Part of Duke Health, the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) is a unique entity that encompasses the wide range of groundbreaking cancer programs, projects and collaborations that result in cutting-edge research and world-class care for more than 8,000 new patients each year. Duke was designated as one of the National Cancer Institute’s 8 original comprehensive cancer centers in 1973; today, the Duke Cancer Institute continues to challenge boundaries and embrace innovation by providing specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with every type of cancer.
Duke Health includes the Duke University School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School, Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System, and intersects with programs in the Duke Global Health Institute, as well as in schools and centers across Duke University. Duke Health is steeped in its commitment to improving the health and wellbeing 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 and the DCI seek a dynamic, seasoned Development expert to serve as the Senior Executive Director, Duke Cancer Institute Development. The Senior Executive Director will bring an engaging and effective leadership style, deep major gifts expertise and superior relationship-building skills to the DCI’s expansive philanthropic efforts. Serving as a member of the leadership management team, the Senior Executive Director will report to the Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs for Duke Health and the Executive Director of the Duke Cancer Institute. The ideal candidate will have 15+ years of related experience in cultivating and securing major gifts, building and managing a high-performing team and successfully navigating the complexities of a large hospital system or academic medical center.