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Company name
Duke University School of Nursing

Durham, NC, United States

Employment Type

Fundraising, Public Interest, Volunteer

Posted on
Jan 16,2019

Valid Through
May 01,2019

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Duke University School of Law Assistant Director, Reunion and Leadership Giving Duke Law Annual Giving Team (Development Officer, Law School, Level 12, Job Code 1172) January 2019

The Assistant Director for Reunions and Leadership Giving is a member of the Duke Annual Giving staff in the Law School Alumni and Development Office. This individual is responsible for directing comprehensive reunion class gift campaigns and will develop strategies for achieving reunion class fundraising goals; travel nationally to solicit donors; recruit and train volunteers; and develop and manage relationships with Law School and university colleagues. The position reports to the Director of Annual Giving and Regional Director of Development.


Manage Law School Reunion Class Gift campaigns.

• Establish ambitious fundraising goals (both dollars and class participation) and develop strategies to achieve these goals.

• Recruit, train, and manage reunion gift volunteers (both current reunion year and pre-reunion year volunteers).

• Identify and prioritize leadership giving prospects, both reunion and inter-reunion.

• Work with the Director of Annual Giving & Alumni and Development colleagues to develop solicitation strategies for all leadership annual giving prospects.

• Develop strategies to increase class gift participation and reunion attendance.

• Personally solicit leadership gifts from reunion alumni. (Leadership giving is defined as gifts and/or pledges of $1,000 or more to the Duke Annual Fund.)

• Maintain frequent contact with volunteers to provide support with recruitment, solicitations, and other tasks.

• Monitor progress toward class goals, and if progress is not being made at a satisfactory pace, determine if adjustments should be made to gift campaigns.

Travel nationally to solicit donors and recruit and/or train volunteers.

• Schedule appointments with leadership giving prospects or volunteers.

• Provide individual or small group training when appropriate.

• Prepare and distribute call lists and write trip reports.

• If solicitations are accepted, ensure that new pledges and updated donor information are accurately recorded.

• Send thank you letters and any information requested by donors.

Develop relationships with colleagues across campus (i.e. Athletics, Central, Fuqua School of Business, etc.) to co-manage alumni with multiple University interests.

• Work with Major Gifts Officers within the Law School and across campus to coordinate solicitation and recruitment strategies, when applicable.

• Collaborate with Law Alumni Engagement team on planning Reunion Weekend programs.

Serve as an active member of the Duke Law Annual Giving Team.

• Work with other Alumni Giving staff members to write operating plans, quarterly reports, and mid-year analyses.

• Attend staff and reunion giving team meetings.

• Attend and participate in Law Alumni and Development events, board meetings and receptions (i.e. Homecoming, Graduation, and Reunion Weekend).

• Liaise with colleagues to coordinate solicitations (letters, brochures, etc.) for direct mail campaigns.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Experience: Work requires three years experience in alumni affairs, public relations, fund raising, sales and promotions, marketing, student activities or a related field in order to acquire skills necessary to administer, coordinate and/or participate in general fund raising activities and proposal development. An equivalent combination of relevant experience and education may be substituted for these requirements.

Skills and Qualifications Preferred:

• A demonstrated commitment to higher education and the ability to articulate a persuasive case for annual, unrestricted support of Duke University.

• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, working both independently and as a team member.

• Ability to travel regularly and work weekends and evenings.

• Exceptional ability to think strategically and analytically.

• Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and experience handling confidential information.

• High level of comfort with ambiguity and an ability to respond to change and commit to decisions under pressure.

• Strong initiative, creativity, and attention to detail and follow-through.

• Must have high energy, be flexible, and resilient.

• Knowledge of Duke University preferred.



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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, 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 robustexchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achievethis exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feelsecure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals arerespected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our communityhave a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


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


Work requires three years experience in alumni affairs, publicrelations, fund raising, sales and promotions, marketing, studentactivities or a related field in order to acquire skills necessary toadminister, coordinate and/or participate in general fund raisingactivities and proposal development.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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Duke University School of Nursing
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Duke University School of Nursing is educating the next generation of transformational leaders in nursing. We advance nursing science in issues of global importance and foster the scholarly practice of nursing. We have been ranked second in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report for its 2019 Best Nursing Schools rankings. The School offers master's, PhD and doctor of nursing practice degrees as well as an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing degree to students who have previously graduated from college.

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