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Medical Center Development

Occupational Summary:

Responsible for working directly with Executive Director of Developmentto initiate and assist with activities required to develop and implement individual cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and actions aligned with institutional priorities.

Work Performed:Prospect

Strategy - 75%
Coordinate portfolio work of Executive Director of Development,collaborating with Administrative Assistants and others across Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs (DHDAA) and interfacing with Alumni Relations, Special Events, Donor Relations, Planned Giving, Research, and Marketing and Communications.
Thoroughly review prospect files, research and gather information about Duke Health constituents,in order to develop briefing materials, talking points and other supporting information to be used by senior leaders and key alumni, friends and volunteers for prospect visits. Interface with constituents in planning such meetings and visits.
Provide and monitor visit follow-up and stewardship action for donorsthrough appropriatecorrespondence andcoordination of tailored reports and stewardship presentations. Assist Executive Director anddonor relations staff indeveloping plans for and executing stewardship activities forhigh-level donors.
Draft correspondence for use by senior leaders for a variety of purposes to include, but not limited to, letters and/or emails acknowledging gifts and commitments.
Develop documents that seek financial support from Duke Health's closest alumni and friends to include overseeing the creation of formal proposals, letters, etc. and typically involves coordination with colleagues across DCI, Children's, DukeHealth and University Development.

Project and Event management - 15%
Coordinate and manage special projects for Executive Director of Development; collaborate with staff across DukeHealth Development and Alumni Affairs (DHDAA); interface with School of Medicine, School of Nursing, AlumniRelations, Special Events, Donor Relations, Planned Giving, Research,and Marketing and Communications
Assist in the execution of cultivation and stewardship events working collaboratively with DHDAAcolleagues (e.g.Special Events, Donor Relations, etc.)
Delegate tasks to Administrative Assistant that supports ExecutiveDirector as appropriate.Enter donor activity in DADD and Salesforce in timely fashion.

Administrative - 10%
Coordinate and manage schedule, assist with travel arrangements andpreparations, contactreports, and other duties asassigned.

Demonstrated knowledge of the fundamentals of fundraising/advancement.
Excellent customerservice skills.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple, complex fundraising projectactivities and simultaneouslyparticipate in thecoordination of solicitation and stewardship strategies.
Solid project management skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability tocommunicate effectively with adiverse group ofindividuals in a diplomatic and professional manner.
Ability to be flexible in working independently as well ascollaboratively with senior-levelmanagement and others toachieve defined goals.
Possess the traits of good judgment and discretion in communicatingwith colleagues andconstituents.
Demonstrated initiative to organize and follow through with complextasks to meet deadlines.
An authentic appreciation for the importance of higher education andresearch conducted at a top-ranked university.
Demonstrated ability to thrive and succeed in a culture that isresults-oriented and fast paced;where the team isproactive and focused on consistently advancing prospects towardclosing gifts.
Consensus building skills, collegiality and the agility necessary tobuild relationships acrossmultiple constituencies.
Resourcefulness in analyzing situations, finding and recommendingappropriate solutions to problems and initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions.
Ability to analyze and prioritize

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Duke Entity

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Full Time / Part Time

Regular / Temporary


Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, 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 robustexchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achievethis exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feelsecure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals arerespected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our communityhave a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skillsgenerally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree program.


Work requires ability to design, plan and coordinate fund raisingactivities and special events generally acquired through two yearsexperience.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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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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Job No:
Posted: 12/7/2018
Application Due: 2/5/2019
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