Website Regis University
Sr. Prospect Research Analyst
Northwest Denver Campus
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Requested Start Date for this Position:
02/01/2024 – 1 month to go
Northwest Denver Campus
Full-time or Part-time:
Reporting to the AVP, Advancement Services, the Senior Prospect Development Analyst is responsible for identifying and assessing prospects capable of contributing major gifts to Regis University. The position supports pipeline development using industry best practices and proven techniques and methodologies to ensure fundraising priorities have highly populated, strategic, accessible, and well-organized prospect portfolios. This position will also be responsible for writing biographies and briefings for campus leadership to support philanthropic gift discussions. Regular engagement with team members and senior leadership in collaborative strategic planning activities is of paramount importance.
Working at Regis University
As Regis employees, we embrace our Jesuit Catholic values of respect, inclusion and equity, and welcome employees, faculty and students from all faiths and cultures. Together, we perform our duties in alignment with the mission of the University and seek dedicated individuals to contribute to and strengthen that mission and our service to students.
Take a moment to consider our Total Rewards package:
– A generous tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and dependents
– Paid Mission leave to give employees time to volunteer in the community
– Options for flexible work
– Additional time off each year when the University closes for Winter Break
– Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a resume, cover letter and list of references with your application. Current employees, please submit an application by logging into Workday. Click on the Career Worklet and access the internal site.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Prospect Research and Management
Collect, analyzes, and synthesize information from internal and external sources to assess biographical data, philanthropic tendencies, giving propensity and connections to Regis
Proactively identify, research, and qualify existing donors and prospects to support the portfolios of major gift officers (MGOs)
Generate donor profiles and briefings for events and meetings to assist MGOs in qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
Prepare reports and advise the advancement team on trends and other analyses to support development events, fundraising strategies, solicitations, and special projects
Manage, develop, implement, and coordinate methodologies for prospect research, criteria for analysis and review, and systems for distribution of reports and data analysis
Help develop best practices and provide training materials related to prospect management policies and procedures
Work in coordination with the AVPs of University Advancement and Advancement Services to develop new reporting tools and to continuously improve existing tools to meet business needs
Work with leadership and consultants on priority fundraising initiatives
Implement new research techniques and keep current of industry standards as defined by Apra, AASP, CASE, and other advancement professional organizations
Manage infrastructure and systematize process to continually review and prioritize pooled prospects in order to maintain prospect movement through the pipeline
Serve as consultant and subject matter expert to MGOs with a focus on the optimization of portfolios through strategic portfolio review sessions
Develop ongoing analysis to prioritize and refine pools of donors and prospects interested in
Develop and drive moves management and proposal tracking system and process in database.
Partner to recommend and assign prospects to relationship managers and work to refresh and manage existing portfolios
Input data into the CRM with the highest standards of accuracy and integrity with a focus on prospect research-related data
Collaborate with AVP and stakeholders to design and create tools to optimize prospect identification efforts
Create, develop, implement, and continuously improve prospect management system within CRM (Salesforce)
Collaborate with Advancement Services team to import 3rd party vendor data to update wealth screening and demographic information
Work with Advancement Services to ensure complete, accurate, and timely updates of information in CRM related to biographical, business, research notes, and prospect management data
Continuing Education & Skill Development
Identify opportunities for skill development and continuing education
Maintain active membership and engagement with relevant professional development associations
Attend educational webinars and conferences as appropriate
Three to five years relevant experience and/or training, in advancement services functions focused on conducting prospect development
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education or equivalent professional experience. (The educational requirement may be substituted with professional experience on a year-for-year basis)
Proficiency and experience with computers required with a strong understanding of Microsoft products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
Minimum 2 years experience with ResearchPoint, iWave,Windfall, or other wealth analytics systems
Experience using query tools to extract data from databases
Demonstrate ability to become fluent with CRM systems. Experience with Salesforce NPSP is desired.
The following skills, abilities and physical requirements can be performed with or without accommodation.
Active Listening â€” Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Social Perceptiveness â€”Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking â€”Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Coordinationâ€”Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
Critical Thinking â€” Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehensionâ€”Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Decision Making – Making independent decisions daily, addressing the best way to handle specific tasks.
Communication and Collaboration – Collaborating with other support personnel and management on a regular basis.
Organizational Skills – Knowing how to prioritize tasks to stay organized.
Problem Solving â€” Identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Law and Governmentâ€”General knowledge of relevant laws and government regulations.
Mathematics – A working knowledge of quantitative skills and their application.
Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension – The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Recognition – The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Written Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Deductive Reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to reach a logical conclusion.
Speech Clarity – The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Inductive Reasoning – The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Problem Sensitivity – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Fluency of Ideas – The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Diversity and Inclusion – Ability to create and maintain an atmosphere of inclusive excellence that celebrates our diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives.
Hearing – The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds and identify and understand the speech of another person.
Vision – The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer) and see details at a distance.
Mobility – The ability to travel easily between campuses or buildings within each campus.
Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work. Some local, regional, and/or national travel may be required.
Why work at Regis?
Benefits Guide – Fiscal year 23-24 or
$60,00 to $65,000/annually commensurate with qualifications.
Since 1877, Regis University has been using our Jesuit background to provide an education for men and women of all ages and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: “How ought we to live?” Regis University’s Northwest Campus is the main campus and administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thornton, Colorado and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance learning initiatives.
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