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Prospect Research Analyst (Remote Possibility)

Colgate University
Hamilton, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 2, 2024

Job Details

Department Statement

Founded in 1819, Colgate is a small, highly selective residential liberal arts college for students of talent who are preparing for lives of leadership and productive citizenship. The University recently launched a $1B campaign in support of theThird-Century Plan, a comprehensive roadmap that will advance Colgate’s efforts to pursue its mission at the highest level and establish Colgate as one of the finest undergraduate institutions in the nation. One of the components—the Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ( DEI )— stands as Colgate’s most definitive plan in 200 years for elevating the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the institution.

  • Review, analyze and synthesize donor data as it relates to fundraising priorities.
  • Identify philanthropic patterns, tendencies and relationships among constituents.
  • Using wealth and data analytic screenings, validate/qualify those with the potential for fundraising portfolio inclusion.
  • Participates in the maintenance of donor prospect lists and tracking systems.
  • Analyzes researched and in-house prospect data and prepares reports related to prospective and current donors.
  • Assist with the validation of wealth screening assets using paid and free sources, while maintaining high standards around confidentiality.
  • Actively monitors news publications through our alerts processes, tying donor developments and trends back to work being done by the University.
  • Work closely with the Associate Director, Prospect Analytics & Reporting to produce campaign gift reports, dashboards, action reports, prospect reports, and various lists as requested.
  • Assists in the creation of report materials for senior Advancement leadership.
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
  • A minimum of 2 years of fundraising experience
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft products, including Excel
  • Proficient with Customer Relationship Management databases
  • Demonstrated research, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Must be able to work collegially and effectively with a diverse group of alumni, students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis
Preferred Qualifications
  • 3 years experience in higher education fundraising
  • Experience with development databases and donor information services such as Raiser’s Edge/ NXT, Foundation Directory, iWave, LexisNexis, Wealth-X, RelSci and other online prospect research tools preferred

A Bachelor’s degree is required

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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Colgate University

Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

Time and time again, the world has shown an urgent need for citizens with the ability to create, explore, examine, and connect human knowledge. Colgate University has been answering that call through centuries of academic rigor in the liberal arts tradition.

Colgate attracts world-renowned faculty in a breadth of subject matters as well as innovative leaders in higher-ed administration, all dedicated to building on an educational tradition that has prepared generations of Colgate graduates for success. 

Colgate is deeply invested in employees’ success, and we all work together to ensure that students receive the premier education that is at the University’s core.

The Colgate campus, ranked as one of the most beautiful in the nation, is a place where students develop lifelong bonds with each other, faculty, and staff.

Colgate is located in the village of Hamilton, a community of about 3,800 residents who enjoy downtown’s art galleries and restaurants and who take pride in the many historic homes and public buildings.

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