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Research Assistant - Student

Position Summary:

The Research Assistant acts as an important part of the prospect analytics and research team. The Research Assistant works directly with all members of the research team to support the Kansas State University Foundation’s (“KSU”, “KSUF”, or “University”) fundraising effort. The Research Assistant will complete special projects relevant to research. This is a temporary part time, non-exempt, student position.

Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Validate matching prospect information and assets to provide a snapshot of potential giving capacity as identified through vendors and other resources to expand the major gift prospect pipeline.
  2. Create custom capacity calculations by interpreting individual wealth indicators, including stock and real estate holdings.
  3. Prepare comprehensive research profiles.
  4. Deal with confidential matters with tact and sensitivity.
  5. Work independently, set priorities, and complete projects within specified timeframes.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and currently enrolled at Kansas State University.
  • Interest for digging into data to learn more (curious mind).
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, tedious attention to detail.
  • Proficient in interpreting and analyzing data.
  • Confidentiality imperative.
  • A valid motor vehicle operator's license and acceptable driving record required.

Travel:

  • No travel required.

Physical Demands:

 

  • Work is primarily sedentary. Must be able to sit for long periods of time. May require occasional physical exertion such as long periods of sitting or standing; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to prioritize tasks, problem solve, work independently, and work well under pressure.
  • Previous internship experience is a plus.

 

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