The Division of University Advancement at Miami University is
looking for new team members who want to make an impact on the
lives and experiences of our students through philanthropy. Miami
University is a public university founded in 1809 with over 200,000
alumni and 20,000 enrolled students. With its close proximity to
the city of Cincinnati coupled with a nationally recognized
excellence in undergraduate education, there is a significant
opportunity to increase support from alumni, friends, and partners.
Everyone on our team plays a part in achieving this goal.
The Research Analyst is a member of the Office of Development
within the Division of University Advancement, reporting directly
to the Director of Prospect Development. The Prospect Development
unit assists Miami University’s fundraising efforts by leading
prospect research efforts, establishing and enforcing prospect
management practices, overseeing performance management, and using
analytics to help the University achieve its top priorities. The
scope of prospect development tasks and duties is determined by the
Assistant Vice President of Campaign Services and the Senior
Associate Vice President of University Advancement.
In alignment with Miami University’s statement on Diversity and
Inclusion, University Advancement is committed to and fully
embraces the philosophy and belief that a diverse community is
among an institution's greatest strengths. The Division of
University Advancement is committed to creating an inclusive work
environment where all people feel safe, valued, and respected. To
view our full statement including our specific commitments, please
visit our website: miamialum.org/DEI_statement.
• Provides prospect development support to the Division and
college/units in an appropriate and timely fashion.
• Researches and analyzes Miami’s constituency (individuals and
organizations) to determine gift potential and volunteer
• Holds regular meetings with assigned Development staff to discuss
prospect development needs and review portfolios and
• Creates briefing documents for travel and events.
• Reviews push technology and print publications to make
appropriate database updates regarding Miami’s constituency in
accordance to industry best practices.
• Analyzes, summarizes, and compiles news articles for daily
• Keeps abreast of prospect development methods and resources.
Attends training sessions and networks with other prospect
development professionals via organizational memberships,
conferences, and electronic mailing lists focusing on prospect
development and fundraising issues.
• Strategizes and implements means of maintaining and promoting the
utmost in data integrity.
• Provides training on prospect development-related topics to
Development staff and University Advancement personnel.
• Assists with divisional projects, serves on related committees,
and performs other duties as assigned.
Interview candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample.
At least one year related experience in research or in nonprofit
development arena, particularly relational fundraising and prospect
research and management strategies. Experience with research and
wealth-screening tools (including but not limited to LexisNexis,
iWave, and Wealth-X.) Knowledge of Miami University’s systems,
Banner 9, data structures, and overall organization landscape.
Critical thinking skills.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent problem identification and solving, ability to balance
multiple priorities simultaneously, team-player with focus on
building strong relationships and delivering information in a clear
and timely manner.
EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer,
encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans
and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits
harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40
years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression,
genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry),
pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster
parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its
application and admission processes, educational programs and
activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests
for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to
employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu
513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to
maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working
environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual
Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html
which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics,
and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to
prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and
alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This
report also contains information on programs and policies designed
to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating
violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this
website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students.
Written notification is also provided to prospective students and
employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety
Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department
at (513) 529-2223.