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Research Analyst

Harvard University

Research Analyst
Alumni Affairs and Development

Duties & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Associate Director on the Research and Prospect Management team. Performs in-depth research on prospects. Conducts comprehensive research and works with confidential as well as publicly accessible information, with a view to assessing donor interest and viability. Develops research profiles and analysis, prospect lists, ratings and wealth analysis for purposes of fundraising University-wide. Uses in-house and external resources to identify new prospects. Interprets biographical and financial information on individuals, corporations, and foundations based on fundraising strategies and objectives. Performs philanthropic capacity estimations and assigns ratings based on publicly available information, including insider holdings, real estate, and general demographic assessments.

*1. Conducts focused research and evaluation of financial capabilities of new prospects and existing donors. Identify new potential donors through screening of news sources.

*2. Work with confidential information and with publicly accessible information, with a view of assessing donor viability. Make wealth estimations using salary surveys and other demographic information, as well as interpreting and analyzing complex financial documents under the supervision of senior researchers.

*3. Work in partnership with senior level researchers and fundraisers to determine research strategies for identifying new prospects.

*4. Work with Prospect Management to review prospects identified and provides additional information needed for assignment.

*5. Participate in bimonthly Research staff meetings and Tools & Techniques meetings.

*6. Ability to use extreme discretion when working with highly confidential information.

*7. Ability to use sound judgement and apply ethical considerations with confidential information. Ability to think creatively with resources available.

*8. Keep abreast of alumni in the news, philanthropic trends, and Harvard current events and fundraising priorities.

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree at an accredited university with a minimum of three years of research-focused experience in a development, library, or legal research environment required.

Additional Information
Please include a cover letter with your application.

Skills testing may be a component of the interview process for this position.

Harvard University Benefits Package
Vacation/Sick/Personal/Holidays: Harvard offers 3 (union roles) - 4 (exempt) weeks paid vacation, a paid holiday break between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days each year.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted study options through participating Harvard Graduate Schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as parking options to assist employees in their daily commute to campus.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. There are also fee-based athletic facility memberships available at various locations around the university for employees.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.