Program Coordinator, Major Gifts
The Program Coordinator is a full-time position reporting directly to the Director of Administration and Operations – Major & Leadership Gifts. The Program Coordinator will proactively partner with three to four Senior/ Regional Development Directors to leverage their ability to raise the best and biggest gifts for Duke. The Program Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing engagement, fundraising & stewardship strategies to enhance and grow revenue from current and prospective donors managed and engaged by those Senior/Regional Development Directors. Candidates for this position must have an exceptional understanding of philanthropy and a deep knowledge of fundraising fundamentals.
Prospect/Donor strategy development and implementation. The Program Coordinator will proactively develop and implement strategies to maximize a Development Directors’ fundraising impact at each stage of the solicitation cycle: qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
- Analyzes alumni databases and all relevant Prospect Management (PRMA) tools developed to create prioritized lists of suspects for qualification- including mapping potential prospects to key University (Campaign) priorities.
- Partners with RDD/SrRDDs to proactively develop materials to be utilized in donor meetings and materials sent as follow-up to donor/prospect meetings based on the donor/prospects’ specific interests.
- Cultivation/Stewardship. Develop and implement plans to maximize connecting prospects through campus and regional events.
- Cultivation/Stewardship. Maintains a robust knowledge of University-wide funding priorities and a general knowledge of school and unit funding priorities and develops personalized “touch points” for donors/prospects managed by RDD/SrRDDs, based on prospects’ interest areas.
- Collaborates with MCS and school-based officers to produce white papers and proposals.
- Partners with RDD/SrRDDs to drive strategy meetings for all prospects with a team for whom there is a ready solicitation.
- Designs and implements individualized prospect stewardship and donor relations plans (inclusive of written materials, stewardship meeting strategies, etc.) for all donors in the Development Directors portfolios – with a special focus on leadership level donors, consistent major or leadership level donors, and new ‘first time” major gift level donors.
- Cultivation/Solicitation/Stewardship. Plans and implements donors’ campus visits related to board exploration, exploration of philanthropic interests, and stewardship of gifts. Meets with donors during campus visits as appropriate.
- Serves on AED task forces and committees as appropriate.
- Serves as mentor to Development Associates.
- Drives Major & Leadership Gift special projects as they emerge and are directed by the Assistant Vice President of M&LG and/or Director of M&LG.
- Supports regional Campaign volunteer programs as assigned as they may emerge.
- Drives Virtual Small Group Meeting Series (Partnering for Impact) in coordination with Special Events.
- Bachelor’s degree and/or at least 3-5 years of fundraising, donor relations/stewardship, prospect research, or communications experience, preferably in higher education, or related experience with a successful track record.
- Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks and projects, working both independently and as a team member.
- Exceptional ability to think strategically and analytically.
- Excellent writing and speaking skills and strong organizational skills are required.
- Strong initiative, creativity, and attention to detail.
Work requires communication, analytical and organizational skills normally acquired through the completion of a bachelor’s degree program.
$40,362.00 to $52,473.50
Work requires one year of experience in fundraising, alumni affairs, public relations, student activities, program administration, or a related field to become familiar with activities involved in planning special events or programs.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Interested applicants can apply at the link https://careers.duke.edu/job-invite/221128/
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