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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.

Background/Organizational Description

In keeping with the mission of DCS&SS to provide credit and noncredit programming for a wide variety of audiences, the Director plays a vital role in the development and implementation of all Precollege programs and initiatives. The Director provides overall administrative management, development, and coordination of all DCS&SS Precollege offerings, including summer programming as well as current and future year-round initiatives. The Director is responsible for providing leadership in delivering and evaluating the curriculum and pedagogies of the academic components of all DCS&SS programming regardless of modality and in accordance with University priorities, policies, and procedures. This staff member reports to senior Academic Affairs staff within the Office of the Provost and manages a team devoted to providing DCS&SS programming activities in a Precollege setting. Additional staff management responsibilities may be required in accordance with DCS&SS operational growth.

  • Provide curriculum development, programmatic implementation, and budgetary oversight over all Precollege programs, initiatives, and activities; administer comprehensive logistical oversight over all Precollege programs to sure that programs are offered in a consistent, strategic, and timely fashion responsive to market trends.
  • Review, oversee, and evaluate all academic materials to deliver academic offerings that align with the mission and brand of the University.
  • Ensure that all Precollege initiatives comply with Duke University rules, policies, and procedures, including but not limited to, the Minors in Duke University Programs Policy.
  • Oversee the recruitment process and manage the applicant process for all Precollege programs.
  • Collaborate with University departments, faculty, and staff to identify, promote, and offer Precollege programming in response to trends in the educational landscape.
  • Serve as primary liaison for all student and/or parent concerns arising out of Precollege programming and respond accordingly while implementing necessary realignments.
  • Promote Precollege programming through attendance at high school fairs, conferences and other marketing engagements.
  • Develop, oversee, and manage budgets for Precollege offerings and provide financial reports in accordance with DCS&SS guidelines.

  • Coordinate the hiring and onboarding processing for all seasonal hires in collaboration with the Business Manager; screen, interview, and deliberate on assigned employee search and hire committees.
  • Design, develop, and deliver training activities appropriate for the Precollege setting to all staff, including but not limited to, seasonal staff.
  • Collaborate with Staff & Labor Relations, Duke HR, Office of Institutional Equity, and Counsel’s Office in concert with senior Academic Affairs staff within the Office of the Provost to meet University policies and DCS&SS objectives.

  • Provide advice and consultation to all DCS&SS directors to promote innovative programming across the organization and enhance brand identity.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of designated employees; manage HR activities to meet University and departmental objectives and policies including training, performance evaluation, salary administration and related activities; interpret departmental and University policies and procedures, making decisions on specific operating problems and issuing instructions in accordance with departmental precedents and policies.
  • Represent department head in internal and external meetings and conferences and other affairs of an administrative nature.

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described above.

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires communications, analytical and organization skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program. Masters degree in a related field preferred.


Position requires a minimum of 5 years related experience.

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: 2/27/2021
Application Due: 3/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time