The analyst will generate prospect analyses and reports in a variety of formats for development staff and for university administrators using a variety of online resources. This person will also manage prospect information within the university's central donor database.
At least 1 year of prospect research or prospect management experience or have worked in a similar/related role for 1 year.
Knowledge and experience in prospect research, management or related area of advancement
Good research and analytical skills
Good writing and communication skills
Knowledge of fundraising related aspects of a research university is highly desired.
Experience using complex databases (Advance)
Proven skills in understanding, analyzing and synthesizing high volumes of information and producing actionable results for gift officers.
Demonstrated project management skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize and meet frequent deadlines.
Proficiency in office software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
Collaborate successful with many different types of people.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Advancement/Alumni Relations
Organization: UA-Prospect Development
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Oct 25, 2019, 7:23:32 PM
Internal Number: 19001923
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