MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER-Associate Director of Major Gifts

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Sep 10, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER-Associate Director of Major Gifts
Engineering - External Affairs

Occupational Summary:
  • Develop and implement programs and initiatives to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts in support of the school's educational needs and priorities.
  • Assist the school and its leadership in expanding its philanthropic base of alumni, parents, and friends through leadership annual fund gifts and major gift fundraising.
  • Position reports to the Associate Dean for Development.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Work with the Associate Dean and Director of Development in creating and implementing a comprehensive development plan for major gift fundraising that includes but is not limited to identification and qualification of newly screened major gift prospects; as well as the cultivation and solicitation of both existing and newly identified prospects at the $100,000 to $1M+level.
  • Solicit annual fund leadership gifts of $1,000+ from engineering alumni and current engineering parents.
  • Work closely with the Annual Fund team to increase giving levels of existing leadership donors.
  • Involve Engineering administrators, faculty and volunteers in fund raising efforts; keep abreast of institutional and departmental priorities, University programs, personalities and events.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Duke-wide funding priorities, and a general knowledge of those schools, departments, and institutes that collaborate directly with Engineering.
  • Actively communicate and collaborate with development officers throughout the University to inform of travel and to visit potential prospects, to coordinate regional prospect strategies and activities and to make and "take" referrals.
  • Represent the school within the broader campus development community by coordinating cultivation and solicitation strategies for prospects with multiple interests; and by contributing to the refinement of policies and practices that will enhance the University's advancement goals.
  • Maintain a balanced portfolio of 150-200 qualified major gift prospects for engineering through work in regions including New York, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, and other regions as needed.
  • Support the Pratt Development team as needed to advance the Engineering School's priorities preferred.
Fundraising:
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts prospects; recommend and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies of individual prospects, working with administration, faculty and volunteers as appropriate; meet with prospects and volunteers, traveling as
  • Work with the Associate Dean for Development in creating and implementing a comprehensive development plan for major gift fundraising that includes but is not limited to identification and qualification of newly screened major gift prospects; as well as the cultivation and solicitation of both existing and newly identified prospects at the $100,000 to $1M+ level. # Solicit annual fund leadership gifts of $1,000+ from Engineering alumni and current Engineering parents. Work closely with the Annual Fund team to increase giving levels of existing leadership donors.
  • Maintain a balanced portfolio of 250-300 qualified major gift prospects.
Administration:
  • Direct research requests and provide information on Engineering and University alumni, parents, and friends to qualify interest and giving potential.
  • Assist Engineering and University administrators and faculty in the recognition and prioritization of institutional, school and departmental funding needs
  • Keep abreast of institutional, school and departmental priorities, programs, and special initiatives in order to maintain a working knowledge of Duke-wide funding priorities, and a general knowledge of those schools, departments, and institutes that collaborate directly with Engineering.
  • Maintain active communication with the development officers throughout the University to inform of travel to visit potential prospects, to coordinate prospect activity and to make and take referrals.
  • Represent the school within the broader campus development community by coordinating cultivation and solicitation strategies for prospects with multiple interests; and by contributing to the refinements of policies and practices that will enhance the University#s advancement goals.



Requisition Number
401428971

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
UNIVERSITY

Job Code
1821 MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER

Job Family Level
16

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes.

To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.

Highly Preferred: Bachelors degree /Masters or other advanced degree.

Experience

Work requires five years of progressive fund raising experience in a related organization with a proven track record in major gifts. Campaign experience is desirable. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Highly Preferred: Seven or more years of progressive responsibility in development or fund raising, with a proven track record of success in raising individual gifts in the range of $100,000 to $1 million.

Other Skills: Demonstrated skill as an effective communicator. Extensive travel required.


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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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