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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.

Occupational Summary

This position designs and oversees thoughtful preparation and follow-up to ensure meaningful, transformative experiences in all of DukeEngage’s community engagement programs and offerings. Reporting to the Associate Director for Operations, the Coordinator for Training and Student Development is responsible for leading the strategic initiatives related to student development at DukeEngage, including design and delivery of all student development training, advising students pre and post experience to connect them to curricular and co-curricular opportunities at Duke and elsewhere, and providing guidance to students and faculty from across the university throughout predeparture and return modules/events.

Student Training and Preparation (60%)

The Fortin Foundation DukeEngage Academy and Fall Student Symposium (20%)

  • Direct and organize the annual DukeEngage Fortin Foundation Academy for all DukeEngage participants, a pre-departure program that currently serves 425+ DukeEngage participants and 50+ staff.
  • Liaise with campus and community partners to secure event space, meals, technology, presenters and other logistics.
  • Lead student preceptors training and program delivery.
  • Lead evaluation of training impacts and learning outcomes using self-reported data and using external validation.

Online Trainings 30%

  • Design, develop and sustain a portfolio of relevant and informative online trainings designed to ensure that all participants have access to information critical to a ethical and impactful community experience.
  • Research and identify current and emerging issues, risks, trends and opportunities to revise or design new modules as required.
  • Disseminate trainings nationally and represent the organization at meetings and conferences related to student development.

Pre-departure Meetings and Reunion Meetings (10%)

  • Oversee required pre-departure and reunion events for all DukeEngage programs including resources for meeting activities and providing relevant student information to program leaders.
  • Maintain a reimbursement and budgeting system for program specific meetings.
  • Collaborate with university-wide colleagues in Global Education Office (GEO), Duke Service-Learning, the Directors of Academic Engagement, CAPS, and other Duke offices to coordinate a welcome back event for students in the fall and for study away students in the spring and a series of dinner discussions on relevant topics in the fall.

Student Outreach and Leadership (30%)

Deepen student impact through year-round calendar of learning and leadership opportunities to explore and develop civic, professional, and personal interests before and after their service summer.

  • Lead, recruit, screen, organize participants for three student leadership initiatives:
  • GuiDEs, the DukeEngage student leadership team. GuiDEs participate in public speaking, marketing, peer advising, and as a focus group for DukeEngage staff.
  • DEALS: The DukeEngage Academy Leaders. DEALS volunteer during the DukeEngage Fortin Academy and provide support as assistants, co-presenters, and peer storytellers
  • Brodhead Service Fellows: Brodhead Service Fellows apply for a second summer of service in the United States.
  • Lead DukeEngage 365: DukeEngage 365 offers student participants a year-round calendar of opportunities to explore and develop civic, professional and personal interests before and after their summer of service. Duties include identifying, scheduling and advertising supplemental workshops and professional development opportunities for DukeEngage participants on topics ranging from career planning, ongoing civic engagement, and personal and social identities; collaborate with the Assistant Director for Assessment and Evaluation to develop a system to enroll and track student participation; handle all logistics surrounding the workshops.
    • Oversee the Re-Engage newsletter, a weekly email digest for DukeEngage alumni and collaborate with the Director of Communications to write/distribute a summer email digest to provide in-the-field guidance and support to participants.

    Other (10%)

    • Conduct assessment visits to DukeEngage program sites on as-needed basis.
    • Collaborate with the Associate Director for Operations on assigned projects.
    • Supervise, direct and evaluate the work of two, part-time graduate assistants.
    • Plan and manage budgets for training and student development events.
    • Provide logistical support for an international conference for community partners every other year.
    • Represent the DukeEngage office to faculty, students and partner institutions and present at conferences and to professional organizations.

    Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

    Departmental Preferences:

    Minimum: Master’s Degree (or if only Bachelors, 5 additional years of experience). A minimum of 5 years experience teaching, managing cross-cultural training functions and/or coordinating experiential or service-learning programs required. 10 years if no Master’s Degree. Certification from an accredited training organization, e.g., American Society for Training and Development; membership in professional organizations for cross-cultural educators and civic engagement, e.g., NAFSA, SIETAR, Campus Compact, etc.; coursework in College Student Personnel Administration a plus. Work requires strong communication and organizational skills, and a desire to be part of high-functioning team. Availability for evening, weekend, and US and international travel required.

    Minimum Qualifications


    Work requires a general business background generally equivalent to a bachelor's degree in education, business or a related field.


    Work requires 3 years related training and/or administrative experience to become familiar with general principles of adult education and the design/delivery of educational modules. A master's degree in education or a business related field may be substituted for 2 years experience. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OREXPERIENCE

    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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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/20/2021
    Application Due: 1/26/2021
    Work Type: Full Time