Researcher (AA/S – Exempt II), Development – Recruitment # 2999
California State University Dominguez Hills was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University System. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of approximately 14,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.
Conditions of Employment:
Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.
Candidates must pass a Live Scan (fingerprinting) background check as a requirement of employment.
Employment is contingent upon candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Full-time, permanent (probationary) position.
The Division of University Advancement is charged with developing relationships with external constituencies that will lead to greater human and financial resources for the University. The areas of University Advancement include Alumni Relations, Government & Community Relations, Ceremonies & Events, Development, Annual Campaigns, Advancement Services and University Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs.
Major Job Duties:
Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President of Development, the researcher compiles comprehensive and detailed research on known and potential individuals, foundations and corporate prospects to meet ongoing development needs and identify prospective major donors; collects, analyzes and conveys relevant information via biographical sketches, prospect profiles, summaries and briefings and ensures relevant information is recorded in University's mainframe database. Keeps abreast of the activities and initiatives underway at the university. Write a variety of research documents and reports, interpret and synthesize large volumes of information and complex financial, legal and technical language into easily comprehensible information. Evaluate research tools and emerging technologies and keep abreast of trends in the field of prospect research. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of prospect research methods and resources. Advanced analytical skills to synthesize a high volume of information from a variety of sources and perform complex analysis to interpret financial data and individual wealth indicators, identify philanthropic patterns, and relationships among individuals, corporations and foundations. Experience using information databases and search techniques related to prospect research. Experience with relational databases. Working knowledge of fundraising processes. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, with attention to accuracy. Strong interpersonal skills. Detailed oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to set priorities and handle multiple projects, often working with multiple deadlines and competing requirements. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with co-workers and colleagues; must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality; must demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness. Proficient use of available resources including but not limited to, alumni and development records, Lexis-Nexis, various print media, public records and direct interaction with appropriate internal and external staff.
Additional Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Familiarity with general business terminology, financial description; an understanding of and ability to interpret corporate annual reports and proxies; knowledge of different search techniques; familiarity with relevant ethics policies.
Raisers Edge experience preferred.
Certification: Valid Drivers License.
Specialized Materials: The position activities may require the use of the following equipment, machinery, tools, vehicles or office equipment:
Computer, various business software including Word, Excel, Power Point, and other PC and MAC software programs and the Universitys mainframe programs.
Experience and Education:
Required Education: Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training.
Preferred Education: Master's degree in a field related to data, business or strategic thinking.
Required Experience: Administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
Preferred Experience: Two years experience in development/prospect research.
Salary Range: The salary range for this classification is $4,693 - $7,617 monthly.
Full health insurance package provided and fixed benefit retirement program available.
How to apply: You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job web site at http://www.csudh.edu/employment/ . Click on "view job opportunities" under "New and returning applicants." View the list of jobs and click on the one with the job title listed above. Deadline to apply is Monday, March 6, 2017
CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity /ADA Employer.
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Human Resources Management
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747
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