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 nine 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.
The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program (EAP); tuition remission; and generous time off.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.
Department: Development - Systems Management
Campus: Lincoln Center (LC) - NYC
The Development and University Relations (DAUR) at Fordham is comprised of many talented and high performing individuals who work across a range of functions from our leadership, to fundraising, marketing and communications, analytics, alumni relations, athletics, special events, stewardship, gifts processing, and WFUV. The division serves the entire University in a variety of different capacities. We are a team of 141 full-time employees.
The Research Associate position reports to the Sr. Executive Director of Development Research & Prospect Management.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement pursuant to University's Hybrid/Remote Work Policy. Please review the policy here.
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
Proactively prospects for new donors and determines their giving capacity
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
Performs other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Minimum one year of experience in prospect research or related area
Knowledge of PC , MS Word, Excel, Lexis-Nexis, WealthEngine, Intelligize
Familiarity and facility with standard prospect research tools: business directories, on-line databases, and Internet resources and programs
Sense of initiative and inquisitiveness
Strategic and a creative thinker with excellent prioritization and multi-tasking skills
Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with different audiences, including researchers, fundraisers and senior-level administration
Ability to effectively synthesize information from a variety of sources into an organized format
Accuracy and attention to detail
Possess excellent writing skills and thorough research skills
Reliable and flexible and able to meet tight deadlines
Ability to handle confidential material in a discreet and ethical manner
Knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.
Experience in complex nonprofit environment and an understanding of fundraising and nonprofits.
Understanding of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) skill sets.
Knowledge of Guidstar, FC Search and other on-line research databases.
Knowledge of Ellucian Advancement CRM or a fundraising CRM.
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.