Reporting to the Associate Director of Prospect Research, the Prospect Research Analyst is an integral member of the Rutgers University Foundation fundraising process. The Analyst is responsible for proactively identifying, researching and analyzing potential prospects to meet the needs of the various Schools/Units that make up the Rutgers Development Teams.
The Analyst works within the fundraising cycle to identify prospects capacity rated at the major gift level of $100,000+ and strategizes with the Development teams to enable their Major Gift Officers to exceed their annual fundraising goals. The Analyst is also responsible for reactively providing timely, accurate and analytical information as needed for the various special projects requested by their assigned Development Teams.
Bachelor's Degree required; master's degree preferred. 2-3 years’ experience in the prospect research field is desired. Knowledge of current trends in philanthropy and higher education as well as advanced analytical and research skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with databases such as LexisNexis for Development Professionals (LNDP), Wealth Engine, iWave, and DonorScape. Candidate should have some knowledge of financial data such as SEC documents and 990s. Ability to work effectively with the Research team as well as other Foundation departments is essential.
Created in 1973, the Rutgers University Foundation advances Rutgers' pursuit of excellence in education, research, and public service. The Foundation provides the bridge between donors and the schools, programs, faculty, and students that make up the University. The Foundation helps to match caring people with satisfying and meaningful opportunities to make gifts that have an impact on Rutgers. Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher education in the nation. Today, Rutgers, a member of the Association of American Universities, is New Jersey's premier public research institution and flagship state university. More than 100 majors offer students vast opportunities. On July 1, 2014, Rutgers University joined The Big Ten Conference of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. The Foundation is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Our sole mission is to support Rutgers University.