Durham, NC

DATA PROJECT MANAGER, ANNUAL FUND (Database Analyst I), Duke Alumni Engagement & Development

The Organization
Duke in Durham Durham’s distinctive neighborhoods and thriving businesses combine the friendliness of a small city with tasty dining, lively arts and an entrepreneurial spirit. Durham is diverse, dynamic and a great place to live.

Position Overview

Occupational Summary:

The Data Project Manager will work in a highly integrated team environment to serve as a data manager for the Annual Fund.  This position will work to oversee the data needs of an Annual Fund team of 26 individuals by managing the production of all databases and reporting needs, providing data standardization rules across all teams and serving as a data-related trainer and consultant. In a given year, more than 150 databases and reports are created for the purpose of soliciting unrestricted support for the University through travel, volunteers, direct mail, email and phone-a-thon. These efforts raise more than $30 million a year from more than 50,000 alumni, parents, friends and students. This position will report to the Director of Annual Fund Communications.

Work Performed:

40% Data Management

Coordinate with project participants, including internal and external staff, as well as other interested parties to establish a communication system to coordinate the various aspects of the project; respond to inquiries about the project according to policies and procedures.

  • Develop and implement strategies for streamlining data processes and standardizing data rules across all projects
  • Collaborate with the staff and schools to understand the criteria for  data pulls and reports, communicate deadlines and answer questions as necessary
  • Manage the priority list of data needs within the Annual Fund and create new reporting tools as needed to maximize efficiency
  • Maintain and update existing reports and stored procedures located on the server and shared drive
  • Manage the AF Help ticket system by assigning and completing data requests as needed
  • Serve as department liaison with the Alumni and Development staff in relations to the Alumni and Development CRM system, DADD.
  • Work with Project Manager to assure that all completed lists are archived for historical reference

60%: Data Production

  • Work with internal and external staff and print vendors to coordinate the collection, cleaning and dissemination of related data for all Annual Fund projects.
  • Collaborate with staff to determine appropriate criteria for each project
  • Pull data and review for both accuracy of biographical information  and compliance with requested inclusions/exclusions
  • Provide list for review to internal and external staff and edit list as necessary
  • Provide print vendor with list and ensure that all variable data is accurate and placement is correct
  • Work with Development Communications on selected direct marketing projects beyond the Annual Fund as needed

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Curiosity and Information Seeking
  • Attention to Detail
  • {Planning, Prioritizing and Multitasking
  • Collaborating with Others
  • Express Ideas Orally and in Writing
  • Shares Knowledge

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, computer science, or a computer related field or the equivalent coursework or technical training.


Work requires 2 years of progressive programming or database administration experience to include design, implementation, tuning, backup, recovery, modification and reorganization of relational databases for a complex computer network.  OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, 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 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.

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

How To Apply

Send email along with resume and cover letter to DAED-jobs@duke.edu

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