The Research Analyst in Development Research provides prospect identification and research support for the Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund. The Analyst creates concise, accurate, and timely ratings and research profiles using biographical information, financial data, news, philanthropic history, etc. S/he will also staff at least one pipeline builder on the Principal & Major Gifts team by responding to research requests and providing assistance with portfolio management.
Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute. Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.
Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reports to Associate Director of Development Research. Has no direct supervisory responsibilities. This position will seek major decision-making authority from direct supervisors. However, independent work on day-to-day tasks and good judgment is required for dealing with Institute donors, senior staff, and confidential information.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree required; 2-3 years direct or comparable experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Ability to work independently and as part of a team; superior communication, organizational, project management, writing, and analytical skills; ability to manage multiple clients and to meet deadlines. The Prospect ID team works in a fast-paced environment providing a quick turnaround of its products.
The Analyst must apply creative thinking about possible trails to follow for prospect information. He/she must be curious, focused, and persistent in pursuing threads of information, and should be capable of interpreting complex documents, including corporate proxy statements and insider stock filings. Also essential are high level writing skills, as the reports and briefings prepared in Development Research are used by Trustees, the President, the SVP of Development, and other senior Development and Jimmy Fund staff. The Analyst must also be able identify and adapt to shifting priorities, be flexible and resourceful, and exercise professionalism and discretion in working with confidential information.
Technical Skills: Superior skills in Microsoft applications; familiarity with Internet search strategies and online subscription services such as Lexis-Nexis for Development Professionals, Foundation Directory, Wealth Engine, and Relationship Science.
Workstation in typical office setting. Some use of a personal vehicle for business purposes may be necessary.