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Senior Specialist, Development, REF (Research and Data)

American College of Rheumatology | Atlanta GA 30319 USA | Full Time | Posted: 12/06/2012

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The Rheumatology Research Foundation (the Foundation) is the fund-raising and grant-making arm of the American College of Rheumatology, the international professional medical society that represents more than 9,000 physicians, scientists and health professionals devoted to the study and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Located in vibrant Atlanta, Georgia, the Foundation is the largest private funding source of rheumatology research and training programs in the United States. Through an extensive, rigorous, peer-reviewed grants program, the Foundation is the only national nonprofit focused on rheumatology career development and disease-targeted research, and since its founding in 1985, has awarded more than $100 million in grants. The Foundation recently launched a $60 million multi-year campaign and is seeking an experienced development professional to join the team with focus on implementing a comprehensive donor prospect research and moves management tracking program. To find out more about the Foundation and about American College of Rheumatology please visit our websites at or


TITLE: Senior Specialist, Development, Foundation (Research and Data)

DATE: December 3, 2012

STATUS: Exempt

DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Senior Director, Development


The Senior Specialist, Development is responsible for implementing ongoing systematic improvements to ensure a growing base of financial support as executed through a comprehensive fundraising program consistent with the organization's mission and strategic plan, with focus on identifying, tracking major donor sources. The Senior Specialist, Development supervises (1) full-time staff member.


•Develop and implement ongoing comprehensive development research and donor prospect management, including prospect identification, prioritization, biographical and financial research, wealth and giving capacity analysis, and data mining
•Provide timely comprehensive donor prospect profiles and analytical expertise for development officers
•Oversee implementation of timely donor reports, and master prospect tracking report; participate in bi-weekly Prospect Moves meetings assisting with donor engagement and solicitation strategies of identified and rated prospects
•Manage a portfolio of 25 foundations and prepare solicitation grant proposals for timely submission
•Work closely with Senior Director, Development in preparing internal and external analysis reports, stewardship documents, and briefings, including but not limited to Board of Directors, corporate donors and prospects
•Manage Development analytical software and database, including but not limited to Raiser’s Edge
•Manage relationship with Medical Research Charities and submit annually application for Combined Federal Campaign
•Oversee corporate Matching Gift program, including solicitation, donor submission requests, and proper recording of gifts in Raisers Edge database
•Travel as necessary to fulfill job responsibilities
•Any other duties as the Senior Director, Development, Executive Director, REF, or the Executive Vice President, ACR may assign

•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in non-profit fundraising
•Minimum three years fundraising and/or marketing research experience
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally, utilizing considerable tact and diplomacy, toward motivating and engaging a variety of constituents
•Advanced knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge or equivalent, Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Applications, databases and internet-based research (ResearchPoint and iWavePRO)
•Self-starter with demonstrated ability to maintain accountability and work independently and creatively while functioning as part of a cooperative and coordinated team

The ACR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The ACR complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities or conducts business
This is not a contract. The description and duties as they relate to this position are subject to change as reasonable business necessity dictates. In the event of such changes, a new job description may be created.

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Location Atlanta, GA, 30319, United States
Travel Required 10% of the time
Categories Association
Function Development/Fundraising
Experience Years 3 yrs
Visa Sponsorship Do not sponsor.
Pref Major Non-profit fundraising
Pref Degree Bachelors

Location Maptop

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Contact Name Patrinia Clark
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