Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 11:31:16 -0600
Subject: Re: DARE Fund-raising position

The Dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison has generously provided DARE with the position
of a fund-raiser for three years. Because this could be a make-or-break
situaion, we are searching widely to find just the right person for the job.
I post the ad here in case you know someone who might fit the bill.

Development: The Dictionary of American Regional English (see
website at seeks a
Development Specialist to initiate and execute a major fund-
raising campaign to carry this renowned project to its conclusion
in 12-15 years. Meeting the goal requires the acquisition of
substantial new gifts, and the Development Specialist must
exhibit the ability to interact at sophisticated levels with
major gift candidates. The work of this position will be
coordinated with that of the University of Wisconsin Foundation.
Support for the position is guaranteed for three years;
continuation will be contingent on success. Duties include
performing prospect research and networking to identify and
contact prospective donors; writing proposals; establishing a
"Friends" organization; maintaining contact with donors.
Applicants must demonstrate excellent speaking and writing
skills; have successful history of funds development; exhibit
creativity and enthusiasm for the project; work well
independently and as part of a team. Minimum salary $38,000.
(Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information
regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists
cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.) Send cover letter,
r!sum!, and reference list (by March 13) to Joan Houston Hall,
6125 Helen White Hall, 600 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706.