Job Posting: Senior Development Research (Brandeis University)

Senior Development Research position available
Brandeis University – Waltham, MA

Come join an experienced Research team at a first-class University.

Job summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director of Development Research, the Senior Development Researcher is a member of a 7-person research team.  Key responsibilities will include managing projects and hands-on work in:

¨      Researching known and new prospects for the President, Provost and Development staff members, including coordinating with gift officers regarding strategic talking points for one-on-one appointments, in-depth wealth analysis, and international research.

¨      Prospect identification/screening projects (knowledge of electronic screening, ratings systems and analytics useful)

¨      Monitoring major newspapers and on-line sources for a daily prospect/news packet

¨      Helping to keep the section up-to-date regarding new research tools, technologies and techniques

Other responsibilities as time permits may include:

¨      Prospect management systems, assignment & tracking

¨      Special data integrity projects relating to alumni contact and business information


3-5 years of related research experience, including at least 2 years in Development Research.  Strong writing, analytical and problem solving skills.  Advanced understanding of the researcher’s role in the development process and the information sources used.  Proficiency with web searching, commercial databases and a development database. Customer service orientation.  Initiative, attention to detail, flexibility to change priorities, maturity and discretion with highly confidential information.  Ability to work under pressure, to meet deadlines independently and in a team.  Proven track record and organizational skills to manage several projects simultaneously.

Strongly preferred:  College degree (advanced degree such as Master’s in information science or business helpful).   Experience with Lexis/Nexis for Development professionals and researching wealth indicators, including SEC documents.  Knowledge of electronic screening services, SEC tracking services and ratings systems useful.  Knowledge of higher education fundraising and knowledge of the Jewish philanthropic community helpful.

About Brandeis:

Founded in 1948, Brandeis is the youngest private research University in the country.  The University hosts a culturally diverse student body of just over 3,000 undergraduates and approximately 1,200 graduate students.

How to apply:

Instructions are on the Brandeis webpage.  Please be sure to include both a cover letter & a resume, and please refer to Job #520950 in all correspondence.

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