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.
The Executive Director of The Ormond Center reports to the Divinity School Dean to launch and oversee initiatives which foster the thriving of congregations and communities. This mission is rooted in a theological vision of flourishing and the Divinity School’s broader mission to engage in spiritually disciplined and academically rigorous education in service and witness to the Triune God in the midst of the church, the academy, and the world. Particular emphases will be on translational research focused on enabling cities and regions in North Carolina and around the United States to thrive. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with leaders across Duke, including faculty, initiative and administrative leaders in the Divinity School to foster synergies, to strengthen the School’s visibility, and to cultivate a renewed appreciation for the significance of Christian witness in contributing to human flourishing.
The Divinity School will give preference to materials received by May 31, 2022.
Develop and coordinate the implementation of new initiatives and programs, and improve and build upon existing initiatives and programs, prioritizing based on feasibility, alignment with institutional mission, and potential impact.
Oversee translational research and projects aimed at qualitative and quantitative improvements in communities and regions, with a focus on the Carolinas. Conduct regular evaluation to assess quality and progress achieved across time.
Develop resource networks; build new relationships across Duke and with community leaders; maintain effective working relationships with sponsors and partner organizations.
Pursue opportunities to connect Ormond Center efforts with faculty expertise, centers and programs not under your direct supervision.
Oversee and manage grants awarded to Duke University through the Ormond Center.
Design, teach and facilitate educational experiences that engage constituents in the Ormond Center’s mission.
Determine fiscal requirements of departmental programs and formulate budgetary recommendations; ensure prudent financial management by complying with policies and procedures; prepare reports and analyses.
Direct various personnel functions including, but not limited to: hiring, training and development, performance evaluations, promotions, transfers, vacation schedules and disciplinary actions.
Develop marketing and communications strategies and plans to advance program initiatives.
Represent Duke Divinity School to the greater community locally, nationally and internationally through attendance and presentations at special events; consult and collaborate with outside organizations and university officials and departments.
Develop external financial support for key departmental programs by cultivating and soliciting gift prospects to include individuals, foundations and corporations; share responsibility for fundraising through personal contact and grant writing; ensure stewardship of monies received.
Conduct evaluation on desired impacts of new and existing programs and report to funding agencies, governance committees and advisory boards.
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.
Candidates holding a doctorate in the social sciences are desirable. Experience in ministry, lay or ordained, is preferred. Women, ethnic minorities, and persons from Methodist/Wesleyan traditions are strongly encouraged to apply.
Experience in program administration, continuing education or a related setting to acquire skills necessary to plan, develop and coordinate a variety of seminars, conferences, workshops and short courses
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Position requires analytical, organizational and communication skills field. generally required through completion of a Master's degree in a related
Position requires 7 years related experience.
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