Senior Associate Director, Foundation Relations
Serve as a frontline fundraiser in Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs (DHDAA) toward a primary goal of increased philanthropic support for the identified institutional priorities of Duke Health. Design, coordinate, and implement strategies to secure funding from private, family, and corporate foundations, as well as from other private grant-making organizations, at the local, regional, and national level. Work with the Foundation Relations and Strategic Partnerships team to build successful and lasting relationships with these foundations and private grant-making organizations. Maintain positive, productive, and ongoing interaction with senior administration of Duke Health, faculty, physicians, volunteers, and development colleagues. Proactively identify new prospects for Duke Health. Exercise autonomy, diplomacy, and persistence while navigating the complex academic medical center environment and representing the organization to foundation leaders of the highest level.
Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program. Masters degree preferred.
Work requires seven years’ experience in fundraising, grant writing, alumni affairs, public relations, marketing, or a related field in order to acquire skills necessary to administer, coordinate and/or participate in a foundation and corporate fundraising program. Experience in a complex, multi-tiered work environment is preferred, as is experienced in an academic medical center, in another academic setting, or in a healthcare environment. Must be willing to provide writing samples for an interview. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Preferred experience in foundation relations, research development, science communication or editing, program development, or complex project management in an academic medical center, in another academic setting, or in a healthcare environment.
Working at Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs (DHDAA) is about making a real difference in the world.
DHDAA is an integral part of Duke Health–a world-class organization dedicated to excellence in research, patient care, and education. DHDAA drives Duke Health’s philanthropic efforts, from identifying opportunities for individuals to support a host of health areas to facilitating transformational gift opportunities for donors. Our organization encompasses a full slate of resources and services, designed to support the department’s donor-centric fundraising and includes dedicated staff for research, communications, donor relations, and events.
We take pride in being a place to work that encourages growth, teamwork, communication, recognition of achievement, and positive co-worker/supervisor relationships. At Duke Health, diversity is one of our core values. We know that providing world-class healthcare depends on the exchange of ideas — which only happens when we draw out and draw upon the rich diversity of our backgrounds, cultures, identities, and experiences.
Working at Duke
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.
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