Research Analyst

California, United States
22 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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Reporting to the Senior Associate Director, Prospect Development, the Assistant Director, Research will provide direct support and information for fundraising efforts to development teams, which may involve communicating directly with clients, through research and analysis of the University’s current and potential donors/funders.

Prospect Development incorporates the Development Research, Prospect Management, and Analytics teams. Members of the department collaborate with colleagues at nearly all phases of the fundraising cycle, including the identification, qualification, prioritization, and evaluation of potential funding sources to help the Office of Development achieve its goals. As information consultants, Prospect Development contributes data intelligence and analysis to development activities, in order to facilitate prospect relationships within the university.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Independently provide consultation and expertise to research team and clients in identifying areas for analysis.
  • Conduct market, prospect and donor research; analyze and summarize qualitative and quantitative data; prepare detailed reports on individuals, corporations, and foundations identified as prospects; and recommend strategies to specific segments or departments. May prepare presentations to summarize findings.
  • Provide support for the facilitation of shifting responsibilities and additional requirements of the Prospect Development team due to participation in the ADAPT database conversion process.
  • Track prospect activity and provide historical records of prospect/donor relationship with the institution and other philanthropic organizations.
  • Communicate with and educate fundraisers and research team about trends in the industry and philanthropy and in sources of wealth.
  • Identify ways to improve the dissemination and storage of information.
  • Other duties may also be assigned.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree and two years related experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.
  • Strong communication, analytic and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated strong computer skills including advanced Excel skills.
  • Excellent track record of experience with on-line database and internet searches.
  • Ability to manage own workload and client relationship and needs.

Why Stanford for you:

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide excellent retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, swim in our Olympic-sized pool, or choose from hundreds of health and fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide highly competitive health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commute programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

How to apply:

We invite you to apply for the position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and a resume with your online application. The cover letter should briefly describe why you believe you are a good fit for this position.