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Req ID:  2406
Date:  Nov 6, 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: Perform a variety of duties of a complex and confidential nature involving the collection, interpretation, analysis and documentation of biographical and financial data on prospective donors, including alumni, patients and organizations in support of Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs (DHDAA) fundraising goals. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director, Research and Constituency Development. Work Performed: Prospect Identification and Research - 65% • Design innovative methods to identify new prospects for Duke Health by proactively gathering, interpreting, and analyzing biographical and financial data on current and potential donors. • Conduct research to prioritize gift officers’ work. Assess donor interest in various programsacross Duke Health, including the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Health System. Develop written reports and determine gift capacity ratings using various research tools, such as specialized subscription databases, print publications and Internet research. • Respond to inquiries for prospect information from Duke Health Development staff in a timely, accurate manner. • Coordinate, write, and prepare materials in a variety of written formats including reports, summaries and abstracts for events, site visits, and one-on-one meetings for Duke Health leadership, including the Chancellor, the President of Duke University Hospital, the Executive Vice President of Duke University Health System, the Deans, the Vice President of Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs (DHDAA), Directors, Department Chairs, and Faculty as assigned. • Establish and process daily news alerts on Duke Health alumni, prospects and potential donors, including alumni and donor obituaries. Notify appropriate staff, update electronic files, the Duke Alumni and Development Database (DADD) and the Grateful Patient database Data Reporting and Maintenance – 15% • Coordinate with the Assistant Director on the preparation and distribution of reports and other donor-related material to development officers. • Design, execute and distribute regularly scheduled and requested biographical and gift queries and reports from the Duke Alumni and Development Database (DADD) and from the Grateful Patient database. Present data in clearly understood reports with appropriate notes and documentation. • Maintain current and accurate biographical and prospect information in DADD and the Grateful Patient database by editing biographical data and forwarding other updates, such as obituaries, to Alumni Donor Records. • Maintain Access database to log and report current status of all research requests and project assignments. • Update HIPAA coding in DADD and the Duke University Health System patient information system, Maestro. Build Strategic Partnerships – 20% • Provide strategic recommendations regarding cultivation and solicitation of prospects, and donor stewardship. Meet with gift officers to determine the philanthropic prioritiesof the facultyand departments they support and ensure existing research procedures facilitate the movement of donors and prospects through the prospect management pipeline. • Consult with University Development, especially Prospect Research, Management and Analytics, to ensure alignment with university-wide policies, and Alumni Donor Records on maintenance of accurate alumni/donor data. • Initiate conversations with peer schools and programs to benchmark best practices for prospect development. Perform other related duties as assigned EDUCATION/TRAINING Work requires the ability to independently conduct research, collect and summarize accurate information, and prepare written reports, generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree. EXPERIENCE Work requires one year of experience in development research or a related field with electronic research, analysis and report writing experience. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE SKILLS Excellent electronicresearch and report writing skills Experience using specialized search tools such as Lexis-Nexis and WealthEngine preferred Strong experience using Microsoft Office software, especially Word and Excel Strong analytical skills Knowledge and familiarity with development, research and prospect management practices Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with a strong work ethic Experience constructing and executing database queries Excellent customer service attitude Accuracy and attention to detail Ability to work with a variety of people Excellent project and time management 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