Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Job Description:

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.

Scope of Responsibilities

The Director of Student Involvement oversees the day-to-day operations of student organizations, student governance, and programmatic efforts to foster meaningful inclusion. Leads University efforts to collaborate with key stakeholders in the design, implementation, and assessment of campus traditions. Cultivates intentional learning opportunities for students to create meaning out of their experiences and define their purpose. Oversees the student organizations recognition process and provide leadership development opportunities and advisement for cultural, educational, academic, performance, arts, and entrepreneurial initiatives. Collaborates with campus stakeholders to create, enforce, and implement student organization policies, that both mitigates risk and fosters student learning in safe and healthy and inclusive environments where students thrive. Oversees the execution and signing of student activities/events contracts, supervises and trains staff in contract negotiation and serves as a liaison to the Division of Student Affairs departments. Engages collaboratively and partner with key stakeholders within the Duke University and Durham communities to support the ever-changing and diverse student population.

Duties % of Effort

Supervise and manage the Student Involvement team including the day-to-day operations of student organizations, Duke Student Government, Duke University Union, Arts Annex, and the Student Media Collaborative. Support and advise student organizations in planning and executing events, negotiating contracts, and policy and procedures. Serve as a catalyst for helping students create positive change through strong student governance. Lead University-wide committee in the design, implementation, and assessment of campus traditions, to include large scale annual events. Facilitate learning opportunities through intentional program design of campus activities that foster student engagement and belonging. Manage an array of student activities and services, including large-scale events and campus traditions. Attend and support a wide range of student events.


Provide supervision, training, evaluation, and management of full time and graduate staff members. Ensure that effective performance reviews are conducted with all staff. Ensure and establish standards of performance and compliance with University policies and procedures. Direct all efforts in staff recruitment, development, and retention, ensuring compliance with University and Division policies and human resource strategies. Provide leadership in the development of employee performance standards.


Execute performance contracts and serve as a resource and advisor to students, staff and departments on legal liabilities and risk management in event planning and implementation for both student and departmental functions. Work closely with Corporate Risk Management and the Division of Student Affairs to insure events are planned, implemented, and executed with an awareness of and attention to risk and liability. Understand and translate to students, staff, and faculty and departments the current trends and issues in planning and implementing safe and effective initiatives.


Oversee budget for Student Involvement team and manage appropriate expenditures. Provide guidance to associate director in maintaining fiscal responsibilities, and effectively utilize funding from endowments to enhance student activities. Prepare reports, proposals, and provide recommendations related to strategic planning, program assessment, and student development. Serve on short term and long-term University committees, lead search committees, attend professional development workshops, role model collaboration and build positive relationships both internal and external to Student Affairs.


Provide direction and leadership in the implementation of assessment efforts for the Student Involvement team and in collaboration with Student Leadership team. Partner with the Office of Assessment and Research to develop and implement an annual assessment plan and develop long-term programmatic goals. Responsible for conducting relevant assessment initiatives that advance both the work of UCAE Student Involvement in alignment with the Division of Student Affairs vision and mission.


General Qualifications

  • Education: Master's degree preferred in Higher Education, Student Affairs or related field of study.

  • Experience: Work generally requires a minimum of four years of experience in student activities, advising, student organizational support, and program planning at the undergraduate and/or graduate level with progressive levels of responsibilities with a preference of a minimum five years of experience. Prior experience working at selective elite institutions. Managing full-time and student employees required. Experience integrating inclusion and equity into campus activities and leadership.


Minimum Qualifications


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


Work requires the ability to plan and administer programs and direct program activities within a specific functional area, generally acquired through four years of related experience. OR ANY OTHER 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.