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Senior Prospect Research Analyst
Rutgers University Foundation in New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Date Posted 06/09/2017
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Reporting to the Senior Director of Development Research and Prospect Management, the Senior Prospect Research Analyst is an integral member of the Rutgers University Foundation fundraising process. The Senior Analyst is responsible for proactively identifying, researching and analyzing potential prospects to meet the needs of the various Schools/Units that make up the Rutgers Development Teams.



The Senior Analyst works within the fundraising cycle to identify prospects capacity rated at the major gift level of $100,000+ and strategizes with the Development teams to enable their Major Gift Officers to exceed their annual fundraising goals. The Senior Analyst is also responsible for reactively providing timely, accurate and analytical information as needed for the various special projects requested by their assigned Development Teams. The Senior Analyst also serves as a mentor and trainer on the Research team and shares QA responsibilities with other senior members of the team.




Bachelor's Degree required; master's degree preferred. 3-5 years’ experience in the prospect research field is desired. Knowledge of current trends in philanthropy and higher education as well as advanced analytical and research skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with databases such as LexisNexis for Development Professionals (LNDP), Wealth Engine, iWave, and DonorScape. Candidate must also be proficient with interpreting financial data such as SEC documents and 990s. Ability to work effectively with the Research team as well as other Foundation departments is essential.


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Created in 1973, the Rutgers University Foundation advances Rutgers' pursuit of excellence in education, research, and public service. The Foundation provides the bridge between donors and the schools, programs, faculty, and students that make up the University. The Foundation helps to match caring people with satisfying and meaningful opportunities to make gifts that have an impact on Rutgers. Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher education in the nation. Today, Rutgers, a member of the Association of American Universities, is New Jersey's premier public research institution and flagship state university. More than 100 majors offer students vast opportunities. On July 1, 2014, Rutgers University joined The Big Ten Conference of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. The Foundation is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Our sole mission is to support Rutgers University.

The Rutgers University Foundation (RUF) offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience. 

It is Foundation policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensations, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

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