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Medical Center Development

Occupational Summary:

Responsible for working collaboratively with Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs(DHDAA) staff in the Office of Foundation Relations and Corporate Giving and the Duke University School of Nursing to initiate and assist with activities as required in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals and organizations, and to perform other activities as needed in alignment with the goals of the departments.

Work Performed:

Prospect Strategy and Fundraising Support - 60%
  • Coordinate portfolio work of gift officers, proactively, across all stages of the fundraising cycle.
  • Research, compile and compose accurate and often confidential information on individual prospects and donors, as well as organizational funders (foundations and companies) to inform and drive prospect management strategies.
  • Proactively collect, interpret, synthesize and summarize qualitative and quantitative data and information, and serve as liaison toDHDAA
  • Research and Prospect Management teams.
  • Support Development officer and Dean interactions with prospects,making contact with donors/prospects to schedule visits on behalf of senior Development leaders and Dean, anticipating and drafting follow-up correspondence, and assisting with travel coordination, often in collaboration with Dean'soffice.
  • Develop documents that seek financial support, including the creation of formal proposals, letters,and email correspondence, typically in coordination with colleagues across Duke Health and University Development.
  • Thoroughly review prospect files and data systems, research and gather information to develop briefing materials, talking points and other information to prepare fundraisers, leaders, andfaculty members for meetings,phone calls, events, and other interactions with individual prospects and donors, as well as representatives from foundations.
  • Enter donor activity on behalf of Development staff on both teams in the relationship management database (DADD) in a timely fashion.
Stewardship and Communication - 25%
  • Interact with gift officers and leaders to help create, implement and manage a robust program of stewardship activities and communications.
  • Provide and monitor visit follow-up and stewardship action for donors and grantors through appropriate correspondence and coordination of reports and stewardship activities, in coordination with gift officers and Donor Relations staff.
  • Assistin developing plans for and executing personalized stewardship activities for high-level donors.
  • Draft correspondence for use by gift officers and senior leaders for a variety of purposes to include, but not limited to,letters and emails acknowledging gifts and commitments.
  • Create and manage a system to record grant reporting deadlines and work with gift officers and faculty members to meet all requirements.
Project and Event Management - 15%
  • Assist in the execution of cultivation and stewardship events working collaboratively with DHDAA colleagues (e.g.Special Events, Donor Relations, etc.).
  • Prepare briefing documents, meeting materials, and other information to support prospect meetings and campus visits.
  • Interface with constituents in planning such meetings and visits.
  • Manage and assist with special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated knowledge of the fundamentals of fundraising/advancement.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and organize competing priorities, and display initiative to handle multiple, complex fundraising projects and follow through with complex tasks to meet deadlines.
Solid project management skills.
Ability to learn and expertly utilize information systems in DHDAA.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals in a diplomatic and professional manner.
Resourcefulness in analyzing situations, finding and recommending appropriate solutions to problems and initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions.
Ability to be flexible in working independently as well as collaboratively with senior-level management and others to achieve defined goals.
Possess the traits of good judgment and discretion in communicating with colleagues and constituents.
An authentic appreciation for the importance of higher education and research conducted at a top-ranked university.
Demonstrated ability to thrive and succeed in a culture that is results-oriented and fast paced.
Consensus building skills, collegiality and the agility necessary to build relationships across multiple constituencies.

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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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Posted: 1/13/2019
Application Due: 3/14/2019
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