Duke University

Date: 11/25/2021 23:00 PM

City: Durham, North Carolina

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

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

Plan, coordinate and administer activities within the Pratt School of Engineering first-year design course. Develop, coordinate and advise on procedures related to the operations of the first-year design course.

Work Performed

Make operational and programmatic decisions that have a significant impact on the successful achievement of program strategies and educational objectives of the first-year engineering design course. Plan, coordinate and administer activities to include developing and implementing procedures, processes, services and systems to support student design teams, faculty and related staff.

Assist with course planning and logistics, including work on the online course management system (Sakai). Develop and implement systems for students to reserve, use, and access equipment, tables, and tools.

Prepare and manage course and facility budgets. Work with students to develop and manage team project budgets. Monitor, verify and reconcile expenditure of budgeted funds as appropriate. Coordinate schedules and payments for course teaching assistants and faculty mentors. The estimated annual budget for this program is $250,000.

Interact with project sponsors in the community and local industry to coordinate visits and steward the relationships.

Budget for and coordinate public events and other related programs. The major events are the end-of-semester poster/prototype sessions and company/sponsor visits.

Coordinate public relations activities to include conceptualizing and writing newsletters, promotional materials, publications, press releases, ads and fliers. Develop plans and schedules for release of publicity materials. Establish and maintain an outward facing website for the Pratt freshman design program. Develop and coordinate new ideas and concepts for program themes, materials and resources to supplement, expand or replace existing program components.

Maintain liaison with other programs, offices and departments at Duke to coordinate program business and to accomplish program objectives. Interface with external organizations as appropriate to ensure cooperative efforts are enhanced and available resources are utilized.

Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness using qualitative and quantitative research techniques; investigate trends; and recommend and implement modifications to improve program effectiveness. Assist in the planning, set-up, and continuous improvement of the design teaching space.

Assist with ordering and receiving equipment and supplies needed to complete student projects.

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.

Desired Skills: Ability to provide guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting standards and monitoring performance. Skills using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to problems. Skills evaluating program performance, summarizing findings, communicating results, and forming an action plan. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources. Ability to relate to and coach students.

Minimum Qualifications


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


Work requires one year 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

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.

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