Senior Prospect Development Analyst
Job posting number: #7181358
Posted: September 21, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionAbout the Department
North Carolina State University was founded in 1887 with the purpose of creating economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina. Today NC State is the largest university in North Carolina, with more than 37,000 high-performing students, 9,000 preeminent faculty and staff and 260,000 alumni. NC State is a research-extensive university known for its leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We’re also at the forefront of teaching and research in agriculture, business, design, education, humanities and social sciences, natural resources, textiles and veterinary medicine. NC State is consistently named as one of the best values in higher education, and many of our programs are ranked at the top of their respective disciplines. We take a great deal of pride in our collaborative, supportive and collegial team culture. All staff are provided opportunities for training and professional development, with an eye to personalized career growth.
The mission of University Advancement is to secure support for NC State University in terms of dollars, service and engagement by delivering an integrated program of development, alumni relations, communications and marketing, and advancement services. Our objective is to build deep and long-term relationships with alumni and other stakeholders and partners that will ensure increased support to NC State in the future.
The Office of Prospect Development is a sub-unit of Advancement Services, one of four departments managed by University Advancement (UA), and is charged with conducting various research-related and moves-management activities to assist the university’s advancement and development staff secure the private funding necessary to continue the university’s development and growth. Its functions primarily support the part of UA’s mission related to raising money from private sources, managing the collection of private gifts for the university and managing an effective alumni and development database and gift system.
Essential Job Duties
The primary purpose of the Senior Prospect Development Analyst position (focused on Research) is to conduct public information research activities on known and potential donor prospects for the university; to use public information resources to identify new donor prospects and work with gift officers to develop and manage a continuous pool of potential donor prospects; to maintain complete, accurate, up-to-date records of information on donors/prospective donors, and of work processes and products; to maintain and improve related professional knowledge; and to actively participate in projects designed to improve the office’s effectiveness, efficiency and ability to meet its primary objectives.
All Researchers are required to develop liaison relationships with our college and unit partners to facilitate effective research deliverables, increase suspect lead activity, and align with that particular college’s goals and initiatives.
Senior Analysts manage recurring and ad hoc research projects and may also hire, train and manage temporary workers, in addition to performing all of the duties of a Prospect Development (Research) Analyst. In addition the Senior Analyst mentors and coaches other researchers on the team and manages select research tools.
Actively maintain/improve professional knowledge and participate in related training sessions; participate in planned and ad-hoc activities designed to improve team and office effectiveness and efficiency
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Other Required Qualifications
Must be proficient in MS Office applications
Proficiency in using various Internet search techniques
Excellent reasoning, analytical and problem-solving skills
Skilled at managing time and multiple projects simultaneously
Skilled at managing available resources
Skilled writer, with good organizational skills and the ability to write clearly and concisely, synthesizing material from multiple sources in a coherent and accurate presentation
Good communication and listening skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Previous Prospect Research experience, preferably in a higher education setting
Proficiency in using subscription information services especially those commonly used in Prospect Research
Knowledge of NC State University
Experience in fundraising or fundraising support (preferably higher education fundraising)
Knowledge of software used for fundraising/alumni data and an understanding of information management in a database structure
Knowledge of public information sources/resources
Experience training others