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Prospect Research Analyst

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Prospect Research Analyst
Department University Development
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

This is a professional, non-supervisory position in which the incumbent uses a variety of research techniques and resources to prepare background reports, profiles, and other information needed to assist in the solicitation of private funds from individual and corporate donors by the University’s development staff. Incumbent frequently makes decisions by exercising discretion and independent judgment.

Job Responsibilities

Responsible for systematic identification, development, analysis, and maintenance of relevant information on major gift prospects. Ability to recognize wealth indicators and liabilities and use this data to provide appropriate financial capacity ratings.

Analyzes, interprets, updates, and formats biographical, professional, and financial information into concise report formats for various fundraising constituencies, including development officers, senior development staff, school/college deans, and the chancellor.

Presents appropriate materials in response to requests for information, including but not limited to, in-depth individual profiles, summary information to support major solicitation and/or stewardship events, and other development-related information as requested by development staff.

Assists with the identification and assignment of new potential prospects to University development officers.

Maintains and organizes of prospect records and files, including continuous maintenance of accurate databases and central files. Assists with some aspects of the prospect tracking information system.

Maintains the confidentiality of sensitive information and uphold the Donor Bill of Rights and other ethical standards.

Maintains knowledge and understanding of the University’s mission, history, and programs as well as fundraising needs and goals.

Pursues professional development opportunities to stay abreast of changes and new developments in the field of development research.

Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with University, SEC Conference, and NCAA rules.

Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

1. Utilizes advanced research techniques and resources to research various forms of information to proactively
identify prospective donors.

2. Prepares complex and concise reports for use by fundraising constituencies, school/college deans, and senior administration.

3. Analyzes biographical and financial information to assess viability of donors.

4. Maintains and organizes prospect records in accurate databases and central files.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

AND

Experience:
One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Special instructions to applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work Schedule
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary $42,150-$54,088 based on experience and qualifications
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program provides a 15.75% employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/benefits.html).

Job Open Date 02/23/2017
Employee Category Professional / Administrative
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Clerical skills testing None

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have at least a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university in a related field and one (1) year of experience OR at least nine (9) years of related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * After reviewing the examples of work and the essential functions of this position, please describe the related experience (a minimum of one year) that you possess.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter