• Research Analyst, Development (NYC Office or Remote Opportunity)

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/1/2019 10:33 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Professional - Development
  • Company Overview

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
    For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    MSK’s Office of Development is building a best-in-class decision science and prospect development operation to support our dynamic fundraising operation.  With millions of engaged donors mobilized to support th

    e fight against cancer, prospect development at MSK is both a remarkable opportunity and a worthwhile challenge.


    The Research Analyst is a strategy partner for a group of individual and institutional giving officers, collaborating with officers and prospect development team members to assemble, evaluate, refine, and communicate information relevant to raising funds to support Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  Research analysts may be deployed on high-volume prospect identification projects, in-depth research guided by the needs of the solicitation cycle, or a combination of both approaches.


    You will:

    • Identify, evaluate, and communicate relevant information from MSK systems and external resources to facilitate fundraising strategy. Examples of key areas of prospect research include financial status, professional and personal background, social connections, philanthropic priorities, current and historical relationships with MSK, and potential reputational risks inherent in MSK's engagement with particular constituents. 
    • Ensure the outcome of research work is stored effectively and efficiently in the CRM database.
    • Collect, analyze, and interpret complex financial information from a wide variety of sources, including business and legal documents, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, and state property assessors.
    • Based on this information, rate the financial capacity of donors and prospective donors to make pledges of various sizes. This determination is key to assignment of constituents to various programs and to overall campaign strategy and planning.
    • Based on a solid understanding of fundraising and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, exercise judgment and make recommendations for next steps relating to assembled intelligence. Examples include recommending appropriate programs for assignment of prospects, connections to facilitate initial contact and engagement, or compelling strategies for solicitation.
    • Work with prospect management and analytics colleagues to adjust and embed research results in campaign planning, at every stage of campaign implementation from preparation to kickoff to wrap up.
    • Working with process improvement team, actively participate in continuous process improvement efforts to streamline prospect development processes

    You are:

    • Experienced evaluating information to make recommendations in a work environment
    • A skilled communicator and collaborator with colleagues having a wide variety of perspectives
    • Imaginative and open-minded about ways technology could be applied to prospect research processes
    • Committed to excellence and continuous improvement

    You have:

    • A master’s degree with at least two years’ experience as a fundraiser or prospect development professional, OR
    • A bachelor’s degree with at least four years’ experience as a fundraiser or prospect development professional, OR
    • A high school diploma with at least seven years’ experience as a fundraiser or prospect development professional
    • Some experience with healthcare philanthropy would be helpful
    • Some experience with international philanthropy would be helpful
    • Some experience with corporate and foundation philanthropy would be helpful #LI-POST


    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


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