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.
Overview: The Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) brings together researchers with interests in problems that cross the various social and behavioral sciences, including problems that connect with the humanities and natural sciences. SSRI promotes multidisciplinary collaboration among such scholars as they work on important social issues that are challenging to address fully from within any given discipline. SSRI, partnered with the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD), offers a new two-year master’s program. The Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) is designed to prepare students with diverse ages and backgrounds for entry-level to mid-level data science positions in industry, government, and the non-profit sector, and for PhD-level study in computational disciplines. The Duke University Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) program connects technical learning and expertise with the many domains in need of data insights. The true power of data in the twenty-first century lies in that connection and our program is developed around the belief that harnessing this power requires both interdisciplinary training and experience with team-based science.
Occupational Summary: The MIDS Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the planning, coordination, and administration of activities for the Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) Program at Duke University. Work will be both individual and team based. This position requires some evening and weekend availability. This position reports to the MIDS administrative program director. Student Development & Support
Serve as the primary advisor to MIDS student governing committees. Help students identify opportunities for volunteer and social events both on and off campus and direct them to available resources.Preparation of handouts, materials, etc. and dissemination of information regarding events and activities.Supervise students during student-led events when needed.Support the development of a process to assess academic needs of students.Hold debrief sessions and meet with students and program staff as needed.Monitor social media channels through Facebook and slack channels to ensure communications are appropriately disseminated and various learning opportunities are publicized.Recruitment & Enrollment
Facilitate annual admissions process, including scheduling of interviews between MIDS applicants and MIDS faculty.Respond to prospective student inquiries regarding program information and admissions requirements.Serve as the primary contact for the online application platform (Slate) and oversee technical side of application process.Manage registration and enrollment processes for matriculating students.Assist with other admissions/enrollment tasks as needed. Communications
Develop and implement MIDS communication strategy in consultation with the Director and other senior management.Oversee and design content and functionality of the MIDS website. This includes developing and managing all content, creating new web pages and faculty and student profiles, writing about and soliciting information about events, resources and stories of interest to our audience; managing MIDS webpage content; and regularly monitoring the website for broken links, outdated information, and other “web hygiene” issues. Manage external firms and contractors and coordinate their activities as needed.Creation and management of email listserves, internal communication (Slack) channels, integration of news feeds, management of digital displays, Duke Event Calendar management and MIDS website content. Event Planning and Coordination
Monitor and evaluate event planning process for large and small events. Recommend and implement modifications as needed.Determine staffing needs for events and programs. Provide event overview to staff in advance. Acquire volunteers in a timely manner, when needed. General Administration
Prepare budgets and grants; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditure of budgeted funds as appropriate.Budget for, and coordinate, public events and other related programs; develop and coordinate new ideas and concepts for program themes, materials and resources to supplement, expand or replace existing program components.Attend selected MIDS events, workshops, and sessions.Maintenance and coordination of Sakai calendar with all MIDS student events. Maintain records and scheduling of space/classrooms for workshops, seminars, meetings, etc. Coordinate recording of classes and workshops with staff and IT team.Coordinate and submit for approval all MIDS courses, times, and classroom schedules each semester with the Registrar’s office.Schedule requested MIDS meetings.Attend selected MIDS meetings, take and distribute meeting notes.Supervise MIDS work study students.
Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.
Work requires three years of experience in program administration or involving academic, instructional or counseling activities to acquire skills necessary to plan, coordinate and implement a variety of program activities and events. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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