Durham, NC

Major Gifts Officer, Duke University Alumni and Engagement

The Organization

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina.
Duke University was ranked the top university in North Carolina, according to a new U.S. News analysis that rated the school 12th in the nation.

Position Overview

The Major Gift Officer is responsible for the strategic identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual prospects at the $100,000+ level. S/he will manage portfolios of prospects with multiple Duke affiliations and philanthropic interests in a regionally organized program.

Identify, cultivate and solicit major gift prospects in all phases of the fundraising cycles, with a focus on those with the potential capacity to make gifts above $100k. Develop and manage a portfolio of prospects and maintain active efforts to evaluate prospects identified through fieldwork, screening and research.

Develop, execute and lead strategies for involvement, cultivation and solicitation of single and multi-interest donors, including appropriate referrals to and/or joint work with colleagues in schools and units.
Volunteer and Relationship Management
Job Duties:
Identify, staff and train individual volunteers and volunteer committees, encouraging their placement on school or unit boards or other activities, involving Duke representatives as appropriate. Suggest changes to strengthen membership of existing volunteer boards or organizations.
Facilitates collaboration among various functional or stakeholder groups.
Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program & five years of progressive fund raising experience in a related organization with a proven track record in major gifts. Campaign experience is desirable.

How To Apply

Please apply @ https://careers.duke.edu/job-invite/227390/

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