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Program Coordinator

Job ID: 968214
Facility: ECU Health Integration
Dept: Development Office Health Scie
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Apr 2, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

ECU Health Foundation

East Carolina University (“ECU”) and Vidant Health entered into a Joint Operating Agreement on January 1, 2022 to create ECU Health to achieve greater economies of scale, improve the value of care provided, efficiently allocate resources, and facilitate the identification of new strategies to meet the most prevalent health needs for eastern North Carolina. 

To further that work, the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation, Inc. (“MHSF”), and the University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Vidant Health Foundation entered into an Agreement, effective January 1, 2023, to align and consolidate fundraising and stewardship operations under the assumed business name of ECU Health Foundation.  The two foundations along with ECU and ECU Health believe that the consolidated and coordinated philanthropic operations would be best achieved through shared executive leadership such that the President of the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation and the President of Vidant Health Foundation shall be held by the same individual (the Chief Philanthropy Officer of ECU Health Foundation).

The purpose of the ECU Health Foundation is to give hope to eastern North Carolina and beyond by inspiring philanthropy to improve health, education, and well-being.  In FY23, the foundation reported total contributions of more than $23.4 million. 

ECU Health

ECU Health’s system of care includes 1,708 beds across an academic medical center with two campuses, affiliated with The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University; seven community hospitals; and numerous outpatient facilities, home health, hospice and wellness centers.

The system also includes a multi-specialty physician and provider group, offers access to more than 500 providers in 100+ practice locations.

Health Sciences of ECU

The colleges and schools on the ECU Health Sciences Campus prepare leaders in the medical, dental, nursing and allied health fields to improve lives and create access to care across our state. Laupus Library is also located on the health sciences campus.  It is the promise of ECU’s Health Sciences to improve the health status of our region and state.  The campus is a driving force that serves people from the classroom to the clinic—right here in our community, from the mountains to the coast and in some of North Carolina’s most rural and underserved areas.  Number of health sciences students: 3,370 (includes Brody, dental, nursing and allied health)


Position Summary

The Program Coordinator will support the development and execution of fundraising programs for a multi-channel (print, email, web, and social) and donor-centric communication strategy throughout the annual giving cycle, from identification to solicitation to stewardship.

As part of the Annual Giving team, the Annual Giving Coordinator with assist with programs and initiatives to support the philanthropic needs of the Health Sciences Campus of ECU and ECU Health system through the ECU Health Foundation.


Design, implement, and manage digital components for annual giving fundraising campaigns. Including but not limited to social media posts, informational webpages, donation webpages, P2P campaigns, and crowdfunding/giving day initiatives. Collaborate with the Digital Communications specialist on strategy and implementation.

Design, implement, and manage e-solicitation components for annual giving fundraising campaigns.

Coordinate annual giving multi-channel stewardship plan for individual and corporate donors to include thank you emails, postcards, letters, phone follow-up, etc.

With Director of Annual Giving and Director of Affiliate Relations, assist with regional annual giving solicitation plans - timing, determining messaging and vehicles, donor data analysis, etc.

Manage annual giving prospect data in Salesforce database.

Participate in overall annual giving program planning, goal setting and assessment.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree (or higher).

2 or more years of relevant experience.

Professional experience in a fundraising organization with exposure to donor programs and philanthropy best practices.

Advanced level of proficiency in MS Office, including Microsoft Excel required.

Working knowledge of prospect database software (e.g. Salesforce) preferred.

Proven ability to set priorities and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.

Good decision-making skills, tactful, good listener, willingness to search out answers, ability to recognize when others need to be involved in activities or decisions.

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and maintain professionalism.

Commitment to a high standard of customer service.

Other Information

  • Hybrid position
  • Experience with Academic Medical Center Fundraising Programs preferred
  • This position will support: Brody School of Medicine, College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Nursing, and School of Dental Medicine

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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