The Duke Endowment

Program and Research Analyst

Charlotte, NC


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Website: The Duke Endowment

The Duke Endowment is seeking nominations and applications for a Program and Research Analyst (PRA). Reporting to the Director of Higher Education, the PRA will support the Endowment’s capacity and culture for continuous learning and improvement by conducting research and analysis to support and develop the higher education program area.  

Under the leadership of President Rhett Mabry, the Endowment continues to fulfill the legacy of James Buchanan Duke through its work to help people and strengthen communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds, and enriching spirits. In pursuit of that vision, the Program and Research Analyst will be a critical partner to the Director of Higher Education in carrying out research and analysis into the context and environment of higher education, helping to inform the best areas for investment.

Specially, the PRA will conduct research and analysis to support and develop the higher education program area; monitor trends and data in higher education that are relevant to the four colleges/universities supported by the Endowment; prepares and share findings with Endowment Trustees; perform due diligence in the grantmaking process and monitor results of grants; and represent the Endowment at meetings with grantees, as well as other relevant conferences and meetings.

Since 1924, The Duke Endowment has worked to help people and strengthen communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds, and enriching spirits. Located in Charlotte, N.C., the Endowment seeks to fulfill the innovative legacy of James Buchanan Duke, one of the great industrialists and philanthropists of the 20th century. Mr. Duke established the Endowment with $40 million. In 1925, it was expanded with an additional $67 million from his estate. Adjusted for present value, Mr. Duke’s total gifts would amount to almost $1.4 billion today.

The Endowment has awarded over $3.3 billion in grants since its inception, including nearly $1.5 billion to Duke University. With assets of $3.4 billion, the Endowment is one of the nation’s largest private foundations. Today, more than 83 percent of total spending goes directly to grantmaking. In addition to investing in four main program areas (child care, health care, higher education, and rural church), the Endowment operates a fellowship program to cultivate emerging leaders in philanthropy.

TO APPLY

Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be submitted to: TDE-PRA@nonprofitprofessionals.com.


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