The Office of Prospect Development at Cornell provides strategic intelligence for gift officers working to raise new gifts and commitments surpassing $600M annually and works to build a sustainable pipeline of donors to Cornell for years to come. It provides prospect identification, research and assignments, portfolio management, constituent and data analysis, strategic guidance, policy management, and data management. The department seeks forward-thinking solutions to challenges and opportunities that emerge in a shifting philanthropic landscape and a division committed to innovation. Reporting to the Director of Prospect Development, this position plays a crucial role in the fundraising process by providing actionable, value-added intelligence and recommendations regarding Cornell constituents' wealth, history and circumstances that would influence philanthropic capacity and related strategies. The Research Analyst's primary responsibilities include:
Responding to strategic requests by gift officers, senior leadership and other stakeholders throughout the division. This includes providing in-depth research of constituents (individuals, corporations, foundations), profiles, financial capacities and other analyses that could influence strategy.
Coordinating pool analyses of current and potential donors.
Identifying and rating new prospects in order to grow the prospect pipeline.
Consulting with colleagues at all levels of the division to assess needs and develop strategy.
Collaborating with team members to identify opportunities and solutions that increase the efficacy of our work.
Continually refining research skills and methods as well as educating colleagues through trainings and collaborative strategy sessions.
Ad hoc projects. To advance Cornell's mission, the division of Alumni Affairs and Development fosters lifelong engagement and philanthropy through a commitment of time, talent, and treasure. As part of this, the Office of Prospect Development values service, unity, respect and excellence (S.U.R.E) and seeks to model these values in our work.
Someone who works well on a team and is able to work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies. Strong ethics and an adherence to confidentiality requirements.
Additionally, one should have the following:
Experience or familiarity with business and asset valuation. The ability to find and quickly assimilate information about new or unknown industries in order to influence strategy or capacity discussions. Ability to speculate when appropriate and to see relevance in disparate data.
The ability to communicate professionally with colleagues at all levels of the organization and remain cognizant of the needs of remote staff.
The ability to work individually with strong, self-directed work as well as part of a dynamic, highly-collaborative team.
Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment with minimal day-to-day supervision.
Flexibility, intellectual curiosity, creativity, and attention to detail.
1-3 Years of project management experience and experience utilizing public records to conduct research.
Experience developing presentations and training materials.
A bachelor's degree and familiarity with fundraising as a field.
An advanced degree in any subject which demonstrates experience or ability in research and the ability to analyze and explain complex concepts to a wide audience. Prior prospect research experience. Strong knowledge or focused coursework in a particular business, industry, foreign economy or related topic. A strong understanding of financial markets and current trends in business. Advanced experience working with relational databases.
TWO VACANT POSITIONS WILL BE FILLED
-Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
-Close concentration. This position required use of a computer screen for most of the work hours.
-Limited exposure to hazards
University Job Title:
Prospect Research Ofcr II
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