PROGRAM COORD, SENIOR-DUKE DIVINITY SCHOOL

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Apr 25, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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PROGRAM COORD, SENIOR-DUKE DIVINITY SCHOOL
Academic Programs

Occupational summary:

As a member of the staff in the Office of Academic Programs, the Assistant Director of Academic Support is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing an initiative strengthening academic assistance for Divinity School students. Pursuing this, the Assistant Director will collaborate with staff in Academic Programs, Ministerial Formation, and Student Life to create programs and other services offering academic support, instruction in study skills, tutoring, and academic advising. The Assistant Director will be responsible for development, coordination, implementation, and assessment of programming throughout the academic year, budget development and monitoring, and staff development and coordination, as necessary. The Assistant Director must possess skills in effective communication, pedagogical practices, and uses of technology, as well as a spirit of collaboration, promoting professional development, and fluency in best practices for supporting students.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop, coordinate, implement, and assess a high-quality academic support program for incoming and returning Divinity students in degree programs featuring both residential and hybrid pedagogies. Such efforts include but are not limited to, one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring interventions, systematic assessment of all school efforts to support students who are at risk.
  • Develop a long-term and strategic plan, partnering with admissions and alumni affairs to impact the retention of students.
  • Develop data points and assessment measures to demonstrate progress and benchmarks.
  • With supervisor, develop annual goals and objectives pursuing student flourishing, focusing on academic success and student retention.
  • Collaborate with other staff in academic programs/student service offices (e.g., Center for Theological Writing, Ministerial Formation, Student Life, Financial Aid and Admissions) to offer robust efforts to provide academic assistance with retention of at-risk students in mind.
  • Develop publications related to areas of responsibilities and manage the marketing of the initiative. Publications may include print media and online efforts to communicate available academic resources.
  • Collaborate with faculty and preceptors toensure optimal academic support for students.
  • Implement a pre-orientation program to provide early intervention for students in need of support during a transition to Divinity School.
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate all part-time support staff, e.g. preceptors.
  • Manage training initiatives for part-time support staff including, but not limited to, work study students, preceptors, and writing center tutors.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Academic Programs and Ministerial Formation to develop ongoing opportunities for training and professional development for faculty and staff to improve pedagogical approaches to student success in spiritual formation, for-credit courses, and field education programs.
  • Refer students effectively to professional staff inside and outside the Divinity School as appropriate. Utilizing institutional resources to assess the need for intervention and support internally and externally to Duke Divinity.
  • Provide coaching, academic mentoring, and holistic mentoring/support to students.
  • Support includes identifying under-performing students and developing individual and systems based interventions to improve academic outcomes.
  • Serve on committees as assigned by the, Dean, the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, and the Senior Director of Academic Programs and Registrar.
  • Conceive of and lead committees involving students, faculty, and staff to further the development of academic support initiatives at Duke Divinity School
  • Participate in standing weekly meetings in Academic Programs/Ministerial Formation/Student Life to assist in coordinating care and support for students.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to students, faculty and staff of varying racial ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Serve as a mentor for students as appropriate. Demonstrate sensitivity to students with a diversity of learning styles.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
Education
Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.
Experience
Work requires three years 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

Departmental Preferences:
  • Master's degree in Divinity, higher education, counseling or related field
  • Minimum of two years experience with academic support in a higher education environment
  • Experience working with underrepresented graduate populations
  • Experience working with faculty, staff, and administrators to develop and deliver effective programs
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing Ph.D. or Th.D. in a related field preferred
  • Ordained clergy or experience in pastoral ministry strongly encouraged
Specific Skills and Competencies:
  • Ability to work within and assist others in navigating through complex systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical-thinking skills, use of sound judgment
  • Ability to communicate difficult/sensitive information


Requisition Number
401411688

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
UNIVERSITY

Job Code
2901 PROGRAM COORD, SENIOR

Job Family Level
11

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.

Education

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

Experience

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

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.

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