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The University of Georgia

​Office of Research  & Prospect Management, Research

Working Title: Development Analyst

Posting: 502974P


The Development Analyst is an integral member of the campus fundraising team. Reporting to the Senior Director of Prospect Research, the Development Analyst provides prospect identification, analytics support, and research support for the Division of Development & Alumni Relations (DAR). The Development Analyst creates concise, accurate, and timely ratings, strategy briefings, and profiles, using biographical information, financial data, news, philanthropic history and other public-related resources, to support principal, major and annual giving front-line fundraising efforts.

As part of a collaborative team, the Development Analyst coordinates with Prospect Management staff to ensure that the best prospects are assigned to development officers and plays a critical role in developing and cultivating relationships with Development staff. The incumbent participates in various regional and Central-wide meetings to ensure that research needs are met to advance DAR’s fundraising mission. He/she proactively and independently plans and executes creative strategies to identify sources of major gift ($25,000+) private support using creative research techniques and electronic searching methodologies to ensure that campus-wide fundraising initiatives have sufficient prospects to meet fundraising goals. He/she develops and executes strategies to ensure that newly identified prospects are presented and assigned to appropriate campus fundraisers in a timely manner.

This position will be expected to actively participate in scheduled portfolio meetings with fundraisers, prospect managers, and leadership, and provide a strategic assessment of prospect and donor behavior and trends to inform decision-making. The Development Analyst will work closely with the Prospect Management Team, the Senior Director of Research and the Senior Director of Prospect Management by utilizing appropriate information to help discover, analyze, and ultimately qualify and maintain prospects capable of making philanthropic contributions to the University. This individual will also work collaboratively with a wide variety of fundraising stakeholders and have an established track record in building meaningful relationships coupled with the ability to effectively use advancement research resources and databases. This position will be expected to maintain an understanding of industry best practices in prospect development and contribute to a culture of compliance with industry standards. 

Full details including qualifications, knowledge/skills/abilities, and to apply can be found on the UGA website