[APRA-NW] Job opening: PeaceHealth (Springfield, OR)

Kelly Riutta kriutta at u.washington.edu
Tue Dec 4 11:26:31 PST 2007


Hi all,

Another Northwest position has opened. Details below and on the APRA-NW jobs page at http://www.apra-nw.org/jobs.

Best,
Kelly

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To apply for this position, please visit PeaceHealth's Job Openings web page at http://www.peacehealth.org/apps/JobsOnline/Default.asp.

Research Analyst (PeaceHealth System)
PeaceHealth

At PeaceHealth, we carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. The fulfillment of this Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. To those who embrace the spirit of these words and our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, we offer the opportunity to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Research Analyst (PeaceHealth System) conducts identification and qualification of potential donors - whether individual, corporate, or foundations - to maximize the fundraising efforts of the PeaceHealth foundations for major gifts, planned gifts, special projects, and annual/sustaining support. He/she works closely with the Senior Research Analyst, development staff, consultants, and the STMS Access Coordinator to identify and qualify prospects for solicitor portfolios; develops comprehensive written profiles on top potential donors; and provides strategic advice to fundraising staff regarding prospects' philanthropic inclination and major gift capacity. He/she is skilled in using a variety of public information sources to gather prospect information with the highest standards of ethics and accuracy.

The Research Analyst (PeaceHealth System) reports to the Director of Development and Operations and is expected to use initiative and sound judgment in carrying out related responsibilities within the framework of Foundation and PeaceHealth policies and procedures. This position is housed at Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation (Springfield, Oregon).

Major responsibilities included but not limited to:

1. Assumes major responsibility for meeting the prospect research needs of the PeaceHealth foundations development staff, with a focus on helping the foundations to become more familiar with prospect research and use it effectively. Identifies and qualifies new prospects for development staff, and develops informative written profiles to guide cultivation/solicitation activities. Regularly screens potential prospects using a variety of free and fee-based information resources, and recommends appropriate follow up action. Keeps staff informed of current news and events relevant to major gift prospects through regular written and verbal reports.

2. Regularly collaborates with development staff to develop prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and overall fundraising strategies, and ensures the smooth flow of prospect information between research and direct fundraising staff so that accurate records can be maintained.

3. Uses both standard and novel prospect research techniques and tools to identify new prospects and complete donor background requests, including print, electronic screening, and data mining to develop accurate, detailed, prospect rating and gift estimates on individuals, corporations, and foundations. Uses appropriate guidelines and techniques from the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) and other industry sources to compute prospects' estimated wealth and major gift capacity in preparation for solicitations.

4. Develops expertise in using key Raiser's Edge functions including the Actions and Prospect modules. Assists in implementing the Prospect Actions Tracking System (PATS) as well as the prospect rating system (inclination and capacity), and helps development staff apply this data effectively for queries and reports. Coordinates with the Senior Research Analyst and Fiscal Services Analyst to train staff as needed on appropriate data entry procedures.

5. Adheres to ethical and confidentiality guidelines of HIPAA and PeaceHealth. Reviews content of donor databases regularly to ensure that protected health information is handled appropriately.

6. Keeps informed of national trends and developments within prospect management and advancement research by developing and maintaining professional relationships with other prospect researchers. Participates actively in local, regional and national associations, including the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA), as well as informal prospect research discussion groups, including PRSPCT-L.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:
Bachelor's degree required.

Experience:
Two or more years of analytical research experience, or applicable degree (e.g. Library Science, Finance).

Special Skills Required:
Position requires the ability to adapt and respond successfully to the different foundations' varying research needs, make sound judgment, and persevere in identifying unknown sources. Strong written and verbal communication skills, an exceptional 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 the non-profit sector with sensitive and confidential information. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and meet goals in a timely manner.

Experience with Raiser's Edge donor software a plus. Functional knowledge of online databases and Internet resources including LexisNexis and other electronic screening programs is preferred. Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office software, are required.

To apply for this position, please visit PeaceHealth's Job Openings web page at http://www.peacehealth.org/apps/JobsOnline/Default.asp.




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Kelly Riutta, MLIS
Research Strategist
Development Research & Relationship Management
Office of Development & Alumni Relations
University of Washington, Box 358241
P: 206.221.5622
F: 206.221.6341
kriutta at u.washington.edu
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