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Req ID:  12379
Date:  Oct 23, 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.


Job Code:  1821                                                                         Effective Date:  October 2019

Level:  16                                                                                   FLSA:  Exempt

Job Family:  34, External Affairs                                                



Occupational Summary:

Develop programs and strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward grateful patients, families and friends of Duke Children’s for significant gifts to fund projects and priorities.


Work Performed:

Identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts prospects ($100K or more); recommend and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for individual prospects, working with administration, faculty and volunteers as appropriate.


Build partnerships, establish and maintain regular communication with faculty to increase and manage the level of faculty referrals of grateful patients to enhance major gifts activities.


Assist administrators and faculty in the identification and prioritization of institutional and departmental funding needs; keep abreast of institutional programs.


Develop, evaluate and refine plans and timetables for departmental or theme assignments; assist in planning and/or directing cultivation events or programs.


Identify and participate in special events, recognition and stewardship programs as appropriate; write acknowledgement letters as needed to enhance relationships with donors.


Write or assist in drafting proposals and other materials as necessary; assist with publicity arrangements on important gifts, programs, accomplishments or events.


Follow procedures in coordination with the Office of Gift records to ensure effective collecting, recording, accounting, acknowledgement and follow-up on all private gifts to assigned departments.


Develop contact reports and monthly moves management reports.


Work with colleagues across the institution to collaborate on prospects with multiple interests.


Maintain and manage a portfolio of major gifts prospects.


Follow best fundraising and operational practices for Duke Health Development.


Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.





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.





Major Gifts Officer

Duke Children’s Development

Job Code 1821, Job Level 16, Job Family 34






Proven success in securing major gifts of $100,000 and up.


Demonstrated ability to handle multiple, complex fundraising activities simultaneously and coordinate solicitation strategies in a decentralized environment.


Occasional travel and flexibility in work hours may be necessary at times to accomplish objectives and satisfy goals.






Minimum Qualifications




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




Work requires five years of progressive fund raisingexperience in a related organization with a proven track record in major gifts. Campaign experience is desirable. 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