Summary: The Development Research Coordinator supports the Foundation's goals by providing donor research, producing donor profiles, targeting appropriate ask amounts, and prioritizing and evaluating prospects for individual, corporate, and foundation gifts. This position plans and implements a comprehensive system to record and monitor activities associated with moving donors and prospects along the giving continuum. This position conducts and oversees special strategic research projects, for example, data mining and electronic screenings. The Development Research Coordinator has an understanding of the ever-changing trends in fundraising and philanthropy, within Cook Children's as well as in the broader context. The incumbent has knowledge of solicitation strategies and the major gifts process. The Development Research Coordinator has knowledge of a broad array of fundraising practices and procedures, and the ability to apply appropriate fundraising strategies to projects. The incumbent has mastery of Cook Children's prospect tracking and management systems, including relationship management data entry, queries, and reports. The Development Research Coordinator interacts extensively with staff regarding prospect management, and assists with the development of strategies. This position ensures that accurate information is maintained about relationships with donors and prospects. This position coordinates, prioritizes, and monitors research projects to completion. The Development Research Coordinator has a comprehensive grasp of research tasks and instructs others on the research program.
Education and Experience
Bachelors degree required
Minimum five years experience in donor research or development field.
Proven proficiency with computer applications, including experience with Raiser's Edge, Excel, Word, and donor research software.
Internal Number: 46404
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.Cook Children's Medical Center Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.History – Cook Children's has a rich history of nearly a century of caring for children.Our Promise – Knowing that every child's ...life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.Companies – Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's is a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of eight nationally recognized companies.Community Health Outreach – Cook Children's Community Health Outreach works together with over 150 partner organizations to improve the safety and health of at-risk children through education, disease and injury prevention and support.Clinical Research – Cook Children's is home to a skilled team of research-minded physicians, nurses and health care professionals and administrators who drive our commitment to excellent clinical care and the search for medical advances.Public Relations – Cook Children's Public Relations works with national and local media outlets, produces Cook Children's publications, coordinates special events and helps develop key relationships within the community.Contractor & Vendor Information – Cook Children's contractors and vendors must ensure their employees are knowledgeable about working with our organization.Sponsorship guidelines – Cook Children's sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its promise to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.