Associates Degree in Business or Library Sciences or equivalent experience required. Bachelors Degree preferred.
Three (3) to Four (4) years experience with development fundraising research and the Raiser's Edge, or equivalent, database system and highly proficient knowledge of data mining with Lexis-Nexis and WealthEngine screening systems or equivalent. Prior experience with EPIC reporting systems preferred.
A complete understanding of prospect research and how it relates to major gifts and moves management fundraising concepts. Must have excellent understanding of Microsoft Office programs and research tools such as Raiser?s Edge, LexisNexis, WealthEngine, online resources and how these tools can be utilized to produce and analyze donor file systems. Required to collaborate with research library vendors and ensure the needs of the Development Office are met. Expertise with donor research methodology and practice, including wealth indicators and data analysis. The ability to think critically, assess and translate information into comprehensive prospect and donor profiles. Demonstrated record of initiative, problem solving and adaptability. Ability to independently coordinate production of projects accurately and on deadline. Strong collaborative work skills and a high attention to details. Proven ability to responsibly handle confidential and sensitive information and maintain a strict adherence to donor confidentiality, HIPAA, and related professional and organizational guidelines. Must possess and understanding of the different components of a Development Office and the importance of research to each area.