DukeEngage seeks a Senior Assistant Director for Student Programs and Outreach to oversee our student programs and training, as well as to organize and implement exchanges of information and expertise with DukeEngage’s domestic and international community partners.
DukeEngage, one of the largest civic engagement initiatives in American higher education, empowers students to address critical human needs through immersive service, in the process transforming students, advancing the University’s educational mission, and providing meaningful assistance to communities in the U.S. and abroad. DukeEngage provides funding for select Duke undergraduates who wish to pursue an immersive service experience by meeting a community’s needs.
The Senior Assistant Director for Student Programs and Outreach, reporting to the Executive Director, will join a dynamic team of professionals who value experiential education through immersive civic engagement. S/he will oversee 40 group programs as well as independent student projects, manage the student recruitment and selection process for 400 participants, provide support to students and summer staff before and during their time in the field, and conduct program assessment (including travel to select program sites during the summer). The Senior Assistant Director for Student Programs and Outreach oversees student development opportunities and initiatives, and also manages outreach to community partners. This position supervises two program coordinators and the Assistant Director for Training and Student Development.
The successful candidate will have significant experience with all aspects of project management related to building domestic and international experiential education and/or civic engagement programs serving undergraduate students; strong communication and organizational skills; a passion for collaboration; experience working with faculty; and the desire to be part of a mission-driven team.
Experience: More than 5 years of work experience in civic engagement, higher education fields required. Three or more years of managerial experience preferred.
To apply for this job, (1) mail cover letter and resume, including name and contact information of four references (references will not be contacted without prior consent of the candidate), to DukeEngage Sr. Assistant Director for Student Programs and Outreach Search, Duke University, Campus Box 90590, Durham, NC 27708 and concurrently (2) apply to the Duke Human Resources web site at http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/main.html, requisition #400650890. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please no phone calls or emails.