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Research Analyst

University of Ottawa

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted November 12, 2020.

Salary (Grade: 09) Hiring salary range $61714$77,956

Position Purpose

Conduct high-quality research on individuals, corporations and foundations and, based on the results, provides analytical and strategic written recommendations about constituents’ capacity and willingness to be University donors. Performs database manipulation and complex queries, and uses online research tools and databases. Conducts research for data on real estate, stocks and bonds, salary and other indicators of wealth.
Calculates and suggests target gift amounts to senior Development Office staff, staff in other External Relations sectors (including the Vice-President), senior University officials (such as deans), and occasionally, external groups (e.g. communicates with alumni to validate research results and communicates with external research sources such as libraries, stock brokers, real estate agents and government information specialists).

Essential Qualifications

Master’s degree in library science or information management, or equivalent education or work experience
Minimum of one year of prospect research and fundraising experience, preferably in a capital campaign
Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices, and of the Canadian fundraising environment
Ability to synthesize and analyze financial data, reports and wealth indicators (experience using and interpreting corporate financial documents preferred)
Strong knowledge of Internet search engines (e.g. iWave, Google, Foundation Search, etc.) and other print and Internet resources and tools pertaining to prospect research
Strong computer skills (word processing and database manipulation) and ability to learn new systems quickly (knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a strong asset)
Strong sense of initiative and organization, attention to detail, and ability to work well under pressure
Working knowledge of French and English, with fluency (writing, comprehension and speech) in at least one of these two languages
Strong knowledge of and familiarity with the international, national and regional business scene (individuals, corporations and foundations)
Analytical, interpersonal and writing skills
Familiarity with PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act) (a strong asset); ability to use sensitive and confidential information appropriately
Experience providing training to individuals and groups on Internet research topics in both French and English (a strong asset)

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Applications from employees belonging to the bargaining unit SSUO will be considered first. Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies. The University also accepts external applications; they will be selected in second place. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Requirements related to skills and experience are determined by the University of Ottawa, and all positions are subject to relevant laws, collective agreements, and regulations. Please note that we will only communicate with candidates who are chosen for a preselection test or for an interview. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).