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Prospect Research Analyst (Advancement Services Analyst)

California, United States
$62,700.00 - $93,500.00
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Position Type
Fundraising, Prospect Research
Other Fields, Research
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 conduct prospect research and moves management for a range of portfolios on the Development team, mainly focusing on foundation research. 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 foundations, donors, prospects and board candidates for Development staff and RAND leadership

  • Coordinate proactive research projects to identify new donor/foundation 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;

  • Foundation research experience desired;

  • 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

AS/AA required; Bachelor's degree preferred


3-5 years of relevant experience required

Salary Range


RAND considers a variety of factors when formulating an offer, including but not limited to, the specific role and associated responsibilities; a candidate’s work experience, education/training, skills, expertise; and internal equity. The salary range includes base pay plus RAND’s sabbatic pay (which provides additional compensation above base pay when vacation is taken). In addition, RAND provides strong benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, paid time-off and more.


Santa Monica, CA or off-site


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

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