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Prospect Research Analyst

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/07/23

Job Description

Prospect Research Analyst

Job No: 521935
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Temporary, Full Time

Job Summary

The Prospect Research Analyst is responsible for researching, analyzing data, collecting, and compiling background materials, data-mining reports and focused research on friends, parents, alumni and potential contributors to California State University, Long Beach. Under the general guidance of the Assistant Director of Prospect Research, the incumbent also performs related duties including proactive prospect identification, system updates, and prospect management updates to include contact report review, prospect record updates, and proposal tracking.
Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct the prospect research required to support the needs of the Division of University Relations and Development by compiling background materials, focused research (full biographies, donor profiles, data-mining reports/inquiries, and summary paragraphs, etc.).
  • Assist in proactively identifying major gift prospects.
  • Collaborate with Prospect Research Data Analyst in data mining our prospect pool in Advance and proactive pipeline assignment.
  • Maintain prospect tracking data, review contact reports, enter/update proposals and accurately maintain prospect assignments.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Familiarity with biographic and financial research techniques using both printed and on-line sources. Preferred knowledge and understanding of SEC documents. Familiarity with basic fundraising techniques. Demonstrated customer-service orientation. Computer literacy, preferably with MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Access. Familiarity with computerized fundraising record systems, preferably Ellucian Advance Web platform. Maintains a safe work environment. Communicates with the University community in a civil manner

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of related experience required. Prospect research and/or prospect management experience in a charitable fundraising environment or academic fundraising experience desirable.


Advancement Services

Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Nonexempt

The salary range for this classification is $3,518 to $6,791 per month.

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

Full-time temporary position for (1) year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy

The 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 as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, 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.

Application Closes: Jan 06, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.