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Dean Search

The Sanford School is seeking a highly respected public policy intellectual and dynamic leader to serve as Dean.

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Faculty Openings

None at this time.

Staff Openings

Research Aide - Center for Child & Family Policy

Req # 401274259

Coordinate and participate in a variety of duties to assist investigators in the implementation of two research studies within the Center for Child and Family Policy.

Associate Director for Administration (Sanford Title)

Administrative Manager (Duke Title)

Req # 401275873

Provide overall administrative management and coordination of a variety of business related functions such as finance, budget, personnel, space and facilities planning, grant administration, maintenance and policy interpretation and dissemination for the Centerfor Child and Family Policy.

Staff Assistant-Center for Child & Family Policy

Req# 401251341

Perform responsible administrative and secretarial duties of a complex and confidential nature in support of major departmental or divisional activities to relieve supervisor of varied clerical and administrative responsibilities and to maintain efficiency in organizational operations.

Communications Director - Center for Child & Family Policy (Sanford Title)

Public Relations Specialist, Senior/Child Policy (Duke Title)

Req# 401249744

The Communications Director will develop and implement a strategy to help Center faculty members and research scientists ensure that Center research has a direct impact through engagement with policymakers and partner groups and communication with the public via press releases, research briefs, website updates and other social media.

Staff Assistant-Academic Programs/MPP

Req# 401255086

The Staff Assistant position provides a wide range of receptionist, logistical and administrative support to academic programs and graduate student services, supervised by the Assistant Dean of Academic Programs & Student Affairs (primary) and the Director of Master of Public Policy (MPP) Student Services and Program Development (secondary).  The position requires maintaining confidentiality of written and verbal information related to students and applicants

Director of Student Services and Program Development (Sanford title) - Master of Public Policy Program

Student Services Coordinator-MPP (Duke Title)

Req# 401244954

The Director of Student Services and Program Development position develops and manages activities of the Sanford Master of Public Policy (MPP) program involving student matriculation, student life, and graduation, and is supervised by the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Student Affairs.  The person in this position collaborates closely with the MPP Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) and the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Student Affairs to perform these functions. In all aspects of the position, attention to and enactment of key behaviors – customer focus, teamwork, maintaining confidentiality, and diversity – are essential.  

Data Tech, Senior / Center for Child & Family Policy

Req# 401295359

This full-time position will be split among three projects. The program associated with two of the three evaluations is Book Babies, a program developed by Book Harvest in Durham. Book Babies provides Medicaid-eligible children and their families with age- appropriate books every six months from birth until the start of kindergarten. The goal of the program is to provide books and guidance for parents so they can help develop their children’s pre-literacy and school-readiness skills in order to promote success in kindergarten and beyond. The Center for Child and Family Policy is conducting: 1) a 2-year pilot study to assess the effectiveness of the Book Babies program and to track individual level outcomes for enrolled children; and 2) a randomized controlled study that will enroll newborns into one of three groups to evaluate the effectiveness of Book Babies on early literacy outcomes, school readiness, and 3rd grade EOGs.. The second project is the evaluation of the East Durham Children’s Initiative. The East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) is a place-based, nonprofit organization that supports children and families from cradle to college or career. EDCI focuses its efforts in a 120-block area of East Durham referred to as the EDCI Zone. EDCI provides children and families with a continuum of comprehensive and high-quality supports, extending from before birth and through high school graduation. The Center has conducted an annual evaluation of EDCI since 2011. The Center’s researchers are laying the foundation for a rigorous longitudinal evaluation of long- term impact of EDCI services on child wellbeing, education and community-level outcomes. In the interim, the goal of the Center’s evaluation is to assess if EDCI core programs are implemented as planned and achieve their intended results.

Skills Required: 5527 PC – IBM and compatible 5537 Microsoft Windows 6031 PC Wordprocessing Software: Microsoft Word 6033 PC Database Management Software: Microsoft Excel and Access 5583 Data verification 5585 Data Coding-General 4000 Typing-Correspondence 4101 Editing/Proofing 4108 Office Procedures

Public Relations Specialist, Senior (Duke Title) / Communications Manager (Sanford Title)

Req# 401294115

Develop and implement communication strategies to support and strengthen the varied programs, efforts, and activities of the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) to a diverse global audience.

Interested applicants should apply via the Duke HR website.