Duke Medicine conceptually integrates the Duke University Health System, the Duke University School of Medicine, and the Duke University School of Nursing. Duke Medicine is a unique combination of research, clinical care, and education that takes place through the efforts of faculty, staff, students, and trainees at many different sites throughout the region and internationally. As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Medicine strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, education of future clinical and scientific leaders, practice of evidence-based medicine, and efforts to eliminate health inequalities. Duke University School of Medicine is ranked #8 among all medical schools nationwide by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Grad Schools, Medical, 2016 and Duke University Hospital and Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center are consistently ranked among the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals.
The Major Gifts Officer, Duke Children’s Development, will identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts prospects of $100K or more and maintain and manage a portfolio of those prospects. The successful candidate will build partnerships with faculty to increase referrals of grateful patients, and identify and participate in special events, recognition and stewardship programs as needed. The ability to follow best fundraising and operational practices for Duke Medicine Development is essential, as is five years of progressive fundraising experience in a related organization with a proven track record in securing major gifts over $100K.