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Prospect Research Analyst Cal State LA

  • Full Time
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • $50,040 - $60,168 USD / Year
  • Salary: $50,040 - $60,168

Cal State LA

Another Source’s client, California State University, Los Angeles, is recruiting a Prospect Research Analyst to join their team. This position offers a hybrid work schedule of being on site three days a week/ two days at home.


Here’s a little about the California State University, Los Angeles and the position they are recruiting for:


Cal State LA is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We are ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of our students.


Learn more about California State University, Los Angeles here:
​​About the role:

Reporting to the Associate Director of Prospect Management, Research and Analytics (ADPMRA), you 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, you 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. You will use your analysis of data to create comprehensive prospective donor research profiles, event bios, due-diligence screenings, and other requested reports. (This position is internally titled: Prospect Research and Data Analyst.)


The anticipated yearly salary range for this position is $50,040 – $60,168.


What you will be doing:

60% Prospect Research Duties:
Conduct in-depth financial and biographical research on individuals using various sources, as well as in-house files, documents, including media, print, news and trending reports.
Use the results of Target Analytics modeling and wealth screenings. Assist with the validation of wealth screening assets and other indicators in ResearchPoint and use the integration features of ResearchPoint to keep Raiser’s Edge up to date.
Identify and qualify individuals as prospective major gift donors consistent with the priorities of the University and ensure fundraising staff has an on-going supply of prospects and information to meet the University-wide fundraising goals.
Compose confidential, in-depth profiles on individuals and prepare bios for events and special meetings.
20 % Data Mining and Analytics
Use data mining and data analytics of the Raiser’s Edge database and free and paid resources to identify donor prospects.
10% Database Maintenance
Assist with database cleanup tasks and projects using higher level functions of the Raiser’s Edge database to create and update records, such as adding alumni education records, adding bio-demographic information found in LexisNexis, deceasing individuals, and merging records as needed.
5% Reports and back up support:
Run the bi-annual graduate candidate and alumni transfer imports into Raiser’s Edge using ImportOmatic.
Back up support: Be able to serve as the back-up person to the Associate Director of Prospect Management, Research and Analytics. ​
What skills you will bring:

​​​​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.
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.
Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team in a diverse environment.​​​
​​Understanding of what type of information is required for prospect research profiles on wealth and philanthropic interest evaluation and where to find that information on the internet and in paid sources.
Understanding of how wealth screenings and modeling scores work to identify prospects and gain an understanding of their giving capacity.
Ability to identify and analyze key indicators of wealth and engagement and how to qualify prospects. Understanding of the University’s funding priorities.
Understanding what key elements are tracked in the database and are indicators of engagement and philanthropic interest.
Knowledge of where best sources (on-line and print) are to gather current information on prospects and funding opportunities.
Ability to learn and run the ImportOmatic software tool to upload key biographic and degree information of graduate candidates and alumni in mass into Raiser’s Edge.
Self-starter; being able to startup on own with little to no guidance.
Preferred 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.​

What’s in it for you:

California State University, Los Angeles offers a comprehensive benefits package for fulltime staff including:

AD&D and Life Insurance
Fee Waiver
Learn more about the benefits here:


Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination:

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.


Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis.  We are committed to building inclusive candidate pools as we partner with hiring teams. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As you read through the job posting and review the list of qualifications (required and/or preferred), please do not self-select out if you feel you do not meet every qualification. No one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to apply and share your story with us.

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