The Prospect Research Analyst is responsible for identifying, researching, and analyzing prospective donors to Marquette University. This position will evaluate and interpret prospect data from a wide range of sources and apply modeling and data mining formulas. The Prospect Research Analyst provides research support to development partners in order to inform prospect strategies and advance donor relationships through cultivation and solicitation. The research and analysis conducted serves as the foundation of our fundraising campaign and directly contributes to the success of the division.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Independently and collaboratively use creative research techniques and a variety of resources (internet websites, library and government resources, online databases, periodicals) to produce high-level research on alumni, individuals, friends, corporations, and foundations. 2.Analyze and synthesize accumulated information to identify and assess financial capacity, philanthropic tendencies, giving propensity, and linkages to Marquette University. 3.Conceptualize and develop proactive prospecting methodologies to support organizational goals, including data mining and database queries. 4.Conduct responsive prospect research at the request of Advancement team partners. 5.Compose and edit detailed biographical snapshots for university leadership using exemplary style, grammar, and attention to detail. 6.Maintain an understanding and offer strategic review of staff portfolios to assure optimum effectiveness in prospect portfolio development and growth. 7.Manage and navigate electronic constituent files within Blackbaud CRM to uphold database integrity. 8.Coordinate and manage projects, as assigned, as they pertain to the research team, including but not limited to periodical review, departmental reports, student assistant management, serving as a liaison to our vendors, etc. 9.Operate with a high degree of ethical integrity and maintain knowledge of current prospect research standards and trends as well as possess an active awareness of important news and events related to philanthropy. 10.Participate in other University Advancement events and projects to support the broader goals of the division, including the attendance of all divisional and departmental meetings. 11.Prepare and maintain current documentation on team procedures and related activities. 12.Other related duties as assigned to help support the department and University Advancement's goals.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required.
At least three years of work experience in a nonprofit prospect research capacity or related field is required
Effective verbal communication skills
Ability to build collaborative relationships with colleagues
Strong problem-solving abilities and be able to exercise independent initiative as appropriate.
Excellent written communications skills, including exemplary editing, spelling and grammar skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize work, and manage multiple, diverse and competing priorities while meeting deadlines.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
It is helpful for the candidate to have knowledge of a broad range of research techniques, including traditional text and periodical based research, basic data mining and querying, utilization of online search tools and the other sources such as court records, real estate records and census data.
Internal Number: 11770
About Marquette University
Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI, that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. A Marquette education offers students a virtually unlimited number of paths and destinations and prepares them for the world by asking them to think critically about it.