Under the direction of Advancement's leadership and reporting to the Senior Director of Prospect Research and Management, the International Prospect Research Analyst will produce strategic information to support the University's fundraising efforts. The position is directly related to the goal of diversifying University's revenue stream by providing the information necessary to establish major gift fundraising prospects. The position also serves the core commitment to expand the University's international reach. The position identifies & evaluates new prospects, and researches & writes detailed reports to deepen knowledge of the University's current prospects, especially international ones.
Addresses a wide variety of research requests ranging from biographical reports to briefing memos to inform fundraising strategies and support prospect visits.
Research may include analysis of complex corporate, stockholder, or genealogical information
Calculates or confirms gift capacity rating
Prepares written reports and memos as assigned
Chronicles prospect's relationship with the University
Performs pro-active identification and evaluation of potential new prospects and data-mining through internal and external sources to increase the quantity and quality of fundraising prospects, principally international ones.
Discovers new fundraising prospects, especially internationally-based one
Prepares written reports and memos as appropriate
Calculates gift capacity ratings
Monitor information pipelines to identify and enhance knowledge of current fundraising prospects. (5% of time)
Responsible for monitoring major newspapers, journals and on-line sources for information on a selected prospect pool. Findings will be communicated timely to prospect managers and appropriate staff.
Pursue prospect research professional development to improve job performance (5% of time)
Responsible for having current knowledge of prospect research trends, tools and techniques. Assists in evaluating new tools to support industry best practices.
Bachelor's Degree required
1-3 years Advancement experience
Foreign language fluency required: Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish
Strong research, writing, computer and analytical skills
Ability to search on-line/web databases and social media and to understand search strategies and database content
Intellectual curiosity required
Ability to exercise discretion with confidential information
Strong interpersonal skills and a customer-service orientation
Ability to work to deadlines independently and as a member of a team
Internal Number: oBJ0afwe
About Suffolk University
Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus' Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it's museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student's promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.