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Requisition Number::  166355
Date:  Jan 8, 2022

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.


Occupational Summary:


Responsible for working with the Neuroscience and Behavioral Health grateful patient fundraising team at Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs. The position reports to the Executive Director of Development, Duke Health, and will provide support to the two Directors of Development on the team. The position will 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 – [80%]


Coordinate prospective donor outreach and prioritization in collaboration with team gift officers and staff assistant, and interfacing with Prospect Development, Strategic Events, Donor Relations, and Planned Giving.  This includes, but is not limited to, leading team meetings to track physician referral activity. [40%]


Thoroughly review prospect files, 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. [10%]


Provide and monitor visit follow-up and stewardship action for donors through appropriate correspondence and coordination of tailored reports and stewardship presentations.  Assist appropriate colleagues in developing plans for and executing stewardship activities for high-level donors. [10%]


Enter donor activity in fundraising systems, including DADD and Salesforce, in timely fashion [10%]


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. [5%]


Develop documents that seek philanthropic support from Duke Health’s grateful patients and friends to include overseeing the creation of formal proposals and other mission-critical external communications that typically involves coordination with colleagues across Stewardship and multi-disciplinary care areas across DHDAA. [5%]






Project and Event management [20%]


Coordinate and manage special projects while collaborating with key stakeholders; interface with School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Strategic Events, Stewardship, Planned Giving, and Prospect Development team.


Assist in the planning and provide technical support of cultivation and stewardship events, working collaboratively with DHDAA colleagues (e.g. Strategic Events, Donor Relations, etc.)


Other related duties as assigned.


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.






Demonstrated knowledge of the fundamentals of fundraising/advancement.


Excellent customer service skills.


Demonstrated ability to handle multiple, complex fundraising project activities and simultaneously participate in the coordination of solicitation and stewardship strategies.


Solid project management skills.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals in a diplomatic and professional manner.


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.


Demonstrated initiative to organize and follow through with complex tasks to meet deadlines.


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; where the team is proactive and focused on consistently advancing prospects toward closing gifts.


Consensus building skills, collegiality and the agility necessary to build relationships across multiple constituencies.


Resourcefulness in analyzing situations, finding and recommending appropriate solutions to problems and initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions.


Ability to analyze and prioritize


Duke Health Development & Alumni Affairs is building a flexible and hybrid workplace . All team members must have access to and maintain a secure home office environment with high-speed internet service and work collaboratively with others using a variety of technologies and tools. Depending on the type of position and work performed, or as deemed by manager, positions may be required to work in an office located in Durham, NC or a surrounding local area.



Minimum Qualifications




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




Work requires ability to design, plan and coordinate fund raising activities and special events generally acquired through two years experience.  OR AN 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