Prospect Research Analyst, CSU, Sacramento

Working Title

Prospect Research Analyst

Classification Title

Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Ex I

Job Summary

Working under the direction of the Director of Advancement Services and Operations, the Prospect Research Analyst is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive research program that identifies, assigns and qualifies potential and current donors (individuals, corporations, foundations) who have the capacity to provide philanthropic support to the University. This position serves as a key partner with fundraisers and senior managers, providing relevant information to help facilitate strategy development, engagement and solicitation of prospective and current donors.


Exempt – This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Classification Salary Range

$3,897 – $6,647 monthly

Hiring Range

$3,897 – $5,000

Salary Grade/Range




Is this position Hourly or Intermittent?


Regular or Temporary


Full Time or Part Time

Full Time

Pay Plan


Work Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Hours may vary based on Division needs.

Department Information

Minimum Qualifications

Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Required Qualifications

1. Experience writing concise, detailed documents based on research and analytics.
2. Prospect research experience in a higher education setting, or a combination of related experience in comparable setting.
3. Experience using database applications such as alumni/development databases (e.g. Ellucian Advance), wealth screening databases (e.g. Target Analytics), Lexis/Nexis, Dun & Bradstreet, Foundation Center, etc. or similar applications
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
4. Computer proficiency with proven ability to use standard office software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) and Internet search engines.
5. Knowledge of philanthropic principles and practices.
6. Excellent interpersonal, presentation and facilitation skills.
7. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
8. Organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
9. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
10. Ability to deal with confidential matters with tact and sensitivity.
Conditions of Employment
– Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications

11. Proven proficiency in computer applications or other tools to create reports (e.g. BRIO, Crystal, Cognos, etc.).
12. Bachelor’s Degree or higher in library and information science, marketing research, journalism, social science, business or similar field.

Physical Demands

Required Licenses/Certifications

Is Background Check Required


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