Research Analyst

DeVos Institute of Arts Management

The Research Analyst provides research support for the Institute’s consulting practice that operates throughout the United States and abroad.

At any given time, this position provides research and administrative support for a portfolio of 10+ strategy consultancies, supporting the Institute’s principals and team of senior consultants.

This position may be required to travel when traveling is deemed to be safe.


This individual is responsible for the following, primary roles:

  • In addition to the focus described above, provides research and strategy development support across all active consultancies, including, but not limited to, individual donor prospect research, mission analysis, environmental research and analysis, internal analysis and organizational audit, survey development and administration, internal and external stakeholder interviews.

  • Leads research and data analysis, as needed, for Institute special projects

  • Executes technical support for meetings, teleconferences, and webinars

  • Collects, organizes, and maintains client information and materials, research, and other intellectual property required for and developed within in the context of consultancies on the Institute’s network drive and online platforms. (OneNote, SharePoint, Outlook)

  • Manages intern research support, as applicable

  • Provides ad hoc research, as requested


Required aptitudes include:

  • Search engines and nonprofit research tools acumen

  • Financial and budgeting acumen

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking

  • Impeccable writing (in English)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, including Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to multi-task and work independently

  • High level of comfort with ambiguity


  • Strongest candidates will have 1-3 years of experience in a professional setting

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with interest in arts management preferred

  • Experience working in a cultural institution preferred

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. The DeVos Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 17 days paid vacation and 10 sick days per year, health, vision, dental, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance, an FSA for medical and dependent care, and a tax deferred 401k with employer match.

How to Apply

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history requirements to:

Katy Cupples

Director of Finance and Administration

Posted on April 28