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Non-Classified Opening

Prospect Research Analyst (1416)

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: May 15, 2017 - August 15, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS046414
Salary Range: DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Posting Number: req483
12 Month Full-Time
ISU Foundation
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose
This position exists to support development (fundraising) activities through the identification of major gift prospects through internet research, data-mining of the current database, use of subscription based research tools, and other methods of investigation and identification.  In addition to conducting proactive prospect research, the position will update existing biographical profiles on prospects; prepare summaries on identified prospects, event attendees, and other prospects as requested; and share responsibility for database integrity issues.  The position involves qualitative and quantitative research and projects involving data collection, data preparation and data disbursement.  The Prospect Research Analyst will assist with the management, implementation and maintenance of automated record systems, perform liaison duties with internal and external customers.

Key Responsibilities
Identification of Donor prospects.  Conducts proactive research to identify high capacity, high interest prospects and provide "leads" to development officers; prepare reports and summaries to development officers for prospect qualification; identification of prospects by geographical area to support development officer field work; discovery of corporate and foundation prospects whose funding initiatives match needs of Idaho State University and its units; management and implementation of wealth screenings and generated information.

Research Development.  Researches information and data; develops tools for collection of data and identification of new prospects; become familiar with prospect research industry standards and work to implement best practices within the ISU Foundation; identifies erroneous or questionable data using established methods and procedures to assure quality of data collected; utilizes established sampling techniques and selects sample; identifies problems with reporting systems and recommends changes; makes recommendations for improving research procedures.

Data analysis and report development.  Edits and complies data manually or by computer program; reviews and corrects data ensuring output is consistent with study; drafts reports of findings into format appropriate to various users; responds to requests for information on current and potential use of data and research system.

Quality Control point for program related databases.  This requires the incumbent to work with the Program Information Coordinator to maintain close contact with other individuals and departments to correct and update the database and advise users on how to obtain or submit information or documents.  They serve as the help-desk for system related inquires or problems and provide individualized reports as requested by system users.  These reports involve querying databases to obtain individualized information.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree or 8 years experience with prospect or marketing research.

Knowledge of:  Research methods; principles of statistics; manual and automated record management systems.

Experience:  Writing analytical (research) reports or materials; using statistical software or spreadsheet software to perform statistical analysis.  Experience using a personal computer for data management and statistical analyses; interpreting and applying laws, rules, and procedures; performing liaison activities to deal with individuals.  Experience with Excel necessary in both data analysis and manipulation.  Experience with using / writing any of the following:  any structured query language (SQL); database design/implementation; using Crystal Reports as a reporting tool; high-level programming language.

Preferred Qualifications
University development prospect research experience, OR experience identifying prospects in a corporate / sales / marketing environment.

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=483

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Cover letter, Resume and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website:
ISU Clery Report

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.