Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Student Services Staff Specialist
- Duke University
- Physical Therapy
- Administrative Jobs
- Institutional & Business Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Student Services Staff Specialist will perform a variety of duties to support Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) and Student Affairs initiatives within the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. These responsibilities may include, but not be limited to, scheduling meetings, tracking outcomes, and communicating with students, academic advisors and internal/external university partners/stakeholders.
Work directly with, and report to, the DEI/SA Program Coordinator, the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI) and the Director of Student Affairs (DSA) for the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
Manage evaluation tools that enhance communication between students, faculty, and staff.
Maintain computer databases for tracking of student outcomes, support needs, key contacts, procedures and processes.
Compile information and prepare reports in support of program activities.
Manage centralization of DEI and Student Services resources including calendars, Canvas shells, and Box folders.
Liaise with appropriate personnel, University Departments, and outside sources to address inquiries related to program activities.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
Maintain data collected from assessment and evaluation tools relative to planned student support and cross-cultural interventions.
Maintain communications (emails, calls, virtual) between students and the DDEI.
Manage scheduling and logistics of summer recruitment programs, DEI programming, and on-going educational opportunities.
Compile operational documents and procedures for DEI-focused initiatives including summer programs and educational programs for students, faculty, staff, and other DPT stakeholders.
Manage system for student absence request approvals, oversee daily operations based upon established criteria.
Maintain communications (emails, calls, virtual) between students and the DSA.
Schedule student programming logistics and assist with implementation of programming, including occasional after-hours and weekend events.
Manage room bookings and student meeting scheduling for accommodations process.
Compile and store operational documents and procedures for student services including DPT student clubs, accommodations, and absences.
Assist with Orientation logistics including scheduling, planning, and Welcome Week programming.
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.
Work requires knowledge of basic mathematical, research and communications principles normally acquired through two years of postsecondary education.
Work generally requires four years of clerical or research experience OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE toacquire 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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
“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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