RESEARCH ASSISTANT, PENN MEDICINE
Duties: Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $6.7 billion enterprise.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2016 fiscal year.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center which are recognized as one of the nation's top Honor Roll hospitals by U.S. News & World Report Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2016, Penn Medicine provided $393 million to benefit our community.
Serve as a supporting member of the Penn Medicine Development and Alumni Relations Research team, which provides in-depth research services and products to staff in support of Penn Medicine DAR's fundraising and alumni relations goals. Manage a significant workload of research requests, including proactive prospect identification and other advanced research projects on both medical alumni and grateful patients. Work with entire Research team to support preparation for the next comprehensive campaign. Other duties as assigned.
* Reporting to the Senior Director of Development Data, Research, and Analysis and under limited supervision, create and update financial snapshots, quick screens, and data screenings for senior leadership and development officers at Penn Medicine DAR.
* Assess the giving ability of prospective donors using established guidelines to increase the University's prospect pool.
* Work collaboratively with the entire Research team to develop proactive research projects for a variety of development initiatives and purposes.
* Contribute to and produce the Penn Medicine DAR Research Quarterly Newsletter with Assistant Director of Prospect Research and Prospect Researchers.
* Develop an understanding of the standards and ethics of prospect research through educational opportunities and conferences.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: HS with 3-5 years of experience in field relevant to research activities of department preferred; BA/BS preferred or equivalent work experience. Experience with proactive research and prospect identification highly desirable. Ability to gather, analyze, and write detailed reports in a high-volume department. Ability to work on multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines essential. Ability to work collaboratively with large, diverse group of development officers to achieve departmental and fundraising goals essential. Knowledge of computer databases and internet resources used for prospect research essential. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PeopleSoft/Oracle, Illustrator required. Capacity to work as a team member is essential. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
Reference Number: 90-27989
Salary Grade: 024
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Org: Penn Medicine Development
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: C-General Clerical