Program Coordinator

North Carolina, United States
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Job Description

Program Coordinator, Leadership and Development

Launched in 2006, the Duke Global Health Institute aims to promote health equity worldwide through interdisciplinary research, teaching and partnership on a wide range of global health issues. DGHI is seeking a Program Coordinator to support the Institute’s Director and its Development Program Director with tasks related to the Institute’s development and strategic goals.  Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Development research, recordkeeping and stewardship

  • Work with the DGHI Director and Director of Development to oversee DGHI gift stewardship and donor relations.
  • Prepare briefing materials for prospect meetings, coordinating travel, meeting logistics and meeting follow up.
  • Plan and manage logistics for the board meetings (meals, speakers, ground transport, accommodations, and attendance); and meeting follow up and summary.
  • Serve as liaison with University Development, Alumni & Development Records, and Alumni & Development Systems, Endowment Administration, and the University Secretary regarding all gift policies, pledge payments, and endowment agreements.
  • Manage lists of alumni, prospects, and other key stakeholders. 

Research/communications support for Director 

  • Prepare materials for Institute reviews and reports to key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist the Institute Director in maintaining awareness of global health trends and issues and opportunities for partnerships with organizations.
  • Prepare presentations (PowerPoint slides, talking points and other communication materials) for the Institute Director on a range of global health topics. 

Special projects for Director 

Support the Institute Director by researching and planning projects related to the Institute’s strategic priorities and investments.

  • Assist Institute Director with implementation of DGHI strategic plan.
  • Perform other miscellaneous tasks for the Director and Development Director, as required. 

Education and experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (e.g., public health, global health, epidemiology, public policy, sociology, psychology) and at least two years’ experience, preferably in global health; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience in or understanding of global health research, education or service preferred.

Skills and abilities:

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding initiative and ability to work independently and solve problems creatively
  • Excellent ability to set priorities among multiple tasks.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet searches.

Requisition Number 401496307
Location Durham
Job Family Level 10
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary Regular
Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging.

Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.


Work requires one year of experience in program administration or involving academic, instructional or counseling activities to acquire skills necessary to plan, coordinate and implement a variety of program activities and events. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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