• Prospect Research Analyst

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Requisition ID
    Hidden (8713)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    IA Development
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Prospect Research Analyst will coordinate donor relationship management, prospect identification and prospect research focused primarily on major gifts ($50,000+). The position maintains the Institutional Advancement relationship management protocols which guides strategic donor engagement across all UAMS units. Donor prospect research includes in depth review and assessment of donor financial capacity along with affinity and affiliations with UAMS. The analyst will utilize various best practice procedures along with tools and applications while serving as the content expert for prospect research software providing training and troubleshooting to all IA team members.


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary: Negotiable


    • Works closely with directors of development and development associates to coordinate strategic prospect assignments. Conducts in depth research on individuals, corporations, and foundations using prospect research tools, internet resources, and donor database including financial capacity and institutional affinity.
    • Provides analysis to aid in appropriate solicitation strategies including gift solicitation amount ($50,000+). Compose briefings and prospect profiles on major gift donors and key volunteers for University leadership to aid in understanding and relationship building prior to meetings, events and visits with donors.
    • Analyze data within donor database to identify new major gift prospects for all areas of UAMS. Work with Advancement Services to develop reports and report criteria that aid in identification of new major gift prospects. Prepare major donor prospect profiles once prospects have been qualified by Institutional Advancement staff. Work with Advancement Services to develop reports to measure effectiveness of this program.
    • Conduct other research requested by Institutional Advancement staff. Includes information needed for event attendees, potential board members, and integrity of donor database. Knowledge of research tools and strong willingness to work with and assist others with research needs is required.
    • Work with vendor of prospect research software on data maintenance issues. Serve as expert user of prospect research software to train and assist other users. Ability and willingness to assist and work with others required.
    • Record prospect assignments approved by the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement in the donor database. Record gift proposals and closed gift proposals submitted by Institutional Advancement staff in donor database.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree plus two (2) years of demonstrated experience in prospect research development, library research or informaiton-related field - OR - a High School diploma or GED equivalent with six (6) years of demonstrated experience in prospect research development, library research or information-related field.  
    • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word and Outlook required. 


    Preferable Qualifications:

    • Experience in a higher education or non-profit fundraising environment.
    • Working knowledge of fundraising relationship database systems and experience in donor database software such as Ellucian Advance or similar systems. Experience in Major gift prospect research software, such as WealthEngine, and experience with general research software such as LexisNexis or AlumniFinder. 
    • Knowledge of the range of resources available to prospect researchers and the ability to apply those resources in an organized and purposeful manner. 
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to analyze user needs and translate into reports.
    • Excellent customer support, interpersonal and communication skills and dedication to a team approach. Ability to communicate clearly with staff and management.
    • Demonstrates high level of integrity and innovative thinking and actively contributes to the success of the institution, supporting the overall operations of Institutional Advancement division. Willingness to participate as an active member of the Advancement Services team. 



    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.




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