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The Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows (OUSF) seeks a creative individual with excellent interpersonal skills to lead Duke’s premier merit scholarship for first-generation and low-income students through creating, implementing, assessing, and sustaining programming that promotes the educational excellence and engagement for the Rubenstein Scholars. The DMR Director will be a key member of the Rubenstein Scholars Executive Team and will also become part of the senior leadership in OUSF which includes the directors for the merit scholarship programs, the nationally competitive scholarships, and the Baldwin Scholars program.

Duties will include:

  • Articulate and implement a strategic vision for the scholarship program to support academic success for the scholars and work closely withthe faculty director to implement programming that will maximize academic achievement.
  • Act as the primary university spokesperson for the interest of high achieving, low income students.
  • Liaise with university stakeholders, including but not limited to financial aid, academic administration, and undergraduate education.
  • In coordination with the DMR Executive team and the faculty director the Director will provide overall leadership, coordination, administration, and direction for all activities and programming for the Rubenstein Scholars Program to include managing, supervising, and providing direction and support for two program coordinators and one administrative assistant. Work closely with the OUSF Merit Scholarship Program team and other key campus partners in the annual scholar selection and recruitment process.
  • Serve as a resource to the DMR scholars especially related to their academic success and personal adjustment referring students to appropriate resources as needed. Manage, train, and serve as a resource to faculty mentors.
  • In conjunction with the Hub, administer the DMR operating budget.
  • Oversee the development of the annual budget, complete fall and spring variance reports as well as year-end account close-outs.
  • Prepare annual program and budget reports for donors.
  • Manage the creation and implementation of the Summer Academic Experience paying close attention to student development, academic support, and ways to support faculty to enhance the student experience.
  • Provide guidance and direction to the staff for the Peer Preceptor and Summer Assistant Programs including the selection and supervision of preceptors and Summer Assistants.
  • Oversee the enrichment funding application process in conjunction with the OUSF MSP team.
  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate records of fund balances for each DMR scholar and the collection of student reports on enrichment funding experiences.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate metrics for assessing DMR outcomes.
  • Prepare annual report of DMR collectively, prioritizing programmatic needs and setting goals and objectives for program excellence.
  • Participate in development activities.
  • Required Qualifications:
    PhD strongly preferred with 5-7 years in higher education administration and program development; previous experience working with first-generation and/or low-income students;previous supervisory experience; previous experience managing budgets and/or grants; excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience in undergraduate honors programs or other programs for high-achieving students is desirable. University teaching experience is preferred.
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    Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, 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 robustexchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achievethis exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feelsecure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals arerespected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our communityhave a responsibility to uphold these values.
    Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


    Work requires analytical, organizational and communication skillsgenerally acquired through completion of a bachelors degree program.


    Work generally requires four years of experience in programadministration/coordination, or a related field.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/9/2019
    Application Due: 6/8/2019
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