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Duke University
Durham County, NC
Aug 02, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
Position Type
Associate Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
*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.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Duke University seeks an Associate Director to join our office leadership team.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced admissions professional with five or more years of progressive experience in highly selective admissions for a college, university, or secondary school.

As a member of the office leadership team, the candidate will supervise a team of admissions officers and other administrative staff. Responsibilities include monitoring performance, recommending various personnel actions including but not limited to, hiring, merit recommendations, and promotions; and training new staff in appropriate recruitment policy.

The Associate Director will also oversee and direct one or more primary office responsibilities. These areas include but are not limited to recruitment strategy; access, equity, and opportunity; campus visit and special event programs; applicant selection; application systems; database management; and/or communications.

He/she/they will be service-oriented and should possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and presentation skills as well as the ability to analyze data to inform decision making. We seek energetic candidates with a strong sense of initiative, the ability to work well independently and in a team, the capacity to manage multiple responsibilities concurrently, and the ability to effectively utilize the Admissions Office database(s).

The candidate should be prepared to be responsible for a full range of recruitment activities including: representing Duke University to students, parents, alumni, and school counselors in a variety of settings; evaluating applications and participating in the selection process; planning on- and off-campus recruitment events; conducting on-campus and virtual information sessions to both large and small groups; working successfully with student volunteers; other duties/projects as assigned by the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions or Associate Deans. All members of the Admissions Officer staff, including Associate Directors, can expect to travel four to six weeks throughout the year.

Desired qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred. Five or more years of progressive experience in highly selective admissions for a college, university, or secondary school; supervisory experience. Excellent writing and public speaking skills, high energy, ability to articulate the benefits of a broad-based liberal arts and science and engineering education are required.

Position requires weekends and extended hours, especially during the fall and from January through April, and proximity to Durham/Research Triangle area of North Carolina. Good judgment, strict confidentiality, and the ability to work collegially in a deadline-driven environment are important. A valid driver’s license and authorization to work in the U.S. are required.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with whom they have worked in the past three years.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Admissions Office seeks a staff that reflects the diversity of the Duke University community.

Minimum Qualifications

EducationWork requires the analytical, organizational and communications skills generally acquired through a bachelor's degree in a related field.

Work generally requires 5 years of progressive experience in the recruitment and selection of student applicants for admission to a college, university or private school. 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.