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Duke University
Constituent Engagement
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Occupational Summary

The fellow, reporting to the Senior Director of Campus and Student Engagement, will perform a variety of special projects in service of the mission of the Duke Alumni Engagement and Development’s (AED) Campus and Student Engagement Team, specifically as it relates to connecting students and recent alumni to each other and to the AED. These projects will include the facilitation of the AED’s relationship with student groups, the management of student- and recent alumni-related programming, and general student marketing of and outreach related to AED programs. The fellow will also help support campus programs, including events such as Homecoming, Duke Entertainment Media and Arts Network (DEMAN) Weekend, and Commencement. General office duties will also be required, as well as other responsibilities as assigned. This fellowship will commence upon graduation and last for 2 years. The position will include frequent night and weekend work.

Work Performed

Provide logistical support to the Campus and Student Engagement Team in the development and execution of all major on-campus events, including but not limited to Homecoming, DEMAN Weekend, Reunions, and Commencement. Assist in the recruitment of alumni participants; communicate with students, staff, and faculty members to market, manage registration, and coordinate event logistics; create promotional materials and complete post-event logistics, including sending thank you notes to alumni, following up with student participants, and Enquire coding.

Manage AED student engagement events such as Blue Devil Suppers and Karsh Conversations

Manage the first-year directory and graduation gift distribution events.

Supervise the Duke Student Alumni Board. Develop and implement plans for group participation in the wider AED community. Work with members on outreach to students and staff/faculty, and on the creation of student-focused resources and events.

Serve as a liaison to student groups, such as DSG, DUU, GPSG, and the Senior Class Council. Develop and deliver presentations to student groups. Represent the team at student events and at appropriate University functions and committee meetings.

Coordinate the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Manage the senior checklist content and submission logistics on

Assist in the implementation of the student engagement marketing plan and manage the AED’s communications to undergraduate and graduate/professional students. Work with the marketing and communications and digital services teams to create and manage AED virtual content for students.

Coordinate all student group communication with alumni: serve as the first point of contact for groups looking to communicate with their alumni populations, create templates for information distribution, provide content management and editing support, and work with the marketing and communications team to produce requested deliverables in a timely manner. Track the frequency, purpose, and click through/open rates of mailings.

Performs 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:

Desired Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and professional demeanor appropriate to working with undergraduate, graduate and professional students, faculty, administrators, parents, alumni, and trustees. Experience organizing and planning events. Ability to excel as an independent and flexible worker who easily adapts to evolving university needs. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Minimum Qualifications


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


Work requires one year experience in marketing, advertising, media, promotions, graphic arts, public relations, sales, or other related background to acquire skills necessary to plan, develop and implement marketing strategies in one or more specialty areas. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR 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.


Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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