Prospect Research Assistant - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Research Assistant is a member of the Prospect Research department within the University Advancement Division. The Research Assistant reports directly to the Director of Prospect Research. The research unit assists with the division's fundraising efforts and alumni outreach programs by identifying and researching prospective donors and volunteers from Miami's constituency base. The scope of research tasks and duties is determined by the division vice president and director of advancement services.


Research donors and prospective donors to determine gift potential and volunteer interests.
- Collaborate regularly with various Development staff members to provide timely and appropriate support for their managed prospect portfolios, including strategy, management and follow-up.
- Keep abreast of research methods and resources by attending training sessions and networking with other research professionals via organizational memberships, conferences, and electronic mailing lists focusing on prospect research and fundraising issues.
- Provide training on research-related issues to Development staff and others in University Advancement.
- Assist in departmental special projects as needed.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; excellent written and oral communication skills. Computer literacy especially in relation to Windows 95, database systems, MS Office products (especially MS Word, MS Excel and MS Access), Lexis-Nexis and other internet search tools.

Preferred Qualifications

One year related experience in research or development/alumni relations, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

Keyword Phrases

  • Advancement Services
  • Prospect Research Assistant
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Development and Fund Raising
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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