Charlotte, NC

Program Analyst, Rural Church, The Duke Endowment

The Organization

Based in Charlotte and established in 1924 by industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke, The Duke Endowment is a private foundation that strengthens communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds and enriching spirits. Since its founding, it has distributed more than $3.7 billion in grants. The Endowment shares a name with Duke University and Duke Energy, but all are separate organizations.

Position Overview

  • Conducts research, performs analysis and provides strategy support on various topics related to Rural Church and the Endowment’s grantmaking in this area.
  • Prepares summaries, white papers, and reports to share with various  audiences, including Endowment Trustees and other program areas.
  • Monitors results of Rural Church grants; works with the Endowment’s evaluation team and the Rural Church program area team to analyze and assess the impact of grantmaking activities and to propose course corrections/new approaches as needed.
  • Ensures the integrity of Rural Church’s grantmaking data in the Endowment’s various information systems.
  • Assists with convening meetings and conferences for grantees.
  • Participates in intra-Endowment committees and special projects as appropriate.
  • Represents the Endowment in relationships with grantees and participates in meetings with other philanthropic organizations at state and national meetings.


  • Graduate degree and/or at least two to three years of related experience.
  • We will look for candidates who have demonstrated, through their work and volunteerism, an understanding of and appreciation for the role the church plays in societal change.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong analytical skills; ability and drive to analyze and synthesize data, and to organize and process significant interrelated information.
  • Interpersonal skills that will allow the position to build relationships both internally and externally.
  • Initiative to contribute and share ideas, and to engage others to learn from diverse perspectives and opinions.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and take initiative to pursue work, assist others and resolve problems and issues.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe/PDF), the Internet, Blackbaud Grantmaking software, and any specialized technology relevant to a specific program area.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Tania Mapes at The Duke Endowment

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