The success of the University’s Campaign will depend greatly on a robust pipeline of high net-worth individuals who are inclined to support its funding priorities. University Advancement is investing in increased research capability to identify these prospects. The chief function of the Prospect Researcher I is to research, synthesize and disseminate information on donors and prospective donors, including the compilation of wealth indicators and biographical information and, through data mining and analysis, generate Raiser’s Edge exports from existing queries on demand that support pipeline and portfolio development.
Identify, research and provide information related to giving capacity and inclination on potential donors from various subscription databases and other research tools. Generate reports through data mining and analysis (using data analytics) to identify prospects for a variety of projects. Pull and disseminate pre-built queries/exports from Raiser’s Edge in support of portfolio maintenance and development. Serve as liaison to the Department of Alumni Relations and coordinates the preparation and drafting of event memorandums for events such as Cardinal Weekend. Review periodicals and other sources for CUA-related articles, paying particular attention to donors and funding priorities.
A Bachelor's Degree and one to two (1-2) years’ of experience (or related experience) in research, development or advancement operations. Can include work experience gained through internship programs or student employment in university development. Work experience in higher education is a preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Must have prior experience using Excel or other spreadsheet software and database software. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge (alumni and donor database software) preferred. Experience with database management and querying is preferred. Analytical, research, writing, and organizational skills; attention to detail, accuracy and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Good facility with numbers and report data. Strong proofreading, editing skills; strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are essential; ability to prioritize work and general office procedures.