Research Analyst

Position Title: 
Research Analyst
Organization Name: 
Miami University Ohio

Job Description:

The Division of University Advancement at Miami University is looking for new team members who want to make an impact on the lives and experiences of our students through philanthropy. Miami University is a public university founded in 1809 with over 200,000 alumni and 20,000 enrolled students. With the recent launch of the public phase of the $1B For Love. For Honor. FOR THOSE WHO WILL. Campaign, its most ambitious campaign to date, we are looking for
two Research Analysts to help us achieve our campaign goals.

The Research Analyst is a member of the Office of Development within the Division of University Advancement, reporting directly to the Director of Prospect Development. The Prospect Development unit assists Miami University’s fundraising efforts by leading prospect research efforts, establishing and enforcing prospect management practices,
overseeing performance management, and using analytics to help the University achieve its top priorities. The scope of prospect development tasks and duties is determined by the Assistant Vice President of Campaign Services and the Senior Associate Vice President of Development.

In alignment with Miami University’s statement on Diversity and Inclusion, University Advancement is committed to and fully embraces the philosophy and belief that a diverse community is among an institution's greatest strengths. The Division of University Advancement is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where all people feel safe, valued, and respected. To view our full statement including our specific commitments, please visit our website:

Note: After a mandatory training period on campus, this position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.


Job Duties:

• Provides prospect development support to the Division and college/units in an appropriate and timely fashion.
• Researches and analyzes Miami’s constituency (individuals and organizations) to determine gift potential and volunteer interests.
• Holds regular meetings with assigned Development staff to discuss prospect development needs and review portfolios and pipelines.
• Creates briefing documents for travel and events.
• Reviews push technology and print publications to make appropriate database updates regarding Miami’s constituency in accordance to industry best practices.
• Analyzes, summarizes, and compiles news articles for daily internal communication.
• Keeps abreast of prospect development methods and resources. Attends training sessions and networks with other prospect development professionals via organizational memberships, conferences, and electronic mailing lists focusing on prospect development and fundraising issues.
• Strategizes and implements means of maintaining and promoting the utmost in data integrity.
• Provides training on prospect development-related topics to Development staff and University Advancement personnel.
• Assists with divisional projects, serves on related committees, and performs other duties as assigned.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 8, 2022