DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH ANALYST I
Requisition Number:: 159305
Date: Oct 8, 2021
Durham, NC, US, 27710
Personnel Area: CENTRAL ADMIN MANAGEMENT CTR
A variety of duties involving the collection, interpretation, analysis , and
documentation of data on prospective donors. Submit reports to lea dership and
gift officers across schools/units/initiatives with strategic recommendations
regarding identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors
to Duke University. Position reports to the Assistant Director of Research in
Prospect Identification, Research, and Analysis
Identify new prospects and projects that meet strategic priorities and
objectives for annual, planned, major, and principal giving.
Responsible for d esign and upkeep of proactive research aligned with
assigned portfolio, pipeline, and campaign priorities.
Demonstrate ability to partner with research requesters to identify
specific research needs.
Monitor news sources for information on prospective and existing donors
and trends in business, higher education, and philanthropy. Distribute
news alerts as appropriate.
Maintain, update, and query donorrecords in the university database;
provide system-generated reports for analysis and interpretation.
Respond to requests for giving capacity, business detail , areas of
philanthropic interest, and other information for a variety of individuals
and programs across the university. Respond to requests in a timely,
thoughtful, and complete manner.
Focusing on wealth screening data, conduct research to determine donor
giving capability and assess donor interest in various programs across the
Interpretation of Data
Discover, record, and interpret evidence of philanthropic interests in
organizations and evaluate impact.
Using hard, soft, and public wealth indicators identify, evaluate, and
track highly appreciated assets and estimate donor gift capacity through
the analysis of complex individual, corporate, and foundation financial
Summarize information relevant to the timing of a gift synthesizing large
amounts of data to create a concise and confidential research report in a
variety of formats.
Present information in a variety of written formats including emails,
reports, summaries, and abstracts.
Build strategic partnerships with development officers in schools a nd
units across the university.
Assist in preparing presidential and dean briefings, bios, and related
documentation as necessary. Aid in the development and/or coordination of
written strategies for briefings and bios.
Curiosity and Information Seeking
Planning, Prioritizing, and Multitasking
Decisiveness and Judgment
Attention to Detail
Expressing Ideas Orally and in Writing
Departments Education and Experience Preferences
Bachelor's degree required with demonstrated skills in research, writing, and
One year of successful development or research experience in a no n-profit or
institution of higher education.
Highly developed scanning, skimming, and reading comprehension skills are esse
ntial, as well as superior ability to assess the relative value of, synt
hesize, and summarize relevant information into coherent, well-written d
Ability to take initiative and exercise s ound independent judgement.
Ability to comfortably handle multiple priorities with attention to detail and
Work requires the skills and knowledge normally acquired through completion of
a Bachelor's degree.
Work generally requires one year of experience in development research
preferred. OR ANY OTHER EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR
EXPERIENCE. or a related field. Work experience in research methodology
Well-developed interpersonal skills and excellent written an d oral
communication skills with an aptitude for critical thinking and problem-
solving; ability to work well under pressure and maintain flexibility. Ability
to support peers and leaders is essential.
Ability to learn to navigate unfamiliar information systems and use a variety
of computer applications with little guidance.
Position requires diplomacy and sensitivity related to institutional
prioritization of needs.
Skillful problem solving, curiosity, discretion, and continuous attention to
Excellent analytical skills and ability to interpret and analyze data
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to
providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color,
disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information,
national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,
creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust
exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our
perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this
exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and
welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all
voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold
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Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh