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Req ID:  2431
Date:  Sep 9, 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.


Occupational Summary: Responsible for working collaboratively with Major Gifts and Gift Planning Development staff to assist with activities as required in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors, and to perform other activities as needed in alignment with the goals of the department. Work Performed: Cultivation and Stewardship Support – 35% Interact with gift officers and leaders to help create and implement a robust program of stewardship and communications; manage stewardship projects. Manage a portfolio of development plans along with the execution of stewardship activities for donors and prospects. Researchinformation on individual donors and coordinate appropriate meetings between fundraisers and Associate Director, Donor Relations and other DHDAA staff. Provide briefings on donors as needed in advance of community outreach, stewardship activities, and other meetings where it would benefit fundraisers and leaders. Provide support to the Associate Director, Donor Relations, DHDAA in the creation of acknowledgment letters for higher level gifts. Fundraising Support –35% Collaborate with gift officers and leaders to contribute to the development of donor and prospect cultivation materials. Work collaboratively to draftcontent for various forms of development communication, including proposals, white papers, one-pagers, and research briefs. Coordinate portfolio work of gift officers using DADD, Salesforce, and Planned Giving Manager systems. Research, compile and compose accurate and often confidential information on prospects and donors to prepare fundraisers and leaders for donor meetings, events and other interactions; accurately interpret, synthesize and summarize qualitative and quantitative data and information. Serve as liaison with DHDAA Research as it relates to prospects, donors, grateful patients and faculty engagement, requesting research reports, and other needed information. Project and Event Management-30% Serve as liaison with Special Events, Donor Relations, Marketing and Communications, and Central Annual Giving in coordinating and executing projects. Coordinate with University Planned Giving in the development and implementation of marketing materials. Assist in the execution of cultivation and stewardship events working collaboratively with other DHDAA colleagues (e.g. Special Events, Donor Relations, etc.) Manage and assist with managing special projects. Other duties as assigned. EDUCATION/TRAINING Work requires bachelor’s degree. EXPERIENCE Work requires two years of related experience in Development or Project Management. Must be organized and detail oriented and have demonstrated ability to use software applications, databases, networked informational systems. SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS Demonstrated ability to handle multiple, complexfundraising project activities and simultaneously participate in the coordination ofsolicitation and stewardship strategies. Ability to learn and expertly utilize information systems in DHDAA. Basic 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. Demonstrated initiative to organize and follow through with complex tasks to meet deadlines. 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. Ability to analyze and prioritize OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE SKILLS


Duke University 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 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.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh