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Cleveland Clinic has an opening for the Manager of the Prospect Research area. Following is the job description:
Summary: Manages activities that provide reactive and proactive research services and prospect screening services in support of the Health System’s development and campaign efforts. Administers and coordinates all functions of IRD Prospect Research and provides direct supervision to assigned staff.
Job Responsibilities: Responsible for all donor prospect research activities for the Cleveland Clinic Development office. Manages the research queue; negotiates deadlines with fundraisers, allocates resources as necessary to meet deadlines. Manages research processes including prospect analysis during screening process to determine affinity, capacity and inclination of prospects. Develops and implements policies and procedures necessary to efficiently run a high volume development research office. Develops and implements plans for proactive research within a sophisticated fundraising environment. Writes and edits briefings and profiles on prospects, donors, board members, and event attendees for fundraisers and senior staff. Directs a staff of researchers who provide most of the prospect research support for Cleveland Clinic Development activities. Hires, trains, supervises, coaches and evaluates performance of research staff. Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree required.
Experience: Five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in prospect research and/or fundraising required. Ability to develop proactive prospecting methodologies in a sophisticated development program. Must be able to assess the relative importance of research requests and how these requests will impact the overall flow of research for the entire office. Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and an ability to manage multiple tasks and projects under deadline. Must be knowledgeable and proficient in the use of research office and productivity software and highly effective in a technology-based environment. Must have ability to comprehend financial reports and provide wealth analysis.
For complete details on a research associate position at the University of Puget Sound, visit here. These are the responsibilities:
-perform extensive information searches efficiently and insightfully, utilizing fee-based and free database systems and other resources
-analyze and synthesize financial data such as stock holdings, real estate values, foundation assets and grants
-compute philanthropic capacity ratings
-produce various biographical profiles of individuals, corporations, and foundations to the standards established by the division
-respond to research requests from other departments
-research and create electronic biographies as preparation materials for events attended by senior management
-collaborate with other university relations departments to formulate strategies of engagement, cultivation, and solicitation to meet Puget Sound’s fundraising goals
-in partnership with the university’s information services department, conceptualize, devise, and manage data integrity and analytical reports
-collaborate to develop and consistently employ prospect identification strategies
-collaborate with the director of University Relations Research regarding budgeted resources, keeping current about new options
-supervise, train, and direct student staff working in University Relations Research
Title Social Media Specialist
Department Public Affairs
Job Posting Description
Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking a passionate Social Media Specialist with a strong understanding of social platforms, an analytical mind and a focus on advancing hospital priorities. Boston Children’s is the leading pediatric hospital in the nation and has a robust social media presence featuring a Facebook community of more than 700,000 fans.
As a Social Media Specialist for Boston Children’s, you will be on the front lines of our media and digital marketing efforts. You’ll need to be highly focused and self-motivated, with an excellent technical understanding of social media and an innovative vision of how to apply it in promoting hospital priorities and engaging target audiences.
Update and monitor user generated content on social media outlets and produce text, graphics, code and interactive elements to be used on a variety of platforms.
· Plan long-term acquisition and engagement strategies across social media platforms and websites.
· In collaboration with the Content Director and Media Manager, create and execute on a weekly and monthly content calendar for different social media platforms.
· Lead campaigns that identify, engage and activate target audiences based on marketing priorities.
· Daily engagement with Facebook, Twitter and other social communities, including responding and real time management.
· Engagement with bloggers and health writers to develop high impact relationships.
· Propagation of search engine optimized keywords and copy as outlined by Marketing colleagues.
· Focus on analytics/reporting to ensure hospital priorities are being met and social media is being leveraged most effectively.
· Strategic outreach and coordination with other social communities.
· Keep up to date on the latest tools and social media tactics being used by brands, and how to take advantage of opportunities to use new technologies and approaches.
· 3-5 years Non-Managerial experience in social media
· Bachelor’s Degree in English, Marketing, Media, Communications or similar
· Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of marketing and promotion via high profile communities on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, etc.
