The Office of Institutional Engagement (IE) at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) comprises individual, corporate, foundation and government fundraising; donor relations and stewardship; alumni, parents relations, and partners with these diverse constituents to advance RISD's mission. We seek an experienced Senior Prospect Development Analyst to provide research and analysis of prospects and proactively identify new prospective donors specific to fundraising objectives for the college and affiliated museum. This role will analyze organizational data, including donor trends and organizational performance, to provide actionable intelligence to IE leadership. The ideal candidate will synthesize information into written and/or visually compelling presentations focused on RISD's fundraising goals. The Senior Prospect Development Analyst will strategize and partner with Philanthropy Officers to support the development of high-potential prospect portfolios, as well as maintain prospect-tracking systems.
Identifies, qualifies, and researches prospects to ascertain their potential philanthropic support to RISD. Provide background and financial assessment information for prospect visits by Philanthropy Officers, the President, the Museum Director, and others as needed.
Manages prospect progress through cultivation cycle. Implements business processes for prospect and pipeline data tracking; ensures prospect portfolios contain a mix of prospects at appropriate stages with up-to-date information; partners with Philanthropy Officers to review prospect portfolios on a regular basis and develops ongoing portfolio maintenance solutions.
Provides analysis of complex results and/or activities, including analysis of donor trends, interests, giving capacity, affinity, overall prospect pool composition, and Philanthropy Officer performance, and makes recommendations for Institutional Engagement resource allocation and campaign planning.
Partners with reporting colleagues to develop and refine automated reports on prospect and pipeline tracking, Philanthropy Officer performance-to-goal, and campaign progress.
Responsible for developing and maintaining a streamlined system of storing confidential information on prospects, including alumni and friends.
Maintains a queue of requests and a tracking system of activities.
Trains Development Officers on prospect management and proposal policies, and on the entry, tracking, and management of their activity in Raiser's Edge.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum two years of experience in a development office of an institution of higher education or other non-profit organization required.
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with research and analysis methodologies and data visualization techniques. Excellent interpersonal skills.
Requires an ability to investigate, interpret, and compile personal and confidential data and present information in a clear and cohesive manner.
Must be detail-oriented with an inquiring mind and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to use independent judgment and to work in a collaborative team environment, exhibiting good listening skills and responsiveness.
Proficiency with databases and data visualization tools required. Strong mathematical and analysis skills.
35 hours per week, 12 months per year
Documents Needed to Apply:
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
For internal use only - Job Family:
Development - Operations
Internal Number: R-00465
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.