Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Job Posting

Drake, Traci L tdrake at
Thu Sep 30 17:00:41 PDT 2004


The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is an independent, nonprofit
research institution dedicated to the
development of lifesaving therapies through biomedical research. The center
is recognized for its pioneering
and leading-edge research that is focused on eliminating cancer and many
other devastating diseases. Its efforts
have changed the way the center and other institutions' scientists study and
treat cancer. Recognized as one of
38 of the National Cancer Institute's comprehensive cancer center's
nationwide, Fred Hutchinson is made up of
four very productive scientific divisions that collaborate to form a unique
environment for the conduct of basic
and applied research. The center also enjoys a number of academic and
industry collaborations that enhance
Fred Hutchinson's ability to achieve advances in cancer research and

Job Description: To apply for this position you MUST submit a cover letter
and resume to:
nhewitt at
The Development Officer, Prospect Research position identifies and profiles
individual, corporate, and
foundation donors, and researches prospects for major gifts, endowed gifts,
special project funding, and
annual/sustaining support. He/she strategizes with development staff
regarding prospect identification, and
collaborates to develop donor prospect reports appropriate to departmental
needs. The Development Officer,
Prospect Research position provides written reports about specific donors
and prospects, containing an analysis
of information gathered from public sources. This position works
independently and is expected to use initiative
and sound judgment in carrying-out related responsibilities within the
framework of Development and FHCRC
polices and procedures. May perform some or all of the following
- Assumes primary responsibility for meeting the prospect identification and
research needs of
development staff, enabling them to meet fundraising goals. Meets regularly
with these individuals,
keeping abreast of their activities and the initiatives and programs
underway within their departments.
- Regularly collaborates with development staff to develop prospect
identification, cultivation,
solicitation, and overall fundraising strategies.
- Consults with development staff to determine feasibility of research
requests and special projects.
- Advises development staff about new prospect possibilities as appropriate
or requested.
- Uses both standard and novel prospect research techniques and tools to
identify new prospects and
complete donor background requests, including periodical and electronic
screening and/or information
provided by the prospect or his/her organization.
- Creates profile reports tailored to needs of individual development
- Maintains policies and procedures for the prospect research program.
- Reviews local and national news and business publications, keeping abreast
of prospect information and
local and regional business developments and economic trends. Sends articles
to development staff as
- Maintains and develops professional relationships with local prospect
researchers, as well as national
and local associations.
- Manages research information services and negotiates annual contracts.
- Safeguards the confidentiality of donor information at all times.
- Adheres to ethical and confidentiality guidelines of Fred Hutchinson.
- Perform other responsibilities as required.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: Bachelor's
degree and five to six years of
experience in the role of Prospect/Donor Researcher. This position requires
the ability to make sound
judgment, demonstrate the ability and fortitude to identify unknown sources.
Strong written and verbal
communication skills, an attention to detail, an aptitude for logical
thinking, a commitment to professional
ethics, and the ability to interact with development staff as well as
experience working in non-profit sector and
with sensitive and confidential information. Extensive computer skills,
including proficiency with Microsoft
office software, Raiser's Edge, searching on-line databases and the
Internet. Demonstrated ability to work in a
team environment and meet goals in a timely manner.
Requisition Number: NH015774
Business Title: Development Officer, Prospect Research
Job Type: 100% Full Time Position
Job Category: Senior Support Staff
Compensation: Salary DOE+ excellent benefits
OPENING DATE: September 21, 2004
CLOSING DATE: Until Closed
To apply for this position you MUST submit a cover letter and resume to:
nhewitt at
You may also Fax or Mail your information as well, and of course you may
apply in person. The address for
this position is: #NH015774, Human Resources, Fred Hutchinson Cancer
Research Center, 823 Yale Ave N.
(J1-105), Seattle, WA 98109. Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:00.
Fax: (206) 667-4051.
Phone Number: (206) 667-4700
TTY: (206) 667-6861 - for deaf and hard of hearing callers
Web Site:
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and The Seattle Cancer Care
Alliance are equal opportunity
employers, committed to workforce diversity.

Traci L. Drake
Director of Development Information Services
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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