• Prospect Research Analyst

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/3/2018 2:25 PM)
    Number of Openings
    Closing Date
    Open Until Filled
    Type of Search
    Who May Apply
    This position is open to all qualified applicants.
    Position Number
    St Paul
    Development - Institutional Advancement
    FLSA Status
    Employment Type
    Full-Time Staff
    Assigned Months per Year
    Benefits Eligible


    The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Research Analyst position within the University Development and Alumni Relations Department.


    Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.



     The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

    • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
    • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
    • Medical, dental, and vision options
    • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits



    Reporting to the Director of Prospect Management and Research, the Prospect Research Analyst conducts in-depth prospect research on individuals, corporations and foundations in order to support the work of University Development and Alumni Relations and campus leadership. This position synthesizes, analyzes and disseminates prospect information for major, planned and principal gift prospects.



    1. Identify acquaintances and connectors to our major, planned and principal gift prospects through relationship mapping, using information acquired from development staff, university leadership and external sources.
    2. Conduct in-depth biographical research, including comprehensive wealth analyses for prospects in the major, planned and principal giving pipelines.
    3. Serve as prospect research analyst to gift officers by responding to a variety of complex research requests and updating information on major, planned and principal giving prospects.
    4. Produce high-quality and thorough profiles and briefing documents on individuals, corporations and foundations for strategic use by gift officers and leadership, using industry best practices.
    5. Serve as prospect research liaison for the planned and annual giving teams.
    6. Develop prospect research policies and industry best practices for research, capacity ratings, relationship mapping and reporting. Conduct routine assessment of research vendors and tools. Manage student workers’ research projects and data entry.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, library science or related qualitative research-based discipline
    • Three to five years experience in prospect research, prospect management, development, or an information related field.


    On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

    The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.


    The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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