TEMPORARY PROGRAM ASSISTANT
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.
NON-DUKE STUDENT/INTERN (DUKE TITLE)
TEMPORARY PROGRAM ASSISTANT (SANFORD TITLE)
(JOB CODE 729, LEVEL 0)
DUKE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
The Duke Center for International Development offers a number of short-term, professional development programs annually to mid-career professionals from developing and transitional countries. The office of Executive Education is responsible for the administration of the programs. The Temporary Program Assistant for DCID supports a variety of administrative tasks which are necessary to run the programs.
A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF FUNCTIONAL AREAS AND TASKS FOLLOWS:
Assist departmental staff with the administration of three open enrollment executive education programs and other custom training programs. The job deals almost exclusively with an international clientele; international and intercultural experience is a plus. This position favors individuals who are energetic, flexible, and able to transition quickly between roles as needed.
• Administrative – Assist in a wide variety of administrative items including utilizing various Microsoft Office programs, filing, copying, assisting with orientation and classroom set-up (applicants must be able to lift 35+ lbs. comfortably), etc.
• Customer Service/Participant Acclimation – Assist participants (under the direction of program coordinator) with a wide variety of requests and issues related to daily life and the programs.
• Online Classroom Support – Support staff, faculty and participants with the administration of online programming via Zoom
• Driving – Assist in participant travel to and from campus, site visits, and cultural events. Group participants are typically transported by 12 and 15 passenger vans which are driven by DCID staff to and from their accommodations to Duke and various local areas. Duke certification (training to be provided) is required to operate 12 and 15 passenger vans. As required by Duke, drivers must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
• Catering – Purchase food and materials, maintaining inventory, preparing, serving and cleaning coffee breaks and other catered events.
• Perform other incidental duties to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by the position assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required by the position.
Work requires communications, analytical, and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program.
None required beyond education OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
IN ADDITION THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALITIES/ATTRIBUTES:
• Sensitive and patient when working with people from diverse cultures
• Problem solver
• Effective critical thinking skills
• Contribute to the spirit and objectives of the program and team
• Self-motivated team player who is willing to take initiative
• Some evening and weekend work required
HOURS: Varied schedule, 35+ hours per week, must be able to work some nights and weekends
DURATION: June 7 through August 20, 2021 (dates are flexible)
PAY: $13.50-16.00 per hour depending on experience and qualifications
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS: Friday, May 14, 2021
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