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 Associate Director of Prospect Development and Research Services.
In this position, you will:
work closely with research colleagues and fundraising professionals in implementing a major and planned gifts prospect identification and qualification program.
generate qualitative and quantitative data and trend analysis in support of the development and success of fundraising programs
support and coordinate 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 philanthropy staff. The analyst is expected to respect the confidential nature of the position at all times.
Minimum of one years' experience in a research-intensive professional role
Ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion and adhere to ethical and confidentiality guidelines of both the university and the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).
Ability to clearly and convincingly convey information orally and in writing
Precise attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as part of team
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
General knowledge and competency of Microsoft Office programs
Excellent interpersonal skills
Experience managing deadline-driven multiple and diverse tasks
Minimum of one year experience in a prospect research role for a fundraising operation
Experience in writing logical, detailed and reports with a high degree of accuracy
Knowledge of information segmentation utilizing a database
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