Job Details

Lamar University
  • Position Number: 2086335
  • Location: Beaumont, TX
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Development Research Analyst 498242

Position Type: Staff

Position Number: 20112042

Department: University Advancement Dept

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Advancement Services Research Analyst is responsible for managing prospect research activities for the Division of University Advancement including identifying, researching and analyzing prospective donors for major gift cultivation and solicitation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identifies and researches individual, corporate and foundation potential donors.
  • Coordinates the collection, analysis, interpretation and documentation of information on potential donors.
  • Assists Development Officers to determine cultivation and solicitation strategies for major donors.
  • Coordinates the preparation of written reports documenting financial assets, potential for philanthropic support, and areas of interest for potential donors.
  • Provides in-depth profiles on individuals at the request of Development Officers.
  • Enters research into the fundraising database.
  • Possesses ability to interpret and analyze biographical and financial information to identify and qualify individuals who have the propensity and capacity to support university fundraising campaigns.
  • Continuously updates donor records with information obtained.
  • Participates in prospect management meetings.
  • Identifies new prospects through data provided by professional screening services.
  • Develops user friendly prospect reports as needed by Development Officers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement Services.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelors degree preferred and three years of related experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Strong attention to detail, accuracy and dependability.
    Fundraising campaign experience preferred.
    Must demonstrate resourcefulness in fact-finding and fastidiousness in fact-checking, and the ability to capture, analyze, synthesize and effectively present essential data.
    Demonstrated proficiency in use of electronic research tools and techniques.
    Requires the use of independent judgment and initiative.
    Adherence to strict confidentiality policies in handling sensitive materials and situations.
    Demonstrate computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft applications.
    Ability to prioritize tasks, work independently and comply with established deadlines.
    Possess strong written communication skills and excellent listening and collaborative skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Preferred Qualifications:
    Familiarity with on-line databases and fundraising software is preferred.

    Security Sensitive Statement:
    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Salary: Commensurate with Experience & Qualifications

    Work Hours:

    Posting Date: 11/24/2020

    Close Date:

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions:

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    Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.

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