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Research Analyst (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - University of Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £25,728 to £29,799
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th August 2018
Closes: 23rd August 2018
Job Ref: DH15754

This role is offered on a fixed term tenure for a period of 1 year.

The Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations Office is the alumni relations and fundraising arm of the University, responsible for raising major philanthropic gifts and building and sustaining lifelong links between Cambridge and its worldwide community of more than 300,000 alumni and supporters. With an outstanding track record of securing philanthropic income and overall responsibility for coordinating University-wide development campaigns, raising funds to support schools, faculties, departments and other central University institutions.

The Research Analyst undertakes research that supports the strategic engagement of the University’s alumni and friends for the purpose of fundraising. Also providing research to the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, academics, volunteers and members of the Development and Alumni Relations office. Using internal data to evaluate and utilise external information sources to compile concise yet informative profiles to aid in the development of the strategy to engage a prospective donor and cultivate towards a gift to Collegiate Cambridge.

This role will appeal to those with an interest in the intersection between sociology, economics and philanthropy. Engaging natural curiosity the successful candidate will leverage an interest in current affairs with the ability to spot connections and networks.

Working with a successful team of Analysts the successful candidate will have the opportunity to refine existing skills and to learn how the right information at the right time applied in the right way can have a transformational difference to a University, its institutions, departments and schools.

If you are currently in a role which demands an eye for dynamics in the flow of information or have transferable skills which will you would like to refine to a finer level of judgement then this role is likely to be one which will interest you as we engage in a tactical requirement to decide what information is relevant rather than attempting to handle all available information. 

You will have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to work with professional and academic colleagues. Educated to degree level, with interest or experience in fundraising or related field with a flexible and methodical approach to work; an eye for detail and the ability to work effectively on your own initiative and as a member of a team, often operating under pressure.

Excellent IT skills and a thorough understanding, interest and empathy for academic affairs and culture and the workings and decision making processes of the University

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