Prospect Research Analyst

Position Summary

The Prospect Research Analyst is responsible for supporting the University at Buffalo’s major and planned gifts prospecting program for individuals, corporations and foundations under the direction of the Associate Director of Prospect Development and Research Services. The analyst:
• Works closely with research colleagues and fundraising professionals in implementing a major and planned gifts prospect identification and qualification program.
• Is highly skilled at generating qualitative and quantitative data and trend analysis in support of the development and success of fundraising programs.
• Is responsible for supporting and coordinating the use of the university’s prospect and donor records, both hard copy and electronic, to create analytical research profiles on prospects, to provide analysis of the gift capabilities of those within the donor database and to act as a resource for philanthropy staff.

The Prospect Research Analyst is expected to respect the confidential nature of the position at all times.

UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence and making a positive impact on the world. Home to more than 31,000 students, the university is consistently recognized as one of the world’s most exceptional and most affordable universities, making it a top choice for students and faculty around the globe. We seek knowledge that leads to new cures, improved processes, stronger materials, faster computers, smarter software, smaller machines and thousands of other improvements. Building strong connections with our alumni and donors worldwide is critical to that vision. In the Division of University Advancement, we are leading the charge by helping foster a new UB environment that broadens opportunities for alumni engagement, capitalizes on positive student experiences and builds philanthropic support.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum of one year experience in a research-intensive professional role
• Ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion and adhere to ethical and confidentiality guidelines of both the university and the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement ( APRA ).
• Ability to clearly and convincingly convey information orally and in writing
• Precise attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and as part of team
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
• General knowledge and competency of Microsoft Office programs
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Experience managing deadline-driven multiple and diverse tasks

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree
• Minimum of one year of experience in a prospect research role for a fundraising operation
• Experience in writing logical, detailed and reports with a high degree of accuracy
• Knowledge of information segmentation utilizing a database

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