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Req ID:  6133
Date:  Sep 11, 2019

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  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.


Occupational Summary

The Assistant Director of Education will develop and manage the full portfolio of educational programs coordinated by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. This position will report to the Deputy Director of Academics and work closely with Duke-Margolis Faculty Directors to conceptualize and execute educational initiatives at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels. The Assistant Director will coordinate with faculty and staff from a wide range of Schools and Departments. The person in this role will also work collaboratively with a range of offices across the university involved in the creation and implementation of curricular content.

Work Performed

Develop, implement, and administer educational and training programs for undergraduates, graduate, and professional students under the guidance of the Deputy Director of Academics and in collaboration with the Faculty Directors for specific educational areas.

Identify and implement joint-educational programs with other Schools and Departments. This could include courses, certificates, tracks, and experiential learning opportunities.

Monitor student interest in related issues across the University and serve as liaison with student groups to promote and advise on Duke-Margolis programs.

Participate actively in the preparation of curriculum and identification of faculty to teach in Duke-Margolis courses. Maintain close contact with faculty around the University to identify their academic interests and teaching commitments and integrate their input into programs.

As required, develop application materials for academic programs; direct the receipt and processing of educational program applications; and advise on the evaluation of academic and non-academic portions of all educational programs.

Assemble and present information on educational programs to professional groups and scholarly publications.

Assist the Deputy Director of Academics and Faculty Directors in developing program reports, proposals, and requests for funds. Develop budgetary recommendations for educational programs.

Assist the Deputy Director of Academics and Faculty Directors in identifying educational experiences outside of Duke.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.






The position requires excellent written, verbal and organizational skills. Prior  experience in development and coordination of educational programs is strongly preferred. Ability to assess educational needs, design educational activities, and evaluate educational outcomes preferred. Ability to manage financial resources related to educational activities preferred.


Minimum Qualifications





Work requires knowledge of educational principles, curriculum development and instructional design as well as analytical, organizational and communications skills generally acquired through completion of a master's degree program





Work requires seven years of experience


Duke University 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 essential job 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.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh