Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.
Duke University Press is seeking a Development Coordinator (Project Coordinator) to work closely with the Duke Press Editorial Director in a variety of ways, with a primary focus on coordinating, developing, and implementing the Press’s fundraising initiatives. A major thrust of the Press’s fundraising effort is securing foundation grants and University subsidies for our books program, which help cover annual operating expenses. The Development Coordinator also supports the Editorial Director with additional projects as needed.
The ideal candidate will have one year or more of direct or related experience in one or several of these areas; fundraising, public relations, or non-profit administration. They will be familiar with activities involved in the planning of special events or programs; and will possess excellent communication & organizational skills, strong interpersonal & teamwork skills, database experience, intermediate Excel and proficiency with other MS Office programs. This position requires skills in communications and organization, normally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program; or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
If interested, please visit the Duke University jobs website and submit the University-required electronic application for Development Coordinator, Duke University Press (including your résumé and cover letter), before close of the position at Noon on Friday, July 2, 2021.
Development Coordination (75%)
- Coordinating, developing, and implementing the Press’s fundraising initiatives for our books publishing program
- Coordinating with Press staff on subsidy needs for particular books, book series, open access programs, etc.
- Coordinating the Press’s development efforts and practices with the University Development Office, the Office of Research Support, and any outside collaborators or partners
- Assisting authors in identifying appropriate grant programs and facilitating the application process
- Updating and maintaining contract data
- Invoicing, and tracking of funds in conjunction with the Press’s Accounting Team and with other University--level departments
- Creating and maintaining a database to track the status of development efforts; providing relevant development data to other involved Duke Press staff members
- Handling a variety of ad hoc development projects, in coordination with the Editorial Director
- Sensitivity to concerns relating to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and ability/disability
Additional Responsibilities (25%)
- Assisting the Editorial Director with departmental budget maintenance
- Supporting Editorial Director and Pre-Production Manager in managing departmental workflows
- Hiring, training, and supervising student workers to assist with departmental projects and programs
- Knowledge of effective strategies for working with clients and other professionals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences
- Demonstrated interest in equity and inclusion
Work requires communication and analytical skills normally acquired through a 4 year college education.
Work requires a general knowledge of research methods, procedures and experience. activities normally acquired through 1 year of social science research OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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