The Sr. Research Analyst produces highly customized and professionally written research reports based upon synthesizing and evaluating information gleaned from in-depth research and financial analysis.Â Using proprietary financial forecasting and inclination models, the Sr. Research Analyst assesses and rates the ability and propensity of individuals, corporations and foundations to make philanthropic contributions to and serve in volunteer capacities for Brown University. Additionally, the Sr. Research Analyst is responsible for the proactive assessment, coding and ongoing tracking of all major and principal gift prospects for the Advancement office, providing high-level background research, demographic and trend analysis. Â The Sr. Research Analyst is also responsible for conducting highly sensitive philanthropic due diligence research to review prospective donorâ™s financial information, background, relationships and philanthropy by utilizing a variety of public records and online resources.Â The position employs advanced research data collection methods utilizing a wide range of sources. Â The analyst works collaboratively with and as liaisons to senior development unit managers and major and principal gifts fundraisers to help meet overall fundraising goals, particularly those focused on identifying potential prospects, evaluating relationships and engagement opportunities and developing appropriate cultivation and solicitation strategies for alumni, parents and friends that maximize their giving to and engagement with the University.Â Activities of the Sr. Research Analysts are exclusively focused on the Universityâ™s highest level prospective donors capable of making major gifts of $100,000 and above, with specialized and increased attention on principal gift prospects that have the capacity to give $5 million or more.Â
The Sr. Research Analyst will be detail-oriented, creative, inquisitive, persistent, and self-motivated in applying their research prowess and analytical abilities in meaningful ways that support the strategic goals and objectives of Brown University to identify and engage prospective donors, to support academic excellence, and to promote philanthropy and volunteerism.Â Applicants should possess exemplary computer and information retrieval skills, relevant and demonstrated financial analysis skills, excellent communications and editing skills, and be comfortable managing multiple projects while working under tight deadlines. Superior writing skills, with an expeditious approach and ability to condense and clarify information in written form is desired.Â Â An ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment is essential. Preference will be given to individuals with experience working in the nonprofit sector, and/or an academic or research institution, and who have been involved in fundraising or development, and understanding of high net worth populations.
Education and Experience
Bachelorâ™s degree required. Equivalent combination of education and experience, with demonstrated competencies in applied marketing research, sales, marketing and/or financial analysis, library science, journalism, business communications and/or similar fields considered.
4-5 years of advancement research, development, fundraising, and/or market research experience.Â Preference given to candidates with understanding of and competency with the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) Basic and Advanced Skill Sets.
Proven library, research and analytical techniques, emphasizing the ability to gather, evaluate and synthesize complex and data from various sources and present information in a clear and cohesive manner.Â
Must demonstrate superior writing skills, with an expeditious approach and the ability to condense and clarify information in written form.
High level of computer proficiency required. Must have advanced working knowledge of the Window environment (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) as well as expert knowledge, mastery and fluency with building Internet and web queries, manipulating and retrieving data from complex database sources, managing news alerts technologies, and using electronic subscription services.Â
Ability to work independently and proactively, yet function in a collaborative team environment, exhibiting self-reliance, dependability, trustworthiness, good listening skills, and an ability to form effective working partnerships with colleagues.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, competing priorities, to solve problems and to meet challenging and changing deadlines.Â
Superior interpersonal skills with proven ability to successfully interact and collaborate with varied constituencies in a professional manner, exhibiting excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrating tact and diplomacy working with a wide variety of personalities.Â
High degree of professionalism, ethical sensitivity, confidentiality and discretion; proven ability to apply good judgment and responsible decision-making.
Candidate must demonstrate a willingness and ability to support a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.Â
Applicants should possess exemplary computer and information retrieval skills, relevant and demonstrated financial analysis skills, excellent communications and editing skills, and be comfortable managing multiple projects while working under tight deadlines. Superior writing skills, with an expeditious approach and ability to condense and clarify information in written form is desired.Â Â An ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment is essential. Preference will be given to individuals with experience working in the nonprofit sector, and/or an academic or research institution, and who have been involved in fundraising or development, and understanding of high net worth populations.
Candidates please note: all offers of employment are contingent upon a completed criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their application.
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