Compiles and analyzes detail biographical and other publicly available information on individuals and organizations to determine prospects’ relationships with the University, interests, and giving capacity.
Prepares/updates written profiles on potential individual, corporate and foundation prospects for major gift officers, the President of the University and the Vice President for University Relations.
Manages and reviews daily periodicals, lists alerts and other resources or prospecting resources.
Prospects proactively for new donors.
Updates prospect database accordingly.
Prepares specialized research for event and campaign purposes.
Assists in training of new research staff as well as assists in the management and training of student interns.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Minimum of one-year experience in prospect research or related area required.
Understanding of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) skill sets.
Familiarity and facility with standard prospect research tools: business directories, on-line databases, and Internet resources and programs are all required.
Must have a sense of initiative and inquisitiveness.
Must be strategic, creative thinker with excellent prioritization and multi-tasking skills.
Must be able to collaborate effectively with different audiences, including researchers, fundraisers and senior-level administration as well as the ability to effectively synthesize information from a variety of sources into an organized format. .
PC knowledge necessary; MS Word, Excel, Lexis-Nexis, WealthEngine, Inteligize,
Guidstar, FC Search and other on-line research databases are preferred.
Knowledge of Banner or Ellucian Advancement, or fundraising CRM a plus.
Must possess excellent writing skills and thorough research skills
Accuracy and attention to detail a must.
Must be reliable, flexible, and able to meet tight deadlines.
Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently required.
Must be able to handle confidential material in a discreet and ethical manner.
Experience in complex nonprofit environment and an understanding of fundraising and nonprofits.
Internal Number: A05295
About Fordham University
Fordham Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United kingdom.