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Duke University
Ormond Center

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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.

Occupational Summary

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.

Work Performed

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.

Departmental Preferences

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.

Minimum Qualifications


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.

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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