The Research Associate is a member of the Prospect Research department within the Office of Development. The Research Associate reports directly to the Director of Prospect Research. The research unit assists with the division’s fundraising efforts and alumni outreach by identifying and researching prospective donor and volunteers from Miami’s constituency base. The scope of research tasks and duties is determined by the division vice president and senior associate vice president of Development.
Research donors and prospective donors to determine gift potential and volunteer interests.
Collaborate regularly with various Development staff members to provide timely and appropriate support for their managed prospect portfolios, including strategy, management and follow-up.
Assist in maintaining the integrity of the data within Banner, the institution’s database, by updating records with the appropriate information provided in an accurate and timely fashion.
Keep abreast of research methods and resources by attending training sessions and networking with other research professionals via organizational memberships, conferences, and electronic mailing lists focusing on prospect research and fundraising issues.
Provide training on research-related issues to Development staff and others in University Advancement.
Assist in departmental special projects as needed.
One to three years of relevant experience; an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Computer literacy, especially in relation to Windows Operating Systems, database systems, MS Office office products (particularly MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Access)
Lexis-Nexis and other internet search tools
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Miami provides the opportunities of a major university while offering the personalized attention found in the best small colleges. It values teaching and intense engagement of faculty with students through its teacher-scholar model, by inviting students into the excitement of research and discovery. Miami's faculty are nationally prominent scholars and artists who contribute to Miami, their own disciplines and to society by the creation of new knowledge and art. The University supports students in a highly involving residential experience on the Oxford campus and provides access to students, including those who are time and place bound, on its regional campuses. Miami provides a strong foundation in the traditional liberal arts for all students, and it offers nationally recognized majors in arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, and fine arts, as well as select graduate programs of excellence. As an inclusive community, Miami strives to cultivate an environment where diversity and difference are appreciated and respected.
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