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Sanford School Employment

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

Director, Center for Child and Family Policy

The Sanford School of Public Policy invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for Child and Family Policy (CCFP). The Director’s faculty appointment will be in the Sanford School. We seek a leader in child and family policy scholarship and public engagement. Mid-career scholars at the current rank of associate professor as well as senior scholars and public officials are encouraged to apply.   Except in unusual cases, the successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as psychology, economics, public policy, sociology, or public health, with active externally funded projects. A record of leadership in research and public engagement is essential.

CCFP is one of the nation’s leading centers devoted to research, teaching, and public engagement to address problems facing children and families in contemporary society. The Center’s 45 affiliated faculty members and 15 Research Scientists come from diverse disciplines with primary appointments across the entire Duke campus. Foci evolve over time and currently include (but are not restricted to) early childhood adversity, education policy, and adolescent problem behavior. Information about the Center for Child and Family Policy can be found at www.childandfamilypolicy.duke.edu.

The Director will oversee the Center’s grants portfolio which currently totals $8 million per year, and will guide the Center’s faculty and permanent staff in the next phase of growth and impact. The Director will report to the Dean of the Sanford School.

The Director will also contribute to the teaching and service missions of the Sanford School. The Sanford School includes a full-time faculty of 70 and offers an undergraduate major, two masters programs, and a Ph.D. program. 

Applicants should submit a letter that includes a brief overview of the applicant’s program of research and a cv: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8853.  Applications will be treated confidentially. Applications will be considered upon receipt.

Self-inquiries and nominations of candidates are encouraged and should be submitted to Kenneth A. Dodge, Search Committee Chair, at dodge@duke.edu, or 919-613-9303.

Staff Openings

Digital Communications Fellow

This full-time position in the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, a top-10 public policy school, has two related roles: supporting both social media and digital, multimedia storytelling and marketing to increase awareness of the research and programs of the school. The Fellow's goal is to help the school's communications team build audiences locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally among policymakers, journalists, and public policy scholars; alumni; prospective students; and current students. This position coordinates closely on strategy and content production with the rest of the school's communications team. The Fellow will be supervised by Sanford's Digital Communications Strategist.

Work Performed

  • Social Media (50%)  - As directed by the school's Digital Communications Strategist, implement a variety of social media campaigns and measure their effectiveness at raising the school's profile among key audiences. The school's social media channels currently include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Flickr.
    • Assist with development of campaigns and goals and carry out campaigns. (such as #HumansofDukeSanford).
    • Monitor and comment on social media during live events (i.e., live tweeting).
    • Research Twitter keywords/tags for targeted news tips and stories, develop Twitter lists of media contacts, and create new lists. Conduct similar research with other social media tools.
    • Monitor traffic on social networks and assist with creation of analytics reports to monitor effectiveness and reach of the school's social media channels.
  • Multimedia Content Production (50%): - As directed by the school's Digital Communications Strategist, create and assist with multimedia content production and marketing for electronic distribution; market content to appropriate audiences.
    • Take photographs, develop slide shows, design flyers, social media graphics and posters. Assist with video production and editing.
    • Assist with audio and podcast production including scheduling interviews, transcribing tape, and marketing episodes to targeted audiences.
    • Archive photography.
  • 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.

In addition the successful candidate will possess the following qualities/attributes:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Enthusiasm for new media
  • Intermediate to advanced skill with image editing software such as Photoshop and video editing software such as iMovie or Adobe Premiere.
  • Keen eye for photography.
  • Through knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Internet research skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Customer service orientation
  • Interest in public affairs and public policy

This is a full-time, 40 hour/week position. Interested applicants should apply via Duke HR. Requisition number: 401223026.