Carnegie Mellon University seeks an Advancement Research Analyst – International in Pittsburgh, PA responsible for researching and profiling individual, corporate and/or foundation donors and prospects to support fundraising and development efforts, with particular emphasis on international constituents in China.
- Performing international Chinese-specific prospect research, analysis and synthesis of information to assess prospect giving potential, interests and possible solicitors;
- Evaluating, organizing, and editing verified and extrapolated data into comprehensive standardized dossiers;
- Identifying and qualifying new/potential major gift prospects in China through the implementation of various existing and self-designed prospecting strategies;
- Assisting gift officers, assistant and associate vice presidents for advancement in devising strategies for cultivation and solicitation of prospects in China;
- Performing prospect tracking and daily information maintenance, including monitoring various media sources for donor and prospect information and activities in English and Chinese language;
- Identifying and evaluating articles for circulation to other staff members or storage in advancement files, including verifying facts for advancement staff and for senior management as well as identifying possible new prospects discovered through publication reviews;
- Managing and leading complex research projects, including supervising and training others and playing a key role in the establishment of priorities and goals of the department and in decision-making.processes.
- Must have a bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, or a Liberal Arts field.
- Must be proficient in Chinese language and have two (2) years of research-generated analysis experience, including two (2) years: (i) navigating various information sources and databases; and (ii) analyzing and synthesizing information from various sources and presenting it effectively.
- Must also have knowledge of: (i) development, research, and prospect management practices; and (ii) Chinese business customs/manner of doing business.