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Requisition Number::  104670
Date:  Jun 17, 2021

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER

School of Medicine:


Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.


Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.


Director of Education

Section of Surgical Disciplines


Occupational Summary:

 In conjunction with Department Chair and Chief Administrator and Vice-Chair of Education, the Director of Education will direct and oversee all aspects of Education for Duke University’s Section of Surgical Disciplines.  This scope includes GME and non-GME programs, UME Surgical Clerkship, CME activities and other educational efforts on behalf of the d epartment.  Integrate and coordinate the education mission with the clinical and research mission through collaborative interaction under the direction of the Chief Administrator to facilitate sustain able high-level achievement in the Section's missions.



Provide administrative management (financial and operational) of all Education programs for the Section of Surgical Disciplines.


Work with Surgery senior leadership, including Vice Chair of Education, to develop the strategy for the Education mission and then carry out the strategic plan.


Work with Surgery finance team to create the budget for Surgery Education and manage expenditures to that budget through-out the year.


Oversee and manage program coordinators who support respective residency and fellowship programs across the Section of Surgical Disciplines, approximately 165 ACGME and ICG ME positions plus approximately 25fellows. Oversee all accreditation site visits and work with Surgery Program Directors and Coordinators to support and improve theirprograms.  Serve as direct administrative liaison to staff and leadership of Duke G ME office. Accountable for all program’s compliance with GME standards, rules, policies, and regulations.


Advise and assist the Surgery Residency Program Directors and Program Coordinators in meeting academic, clinical, and business goals. Represent Residency Program Director(s) in meetings and conferences and other matters of an administrative nature. 


Advise and assist the Surgery Clerkship (UME) Program Director and Program Coordinator in meeting academic, and financial goals. Represent Program Director in meetings and conferences and other matters of an administrative nature.  Work with Program Director and Program Coordinator to improve the Clerkship program. 


Coordinate and oversee all CME efforts for the Section of Surgical Disciplines. Manage and oversee Surgery personnel involved in orchestrating these endeavors.  Manage financial and operational performance of these activities and evaluate effectiveness on a regular basis. 


Coordinate and oversee the Surgery simulation laboratory and designated staff who support laboratory operations.


Represent the Department of Surgery as the administrative liaison for Surgery Education with stakeholders in the School of Medicine, Duke University, the PDC and Duke Health System. 


Prepare fiscal and strategic planning reports supporting Education, as necessary.


Plan and implement changes as necessary to achieve goals and objectives. 


Participate in Education meetings locally, regionally, and nationally as appropriate.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven innovation and initiative to anticipate, develop and implement new procedures, practices, and processes adaptable to constantly changing work patterns and business methods, to solve unusual and new concerns using means, which establish effective and efficient precedents.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations, identify and analyze problems and develop options and recommendations for resolution.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret policies and procedures and to propose solutions to problems and apply solutions to non-recurring or precedent setting situations.
  • Proven ability to develop, analyze and carry out project objectives and work well with others of a diverse nature in achieving organizational goals.
  • Proven ability to research, gather and organize information to produce concise reports using various resources.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to take responsibility for assigned areas, and to gain the confidence of clients and colleagues.
  • Excellent negotiation skills. Demonstrated counseling techniques with the ability to act as a facilitator, exercise diplomacy, tact, professionalism, responsiveness, a high degree of flexibility to promote positive working relationships and job effectiveness.
  • S kill at negotiating with various personalities and developing internal and external network of contacts.
  • Proven organizational, analytical and management skills.
  • Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment, and the acumen and sensitivity to identify matters that require higher level management consultation and /or group collaboration.
  • Demonstrated ability at presenting a positive, professional, and helpful impression and working as a team member.
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.


Minimum Qualifications


Master's degree or other advanced degree required. Ph.D. preferred.



Minimum of three years of related experience required.


Department Preference Qualifications


Work requires organizational, analytical and communication skills normally acquired through the completion of a bachelor degree program.



Preferred work minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in Academic Education, which includes proficiency in budgeting and some personnel management.





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