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Research Analyst

Apply now Job no: 496290
Department: Development
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Fund Raising, Development, Alumni
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Research Analyst
Job Summary:


The Research Analyst is a member of the Office of Development within the Division of University Advancement, reporting directly to the Director of Prospect Development. The Prospect Development unit assists Miami University’s fundraising efforts by leading prospect research efforts, establishing and enforcing prospect management practices, overseeing performance management, and using analytics to help the University achieve its top priorities. The scope of prospect development tasks and duties is determined by the Assistant Vice President, Campaign Services, and the Senior Associate Vice President of University Advancement.


Duties/Physical Demands:

• Provides prospect development support to the Division and specific college and units in an appropriate and timely fashion.
• Researches and analyzes Miami’s constituency (individuals and organizations) to determine gift potential and volunteer interests.
• Holds regular meetings with assigned Development staff to discuss prospect development needs and review portfolios and pipelines.
• Keeps abreast of prospect development methods and resources. Attends training sessions and networks with other prospect development professionals via organizational memberships, conferences, and electronic mailing lists focusing on prospect development and fundraising issues.
• Provides training on prospect development-related topics to Development staff and University Advancement personnel.
• Strategizes and implements means of maintaining and promoting the utmost in data integrity.
• Reviews push technology and print publications to make appropriate database updates regarding Miami’s constituency in accordance to industry best practices.
• Analyses, summarizes, and compiles news article for daily internal communication.
• Assists with divisional projects, serves on related committees, and performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree. Excellent problem identification and solving, ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously, team-player with focus on building strong relationships and delivering information in a clear and timely manner.


Desired Qualifications:

One year related experience in research or in nonprofit development arena, particularly relational fundraising and prospect research and management strategies. Experience with research and wealth-screening tools (including but not limited to Lexis-Nexis, iWave, LinkedIn, and Wealth-X.) Knowledge of Miami University’s systems, Banner 9, data structures, and overall organization landscape. Critical thinking skills.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent written and oral communication skills, solid work ethic, and commitment to integrity and appropriate use of confidential material. Proficiency with computer operating systems (Microsoft Windows) and Microsoft Suite.


EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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