About DU Advancement
In preparation for the most ambitious philanthropic campaign in the University’s history, the University of Denver is building an advancement enterprise that mirrors the excellence of our great institution. Advancement efforts at DU have a tremendous impact through our relationships with DU’s remarkable students, dedicated donors, inspiring alumni, engaged families, and wonderful friends. DU is committed to building and fostering a culture of deep engagement and philanthropy in support of our institution as we implement the DU IMPACT 2025 vision and prepare for a fundraising campaign with a bold and courageous goal.
The University of Denver and DU Advancement deeply value inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents. You can learn more about inclusive excellence at the University of Denver by visiting the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. As a part of that effort, we are continuing to grow a team of inclusive, collaborative, inquisitive, innovative, ethical, and transparent advancement professionals who possess deep mutual respect for one another and for our shared profession.
About the Opportunity
The Prospect Development Analyst partners with the Advancement community to assess the full spectrum of available data in order to provide a framework for strategic, actionable fundraising plans. As part of the Department of Business Intelligence and Analytics, the Analyst provides focus for portfolio and pipeline management best practices through prospect identification, data analysis, portfolio optimization and related services in support of effective fundraising programs and activities.
The Prospect Development Analyst provides information, knowledge, coordination, and tools that support Advancement in achieving its fundraising goals. Utilizing electronic resources and various reference materials, this position collaborates with other members of the University to create donor profiles, prospecting travel lists, travel briefs, and other written material for internal and external clients. The analyst’s research informs prospect strategy and helps development officers move prospective donors through stages of the fundraising cycle.
In addition to prospect research, the position provides reliable and timely qualitative and quantitative data and trend analysis that supports the strategic and tactical planning and operational effectiveness of key fundraising programs, including annual, major, principal and planned giving. The Analyst studies internal and external data and utilizes data mining and predictive modeling software to help discover, analyze, classify, and strategically manage prospects capable of making philanthropic contributions to the University.
Prospect Research: The Prospect Development Analyst provides information, knowledge, coordination, and tools that support Advancement in achieving its fundraising goals. Utilizing electronic resources and various reference materials, this position collaborates with other members of the University to create donor profiles, prospecting travel lists, travel briefs, and other written material for internal and external clients. The analyst’s research informs prospect strategy and helps development officers move prospective donors through stages of the fundraising cycle.
Prospect Analysis: In addition to prospect research, this position provides reliable and timely qualitative and quantitative data and trend analysis that supports the strategic and tactical planning and operational effectiveness of key fundraising programs, including annual, major, principal and planned giving. The Analyst studies internal and external data and utilizes data mining and predictive modeling software to help discover, analyze, classify, and strategically manage prospects capable of making philanthropic contributions to the University.
University Citizenship: Serve as an active and collaborative partner to all central and unit-based advancement functions, the Chancellor’s Office, and other campus colleagues, to foster strategic, effective, and collaborative fundraising practices. Model “One DU” thinking.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of current trends in philanthropy and higher education as well as advanced analytical and research skills.
- Proven research and analytical techniques, emphasizing the ability to gather, evaluate and synthesize complex and large sets of data from various sources and present information in a clear and cohesive manner.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to present information in formal and informal settings and impart understanding of complex ideas to others.
- Displays and demonstrates overall knowledge of prospect development, including prospect identification, research and management, as well as data analysis, querying and reporting.
- Must be able to manage time well, particularly while managing competing priorities.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education or work experience (Veterans with an equivalent combination of military certification/education and experience may substitute these qualifications for the degree qualification.).
- 2 years of related experience research/database experience with success in understanding internal and external clients' needs and ability to translate needs into viable resources for clientele.
- Master’s Degree or coursework in research methods, journalism, analytics, and/or business intelligence.
- Experience and working knowledge in Excel and Access.
- Experience working in higher education.
- Standard office environment
- Unexpected interruptions often occur, and stress level is moderate to high
- Noise level is quiet to moderate
- Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period
- Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs with assistance
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., some nights and weekends, as required
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 6, 2022.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 9.
The salary range for this position is $50,000-$60,000.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application:
2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.
All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.