Assistant Director of Development

Duke Catholic Center
Employment Type
Full Time
Durham, NC
Posted Date

Hours Per Week:  40 (Full-time)

Key responsibilities / day-to-day job functions:

Annual Giving Strategy and Implementation

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and close leadership level annual fund gifts.  Maintain an active pool of prospective benefactors who can support the ministry.
  • Establish and maintain reports and tools that assist in the analysis, evaluation, and reporting of the annual giving program.
  • Assist in the development of budgetary recommendations for annual giving efforts; record and accurately report on actual costs and evaluate the use of funds within assigned programs and activities.
  • Implement and oversee the mailing of all promotional and informational materials in conjunction with the annual giving calendar, which includes the annual report, annual fund solicitation letters, invitation to events, etc.
  • Manage the student DCC Ambassador program and the Student Director of Philanthropy and direct student related fundraising activities including the Senior Class Gift program and thank-a-thon.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive stewardship strategy and programs including Guardian Angel Society in conjunction with Director, DoD and Advisory Board.
  • Assist with researching and writing grant proposals and reports.

Advancement Administration

  • Serve as the manager of the Center’s donor database. Supervise student intern or work study student assisting with database maintenance. Ensure the following:
    • Constituent records are updated on a timely basis (address changes, births, additions, deaths, notepad information, codings, annual giving segments, annual giving ask amounts, etc.)
    • Routine database reviews and corrections to improve database accuracy
    • Importation of new student and parent data on an annual basis
  • Work with DoD to coordinate and plan Director travel including making meeting requests, conducting donor research, and preparing itinerary information.

Collaboration and Strategic Initiatives

  • Collaborate with Duke Catholic Center staff on ministry strategy and direction. Participate in DCC staff meetings, committees and groups as needed.
  • Act as a DCC representative at University wide development events.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Director or DoD.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Employment is contingent upon applicant satisfactorily passing criminal background and reference checks.
  • Must complete diocese-sponsored Safe Environment Training within 60 days of hire.
  • Minimum level of Education: Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum amount of Work Experience:
    • Years of related work experience:  0-2 Years
    • Area of related work experience:  Nonprofit, campus ministry, or sales related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm and excellent people skills are essential.  The successful candidate must have the flexibility to handle the needs of a fast-paced office and the special needs of benefactors from different communities, class years, and professional backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to organize/prioritize tasks and to lead/motivate others, especially volunteers.
  • Thoroughness in planning and implementing work, including goals, budget, timetables, and action steps to achieve objectives.
  • Required technical skills include proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as a willingness and ability to master donor database tools (e.g. Raiser’s Edge).
  • Preferred: Practicing Roman Catholic and affinity with the overall mission of the Catholic campus ministry.

Position Start Date: 07/01/2023 (Flexible)