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Req ID:  9581
Date:  Oct 26, 2019

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER

School of Medicine:


Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.


Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.



Associate Director, Special Programs and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Duke Children’s Development


Job Code:  1435                                                                                                                   Revised Date:   May 2019

Level:  13                                                                                                                               FLSA:  Exempt

Job Family:  28, Administrative & Managerial





As Associate Director, Special Programs, this position manages highly visible fund-raising programs for Duke Children’s.  Through effective strategic planning with the team, this position will be responsible for the successful stewardship and growth of all aspects of the CMN Hospitals’ program.


This position reports to the Director, Special Programs, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ and Volunteers.  The position will work collaboratively with colleagues in Duke Children’s Development, throughout Duke Health and Duke University, and with CMN Hospital colleagues to maximize fundraising support for Duke Children’s.



Manage and steward Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ national corporate accounts and key CMNH programs across the Duke CMNH market area. (70%)

  • Consider and analyze each partnership for required resources and potential ROI.
  • Develop strategy with Special Programs team to increase net income across these accounts.
  • Develop and sustain strong relationships by attending partner fund-raising events, conducting presentations, visiting partner locations, maintaining communication strategy, and leading hospital tours.
  • Collaborate with Special Programs team in planning strategy, content and implementation of kickoff events for CMN Hospitals’ corporate partners.
  • Support smaller CMN Hospitals’ events.


Collaborate with Special Programs team and MIX leadership in maximizing revenue, visibility and community impact for annual MIX Radiothon:  (15%)

  • Create and implement overall event strategy.
  • Solicit sponsorships.
  • Manage volunteers.
  • Execute donor communications.
  • Develop and implement strategy for patient involvement prior to and during broadcast.


Serve as primary liaison for all Duke Children’s Development volunteers:  (15%)

  • Identify volunteer opportunities across full DCHD team to include event work, prep work for all children’s development activities, and patient engagement opportunities.
  • Develop and facilitate appropriate training for each volunteer activity.
  • Develop communication strategy to inform and engage volunteers.
  • Create and implement effective stewardship plan.


Provide strategic recommendations to promote attendance, visibility and ultimately bottom-line results for Duke Children’s within the community including engaging faculty members, community members and leaders.











Work requires the skills and knowledge normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree.



Work requires three years’ progressive fundraising/customer service/marketing or sales and promotions experience in team environment.  Proven verbal and written communication skills and computer experience with Windows environment.  Occasional overnight travel will be required; additional day travel within CMNH market area will also be required.



  • Highly organized
  • Able to maintain integrity and professionalism in a fast-paced team environment
  • Creative problem solver; enjoys setting goals and strategies to meet the revenue goals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Minimum two years’ event management experience; non-profit event experience is a plus
  • Experience with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ partnerships is a plus
  • Proven skills at building and managing relationships with donors, volunteers and vendors
  • Comfortable working independently as well as collaboratively
  • Self-motivated and ambitious
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Eager to work in environment that adheres to the Duke Children’s Development Office’s core values:
    • Sharing our passion for the cause
    • Maintaining the highest level of integrity in all aspects of our work
    • Achieving excellence in all we do
    • Being a positive, energy-driven team


About Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center:

A nationally ranked pediatrics program and international referral center, Duke Children's is respected for delivering the most advanced, comprehensive care available. Duke Children’s is committed to providing hope and answers to families when they need it most. Families can access services in Durham, North Carolina, and through an extensive network of more than 23 primary and specialty care locations across the state.


Duke Children’s singular focus to improve children's health has led to remarkable achievements, redefining what it means to provide the best possible care. Because Duke Children’s is part of an academic medical center that is ranked among the nation's best, patients benefit from the latest treatments, research, technology, and medical advances, many of which were pioneered by Duke physicians and scientists.

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About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’:

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’® raises funds for 170 children’s Hospitals’ across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given, it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.  For more information please visit www.cmnHospitals’.org.


Minimum Qualifications




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




Work requires the abilityto plan and administer programs and direct program activities within a specific functional area, generally acquired through four years of related experience. OR ANY OTHER EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.


Duke 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 essentialjob 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.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh