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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Faculty Openings

None at this time. 

Staff Openings


Administrative Manager (Duke Title)

Director of Research Opportunities, SSPP (Sanford Title)

Requisition #: 401386001

Occupational Summary

The Director of Research Opportunities will oversee programmatic and administrative aspects of large and multidisciplinary sponsored research activities for the Sanford School of Public Policy. The director will lead a Sanford School-wide effort to raise the quality and quantity of submitted applications for research grant opportunities from federal and non-federal funding sources. These duties include identifying, organizing, facilitating, managing and submitting new interdisciplinary research proposals for faculty members, including collaborative opportunities with departments, schools, institutes, centers and University signature initiatives outside of Sanford. The position will assist with inception of program ideas, identification of funding opportunities, and coordination with faculty and grant managers on preparing and submitting proposals for funding. The director will also review and advise individual investigators on their research grants. The position will report to the Dean via the Senior Associate Dean, and work closely with Duke University’s Office of Research Support and other key Duke units.

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Associate Dean, External Affairs (Duke Title)

Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations (Sanford Title)

Requisition #:  401377396

Occupational Summary

The Associate Dean for Development & Alumni Relations (Associate Dean) directs all phases of a development and alumni relations program for the Sanford School, including principal and major gifts, annual fund and stewardship; serves as primary liaison to the Sanford School’s Board of Visitors; and provides oversight of the alumni relations program, including student engagement, life-long engagement, and volunteer and philanthropic cultivation.

The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy, with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Vice President of Alumni Affairs and Development. The Associate Dean is also a member of the Duke University Development Cabinet, working closely with the Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development and other senior members of the University development and alumni relations staff.

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Communications Strategist (Duke Title)

Communications Strategist, Family Connects International (Sanford Title)

Requisition #: 401380236

Project Description

Family Connects International (FCI) is the expansion of a community-wide nurse home visiting program developed in Durham, NC, for parents of newborns, regardless of income or socioeconomic status. The mission is to increase child well-being by bridging the gap between parent needs and community resources. We expect to expand this program from the current 25 sites to more than 200 sites during the next five years.

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Program Coordinator, Senior (Duke Title)

Senior Program Coordinator, Executive Education (Sanford Title)

Requisition #: 401386852

Occupational Summary

Plan, implement and coordinate the administration of programs; coordination of each executive program assigned may include, but is not limited to, responsibility of negotiating, securing and managing the following: training space and satellite office(s) on or off-campus; letters of invitation, registering international visitors, short-term insurance, net IDs, hotels/housing, domestic transportation, meals, breaks and events for participants; field visits and cultural outings, production of teaching materials and SAKAI sites, laptops, promotional items and other supplies; contracts for speakers, teaching assistants, temporary staff, interpreter(s) and vendors. Manage program budgets, including monitoring billing and payment of receipts and services, payment of faculty and outside contractors as assigned; develop, coordinate, and advise on policies and procedures related to DCID’s executive programs including, but not limited to, financial tracking and reporting of the unit’s activities exceeding $2M in expenses annually. Coordinate day to day services including arrival, orientation, staff training, closing ceremony, evaluation and departure. Interface with international governmental sponsors and coordinate admissions. Supervise and direct program assistants and temporary staff as assigned to fulfill specific program responsibilities.

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Public Relations, Specialist, Senior (Duke Title)

Requisition #: 401374018

This full-time (40 hours/week) position will develop, implement, and lead communications strategies to support and strengthen the varied programs, efforts, and activities of the Duke World Food Policy Center (WFPC). Ensure the strategic communications plan is consistent with both the Sanford School and Duke University strategies. Primary supervision via the WFPC Associate Director.

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Staff Assistant (Duke Title)

Requisition #: 401374847

This position will provide reception services for the Sanford School of Public Policy (SSPP).  This position will also work as a team member in conjunction with the Sanford School Central Administration Office, providing support to School faculty and staff members in maintaining efficiency of office operations in a professional and courteous manner in accordance with general instructions and office procedures and policies.  The position will be supervised by Administrative Coordinator.

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Interested applicants should apply via the Duke HR website.