Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation - Prospect Research, Management, and Reporting Analyst

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Company: Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation
Job Title: Prospect Research, Management, and Reporting Analyst
Job Classification: Exempt, Full-time
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Reporting Relationship: Executive Director of Administration
Work Location: Onsite, Washburn University Foundation Building

Primary Accountabilities:
The Prospect Research, Management, and Reporting Analyst is responsible for a comprehensive, strategic and customer-service oriented program of prospect development services to support the Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation’s (WUAAF’s) overall fundraising efforts. The Analyst works to develop strategies and programs that support and promote the prospect management, analytics, reporting and prospect identification initiatives of WUAAF. This position will be responsible for aiding in efforts to develop, execute, and maintain an effective pipeline of benefactors to WUAAF and Washburn University. This role works closely with front line fundraisers, development staff, and management as a partner in achieving WUAAF’s fundraising goals. The Prospect Research, Management, and Reporting Analyst will establish and nurture effective, collegial working relationships with co-workers and university partners representing WUAAF in a positive and professional manner.

Major Duties:

  • Provides ongoing analysis of portfolios, to maintain optimal performance through giving continuum for front line gift work;
  • Manages, develops and designs programs and strategies that support WUAAF’s fundraising efforts.
  • Collaborates with fundraisers, development staff and senior management to develop and refine performance metrics;
  • Analyzes, proactively, data from multiple systems to identify individuals with significant capacity and inclination to give to Washburn University;
  • Conducts research and nuanced analysis of biographical, philanthropic, professional, and financial information of individuals, corporations, and foundations;
  • Performs reporting and analytics for projects, including foundation priorities and events;
  • Prepares monthly reports which can include Development Officer Pipeline and Performance reports, overall Fundraising Scorecard, Annual Giving Scorecard, and Campaign Scorecard;
  • Works with all research, modeling, and wealth screening resources to oversee the return of screening data and to effectively code and record this information using appropriate CRM (Raiser’s Edge);
  • Works with senior and executive leadership, campaign staff, and fundraisers to develop gift pyramids and reporting tools that align prospect research and management with campaign priorities.
  • Meets and maintains the standards set forth by Apra International.
  • Performs responsibilities in alignment with Donor Bill of Rights and WUAAF’s Core Values and Mission.


  • Bachelor’s degree required with three (3) years prospect management and research experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated research, data analysis, and reporting skills required.
  • Intermediate computer skills covering a wide variety of software including Microsoft products required. Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Ability to gather diverse data from multiple sources, analyze, evaluate, and disseminate in a succinct and effective manner.
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail required.
  • Ability to identify and initiate process improvements.
  • Creative and strategic-thinking abilities.
  • Strong communication skills, including strategic information sharing.
  • Interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with colleagues and staff.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
  • Professional attitude and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to read computer screens and mail.

Physical Demands:

  • Professional and deadline-oriented environment in an office setting.
  • Interaction with staff and campus partners.

Additional Duties:
Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this job description at any time. The job description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee(s) holding this position. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by their supervisor.

To apply:
Please CLICK HERE to submit your resume, cover letter and three professional references.

The Foundation does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, disability, genetic information, military status or membership in other protected groups. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including but not limited to selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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