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Prospect Research and Data Analyst

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Work type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Job No: 520987; 11/08/2022

Prospect Research and Data Analyst
Administrative Analyst/Specialist Exempt I
University Advancement

Salary Range: $4,170 - $7,545/Monthly

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; some evenings and weekends; exempt classification.

Essential Functions: Reporting to the Associate Director of Prospect Management, Research and Analytics (ADPMRA), the incumbent will spend time identifying, researching, and qualifying individuals as major gift prospects consistent with the priorities of the University. To accomplish these tasks and ensure the fundraising staff has an on-going supply of prospects to meet the University’s fundraising goals, the incumbent will conduct comprehensive research and analysis using free and paid prospect research tools such as LexisNexis, ResearchPoint, Target Analytics, and LiveAlumni, as well as the constituent relationship management database, Raiser’s Edge. The incumbent will use their analysis of data to create comprehensive prospective donor research profiles, event bios, due-diligence screenings, and other requested reports. In the Raiser’s Edge database, the incumbent will update and upload constituent information and create new individual and organizational constituent records, and proactively audit data and work to ensure correct entry of data changes and updates to help assure data integrity. As part of the Advancement Services team, the incumbent will work with the Director of Advancement Services and gift processing staff to research and confirm uncertain bio-demographic information, analyze and remove duplicate records, and other appropriate high-level access functions in the Raiser’s Edge database. The incumbent will also be responsible for the bi-annual graduate candidate and alumni transfer imports, working closely with the department of Administrative Technology alongside the ADPMRA. They will manage daily Google alerts and work with other departments at Cal State LA to determine accuracy of alumni information. The prospect research and data analyst will assist the ADPMRA with preparing materials for monthly prospect management meetings and serve as back-up to the ADPMRA while they are away. University Advancement positions require staff to work with highly confidential and sensitive information. Successful candidates should have a working knowledge and appreciation for highly confidential information and data. The incumbent will follow any Cal State LA University Advancement policies and procedures, and those outlines by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA). This position is exempt, and telecommuting may be available, up to two days a week, should the campus determine that telecommuting is operationally feasible; however, the incumbent will be required to be in person for events, division meetings, and any other days the division deems fit to come into the office outside of normal remote workdays. Hybrid schedule up for renewal annually.

Required Qualifications & Experience: A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and two years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs. Incumbent must possess: prior experience using paid prospect research tools (i.e. ResearchPoint, LexisNexis, LiveAlumni, and/or other resources); thorough knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling, along with the ability to effectively write and present reports and other documents in a professional manner; proficiency in online research from multiple data sources with the ability to interpret, analyze, and summarize complex biographical and financial data for a fundraising operation; demonstrated technical proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite software; prior experience working with constituent relationship management databases; ability to take initiative and manage multiple projects using excellent organizational and time management skills to meet deadlines; ability to handle confidential and sensitive information at all times; and ability to work collaboratively as part of a team in a diverse environment.

Incumbent must demonstrate an interest or ability in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who may apply for the position.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Desired Qualifications: Prior experience researching individuals in a higher education fundraising organization. Experience working with Raiser’s Edge and using Query and ImportOmatic in the Raiser’s Edge database. Thorough knowledge of ResearchPoint wealth screening results and Target Analytics modeling scores. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel formulas and PivotTables.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on 11/22/2022 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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