Duke Careers - Durham, NC4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $36,000 - $51,000 a year
School of Medicine:
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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.

DCI and Children’s Development

Job Code: 2303 Effective Date: July 2018
Level: 11 FLSA: Exempt
Job Family: 34, External Affairs

Occupational Summary:
Responsible for working collaboratively with Senior Executive Director, Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) and Duke Children’s teams to initiate and assist with activities required to develop and implement individual cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and actions aligned with DCI and Children’s priorities.

Work Performed:
Prospect Strategy – 65%
Coordinate portfolio work of Senior Executive Director and Major Gift Officers in the DCI and Children’s programs, collaborating with Administrative Assistants and others across Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs (DHDAA) and interfacing with Alumni Relations, Special Events, Donor Relations, Planned Giving, Research, and Marketing and Communications. Coordinate, maintain, and serve as point person for portfolio administration for DCI Board of Advisors and Duke Children’s National Leadership Council. [25%]

Thoroughly review prospect files, 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 Major Gifts Officers and donor relations staff in developing plans for and executing stewardship activities for high-level donors. [15%]

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 financial support from Duke Health’s closest alumni and friends to include overseeing the creation of formal proposals, letters, etc. and typically involves coordination with colleagues across DCI, Children’s, Duke Health and University Development. [5%]

BOA and Leadership Council [15%]
Provide administrative support for DCI Board of Advisors and Children’s National Leadership Council.

Project and Event management [20%]
Assist in the execution of cultivation and stewardship events working collaboratively with DHDAA colleagues (e.g. Special Events, Donor Relations, etc.)

Delegate tasks to Administrative Assistant that supports Senior Executive Director as appropriate.

Enter donor activity in DADD in timely fashion.


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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Work requires abilityto 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

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