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Requisition Number::  165768
Date:  Nov 5, 2021

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 directly with the Executive Director of Development and working collaboratively with all Medicine, Surgery, and Clinical Care (MSCC) team gift officers to 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 – 70%

Coordinate portfolio work of Executive Director of Development and frontline fundraising staff on the MSCC team.  Play an active role in the identification, qualification and cultivation of prospects through regular communication with development officers and ownership of team referral meetings.  Collaborate with colleagues across Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs (DHDAA) including Alumni Relations, Strategic Events, Stewardship, Planned Giving, Research, and Marketing and Communications. [35%]


Enter donor activity in donor/prospect databases in timely fashion.  Pull reports and manage data as needed to move forward major gift activity [10%]


Thoroughly review prospect files and 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. [15%]


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


Project and Event management [20%]

Coordinate and manage special projects for Executive Director of Development; collaborate with staff across Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs (DHDAA); interface with School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Alumni Relations, Strategic Events, Donor Relations, Planned Giving, Research, and Marketing and Communications


Assist in the execution of cultivation and stewardship events working collaboratively with DHDAA colleagues (e.g. Special Events, Donor Relations, etc.)


Delegate tasks to Staff Assistant that supports Executive Director as appropriate.


Administrative - 10%

Coordinate and manage schedule, assist with travel arrangements and preparations, contact reports and other duties as assigned.


Other 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.







Must be proactive, organized and detail oriented and have demonstrated ability to use software applications and databases.


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.


Anticipatory outlook.


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.


Demonstrated thoroughness and accuracy in work.


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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh