The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Office for External Relations is committed to securing the financial resources, time, and loyalty of alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations to promote the School's work of educating new generations of global health leaders and producing powerful ideas that can transform the lives of people everywhere.
The Research Analyst and Coordinator performs accurate, in-depth and timely business, biographical, and financial research on current and potential individual, corporate and foundation donors.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Analyzing and synthesizing information to prepare detailed profiles, capacity ratings, and other research products for development staff, deans, faculty, and other university affiliates that will facilitate and enhance fundraising success - Fulfilling monthly individual and team goals such as identifying and rating new prospects - Routinely screening news, periodicals, and lists - Helping to implement policies, procedures, standards, and processes relative to research operations and prospect tracking - Assisting with capturing and maintaining data on the development database - Other duties as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: The schedule for this position is 40 hours/week.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
- 5+ years of related experience required; a combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Bachelor's or Master's of Library Science (MLS) degree preferred - 2+ years of experience in development and/or prospect research experience preferred - Prior experience using electronic databases and online search tools such as Lexis Nexis for Development Professionals, Foundation Directory, iWave, Knowledge Mosaic, etc., preferred - Experience with databases such as BSR Advance or Raiser's Edge, and a background in corporate and foundation research, preferred - Experience with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, preferred
Excellent analytical skills and written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational and time management skills; experience developing and maintaining good working relationships with staff at all levels of the department; experience working independently and with sound judgment, to meet deadlines, manage multiple assignments and solve problems; experience handling sensitive and confidential information with tact and discretion preferred
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.