Assistant Director of Principal Gifts Research and Analysis


: $105,170.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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HoursStandard University business hours8:30am 5:00pm (academic year)8:00am 4:30pm (summer)Hours may vary based on operational needs.Job DescriptionThe Assistant Director of Principal Gifts Research and Analysis conducts in-depth data analysis and research, evaluates and summarizes financial information, and prepares reports and briefings for the Principal Gifts Program and senior leadership. He/she will identify high-level prospects and donors, create supporting materials, and direct division-wide staff to maintain accurate, up-to-date records. Additionally, as a member of the Principal Gifts team, he/she will take part in strategy development plans related to key prospects.As a leader in the development of a prospect pipeline the Asst Dir serves as a senior member within the dept and directs the onboarding and/or training of staff. Direct, manage and supervise the principal gifts-related work of department research analysts by reviewing deliverables and giving feedback and direction to ensure accuracy and uniformity of content.He/She will partner with staff, as well as developers and consultants as needed, to conceptualize database reporting tools and exports. He/she will provide leadership in building out these tools and exports by designing report layouts, selecting key data points, providing feedback, identifying issues, and finding solutions.QualificationsBachelors degree with strong record of academic successMasters degree strongly preferred.Minimum 2 years of experience in advancement research, development, fundraising, and/or equivalent experience.Job Specific QualificationsIn-depth research experience, including the ability to collect, evaluate, and synthesize complex data, develop insightful takeaways, and present information clearly and cohesively.Excellent writing and proofreading skills, careful attention to detail, and commitment to consistent formatting.Experience in writing logical and detailed reports with a high degree of accuracy.Fluency in computer technologies, including proficiency with manipulating and retrieving data, building queries, managing news alerts, and using electronic subscription services.Experience with information segmentation and database systems, including Blackbaud CRM or similar resources.Ability to work independently and as part of team.Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.Excellent interpersonal skills. Experience in interacting with a diverse population across a variety of administrative levels.Experience managing deadline-driven multiple and diverse tasks.Commitment to handling highly confidential constituent data with discretion and good judgement.ResponsibilitiesLead Principal Gift Pipeline Development. Apply highly advanced data collection and analysis skills to identify, research, and assess the philanthropic giving capacity of prospective principal gift donors. Using published materials, public, proprietary, purchased or leased databases, and additional resources, analyze the background, giving interests, and wealth and assets of high-level individuals who have a relationship with Syracuse University. Compile data and insights into strategic, well-written reports for use by the Principal Gifts Program, the University Chancellor, deans, members of the senior leadership team, and senior fundraising officers.Shape metrics to measure principal gift pipeline growth and performance. Perform regular audits of principal gift prospect management coding and develop pipeline and portfolio maintenance reports for the VP of Principal Gifts.Plan principal gift portfolio management/strategy meetings to develop strategies related to fundraising readiness. Develop prospect management descriptive analysis reports through visualization software tools and provide executive summary interpretations for senior leadership. Develop and manage the principal gifts pipeline by identifying, prioritizing, and organizing high-level prospects for University outreach.Spearhead the maintenance and organization of principal gift prospect records by directing development officers to update key information. Oversight of prospect records to ensure compliance with prospect management guidelines in that engagement strategies are outlined, relevant and adhered to. Lead the creation of new database reporting tools and exports by partnering with division-wide teams and/or University consultants/contractors. Conceptualize new ideas that will effectively serve the needs of the division, and provide design and data expertise to bring new database tools from start to finish.Direct, manage and supervise the principal gifts-related work of department research analysts by reviewing deliverables and giving feedback and direction. Serve in onboarding new members of the Prospect Development and Analytics Department.Manage, direct and oversee team research projects, with a special focus on ensuring consistency and quality among various deliverables.Application InstructionsIn addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.EEOCSyracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.Commitment to Supporting and Hiring VeteransSyracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The Universitys contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus CommunitySyracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.Message to ApplicantsSyracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer, as well as a federal contractor required to take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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