Civic Engagement Fellow
The Civic Engagement Fellow position is a one-year post-graduate opportunity centering hands-on learning in civic engagement programming and administration. This 40-hour week position is embedded within meaningful civic engagement work and is intentionally created to shape, learn from and contribute to efforts of Duke Civic Engagement (DCE). Duke Civic Engagement coordinates opportunities to serve with local organizations, provides learning opportunities and resources reflecting best practices and fosters academic and community collaborations. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Civic Engagement, within the Duke Office of Durham and Community Affairs. Applications will be accepted thru October, 1, 2021. Programming 45%
Coordinate communications related to the unit, including social media, newsletter content and other marketing materialsRepresent the unit at various activities, events and meetings as appropriateProvide logistical support for DCE events, reserve space, order food, maintain participant lists and handle other tasks to prepare and implement events and meetings Collaborate with staff to develop or facilitate civic engagement workshops, trainings, programming and awards processes, as neededContribute to special projects as assigned
Provide administrative support to DCE and maintain office resources and suppliesProcess financial expenses, awards and transfers for DCE, use business tools to process payments, transfers, expense reports and other financial activitiesMonitor expenditure, reconcile financial statements, investigate discrepancies and process corrective actionProcess payroll, check requests, human resource transactions and other business documentsGather, synthesize, organize and information as requested by the AVP for Civic Engagement and the DCE teamServe as a liaison to faculty, staff, student and community partners by prioritizing and responding to and resolving email, phone or in-person inquiries Organize, collect and maintain files and materials for the officeMaintain information in various databases and platformsMeet weekly with supervisor, attend team meetings and all-staff meetings within Durham and Community AffairsProvide reception desk coverage for Durham and Community Affairs as needed and during vacations and emergenciesSupport grant-making efforts by ensuring applications are complete and documentation is properly downloaded and archivedComplete other administrative tasks and projects as assigned
Student Advising 10%
Participate in outreach efforts to involve campus constituents in civic engagementAdvise student leaders in the Duke Partnership for Service and other students interested in civic engagement experiences
Required Qualifications at this Level Education/TrainingWork requires knowledge of basic mathematical, research and communications principles normally acquired through two years of postsecondary education. Must be available for work on occasional evenings and weekend. ExperienceThe ideal candidate is a recent Duke graduate with experience in civic and community engagement. Work requires strong skills in administrative or project research responsibilities as well as accepted office management, communications and research practices. A bachelor's degree in a field of study directly related to the specific position may be substituted for the education and two years of the experience requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE Skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills Strong ability to anticipate challenges and initiate solutionsAbility to analyze, evaluate multiple solutions and solve complex problems using well developed critical and analytical thinking skillsExcellent time management skills needed to prioritize among many competing prioritiesOrganized with significant attention to detail
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
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