Assistant Vice President for Business Intelligence and Decision Support

Duke University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 26, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents
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Full Time

Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, one of the top ten research universities in the country, seeks a new Assistant Vice President for Business Intelligence and Decision Support to serve the Duke University Alumni Engagement and Development community.


Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Development, the AVP for Business Intelligence and Decision Support will be responsible for working cross-functionally across the development and alumni offices to build and execute focused strategies for increasing donor support and engagement with Duke University. The new incumbent will be an innovative, strategic leader who can direct business intelligence initiatives that support the information needs of partners and front-line staff. The new AVP must excel in a highly collaborative environment, actively contributing to the research and management of prospects for the Alumni Engagement and Development ecosystem of 300 employees. This role will also directly manage a team dedicated to business intelligence and decision support.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to the importance of higher education and the values of Duke University and possess strengths in comprehensive data analysis and the delivery of timely, actionable insights using business intelligence. They will have strong experience in stakeholder engagement, strategic thinking, data governance best practices and project management. They will be adept at managing complex relationships and serve as a thought partner for senior alumni engagement and development leadership.


One of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the country, Duke University encompasses three contiguous campuses in Durham as well as a Marine Lab in Beaufort, North Carolina. Duke also is active internationally through the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore, Duke Kunshan University in China, and over 300 research and education programs across the globe. The main campus features ten nationally prominent schools, and its 27 varsity athletics teams all compete in the NCAA Division I. The university has an extraordinary alumni base spanning the sciences, the arts, and the business world.


Durham, North Carolina has no majority ethnic population, and its diversity is at the core of the city's identity. Cited by U.S. News and Report as one of the best places to live in the country, and by Forbes as one of the best cities in the U.S. for business and careers, the region is luring new residents every day with strong job growth and a high quality of life. The Research Triangle comprised of the anchor cities Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh, is the world's largest research park, with more than 170 companies and a prominent high-tech research and development center that serves as an economic driver for the state. The area also enjoys sunshine for about 210 days a year.


Interested parties should direct all nominations and resumes to the consultants supporting this search, April Allen, Ben Haden and Kati Sweaney through the WittKieffer Candidate Portal by using the candidate portal here.


Duke University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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