Senior Research Analyst Position at MIT
Office of Resource Development – Development Services
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT is devoted to the advancement of knowledge and education of students in areas that contribute to or prosper in an environment of science and technology.
MIT, known worldwide for academic and research excellence in science and technology, is a place of extraordinary interactions where people and ideas come together in new ways – illuminating mysteries, making sparks fly, and fostering intellectual breakthroughs. As a crucial collaborator in building this environment, the Office of Resource Development is dedicated to supporting MIT’s mission to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. By joining us, you too can be a part of our dynamic and exciting team that is making a real impact on the world.
SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST
Prepare confidential reports on major and prospective donors to the Institute. Work closely with major gift officers to help develop strategies to find and engage existing prospects. Provide clear and succinct presentation of relevant information to facilitate the staff’s ability to form long and productive donor relationships. Analyze complex financial and employment information to establish or re-evaluate gift capacity ratings for major prospects. Collaborate with staff to develop strategies for identifying new prospects, and conduct independently managed research projects to identify and evaluate potential donors.
Review, evaluate and assist in re-prioritizing prospect portfolios to identify those with the greatest potential to support the Institute. Review business and regional publications to identify possible new prospects for the Institute. Assist in setting up and maintaining prospect tracking systems. Assist in special projects as needed.
Undergraduate degree required. Preferred minimum of four years work experience, though graduate-level education may count towards experience. Minimum of two years of previous research experience, preferably in development research. Previous experience with computers, preferably the Macintosh, and standard office software (MS Office suite) is required.
Strong research and writing skills; ability to analyze and synthesize information, particularly to evaluate and interpret financial data and individual wealth indicators; familiarity with standard references; ability to interact well with others for the purpose of soliciting information and prioritizing work assignments; organizational skills and initiative; ability to meet deadlines and work under time constraints; experience with on-line databases. Individual should have a strong commitment to accuracy and excellent judgment.
Interested candidates may apply online at http://jobs.mit.edu/. Please reference requisition number: MIT-00008836-N