[APRA-NW] Job Opening-- University of Washington Seattle; Asst. Dir. , Research

Norris, Kathryn kathryn.norris at seattlechildrens.org
Mon Mar 13 17:54:21 PST 2006

Forwarding from Susan Hayes-McQueen, Director of Research & Relationship
Management at University of Washington:

Hello all,

We've got an exciting job opening here at the University of Washington--
please forward to those who might be interested in joining our team.
Applications should be done online via the UW website:

Seattle Posting Date:03/06/2006 Closing Info:To ensure consideration,
Apply By 04/09/2006 Salary:Salary is commensurate with experience and

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 an Assistant Director -
Development Research to foster the University's fundraising efforts by
managing the productive and efficient operation of the Development
Research office. This individual will consult with directors of
development, assistant deans and assistant vice presidents, advising
them on prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies
for major gift donors.

Additionally, the person in this role will manage the operation of the
development research office by:

Hiring, training, supervising (7.5 FTE) and evaluating professional
researchers and support staff.

Ensuring that client requests are attended to, negotiating deadlines and
the scope of projects when appropriate, determining work priorities and
managing research work flow, ensuring that all deadlines are met with
quality products.

Managing the development and execution of various training programs- and
continually revising training to meet the variety of needs of UW
Development and Alumni Relations colleagues.

Establishing and maintaining written policies and procedures regarding
all activities of the Development Research office, including the use of
and access to confidential information.

Safeguarding the confidentiality of donor information at all times;
ensuring the department is adhering to the ethical and confidentiality
guidelines of both the University and of the Association of Professional
Researchers for Advancement (APRA).

Establishing budgetary requirements for efficient operation of the
development research office, balancing the cost of various resources
with potential increases in productivity and ensuring the greatest
positive impact on the University's fundraising program; working with
the Director, Development Research and Relationship Management to
provide appropriate resources to the Development Research team.

Evaluating and selecting research tools and products, negotiating prices
and contracts with vendors.

Overseeing the storage, maintenance and dissemination of both hard copy
(central donor files) and electronic (profiles) information, ensuring
timely and accurate filing and responses to requests for information.

Developing an annual operating plan for Development Research and
providing quarterly updates to the Director, Development Research and
Relationship Management.

Working with information management and DRRM data staff members,
designing and updating standard research products and new products as
needed to fulfill the information needs of the University's fundraisers
and management.

Auditing best practices among peer institutions, adopting and/or
modifying practices as warranted.

Overseeing the entry of research data in the philanthropic affinity,
philanthropic interest, wealth and assets, entity evaluations, entity
interests, entity notes and entity tasks screens; running quarterly and
ad hoc audit reports to ensure consistency and quality of data.

Working with information management and DRRM data staff members,
defining research use of the above screens, establishing policies and
requesting changes to TMS values and uploads as appropriate.

Consulting regularly with development officers, assistant deans and
assistant vice president, gaining understanding of their goals and
priorities and advising them about cultivation, solicitation and
prospect identification strategies to maximize fundraising

Working with information management and DRRM data staff members, design
and produce quarterly and ad hoc reports using narrative and
illustrations to highlight the quantity and quality of work done by
Development Research for research clients and senior level management.

Identifying and pursuing opportunities to streamline the delivery of and
increase accessibility of information.

Facilitating relationships between researchers and clients, checking in
with fundraisers regularly to ensure that their needs are being met.

Regularly monitoring professional research and fundraising literature
for new technologies and strategies, evaluating them and implementing
those which will increase the University's effectiveness in fundraising.

Working with information management and DRRM data staff members, design
and implement annual prospect identification plans at both the
University and constituency unit levels to uncover new potential major
gift donors, facilitating the success of the capital campaign and
helping meet the fundraising needs of various schools, colleges,
departments and programs across campus.

Overseeing the publication a monthly report (the "New Leads Report")
highlighting new potential donors identified by Development Research.

Remains flexible to accept other duties as assigned.

Competitive candidates will have a commitment to professional ethics as
well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Inherent to
success in this position is the ability to interact with executive level
users and a wide variety of communication/work styles.

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

Bachelor's degree and at least four (4) years experience performing
prospect research.

Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office and various development research
software, experience performing online searches using Boolean logic.

A good understanding of database segmentation techniques and a mastery
of basic statistics.

Supervisory experience is required.

Experience working with complex data and databases.

Master's degree and/or 6 or more years of development research

Working knowledge of BSR's Advance database.

Familiarity with Puget Sound and Washington State businesses and VIPs.

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.

Susan Hayes-McQueen
Director, Development Research and Relationship Management Office of
Development and Alumni Relations University of Washington-- Go Huskies!
206.221.5667, shq at u.washington.edu

Campaign UW: Creating Futures

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