[APRA-NW] Prospect Researcher position at Pacific University

sheila sthayer at u.washington.edu
Tue Jun 19 16:48:37 PDT 2007

I am Posting on behalf of Kathy Read Director of Advancement Services
Pacific University


Afternoon Everyone,

I welcome your interest in the following position. Questions may be directed
to me at 503-352-2876 or ferrerk at pacificu.edu <
<mailto:ferrerk at pacificu.edu> mailto:ferrerk at pacificu.edu> . Application
materials should be sent to the Human Resources office at the address listed

Kathy Read

Prospect Researcher

Job Description:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The Prospect Researcher supports the
University's advancement efforts by identifying and researching prospective
donors, developing strategies for engaging prospective donors in financial
support of the university, maintaining systems for tracking donor
solicitation and cultivation, and as needed, adding to research on existing
donors. The researcher provides written reports about specific donors and
prospects containing an analysis of information gathered from public

Job Requirements:


* Collects and analyzes various types of information including

areas of interest and asset searches, to identify prospective donors,
maintain relations with current donors, and estimate donor giving potential.

* Creates and updates biographical profiles on donors, prospective

donors, prospective trustees, and others of interest to the university.
Creates and updates profiles of corporate or foundation prospects, donors,
and other organizations of interest to the university.

* Participates in the development of strategies to approach and

engage prospective and current donors.

* Uses the central development database to track and rank

prospects, cultivation strategies, solicitations and stewardship plans.

* Reviews local and national news and business publications to

keep abreast of prospect/donor information, local and regional business
developments and economic trends.

* Compiles and routes call reports on a weekly basis to University

Relations staff.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: May be asked to process gifts and acknowledgements or
enter demographic data. May be asked to assist at University events.
Performs other duties as assigned.


. Bachelor's degree or any combination of experience and education

which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability
needed to perform the job is required.

. One to two years of experience in prospect research is preferred.

Previous experience with methods of information acquisition, including the
use of online sources and print directories is required.

. Advanced practical knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and

Outlook is required. Experience with a development database is preferred.

. The ability to meet the following core competencies is required:

Technical Expertise: Demonstrates proficiency in research techniques and
tools; possesses the ability to analyze and report information in clear,
concise manner; demonstrates knowledge and understanding of domestic and
international business environments and corporate management structures;
thoroughly understands all aspects of data entry standards and procedures;
applies knowledge and technical expertise to work situations appropriately;
stays current in the field by reading appropriate literature, policies,
reference information other resources available resources.

Quantity of Work: Works under the pressure of time and frequent requests
from multiple users; produces the appropriate quantity of work within
established time frames and regularly meets expected deadlines; remains
productive and focused on the work.

Quality of Work: Produces work that is accurate, neat and of high quality.

Dependability: Can be relied upon to apply relevant precedents, procedures
and/or follow instructions in the course of work; meets work reporting and
attendance requirements; follows- through on commitments and meets

Judgment: Uses reasonable judgment when arriving at decisions, considers the
facts of the situation, evaluates the probable outcome of alternatives, and
arrives at workable decisions.

Initiative: Shows willingness to learn new skills or knowledge, to take
action, and to originate new ideas; takes the initiative to identify and
implement solutions to work-related problems.

Adaptability: Willingly adjusts to varying situations, openly accepts new
ideas and criticism, and responds to problems or changes in work
assignments, projects, etc.; demonstrates cooperation and flexibility.

Communication: Expresses ideas in a clear, logical, and understandable
fashion; considers organization of thoughts and overall skills in both oral
and written communications; establishes and maintains open lines of
communication and willingly shares knowledge with others; accepts and
provides constructive feedback in a supportive and non-judgmental manner.

Working Relationships: Employs tact and diplomacy in dealing with others;
considers interest shown and inspires cooperation and confidence;
demonstrates support for University and team efforts and goals; promotes
positive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and others.

Ethics and Confidentiality: Protects the privacy and confidentiality of
University constituents, using maximum discretion in handling work-related
information. Maintains the professional and ethical standards set by the
Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).

Professional Demeanor: Presents a well-groomed, professional image and
consistently exhibits high professional and ethical standards.

Safety: Works in a safe manner, demonstrates methods of personal safety;
reports any injuries or incidents according to policy; maintains and
efficient and orderly work environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal office environment.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director of Advancement Services

CLASSIFICATION: FLSA: Exempt, Pay group E3 ($29,795 min. - $37,244 mid.)

APPLICATION: Please send cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of
three professional references to: Human Resources/Pacific University, 2043
College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, or email to humanres at pacificu.edu.

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be
selected and notified by telephone. The hiring process normally consists of
several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position. All
applicants will be notified once the position is filled. Employment is
contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., is one of the West's oldest
chartered higher education institutions. Pacific annually ranks as one of
America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked as one of
the best tuition values in the West. With an enrollment of more than 2,000
students, Pacific University provides an excellent academic experience
linking theory to practice in education.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: It is the policy of Pacific University
not to discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability,
race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference
or disabled veteran or Vietnam ERA status in admission and access to, or
treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the
Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any
other classification protected under state or federal law, or city

Kathy Read

Director of Advancement Services

Pacific University

2043 College Way

Forest Grove, OR 97116


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