The Wall Street Journal is seeking an experienced research professional based in New York City. We’re looking for a news hound who wants to be an integral part of big, competitive stories. This person will work in partnership with reporters and editors, enhancing the quality of the news gathering process through the use of online databases such as Accurint, TLO, Nexis, Factiva, PACER, and Courtlink. The ideal candidate also will have some familiarity with accessing public and private databases. Qualified individuals must be able to handle multiple and varied research assignments. They should have a nose for retrieving and analyzing information, be able to meet tight deadlines, and work well in a team atmosphere. Attention to detail a must. A strong knowledge of current events is key. A master’s degree in library or information science or the equivalent experience in a news library is highly recommended. Some weekend and evening work is required. This person will answer to Jennifer Forsyth, US Editor, but will research for all sections of the Journal. Please contact Ms. Forsyth at Jennifer.Forsyth@wsj.com if interested
The Editorial Library at The Columbus Dispatch is seeking a skilled Information Specialist to help develop tools, standards and direction for news research performed for the Editorial department. This Specialist will provide information systems support, detailed research, web and database development, and training and technical support for end-users. They will ensure accurate library research is delivered by performing research and general reference services for reporters, editors and other corporate departments using the internal text archive, digital photo archive, and other online databases such as NEXIS and Accurint.
Candidates with a college degree and a master’s in Library Science preferred. Two to three years of reference or research experience is essential, preferably in a news library. Web design experience and knowledge of HTML is essential along with experience working with PHP and MySQL preferred.
For more information and to apply, visit dispatch.com/careers. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Research and Stewardship Coordinator
Duke University – Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Duke University’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (OCFR),
part of Duke’s central Office of University Development, initiates,
and coordinates relationships that support Duke’s teaching, research,
and service mission. Working with administrators, faculty, and
development staff, our staff provides expertise, services, and tools
to successfully connect the university with foundations, businesses,
OCFR seeks qualified candidates for the position of Research and
Stewardship Coordinator in its Prospect Research, Management, and
Stewardship (PRMS) function. PRMS provides the following services:
Corporate and foundation (C&F) research and prospect referral
services; C&F prospect management; Stewardship for key C&F donors; and
C&F data analysis and management.
The Research and Stewardship Coordinator a) performs a variety of
duties involved in the collection, interpretation, analysis, and
documentation on corporate and foundation relations (CFR) prospects in
support of CFR fundraising efforts, and b) coordinates and assists
with CFR stewardship activities including, but not limited to:
collaborative, large-scale stewardship reporting, grant reporting, and
other stewardship activities for key C&F donors; and gift
acknowledgement processes for the president and provost.
For more information or to apply:
For more information about this position, please visit the job listing
on the Duke Human Resources web site at:
requisition number 400646321. To apply, please send cover letter and
resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please put “Research and Stewardship
Coordinator – CFR” in the subject line). Additional Information about
Duke University Development can be found at http://giving.duke.edu.
Duke University and Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal
INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGER
Consumer Health/Government Documents Information Services
MIDDENDORF-KREDELL BRANCH LIBRARY
Schedule: Full Time position, Day, evening and Saturday hours as needed
Duties: Manage Consumer Health/Government Documents Information Services,
providing system-wide services and programs, developing and maintaining the
Consumer Health/Government Documents collections, updating and maintaining
relevant information on the District’s web page, and developing and
retaining Community contacts and partnerships. Responsible for marketing
and promoting special collection library materials and services both in the
branch and in the community through presentations, networking, and branch
tours. Position works with Federal Depository Collection guidelines and the
SuDocs cataloging system. Also, some work in the general reference area of
the branch is required. Position performs professional duties requiring the
exercise of professional skill, initiative and independent judgment.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Must have an accredited Masters in Library Science degree, excellent
communication and customer service skills and 3 years relevant experience.
Prefer experience in Consumer Health and/or Government Document issues,
community networking and giving presentations.
RATE: $58,236 to $70,848 for MLS; $65,508 to $79,704 for second masters.
DEADLINE: 5:00 pm, Sunday, September 30, 2012
St. Charles City-County Library District
77 Boone Hills Drive
St. Peters, MO 63376
Or as an e-mail attachment to vkrieger-moriarty@stchlibrary.
Application with cover letter and resume may also be submitted to any
Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be
considered. Resumes and cover letters submitted without an application
will not be considered.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
For more information and to apply go here and search for job number 2012-0618
Position Title: Senior Prospect Development Analyst
Department: University Advancement
Req No.: 2012-0618
Location: UCI Campus – Irvine
Under the general supervision of the senior director of prospect management and research, the senior prospect development analyst manages information about UC Irvine’s donors and prospective donors with the goal of building lasting philanthropic relationships that benefit both the donor and the University. In partnership with development officers, Prospect Development provides information, knowledge, coordination, and tools that support the campus in achieving its fundraising goals. The unit identifies prospective donors, matches their interests to campus programs, and ensures that prioritized prospective donors are included in development officers’ portfolios. Prospect Development’s research informs prospect strategy, and its ongoing work helps development officers move prospective donors through stages of the fundraising cycle.
Salary: Range $54,504 – $63,360
Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., M-F
Final candidate subject to background check.
As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
Please attach your resume.
Debra Bade posted to NewsLib about these Webinars sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. They will host a series of seminars about job changes, transferring skills to non-LIS employers and branding yourself. For complete details see http://rockymountain.sla.org/chapter-events/rmsla-virtual-lunch-fall-2012-series-brown-dority/
Here is the Webinar list:
Session 1 – What Do I Do Now? How to Prepare for – and Take Advantage of – Possible Job Changes
October 18, 2012 12:00 noon, Mountain Daylight Time
Session 2 – Transferable Skills: Identifying and Marketing Your Unique Value to Non-LIS Employers
November 15, 2012 12:00 noon, Mountain Standard Time
Session 3 – So Tell Me About Yourself: Personal and Professional Branding for LIS Students and Professionals
December 20, 2012 12:00 noon, Mountain Standard Time
Information about the Webinar fees:
SLA members pay $20 per session, or $50 for the 3-part series. (You save $10!)
Non-members pay $30 per session, or $75 for the 3-part series. (A $15 savings!)
Submit your payment and register for each session using the PayPal and GoToWebinar registration links below. Please allow 48 hours for chapter volunteers to approve your registration.
Job hunting? Changing industries? SLA is offering a Webinar on October 10th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. It will have research tips for finding out about other companies and industries. The fee is $49 for SLA members and $99 for non-members. For more information, visit Insider Insights: How to Research Companies and Industries as Potential Employers
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