Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.
The (Senior) Prospect Development Analyst is a member of the team within University Advancement that ensures the optimal distribution of prospective donors to fundraiser portfolios and provides information and insights required to manage our relationship with these constituents. The (Senior) Prospect Development Analyst will join a team of professionals who bring diverse skills and experiences in prospect research, relationship management, and data analysis to deliver best-in-class internal consulting to the entire advancement organization.
The Analyst will collaborate with Prospect Development team members as well as colleagues across University Advancement to provide outreach prioritization, prospect identification, ad-hoc data querying, and report development for discovery and cultivation of donors at all levels, but with a specific focus on Leadership and Annual giving. This position may work closely with one or several teams of frontline fundraisers.
Create lists on an ad-hoc basis as requested by prospect development team members or fundraising partners.
Analyze data to help drive prospect discovery and prioritize the top prospective donors for qualification by development staff.
Utilize CRM tools to increase the efficiency of the prospect development team's work.
Develop reports to track donor activity, fundraiser metrics, and internal processes.
Meet with development officers to ensure a clear understanding of fundraising goals and present data-informed recommendations.
Assist in the maintenance of fundraiser portfolios and discovery pools, including through the use of batch upload tools.
Partner with new development officers to develop and establish new portfolios, and transition portfolios following development staffing changes.
Analyze fundraiser portfolio activity to evaluate the success of outreach strategy.
Foster a process-oriented mindset on the prospect development. This may include documenting business processes and centralizing resources.
Monitor a variety of sources, including relevant websites, government documents, newspapers, periodicals, screening data, and leads from development officers to identify new prospective donors.
Evaluate prospective donors' capacity to give to Boston College.
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
This position requires a Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of related professional experience for the first level Analyst, 3-5 years of related professional experience for the second level Analyst, and for the Senior level, 5+ years of related professional experience. Aptitude for analysis and understanding of data and databases is critical. Experience with SQL and PowerBI is preferred but not required. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and experience with Blackbaud CRM or Evertrue is a plus. Education and experience equivalencies will be considered.
Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal, and work planning skills are required. A sense of curiosity and an ability to work as a part of a cohesive team are also key prerequisites. This position involves work with highly confidential information where complete discretion is required.
Must be highly motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education and have an appreciation for Jesuit Catholic education and the goals and values of Boston College.
The office of University Advancement supports the mission of Boston College by promoting a culture of inclusion that values each individual. Our recruiting practices support that commitment to build diverse teams reflecting our community; students, alumni, parents and friends of Boston College.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.