Virginia Tech would like to invite applicants for the position of Prospect Research Analyst.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Research, the Prospect Research Analyst provides prospect identification and research/analytics support for Virginia Tech. This role is responsible for creating concise, accurate, and timely capacity assessments and research profiles using biographical information, financial data, news, philanthropic history, etc. Additional responsibilities include developing research related reports, charts, presentations, and fundraising analytics.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Identifying, analyzing, and evaluating information from a variety of sources (electronic and print) to determine a prospect's financial capacity, philanthropic interests, and relationship to the university
Maintaining an expectation of excellence in both written and verbal communication, as well as a dedication to superior customer service, with an emphasis on relationship building
Composing prospect profiles and reports for Advancement team members
Staying abreast of trends in prospect research, online searching, analytics, and participating in professional development opportunities
Tracking and disseminating news and information about top donors and prospects for pipeline development
Creating and presenting research strategies and methods, including developing creative research methods to identify potential donors and/or new donor prospects
Making assignment recommendations for identified prospects
Learning, developing, and applying data analytics skills to assist in the creation of predictive models/scores to help facilitate strategic and financial goals
Effectively maintaining prospect information in electronic forms (Blackbaud Customer Relationship Management software and SharePoint)
Assessing priorities and needs, manage own schedule, monitor progress and re-prioritize as necessary; complete work on time with minimal supervision
May perform other duties as assigned
Interested candidates must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting #SW0180760.
Include with the state application, a cover letter, resume, and list of references.
Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations should notify the Human Resources Service Center, 540-231-9331 or email HRServiceCenter@vt.edu.
A review of applications will begin after November 9, 2018.