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Research Analyst - Development

Position Deleted on 1/23/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Buffalo, NY
Admin - Institutional Research and Planning
Application Due:
Full Time
Posting Number: 1300015

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Position Summary:
The Research Analyst is responsible for supporting the University at Buffalo's major and planned gifts prospecting program for individuals, corporations and foundations under the direction of the Director of Prospect Research and Development Services. The analyst will work closely with research colleagues and development professionals in implementing a major and planned gifts prospect identification and qualification program. The analyst should be highly skilled at generating qualitative and quantitative data and trend analysis in support of the development and success of fundraising programs. The analyst is also responsible for supporting and coordinating the use of the university's prospect and donor records, both hard copy and electronic, to create analytical research profiles on prospects, to provide analysis of the gift capabilities of those within the donor database and to act as a resource for development staff. The analyst is expected to respect the confidential nature of the position at all times.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Baccalaureate degree or higher.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience in research.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Electronic database experience
  • Excellent communication skills, including oral, face-to-face, written and computer proficiency.
  • Proficiency with Windows XP (Access, Excel and Word).
  • Experience searching online databases and Internet.
  • Experience managing deadline-driven multiple and diverse tasks.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience in prospect research for a fundraising operation, preferred.
  • Experience in writing logical, detailed and analytical reports with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Knowledge of information segmentation utilizing a database.
Salary Range: $40,000-$50,000

FTE: 1.00

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