Prospect Management and Research Analyst


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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267


Company Description:
Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

Prospect Management and Research Analyst
$53,000 to $64,000 Per Year
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree
two years transferable experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience required

The Office of College Relations is accepting applications for a Research Analyst in Advancement Operations. Under the supervision of the Director of Prospect Management & Analytics, the Analyst provides a wide range of professional services for Advancement Operations and other campus stakeholders. The Analyst supports the College’s fund-raising program by identifying potential donors who are capable of providing major gift level support ($250K+) to Williams.

The Office of College Relations works to create lifelong, mutually supportive relationships that enrich the College. The work of this group includes the areas of development, alumni relations, donor relations, and career services. Advancement Operations provides and manages information technology, strategic direction, and computer support services for the Office of College Relations in support of this mission.

Williams is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty and staff.  Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. 


  • Analyze complex source materials in order to set capacity ratings for prospective donors;
  • Organize/conduct regular portfolio review meetings with Development Officers;
  • Create and monitor news alerts on prospects using various resources;
  • Strategize on the utilization of data fields related to prospects and assist in report building & testing;
  • Compose due diligence and biographical reports.


  • Bachelors’ degree plus at least two years transferable experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience required;
  • Experience in prospect management/research preferred;
  • Excellent written communication skills for report writing;
  • Eagerness to participate in a mission-driven liberal arts college community committed to diversity;
  • Must perform with a high degree of accuracy, professionalism and confidentiality; 
  • An ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work under deadlines; 
  • Analytical aptitude and an ability to digest and synthesize raw data;
  • Excellent command of Excel and other office productivity software;
  • Understanding how to use data visualization tools to disseminate information.

Hybrid work arrangements may be possible with up to two days a week worked remotely from locations in MA, CT, VT, or NY.  This position is not eligible for fully remote work.

Application review will begin on August 9, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Pay range is from $53,000 to $64,000, commensurate with experience. Job band 3-B.  Please visit to apply.

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption and participation in our testing program is required as a condition of employment at Williams.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at


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