SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST, Resource Development, to provide strategic information to MIT’s fund-raising community to ensure that fund-raising efforts are focused on working with the right donors for the right gifts at the right time. Will partner with the giving officers to prioritize their portfolios, assist with challenging cases, assess prospect viability and identify and provide key information they need on their prospects to move each case forward; prepare confidential research on major prospects to be solicited by MIT’s senior officers, providing a clear and succinct presentation of the relevant information to facilitate the officer's ability to form long and productive donor relationships; analyze complex financial and employment information to establish or re-evaluate gift capacity ratings for major prospects; and conduct projects to identify prospects for particular initiatives or campaign priorities. The position involves close contact with relationship managers, functional supervisor, and fellow research staff members.
REQUIRED: undergraduatedegree; minimum of four years' work experience; two years of research experience; experience with computers, preferably the Macintosh, and standard office software (MS Office); strong research and writing skills; ability to analyze and synthesize information, particularly to evaluate and interpret financial data and individual wealth indicators; familiarity with standard references; ability to interact effectively with others for the purpose of soliciting information and prioritizing work assignments; organizational skills; initiative; ability to meet deadlines and work under time constraints; experience with on-line databases; and a strong commitment to accuracy; and excellent judgment. Experience in development research and familiarity with international research are preferred. Job #15042-N