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Prospect Analyst

Apply now Job no: 521791
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Planning/Project Management, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: University Advancement
Classification: Research Analyst 3
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $22.12 - $33.85 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes February 26, 2018

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit the following with your online application:

• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills and abilities prepare you for the job requirements outlined in the job announcement.
• A resume of your educational and professional work experience.
• Transcripts for relevant coursework if using in place of work experience.
• Responses to the following supplemental questions:

1. This position gathers and analyzes data on potential donors and shares information in a variety of formats to support emerging donor cultivation strategies. Describe a project from start to finish in which you used investigative research and/or complex data analysis to provide actionable information.

2. Prospect analysts work closely with a variety of University of Oregon fundraising units. Tell us about your experience handling multiple project requests with overlapping timelines. What strategies do you find successful? How do you handle setbacks?

3. Prospect Management and Analytics (PMA) routinely collaborates within our unit and with colleagues representing other areas of the university. Describe in detail your experience working on a project with at least one other person. Describe experience that demonstrates your ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

4. PMA identifies potential donors to the university, maintains a systematic relationship management tracking system, and provides strategic evaluation and analysis using cutting edge tools and techniques. We collaborate regularly, and have a strong commitment to customer service. What makes you the best candidate to join our team in supporting this mission?

Department Summary
University Advancement is responsible for strategically positioning the UO with its various constituents and securing resources to further its aims. The division consists of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene, with offices in Portland and Bend. Departments within University Advancement include: Advancement/UO Alumni Association; Development; Stewardship and Public Events; Advancement Operations; Federal Affairs; and State and Community Affairs.

Advancement Operations provides essential services that build a strong foundation from which University Advancement departments can promote the university’s priorities and operate within a framework of efficient business practices. Programs within Advancement Operations include: Prospect Management and Analytics, Financial Services, Talent Management, Employee Relations, Facilities and Office Operations, and IT Services.

Position Summary
The Office of Prospect Management and Analytics (PMA) is responsible for the identification of prospects and the implementation of the Prospect Management System to aid development officers to fundraise to their highest capacity. PMA collaborates with advancement staff to analyze and identify lead annual, mid-level and major gift prospects for development portfolios and broader pipeline development. They promote a systematic and quantifiable framework through which development staff can manage relationships with potential donors and they provide strategic evaluation and measurement of fundraising progress.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Prospect Development, the prospect analyst provides reliable and timely information gathering and analysis in order to make recommendations to advancement staff for the purpose of securing and stewarding philanthropic gifts. The essential responsibilities of this position center on using data from internal and external sources to provide information and strategic recommendations used to cultivate prospective donors. The prospect analyst employs a variety of approaches, including assessing publicly available information from free and subscription sources, as well as statistical techniques. This position interacts with development staff on a daily basis, and with advancement leadership, University of Oregon Foundation staff and others as needed. The prospect analyst works both independently and in teams. Decisions are made in conjunction with PMA leadership regarding project design and methodology as well as individual workload.

Minimum Requirements
• Two years of research experience independently gathering, compiling, and analyzing data using statistical methods (inferential, multivariate analysis, etc.); using statistical software packages to manipulate the data; and preparing narrative or statistical reports and college-level course in statistics (at least six quarter hours); OR
• An equivalent combination of training and experience.
Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses.

Professional Competencies
• Discretion and the demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to the highest ethical standards
• Excellent analytical skills and the ability to interpret and analyze data into actionable information for others
• Proven ability to exercise independent judgment, as well as operate as a productive team member
• Very strong technical and computer skills; ability to learn and use a variety of free and subscription electronic resources, as well as spreadsheet, word processing, database, statistical analysis and mapping software
• Effective communication skills as demonstrated by excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability and willingness to work in an environment of frequent interruptions and competing priorities
• Intellectual curiosity and a desire to engage in research for practical fundraising purposes
• Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
• Commitment to and experience with promoting and enhancing diversity and equity

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree
• Organizational ability and time management skills
• Experience using the Microsoft Office suite of products
• Experience using a fundraising specific database, such as Ellucian Advance
• Development services and/or advancement operations experience, preferably for an institution of higher education
• Preference may be given to candidates with fundraising research experience

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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