· Demonstrated experience with SEO and third party tools such as Spredfast and Radian 6
· Excellent communications skills
· Excellent time management skills
· Experience in writing high-quality blog posts, articles, long form copy and headlines
Status Full Time
Standard Hours per Week 40.00
Posted Hiring Range: Competitive
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 – 4:30 (some nights/weekends may be required)
University Advancement is dedicated to strengthening the people and programs of DU through the involvement of donors, alumni, and friends. The University’s current fundraising campaign, Ascend: The Campaign for the University of Denver, is impacting our students and our community by raising funds for scholarships, faculty positions, pioneering programs, and innovative facilities. Individuals within University Advancement leverage a host of varied talents toward achieving this common goal.
Oversee all aspects of the Office of Gifts and Records. This includes overseeing the processing of all types of gifts including but not limited to matching gifts, securities, gifts in kind, and real estate gifts to the University. Produce pledge reminders and tax-receipts. Prepare periodic reports for central administration, University Advancement management, and other University leadership. Manage new information and disseminate new and historical information as appropriate to University Advancement. Direct the activities that are responsible for continual maintenance of data stored on Banner alumni database. The incumbent must be able to prepare accurate financial reports as well as communicate appropriate information to University leadership and campus partners.
Specific Duties include the following:
- Oversee all aspects of the Office of Gifts and Records. This includes, but is not limited to, the responsibility for assessing, developing and deploying procedures that ensure accurate and timely recording of information; ensuring that gifts and pledges are recorded in compliance with IRS and CASE guidelines as well as FASB requirements, including receipting, gift valuation, pledge reminders; ensuring that all biographical updates are in compliance with DU Data Standards; and overseeing the development of gift accounting and data recording policies and procedures. Manage all gift processing and records staff, including recruitment, training and mentoring.
- Partner with Advancement Services staff to mentor internal staff and to train a variety of employees throughout the University on gifts and records processes. This includes special projects assigned by the Executive Director of Advancement Services and/or University Advancement leadership.
- Serve as main point of contact with the Controller’s Office for all donation-related questions and issues. Work with the Controller’s Office to ensure that all gifts and donations are properly deposited and fed to finance. Participate in the reconciliation of gift accounts for University Advancement as well as Controller’s Office and Audit purposes; this may include, but is not limited to, providing detail of reconciling items and plans for corrective action; providing documentation of gifts, pledges and adjustments; and providing details on Gift Processing processes and procedures.
- Work with UTS and UA staff to imagine, develop, test and implement Banner additions, modifications and improvements; this includes locating, isolating and notifying UTS of any system bugs or issues as well as ensuring that Banner and Self-Service are properly tested before system upgrades.
- Develop materials and notifications that help educate departmental and campus partners on the procedures surrounding charitable contributions and biographical data recording. For Advancement and Gifts and Records related questions and concerns, serve as a main point of contact for UA and DU staff as well as alumni, donors and friends of the University.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum 2-4 years’ relevant office experience in gift or record management.
- Understanding of basic accounting procedures and data collection. Broad-based knowledge of educational fundraising Ability to deal effectively with a wide range of individuals internal and external to the University.
- Experience with relational databases.
- Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills.
- Advanced understanding of office methods, procedures, practices and bookkeeping or accounting knowledge.
- Budget planning and management to ensure area expenses comply and are within preapproved funding allocations.
- Adept at problem-solving and using judgment in situations requiring initiative and tact.
- Well organized, focused and goal-oriented with initative and energy.
- Must display a high level of maturity and personal integrity and ability to understand, develop, and sustain resilient and dynamic relationships with donors, colleagues, and senior management.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business or Accounting
- 5-7 years’ experience in gift recording, preferably in development at higher education organization.
- Proven skills and ability to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion, including the ability to build consensus among team members and to balance multiple concurrent priorities.
Please submit a completed application along with your resume and cover letter.
Applicant Contact: Ben Storck, Ben.Storck@du.edu.
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from wo