Thursday, July 31, 2014

Job Announcement -- Director of Research and Prospect Relations, University of Pittsburgh and UPMC

Position Information
Date Posted 07/11/2014
Working Title Director of Research and Prospect Relations
Job Classification Administrator IV
Department Name 01097-Medical and Health Sciences Foundation
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0128228
Hiring Range $44,928.00 - $73,632.00
Position Description The Medical and Health Sciences Foundation (MHSF) is the fundraising entity responsible for the joint philanthropic ventures of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. The Director of Prospect Relations will lead and manage the prospect moves and research functions for the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation, supervising staff and working closely with development officers and leadership as a partner in achieving fundraising goals.

The Director of Prospect Relations will design systems to identify new major donor prospects; set standards for information organization, storage, maintenance and retrieval; and ensure timely delivery of vital prospect data. This position will oversee moves management, donor/prospect rating and screening, and research. Develop and oversee budget, and policies and procedures for the department. Evaluate research tools and emerging technologies and coordinate vendor relations. Ensure adherence to professional standards and ethics of prospect research and HIPAA guidelines.

Education Required Baccalaureate

Overall Related Experience Level Required 6-9 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position Bachelor’s degree in library science, business, writing, liberal arts or related field.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100

Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Interested candidates should submit online applications, including cover letter and resume, via PittSource ( for the position of Director of Prospect Relations; Department: 01097-Medical and Health Sciences Foundation; Position Number 0128228.  (The working title for this position is Director, Research and Prospect Management).

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Resource: International Wealth Lists Site

From the wonderful folks at the Helen Brown Group comes a very helpful resource with links to wealth lists worldwide.  This resource can be helpful when prospecting, looking for links to the top philanthropists, and more.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

APRA MidSouth members at 2014 APRA International Conference

For APRA MidSouth folks or any APRA International members that live in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama or Mississippi, please add a comment below if you are going to the 2014 conference in Las Vegas. Perhaps this will help MidSouthers connect and meet each other.  Thanks!