Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Reporting to the Director of Research and Prospect Management, the Research Analyst is a key member of the development team who analyzes financial data and delivers useful information to front-line development staff to help secure major gifts. The Analyst evaluates and rates major gift prospects, prioritizes proactive and reactive prospecting and research assignments in conjunction with departmental fundraising goals, conducts detailed research, prepares written briefings, electronic reports and suggests appropriate strategies in support of specific College funding opportunities.
Maintain and update briefings on prospects (6-8 figure capacity) in assignment pool. Electronically track and copy relevant information on prospects from online and print resources to assigned development officer. Analyze data and deliver value-added information to front-line development staff on their assigned prospects. Prioritize research requests from development staff. Generate reports as needed by front-line development staff, as well as updating existing reports (electronic profile, regional prospect reports) to meet the current needs of development staff. Write a one-page briefing with information that will assist the Development office with his/her meeting with a prospect. Monitor news and publicly-available financial information on prospects from SEC filings, press releases and major newspapers. Remain informed of central issues in the development profession, maintain professional standards of research and conduct work in a manner that is ethical and sensitive to the needs of donors, development staff members and the College of the Holy Cross. Hire and supervise part-time work study students on an as needed basis. Decide if individual is a potential major gift prospect. Select research techniques and resources to check to determine or update prospect ratings. Recommend print and electronic resources available in the Development Office Library. Regularly attend annual meetings and workshops of New England Development Research Association (NEDRA) and as budget permits, the annual Association of Professional Researchers in Advancement (APRA), and CASE workshops when relevant. Manage subscriptions and arrange payment for weekly and monthly print and online Research resources. Process invoices through Accounts Payable Department or using Purchasing Card. Other duties as assigned.
This is an Exempt level position. The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace. A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA). To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: http://offices.holycross.edu/humanresources/benefits
Bachelor's Degree. Minimum of at least 1 year of post-college experience, preferably in a research and/or development setting or equivalent. Working knowledge of Windows environment, Office programs and vendor-supplied databases. Familiarity with development software packages, preferably Sungard Advance. Experience with Lexis/Nexis, Hoovers and other electronic resources. Ability to perform in-depth research using a wide variety of sources. Ability to work as integral member of the development team, focusing on major gift fundraising priorities and working with Director of Prospect Research and Director of Development to achieve them.
Holy Cross is a highly selective, four-year college of approximately 2,900 students. One of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit tradition. Exclusively devoted to teaching undergraduates, Holy Cross promotes close ties between students and faculty. In this active, friendly campus community, individual in...terests? from athletics to the arts, from campus ministry to student government? are pursued with intensity and passion. Graduates go on to prominent academic and professional programs and pursue their individual talents in many careers and service activities. Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a centrally-located New England city of 175,000. The 174-acre hillside campus provides inspiring views, an inviting mix of historic and contemporary buildings, beautiful landscaping, and first-rate facilities. With a tradition of academic excellence that dates to its founding in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade. Holy Cross graduates become members of a loyal alumni family; equipped with the resources and perspective to respond as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.