[APRA-NW] Position open at UW - Research Strategist for Corporate and Foundations

Jennifer MacCormack jmaccorm at u.washington.edu
Wed Aug 16 15:08:33 PDT 2006


Hi all!

The University of Washington will be hiring a research Strategist for Corporate and Foundations. Details are below!

Jennifer

______________________________________________________________________
Jennifer A. MacCormack, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Development Research
Development Research & Relationship Management
University of Washington
1200 5th Ave, Ste.1200
98101
Phone: (206) 616-7933
Fax: (206) 221-6341



RESEARCH STRATEGIST, Corporate & Foundations
Req #: 25062
Department: DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS
Job Location: Downtown Seattle
Job Location Detail: 1200 Fifth Ave
Posting Date: 08/16/2006
Closing Info: Closes On 09/06/2006
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education.



The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The overarching goal of the UW Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) program is to create a fundraising program that institutionalizes advancement at the academic core, through integrated efforts at the central and unit levels.

We currently have an outstanding opportunity for a Research Strategist to identify and profile corporate and foundation funders to the University of Washington, enhancing the University's fundraising efforts. This individual will strategize with development officers, assistant deans and the associate vice president for constituency programs regarding potential corporate and foundation donors, and collaborates with them to develop cultivation and solicitation strategies for corporate and foundation funders. The research strategist provides these clients with written reports about a specific corporation or foundation, containing an analysis of information gathered from public sources and recommended courses of action.

Additionally, the person in this role will perform the following key duties:
a.. Assume primary responsibility for meeting the prospect identification and research needs of the corporate and foundation development officers, enabling them to meet fundraising goals. Meet regularly with these individuals, keeping abreast of their activities and the initiatives and programs underway within their schools/colleges/departments.
b.. Consult with development officers to determine feasibility of research requests and negotiate project scopes and deadlines directly with development officers.
c.. Designs and implement prospect identification strategies to uncover new corporate and foundation prospects.
d.. Use both standard and novel prospect research techniques and tools to identify new prospects, including periodical and electronic screening and/or information provided by the prospect. Following established departmental policies notifies development officers of new potential prospects.
e.. Create narrative reports and develops tables, charts, graphs and illustrations as required to describe a prospect or group of corporate and foundation funders.
f.. Provide briefing materials about corporate and foundation donors to the University president, deans, department chairs, foundation board members and other top level executives and volunteers.
g.. Respond independently to internal inquiries about corporate and foundation funders at the University of Washington.
h.. Review local and national news and business publications, keeping abreast of corporate and foundation information and local and regional business developments and economic trends.
i.. Act as a liaison between the offices of Corporate & Foundation Relations and Grant & Contract Services in matters that concern tracking of private gifts and grants in the Advance and GCS databases.
j.. Notify Records Maintenance staff when new corporate and foundation information is found that updates information residing on the Advance database. When information is important and concerns a high-level funder, notifies appropriate development staff immediately.
k.. Safeguard the confidentiality of donor information at all times. Uphold departmental policies regarding confidential information. Adhere to ethical and confidentiality guidelines of both the University and the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit the benefits website.


Requirements:
a.. A qualified candidate must have a bachelor's degree and one year of work experience in development research.
b.. One year of work experience in a field with transferable skills or a graduate degree may be substituted for the year of development research experience.
c.. Strong written and verbal communication skills, an aptitude for logical thinking, a commitment to professional ethics and the ability to interact with executive level clients are essential.
d.. The candidate also must have strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office software, CD-ROM products commonly used in prospect research, experience searching on-line databases and the Internet, and working with complex data and databases.


Desired:
a.. Two (2) or more years of development research experience, particularly corporate and foundation experience.
b.. Working knowledge of BSR's Advance database.
c.. Familiarity with Puget Sound and Washington State businesses and VIPs.
d.. Interest in professional development.

Application Instructions:
Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line cover
letter assessment as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional
information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessment(s) will appear on
your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job
announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select
to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please
note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this
position until the assessment is complete.



The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or dso at u.washington.edu.

______________________________________________________________________
Jennifer A. MacCormack, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Development Research
Development Research & Relationship Management
University of Washington
1200 5th Ave, Ste.1200
98101
Phone: (206) 616-7933
Fax: (206) 221-6341
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