Prospect Research Analyst

RAND Corporation
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Membership, Prospect Research, Programs, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Information Systems
Employment Type
Full Time

The RAND Corporation is seeking a Prospect Research Analyst to support RAND Development’s fundraising objectives. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Advancement Services, this individual will oversee prospect research and moves management for a wide range of portfolios on the Development team. The successful candidate will be highly detailed oriented, able to communicate effectively, able to work well in a team environment, and experienced in prospect research best practices. 

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Design and prepare professional, in-depth research profiles of donors, prospects and board candidates for Development staff and RAND leadership Coordinate proactive research projects to identify new donor prospects for Development Officer portfolios Lead moves management meetings  Vet new donors and work with General Counsel to ensure new donor procedures are followed Prepare prospect management reports  Assess prospect pyramid structure; provide guidance to Development leadership regarding Development Officer portfolio composition Organize cleanup projects and create missing data reports Oversee prospect assignment and stage entry for Development Officer portfolios Create documentation and guides in partnership with Salesforce Administrator and the Senior Manager, Advancement Services  Train new employees and hold regular refresher trainings for team members on prospect research and moves management procedures Other special projects as assigned


    Demonstrated experience in prospect research required; Ability to design and prepare professional research profiles;  Knowledge of prospect research platforms and tools; Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills to interact effectively with staff; Strong problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, curiosity, openness to learning and flexibility; Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products; Must be able to pass a background check: Sophisticated operating knowledge of moves management systems strongly preferred; Experience using a CRM or donor database preferred; 

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree required


3-5 years of relevant experience required


Santa Monica, CA or off-site

Diversity at RAND

Diversity, equity, and inclusivity are essential operating principles at RAND. We are committed to maintaining a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff, where individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths. This commitment is guided by an organization-wide framework for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and paired with significant investments to sustain and center these principles in leadership, research, and community and stakeholder engagement. An advisory council comprised of staff at all levels provides critical feedback and perspective on the organization's diversity, equity, and inclusion plans and activities. Employee Resource Groups are staff-driven grassroots communities that seek to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at RAND by facilitating community, connection, and a greater sense of belonging and well-being among colleagues. In our recruitment and retention efforts, we seek unique backgrounds, original views, and diversity in academic training, work experience, and ideological outlook.

Equal Opportunity Employer: race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/vet


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