Associate Vice President for Development, Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs

Duke Health

Durham, North Carolina

Duke Health is steeped in its commitment to improving the health and well-being of people across North Carolina and around the world by conducting the most innovative biomedical research; translating that research into new methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment; educating the healthcare professionals of tomorrow; and developing better models of global and community health.

Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs (DHDAA) is the fundraising arm of Duke Health and seeks to secure philanthropic support across all of Duke Health, pursuing the goals of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, the hospitals, clinical and basic sciences departments; as well as hallmark programs such as the Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Children’s, the Eye Center, and the Heart Center. Following the success of the university-wide Duke Forward campaign, DHDAA created a comprehensive strategic plan, Advancing Philanthropy for Duke Health 2019-2021, to provide a three-year roadmap for Duke Health’s fundraising growth.

The Opportunity

The Associate Vice President for Development (AVP) is a senior leadership role for Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs and is responsible for the strategic oversight and successful execution of the crucial philanthropic components of DHDAA’s mission. Reporting to the Vice President of DHDAA, the AVP will ensure the successful implementation of DHDAA’s Strategic Plan, with a focus on the overarching priorities, goals, and activities that drive and impact Philanthropy. S/He will lead key program areas and promote steady growth in fundraising, including major and individual gifts, planned giving, and foundation and corporate gifts. The AVP will serve as a thought leader for the Executive Leadership Team, and foster a culture of philanthropy across Duke Health and increased collaboration with Duke University colleagues. A minimum of 15 years of demonstrated fundraising results in major, leadership, and principal gifts is required, along with senior-level management experience in a complex academic medical center.