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Development Research Analyst - AA/S EX I
Fresno, CA
Posted Jul 15, 2014 by California State University, Fresno
Category: Development and Fund Raising


California State University, Fresno
Advancement Services
Vacancy # 12273

Development Research Analyst - AA/S EX I


AA/S EX I: Salary Range: $3,897 - $5,847 per month
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,897 - $4,583 per month

Note: This full-time temporary appointment will expire on or before one year from the date of hire. This position is eligible for benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, sick leave, etc.


The Research Analyst leads and manages all aspects of the Prospect Research office to provide research services to the development offices of the various schools and colleges on the Fresno State campus, as well as the offices of the President and the Vice President for University Advancement, and additional offices/units including Corporate and Foundation Relations, Planned Giving, Athletics, and the Alumni Association.

Position Summary:

• Prospect Identification: Develop and direct procedures for systematically identifying and evaluating sources of private support from individuals, foundations, and corporations, including potential contacts through alumni, board members, and community supporters.
• Lead staff by giving work assignments; providing on-the-job training for assigned duties; attempting to resolve workflow or procedural conflicts; providing input to the appropriate administrator on the employees job performance. Lead workers are not responsible for administering discipline or responding to grievances.
• Reports and Information: Provide timely, relevant reports, profiles, and other pertinent donor/prospect information such as financial capacity, potential for philanthropic support, and University affiliations.
• Resource Utilization: Identify and coordinate outside vendors in the implementation of prospect discovery resources and services.
• Strategic and Budgetary Planning: Develop and implement strategic and budgetary plans for Prospect Research that support Fresno State's fundraising objectives.
• Staff Orientation: Provide orientation regarding research services and procedures to new development staff.
• Publications: Review daily, weekly, and monthly publications to uncover timely information about alumni, donors, and prospects. Document and disseminate information effectively.
• Industry Developments: Stay abreast of developments in Research by communicating with other researchers, attending conferences and training sessions, and taking advantage of online learning opportunities.
• Automated Research: Manage automated research and review notification processes at appropriate intervals.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• High level of proficiency in standard computer applications as well as complex relational databases, including extraction of data, information review, and storage.
• Excellent communication skills: interpersonal, oral and written. - Strong analytical and organizational skills.
• Keen understanding of philanthropy (mission, practice, trends) and fundraising practices (the development cycle, prospect management policies and practices, database management).
• Skill in analyzing financial and statistical information.
• Strong ethics and ability to handle confidential materials and situations with sensitivity and good judgment.
• A history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations.

Education and Experience:

• A Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
• A minimum of three years experience and proven record of achievement in development or similar research.

Specialized Skills:

• Strong experience in proactive prospecting methodologies, concepts, and strategies to cultivate and secure prospects.
• Working knowledge of wealth screening, data mining, and/or predictive modeling.

Preferred Skills:

• Preferred experience working in a nonprofit organization or in higher education.
• Preferred experience with Ellucian Advance Web database and campus applications.

Filing Deadline:

July 30, 2014

Application Procedures:

An online application, a resume, and three professional references, including telephone numbers, are required. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is also required. Full consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to complete all application requirements.

Pursuant to Executive Order 1088, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

How To Apply:

To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at: http://jobs.csufresno.edu/

Other Requirements:

Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

Necessary background investigations will be conducted, as required, depending upon the job requirements of position. These could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and FBI and degree and license verification upon employment. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of these verifications. Full disclosure of all misdemeanors and felonies should be made in connection with this application.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site: http://www.fresnostate.edu/adminserv/police/clery/index.html

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Other Applicant Information:

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

It is the policy of the California State University to fill vacant positions represented by the California State University Employees' Union (CSUEU) with qualified applicants currently employed on the campus. Other applicants may be selected when it is necessary to meet the best interests of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from campus applicants.

Temporary positions filled through recruitment may be extended or converted to permanent status without a second recruitment depending on the availability of funding and the circumstances that created the vacancy. A permanent or probationary on-campus applicant selected to fill a temporary vacancy at a higher classification or skill level that expires within the stated timeframe may return to his or her previous classification, not necessarily in the same position, subject to the conditions of the appropriate bargaining agreement.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment on the basis of protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the University to inform you that we can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and authorization to accept employment.




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