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Requisition Number::  58308

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
Joining a vibrant community of leaders dedicated to creating a welcoming environment to all, the Director of Diversity & Inclusion will provide leadership in developing and implementing strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives that engage all faculty, staff, and students in the Pratt School of Engineering community.  Develop and implement strategies to integrate effective diversity practices within Pratt’s current framework, and monitor and evaluate progress in creating a more diverse and inclusive work environment.  Collaboratively develop and implement strategies for recruitment and retention to further the School’s Diversity Strategic Plan.  Design and deliver learning experiences, presentations, and workshops and provide consultation and support of efforts of diversity, equity, and inclusion for individuals and groups within the Pratt community. 


Work Performed

  • Work with School leaders and supervisors to develop and model actions and assess outcomes in the areas of diversity and inclusion.
  • Provide guidance and consult with Pratt staff, faculty, and administrators on a broad range of strategies, opportunities and initiatives that will further diversity and inclusion within the Pratt community.
  • Research and identify current and emerging issues, trends and opportunities related to diversity and inclusion, and develop programs and processes to promote diversity and inclusion.
  • Collaborate with university-wide subject matter experts to ensure that programming is complementary to, and in support of, Duke University’s institutional diversity and inclusion goals.
  • Plan and manage budgets related to diversity initiatives; and obtain funding for programs, activities, and initiatives.
  • Assist and (when applicable) direct student recruiting, working closely with the Deans of Undergraduate Education, Masters Education and Graduate Education.
  • In collaboration with the Co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, develop and present diversity and implicit bias training and education to all faculty search committees in the Pratt School; develop and implement search committee best practices for increasing the diversity of all Pratt faculty and staff applicant pools.
  • Lead efforts to increase faculty, staff and student engagement in diversity activities and pursue external funding for specialized programs such as NSF AGEP, BPE or ADVANCE.  In collaboration with Pratt’s development team, identify and foster relationships with foundations and donors with an interest in these topics.
  • Develop student services such as mentoring and professional development, with a particular focus on underrepresented minorities and women.
  • Establish and run events that bring students and faculty from regional minority-serving institutions to Pratt and lead REU and other activities targeted towards underrepresented groups to establish linkages with regional minority-serving institutions; primarily the School of Engineering at NC A&T, but also Bennett College, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, NCCU, Shaw University, and St. Augustine’s University.
  • 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.


Development of faculty staff programs is strongly preferred. 


Minimum Qualifications




Work requires a Master's Degree.




Minimum of 5 years of directly related experience with progressive responsibility in faculty development and or diversity work in academia or business.


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.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh