The Research consultant collects, maintains, analyzes, and distributes information on individuals and organizations to support development and advancement goals; discovers new prospects for the university and frequently conducts biographical and financial research to profile current or potential donors for meetings, events, and strategy planning for advancement purposes; and focuses on detecting, verifying, and synthesizing information.
The successful candidate will exhibit excellent written and oral communication skills demonstrating the ability to write and describe data clearly and concisely and synthesizing material from multiple sources into a coherent and accurate presentation, a high level of proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Outlook, and Excel) and internet search techniques, a strong client service orientation, critical thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to maintain confidentiality and use good judgment when working with sensitive information.
All members of Advancement are part of creating an inclusive culture that inspires an exceptionally diverse and talented team and are measured on their adherence to the following core competencies: leadership, continuous improvement, teamwork and collaboration, and communication/interpersonal effectiveness.
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; three years of experience in a fundraising, nonprofit, or higher education setting, or an advanced degree and two years of equivalent experience; the ability to write and describe information clearly and concisely; familiarity with relational databases (CRM systems or Microsoft Access).
Two years of experience in prospect development or equivalent experience in analytical research or information related field within an academic, nonprofit or corporate environment will be considered. High level of proficiency with relational databases to perform queries and create reports (working knowledge of Blackbaud CRM Query preferred and/or Microsoft Access or similar).
Target Salary: $47,500.00 - $52,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Research
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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.