[APRA-NW] Job opening at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Kelly Riutta kriutta at u.washington.edu
Thu Dec 13 13:31:16 PST 2007

Hello all,

A Prospect Researcher position is open at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. If you have any questions, contact Traci L. Drake at tdrake at fhcrc.org.


Job Description:
Prospect Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center identify and profile individual, corporate and foundation donors. Researchers uncover prospects for major gifts, endowed gifts, special project funding and annual/sustaining support. Prospect Researchers provide written reports that contain an analysis of information gathered from public sources.

Researchers are expected to use initiative and sound judgment in carrying-out related responsibilities within the framework of Development and FHCRC polices and procedures.

Prospect Researchers perform the following responsibilities:
Assume primary responsibility for meeting the prospect identification and research needs of Development staff, enabling frontline fundraisers to focus on fundraising goals and other priorities.

Use both standard and novel prospect research techniques and tools to identify new prospects and complete donor background requests, including periodical and electronic screening.

Review local and national news and business publications. Keep abreast of prospect information, local/regional business developments, economic trends and cancer developments relevant to Development's work and FHCRC. Work cooperatively with other researchers to create the weekly electronic Prospect Research News Digest.

Meet regularly with Development colleagues. Keep up to date about activities and initiatives underway in each Development department.

Collaborate with Development staff to develop prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and overall fundraising strategies.

Help maintain policies and procedures for the prospect research program.

Maintain and develop professional relationships with local prospect researchers, as well as national and local associations.

Utilize central Development database (Raiser's Edge) to track/store profile data.

Safeguard the confidentiality of donor information at all times.

Adhere to ethical and confidentiality guidelines of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Maintain the professional and ethical standards set forth for the field by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).

Perform other responsibilities as identified by Director of Development Information Services.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two-five years of experience in the role of Prospect Researcher and/or Library Research. Strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, an aptitude for logical thinking and a commitment to professional ethics are required. Must have the ability to interact with Development staff as well as experience working in non-profit sector. Extensive computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft office software, searching on-line databases and the Internet required. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and meet goals in a timely manner.

Job Type: 100% Full Time Position Compensation: Salary DOE+ excellent benefits
To apply for this position you MUST submit a cover letter and resume to:

Traci L. Drake
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Director of Development Information Services
P.O. Box 19024, J5-200
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
tdrake at fhcrc.org www.fhcrc.org

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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