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Prospect Research and Management Analyst

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Posting Summary:
Under the supervision of the Director of Prospect Development, the Development Research & Prospect Management Analyst provides research and analysis on individuals, corporations, and foundations to help inform cultivation and solicitation strategies and assist in meeting and exceeding the fundraising goals of the College.

Operating within Institutional Advancement’s Business Operations & Intelligence unit, the Prospect Development team serves as the primary source of strategic intelligence on individual and organizational donors and prospects, builds the donor pipeline and engagement among key TC constituencies through data analysis, and plays an integral role in supporting the work of senior leadership, fundraisers, volunteers, and faculty in their fundraising efforts.

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Under the supervision of the Director of Prospect Development, the Development Research & Prospect Management Analyst provides research and analysis on individuals, corporations, and foundations to help inform cultivation and solicitation strategies and assist in meeting and exceeding the fundraising goals of the College.

Operating within Institutional Advancement’s Business Operations & Intelligence unit, the Prospect Development team serves as the primary source of strategic intelligence on individual and organizational donors and prospects, builds the donor pipeline and engagement among key TC constituencies through data analysis, and plays an integral role in supporting the work of senior leadership, fundraisers, volunteers, and faculty in their fundraising efforts.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Conduct research on individual, corporate and foundation donor prospects.
  • Identify potential leadership, major donor, and principal gift prospects to ensure a robust prospect pipeline.
  • Verify and update gift capacity ratings utilizing wealth, charitable giving, and other relevant data.
  • Develop strong relationships with members of the Frontline Fundraising team and assist them in the development of prospect cultivation strategies.
  • Assist in the preparation of briefings for meetings between TC leadership and key prospects and stakeholders.
  • Assist in maintaining the integrity of the Raiser’s Edge database by updating information on individual and organization prospect records.
  • Provide research support as needed to units within the Institutional Advancement Office such as TC Experience and Strategic Communications.
  • Collaborate with and provide occasional supervision to a Work Study student providing clerical and research support.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to stay informed on best practices in prospect research and management and trends in the philanthropic sector.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Two years of experience in conducting prospect research & assisting in the management of prospect portfolios.
  • Strong familiarity with fundraising databases such as Lexis-Nexis for Development Professionals, Foundation Directory, RelSci, and iWave.
  • The ability to utilize common search engines and social media platforms such as Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. for the purposes of conducting research on individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with utilizing wealth and behavioral indicators to identify potential prospects.
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, or similar fundraising database, and ability to query data.
  • Familiarity with prospect screening products such as WealthEngine, WealthX, and Donorscape.
  • Ability to analyze large amounts of information to identify the details relevant to fundraising, present findings and recommendations clearly, concisely, and accurately.
  • Manage multiple requests and projects.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and with high attention to detail.
  • High degree of comfort with ambiguity and change.
  • Familiarity with international data sources and conducting research of international prospects is a plus.
  • Familiarity with and adherence to APRA Principles of Ethics & Compliance
Salary Range:

$68,000 - $78,000

Work Modality:

Hybrid

Competitive Compensation and Benefits

The salary range reflects the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation for the position at the time of the job posting. Salary decisions are dependent on several factors including but not limited to market and organizational considerations, experience, and qualifications of a selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.

Our benefits contribute significantly to the total compensation package that includes medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance plans; flexible and hybrid work schedules; tuition remission; life insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; an exceptional employer retirement matching program; health savings accounts (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA), Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility, and a robust Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

If you would like to request any disability related accommodations to complete the job application or to participate in the interview process, please email:oasid@tc.columbia.edu.

Hybrid/Remote

Teachers College maintains a hybrid work environment, which provides employees with flexible work arrangements, while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person college-campus culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite or in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days). Employees are expected to live within a 150-mile radius of the College.

We will consider qualified candidates that reside beyond this radius based on the responsibilities and duties expected of the position. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Teachers College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community and to providing equal opportunity in employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or gender expression), religion, creed, national origin, age, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Advertised: Jan 24, 2024 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Apr 22, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

Company

For over 125 years, Teachers College – the largest and most comprehensive graduate and professional school of education in the United States – has educated nearly 100,000 people from around the world. With a tradition of innovation and insight, Teachers College embraces three fields of study: education, psychology, and health.

But Teachers College is more than its name implies. Students prepare for careers in all aspects of understanding, managing, and enhancing human potential. Engaging students on countless levels inside the classroom and out,

Teachers College faculty and administration help students tailor their programs of study to meet their unique needs and interests. The Teachers College spirit of academic inquiry is embodied by current faculty working in the tradition of such distinguished predecessors as John Dewey and Maxine Greene in defining new fields of study. In addition to examining the ways education in the United States and around the world is affected by larger economic, social, and political contexts, Teachers College faculty help students to realize their full potential as learners, to make informed decisions, and to attain the best possible quality of life.

Our benefits contribute significantly to the total compensation package that includes medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance plans; flexible and hybrid work schedules; tuition remission; life insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; an exceptional employer retirement matching program; health savings accounts (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA), Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility, and a robust Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Teachers College is located in New York City and is an affiliate of Columbia University.

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