Job description

School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Occupational Summary
Provide education, community engagement and research program coordination for the Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERI) which is within the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Play a key role in planning, coordinating, and administering activities for the core. Represent the core internally and externally ensuring community engagement, education, and research strengths are positively reflected.

Work Performed
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Make operational and programmatic decisions that have significant impact on the successful achievement of program strategies and objectives; develop, coordinate and advise staff regarding program policy. Identify internal and external resources available to meet program objectives. Independently formulate action plans emanating from meetings, consult with core leadership on plans, but independently carry out plans, including supervision of any part-time or full-time employees necessary to engage for the successful completion of plans.
  • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness using qualitative and quantitative research techniques; investigate trends, and recommend and implement modifications to improve program effectiveness.
  • Plan, coordinate and administer activities of assigned programs to include developing and implementing procedures, processes, services and systems; train employees in proper methods and procedures and ensure correctness of work.
  • Correspond with potential partners (educators, community members, trainees, researchers, physicians and hospital representatives), and other interested parties to provide information concerning activities, policies and procedures of the program. Coordinate program development and implementation with stakeholders to ensure cooperative efforts are enhanced and available resources are utilized.
  • Develop budgets relative to programs and implement activities within established budget.
  • Provide staff leadership. Recommend various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisal, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level

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


Work requires one year 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.


Ability to provide guidance and direction to staff, including setting standards and monitoring performance.
Skills using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to problems.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.

Ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders within and outside of the University.
Skills evaluating program performance, summarizing findings, communicating results, and forming an action plan.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources.

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: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 5/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time