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Research Analyst

Apply now Job no: 501078
Department: Development
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Information Technology, Fund Raising, Development, Alumni
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Research Analyst
Hours Per Week:

40 Hours

Job Summary:


The Division of University Advancement at Miami University is looking for new team members who want to make an impact on the lives and experiences of our students through philanthropy. Miami University is a public university founded in 1809 with over 200,000 alumni and 20,000 enrolled students. With the recent launch of the public phase of the $1B For Love. For Honor. FOR THOSE WHO WILL. Campaign, its most ambitious campaign to date, we are looking for
two Research Analysts to help us achieve our campaign goals.

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 of Campaign Services and the Senior Associate Vice President of Development.

In alignment with Miami University’s statement on Diversity and Inclusion, University Advancement is committed to and fully embraces the philosophy and belief that a diverse community is among an institution's greatest strengths. The Division of University Advancement is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where all people feel safe, valued, and respected. To view our full statement including our specific commitments, please visit our website:

Note: After a mandatory training period on campus, this position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.


Duties/Physical Demands:

• Provides prospect development support to the Division and college/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.
• Creates briefing documents for travel and events.
• Reviews push technology and print publications to make appropriate database updates regarding Miami’s constituency in accordance to industry best practices.
• Analyzes, summarizes, and compiles news articles for daily internal communication.
• 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.
• Strategizes and implements means of maintaining and promoting the utmost in data integrity.
• Provides training on prospect development-related topics to Development staff and University Advancement personnel.
• Assists with divisional projects, serves on related committees, and performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree


Desired Qualifications:

At least one year related experience in research or in nonprofit development arena, particularly relational fundraising and prospect research and management strategies.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent written and oral communication skills, solid work ethic, commitment to integrity and the appropriate use of confidential material and the ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously while delivering information in a clear and timely manner. Proficiency with computer operating systems (Microsoft Windows) and Microsoft Suite.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position upload a cover letter, resume and three
professional references.

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

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.
Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).
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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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