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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 2152452
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

499024 - Prospect Research Technician (Research Technician I)

Classificaiton: Research Technician I
Department: Central Development
Sub-Division: University Advancement
Salary Range: $3,103 - $5,618 per month (Anticipated hiring range is $3,103 - $3,333 per month)
Appointment Type: Temporary
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday Friday, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM; this is a temporary position to end on or before June 30, 2022 with a possibility of renewal on an annual basis if funds and/or program needs exist.

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to Californias revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:
University Advancement serves Cal State Fullerton by building and strengthening relationships with the communities we serve to encourage advocacy, investment and support of the University, its mission, goals and programs in support of student and alumni success. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Prospect Research Technician (Research Technician I). The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Reporting to the Director of Prospect Research and Strategy, the Prospect Research Technician is responsible for gathering, compiling and analyzing prospect research data, assisting in the coordination of prospect identification, donor prospect reporting and analysis, general office coordination and travel and procurement card tracking.

This position performs individual and organizational research and analysis to assist university officials in formulating and developing cultivation and solicitation strategies for major donor prospects. The Prospect Research Technician is also responsible for prospect portfolio distribution and other prospect report distribution to University Advancement staff. This position also has responsibility for campaign organization and, under the direction of management, will help maintain plans and policies in a manner that provides the necessary support to all aspects of the comprehensive campaign. The incumbent will prepare questionnaires and assemble and assist in the collection and preliminary interpretation of field data, devise manuals and assist in the development of tabulation procedures: use statistical common to research and statistical work; prepare data for presentation in graphic, tabular, pictorial, and written form; make preliminary analyses of laws, procedures, and other subjects; write analytical reports and descriptive, non-technical summaries. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelors degree from an accredited four-year college or university including the completion of a course in statistics. Relevant experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. One year of experience in technical research or statistical work. One year of graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public administration, business administration, or engineering may be substituted for the required experience.

Working knowledge of methods used to prepare research reports. Ability to assist with gathering and analyzing of research data, and with the compilation of data for reports and summaries. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports. Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to create and edit publications and proposals and distribute communication via social media.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with research and ability to perform complex data analysis. Experience using ResearchPoint, LexisNexis, and WealthEngine. Work experience in nonprofit or public organizations that receive donated funds, and an awareness of how those funds are solicited, allocated, and used. Knowledge of creating Research biographical profiles, both general and detailed. Ability to maintain files and records. Ability to maintain confidentiality of prospect information and development records. Experience with Blackbaud Raisers Edge NXT and RE software.

Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2021 (9:00 PM)

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