[APRA-NW] Director of Prospect Research Position Clark College, Vancouver WA

Maryrose . maryrose at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 09:53:22 PDT 2007


I'm posting this at the request of Ara Serjoie, Vice President of
Development at Clark College. Please contact him at the email address and
phone number below if you have any further questions.

Director of Prospect Research

Clark College Foundation, Vancouver Washington, seeks a dynamic, innovative,
creative, technologically savvy, and proactive leader to join its
development team. (S)he will be responsible for building a new prospect
research unit at the Foundation and to steer all aspects of prospect
identification, research, tracking, and management.

The Director of Prospect Research must be a highly ethical, motivated, and
seasoned development professional. (S)he will lead a comprehensive prospect
management system with the goal of maximizing philanthropic relationships
with Clark College Foundation donors and prospects. The Director of Prospect
Research will be responsible for the collection and analysis of key
biographical and financial information about current and potential donors to
the Foundation in order to efficiently and effectively support relationships
with alumni, community members, individuals, corporations, and private
foundations with the specific goal of enlisting and/or increasing their
philanthropic support.

Research information will directly affect the current and future pool of
donors and prospects, and this professional will play a key role in the
refinement and growth of the Foundation's donor pool. Decisions and job
performance of the incumbent will impact prospect identification,
cultivation and solicitation, that will, in turn, have a direct effect on
the fundraising success of the Clark College Foundation. This position will
report to the Vice President of Development, and it will supervise the
Prospect Research and Database Specialist.

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree, and have three to five
years of professional experience in development research or information
management. Experience in a comprehensive campaign environment, higher
education, and expertise in the advanced APRA skill set are strongly
preferred. Must have knowledge of fundraising and philanthropy and a high
level of proficiency in proactive prospecting methodologies and prospect
tracking and management. Advanced technology and researching skills
required. Management or supervisory experience preferred. Must exhibit
commitment to and knowledge of ethical use of information. Experience and
proficiency with The Raiser's Edge preferred. Must have strong analytical
skills, excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills;
be extremely detail oriented, organized, and able to multi-task and meet

For more information on this position or to submit your application, please
contact: Ara Serjoie, Vice President of Development, aserjoie at clark.edu,
360-992-2428. Your application packet must include: letter of application,
resume, names and contact information of five professional references, and a
writing sample. You may submit your application materials directly to
aserjoie at clark.edu (Microsoft Word document or Adobe Acrobat files only

Position open immediately and will remain so until filled. Application
review will begin August 24, 2007. Salary range $50,000-$60,000 commensurate
with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include medical,
dental, and vision coverage; generous retirement plan; life insurance;
holidays; vacation and sick leave.

For more information on the Clark College Foundation, visit our website at

Maryrose Larkin
Maryrose at gmail.com
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