[APRA-NW] Job posting: Prospect Researcher (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle)

Kelly Riutta kriutta at u.washington.edu
Fri Sep 4 11:50:22 PDT 2009

Another great opportunity in Seattle! Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is looking for a Prospect Researcher. Details below.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

TITLE: Development Officer, Prospect Researcher - NH22574

About Us
The Development Information Services (DIS) team manages and analyzes an extensive donor/prospect database with over 300,000 constituent and prospect records. The nine member team helps maintain and strengthen Development's infrastructure while stressing the importance of quality data collection and database integrity. The DIS unit includes three gift processing specialists, three prospect researchers, a prospect research assistant, a business analyst, and a Director of the department. Prospect researchers and a research assistant collect and analyze public information about prospects for Development. Researchers identify new prospects (proactive research) and provide written profiles on individual, corporate, and foundation prospects (reactive) for the Development team. Prospect profiles include a comprehensive analysis of information gathered from fee based and free resources. In addition, the research team compiles and circulates a weekly electronic news digest of relevant local, regional, and national news.

Job Description: This position is part of the Development Information Services workgroup and reports to the Director of Development Information Services. The position works under general supervision and works cooperatively with three additional prospect research team members. Researchers are expected to use initiative and sound judgment in carrying-out related responsibilities within the framework of Development and FHCRC policies and procedures. Researchers strategize with development staff regarding prospect identification, and collaborate to develop donor prospect reports appropriate to departmental needs. Duties and Responsibilities:

* Assumes primary responsibility for meeting the prospect identification and research needs of development staff, enabling them to focus on meeting fundraising goals.

* Meets regularly with the fundraising team, keeping abreast of their activities and the initiatives and programs underway within their departments and the Center.
* Regularly collaborates with development staff to develop prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and overall fundraising strategies.

* Consults with development staff to determine feasibility of research requests and special projects.

* Uses both standard and novel prospect research techniques and tools to identify new prospects and complete prospect background profiles.

* Maintains protocols and procedures for the prospect research program.

* Reviews local and national news and business publications, keeping abreast of prospect information and local and regional business developments and economic trends.

* Creates a weekly electronic news digest (pulled from news reviews).

* Maintains and develops professional relationships with local prospect researchers, as well as national and local associations.

* Utilizes central Development database (Raisers Edge) to track/store profile data.

* Safeguards the confidentiality of donor information at all times.

* Adheres to ethical and confidentiality guidelines of FHCRC.

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

* Perform other responsibilities as required.

Required: Bachelor's degree and two-five years of experience in the role of Prospect/Donor Researcher; two years project management experience, knowledge of data collection and analysis methodology, extensive computer skills - knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and searching on-line databases/the Internet. Able to work successfully with diverse groups of people, excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong grammar and editing skills, commitment to professional ethics required. Excellent organizational skills, demonstrated ability to think critically, creatively, and problem solve, strong interpersonal skills and team work attitude. Ability to work both independently with general supervision and in a team setting, ability to handle a variety of tasks concurrently and adapt to changing needs. Preferred: Prior experience in department and/or Development field, knowledge of development terminology, advanced knowledge of raiser's edge, proficiency with Lexis Nexis software, and proficiency with WealthPoint.

Compensation: Salary DOE+ excellent benefits; full-time position.

Date opened: September 1, 2009

Job #NH-22574

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance are Equal Employment Opportunity organizations. The Center and the Alliance do not discriminate against any individual in matters of employment, including application for or admission in employment, treatment or participation in Center/Alliance programs and benefits on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, political ideology, or other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal, or local laws.
Apply online: www.fhcrc.org.

Kelly Riutta, MLIS
Research Strategist
University of Washington
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Advancement Research and Relationship Management

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