Prospect Research Analyst

Website University of Calgary

Job Description:

The primary purpose of the position is to strategically and ethically gather, analyze, manage & communicate information that drives and supports the University of Calgary’s fundraising priorities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain database specific to prospect research to capture accurate, strategic and timely information on major gift donors/prospects
  • Ensure that research resources are current with best practices and make recommendations for additions or changes
  • Proactively identify and qualify new major gift (>$25k) donors and principal gift prospects ($1 million and above) for key fundraising priorities
  • Prepare detailed research profiles by compiling, analyzing and communicating strategic pertinent information to assist fundraisers move and engage prospects through the development cycle
  • Intelligently and creatively mine a variety of internal and external databases/resources to surface information for research projects and financial capacity assessments
  • Pull queries and analyze data to predict trends, help guide engagement and cultivation strategies and generate new prospects

Job Requirements:

  • Strong financial literary with knowledge related to business valuations, particularly private entities; assessment of individual net worth/wealth, including identification/valuation of a variety of assets and calculation of giving capacity for organizations and individuals. Knowledge of
  • US/international philanthropic markets is an added advantage
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to work effectively in a large, complex, dynamic and sophisticated organization
  • Knowledge of, and familiarity with, using principal tools and best practices for philanthropic research, including sources of public records available through the Internet, online databases, directories and various periodicals
  • A university degree is required, with a minimum of three years’ experience in in a non-profit organization in a prospect research role. Previous experience working within a post-secondary educational setting and comfort in an academic research environment are considered assets
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines
  • Demonstrated professionalism, tact and maturity in handling highly sensitive and confidential information ethically and with discretion

Job Details:

Company: University Of Calgary

Job Category: Education

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: St. Albert, Alberta, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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