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Scope of Responsibilities
As a member of the Student Life team, the Associate Director (AD) provides leadership and vision for campus programming, student org development, student governance, and arts and media. The successful candidate will facilitate and implement co-curricular initiatives and campus programming through innovative, high impact practices. The AD will build strong collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders within the Duke University and Durham communities to support the ever-changing and diverse student population.  The Associate Director will enforce, implement and recommend changes to policy and procedural initiatives to insure safe practices in risk management for students and their activities.
Duties                                                                                                                                                                          % of EffortProvide direction and advising to large-scale campus initiatives and work closely with Event Management and Corporate Risk Management to insure events are planned, implemented, and executed to mitigate risk and liability. Provide training for all student organizations related to policies and procedures, facility usage, contract negotiation, team building, marketing, needs assessment, evaluation, recruitment, and retention.  Manage the day-to-day internal operations of Student Involvement and provide guidance to Assistant Directors and Student Development Coordinators.  Oversee fiscal responsibilities and effectively utilize funding from multiple sources to enhance programming and travel.  30Advise the Duke Student Government (DSG) executive board and their branches.  Attend weekly senate meetings and select events. Support the DSG in the process of negotiating with University administrators, students, staff, and faculty on current University issues and national trends.  Advise Duke University committees, LDOC, Small Town Records, Duke Student Broadcast, and Internal Affairs. Attend select events. Oversee all Arts programs and directly advise Campus Center Arts and Arts Programming.  Provide leadership for gallery curation and the marketing initiatives for the Brown Gallery and the Broadhead Center café Gallery. 20Directly (2) and indirectly (2) supervise, train, and evaluate four full-time staff members and 7 graduate students to ensure that effective performance reviews are conducted with all full-time staff.  Direct all efforts in staff recruitment, development, and retention, ensuring compliance with University and Division policies and human resource strategies. 20Serve on the Council for the Arts, Duke Create committee, and other short term and long-term University committees as needed.  Lead search committees, attend professional development workshops, and build positive relationships both internal and external to Student Affairs.  10Responsible for conducting relevant assessment initiatives that advance both the work of Student Engagement and other Division of Student Affairs offices in alignment with the Division of Student Affairs vision and mission. Oversee programmatic assessment for large scale initiatives, including Student Organization Experience, Arts Annex, and various trainings for student groups. 10Prepare reports, proposals, and provide recommendations related to strategic planning, program assessment, and student development.10 
General Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s degree required in Higher Education, Student Affairs or related field of study.
  • Experience: Work generally requires a minimum of four years of experience in student activities, advising, student organizational support, and program planning at the undergraduate and/or graduate level with progressive levels of responsibilities. Prior experience managing full-time and student employees required.
  • Knowledge: Must be familiar with current leadership theory and high impact practices. Must possess deep knowledge related to program development and co-curricular best practices. Awareness of current assessment practices. Awareness of basic negotiation and contract development.

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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 master's degree program.


    Work generally requires four years experience in personnel, college oruniversity administration, or a related field to acquire skillsnecessary to provide program management, advising and generaladministrative support.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE




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    Posted: 5/20/2019
    Application Due: 7/19/2019
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