The Prospect Research Analyst supports Skidmore's development activities by serving in a collaborative, client-facing, partnership role with fundraisers and other departments within College Advancement. The Prospect Research Analyst works closely with prospect researchers and front-line fundraisers to support programs for the solicitation of principal gifts, major gifts, and the annual fund. This position is responsible for utilizing data analytics and providing data analysis and prospect management services to internal customers within Advancement who are responsible for fundraising and engagement among all constituents, including alumni, parents, and other individuals and groups that support Skidmore.
Bachelor's degree and 5-7 years of direct or related experience; 1-3 years of experience must be in database structures, application, support and/or report writing skills. Extensive experience in relational databases, Business Intelligence and Fundraising Operations will be essential to this role. The Prospect Research Analyst is responsible for analyzing complex data sets to develop executive level reports, written communications/recommendations and manage multiple strategic projects from inception to completion. This position must understand and utilize relevant database systems and internal reporting tools and serve as a subject matter expert for these functions. The position must create and maintain reporting documentation in coordination with Advancement programmers and participate in creating report and best practice guidelines. Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge and experience in the following Report Writing Tools is preferred: Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Data Warehousing and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) business intelligence technology.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
Internal Number: 3328
About Skidmore College
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!