Balthrop-Cassidy Fellow, Student Affairs

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Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.


Divisionof Student Affairs


WorkingTitle:Balthrop-Cassidy Fellow

Department:Officeof the Vice Provost/Vice President, Student Affairs

Supervisor:AssociateVice Presid ent for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

Supervision: UG and grad/profpeer educators

Status:Fulltime, Exempt

Term of Appointment:Limited term of two years with option to renew for a third year based on performance and availability of funding

ScheduleNote:Frequent evenings and weekends

Scope of Responsibilities

The inaugural Balthrop-Cassidy Fellows will transform the way students learn about, engage in, and make meaning of relationships at Duke University. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for

Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Fellows are responsible for and empowered to create programs and structures that directly impact the lives of Duke students by promoting caring and consensual relationships of all types. Guided by best available research and emerging innovations, the Fellows will conceive of and deliver new approaches to training, program delivery, peer education, assessment,and student-led culture change in the relationship space. The Fellow will work cross-departmentally to bring transformational educational initiatives regarding sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, and relationships that bring out the best in each individual.

The Fellows will contribute directly to the Student Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Committee, the most senior committee of its kind at Duke and a group that shapes sexual misconduct prevention and response efforts across the graduate, professional, and undergraduate communities. In addition to independently developing peer-to-peer education efforts and trainings, Fellows will also work directly with departments and student organizations throughout the university to create integrated efforts in the relationship health space. The Fellow will receive training through One Love Foundation and is expected to share and adapt learnings specifically for Duke students. This position is limited to recent Duke graduates (for the same or previous year).


  • Design and implement peer health education programs and initiatives focused on awareness and prevention of sexual misconduct and intimate partner violence and promotion of healthy relationships. Network frequently with student groups to assess educational needs and identify best paths to implementation. Work directly with students to competitively select and train peer facilitator groups for “train the trainer” model programs. Identify expert outside resources to enhance current offerings in the relationship health space. Use best available research and emerging trends to design developmentally-appropriate programs. Partner with Student Affairs departments to integrate efforts across the division and to advertise and execute as required. Assess program metrics and track outcomes. (50%)

  • Work directly with the Student Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Committee, a body of students, faculty, and staff who together implement sexual misconduct prevention and response efforts across the graduate, professional, and undergraduate communities. Translate the principles and tenets of the committee into student-facing actions that advance the educational goals of the institution. Partner directly with the AVP for Student Affairs/Dean of Students and the Vice Provost/Vice President for Student Affairs on communications and programs connected to this committee. (20%)

  • Meet frequently with individual students and student group leaders to report on progress and garner feedback for the Division of Student Affairs. Become expert in current Duke student culture surrounding relationship health and spread knowledge to related departments. Train students as facilitators and peer health educators. Identify creative solutions for students to contribute to healthy relationship efforts on both short and long-term bases (i.e., influencer model, brand ambassadors, project management, event hosts ). (20%)

  • Serve as a liaison to departments advancing similar peer education goals (including but not limited to Women’s Center, Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity, DuWell, and Office of Undergraduate Education). Coordinate and facilitate cross-departmental collaboration around gender violence prevention initiatives. (10%)

General Qualifications

Candidate must have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Duke University within the past 2 years. Major field is open.

Minimum Qualifications





Duke 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 essentialjob 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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Posted: 10/18/2020
Application Due: 11/1/2020
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