CTSI Assistant Director, Equity in Research - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

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.


Job Description


CTSI Community Associate Director of Strategy and Operations, Equity in Research


Organizational Summary:


The Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is a Duke University cross institutional infrastructure resource that facilitates and fosters clinical and translational research through integration of programmatic research areas and resources across campus. CTSI is housed in the Duke School of Medicine (SOM) and had dual reporting to the Dean of the School of Medicine and the Chancellor for Health Affairs. It is the institutional home for the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


The CTSI is comprised of a number of “Communities” that focus on key strategic areas related to Duke Health.  The CTSI brings together the stakeholders from all parts of the University and Health System and facilitates their work toward reaching the Chancellor’s strategic goals in a given area


Occupational Summary:

The Center for Equity in Research addresses equity, anti-racism, and anti-bias in clinical and translational research.  It provides essential infrastructure for equity, anti-bias, and anti-racism support across the research environment at Duke.


This role will provide operational and project management leadership to the Center for Equity in Research for core activities including development and implementation of the strategic plan; convening stakeholders; and monitoring and measuring the success of the Center’s activities. The role will oversee all operational aspects of the Center, including project management, communications, personnel, and financial management.  


The Associate Director will report to the Chief of Staff and Strategy.


Work Performed:

25%  Working with the Director of the Center for Equity in Research, manage and implement the educational strategic plan around anti-racism, anti-bias and equity, including workshops, curriculum for staff, faculty, post-doctoral fellows and other learners at CTSI. This will include development of curriculum as well as curating and leveraging existing curriculum and resources.

Consider and develop methods to help participants in educational offerings are able to integrate their learnings into the workplace to foster an equitable environment.

Identify opportunities for collaborating across local and national entities on anti-racism, anti-bias and equity programs and research opportunities. Identify and engage Duke faculty and other possible collaborators, coordinating activities and meetings to successfully execute approved programs.

20%  Lead day-to-day implementation of the longitudinal strategy for anti-racism, anti-bias and equity, including workshops, assessments and evaluation, including project management, budget management, and personnel management.

Outreach to the CTSI community including development and distribution of activities, materials and resources on anti-bias, anti-racism and equity.

10% Working with the CTSI Communications team, develop, direct and supervise a communications strategies to ensure that CTSI and its broader audience are aware of the offerings and mission of the Center. Help build awareness and uptake of anti-racism, anti-bias and equity activities in CTSI, Duke and among collaborators such as North Carolina Center University.

15% Promote and support collaborative efforts for anti-racism, anti-bias and equity across CTSI and Duke, as well as our partners such as North Carolina Central University and other academic institutions; engage faculty and staff in these initiatives. This will involve coordinating programs, including workshops, colloquia, and discussions, encouraging collaboration within and outside of CTSI.

15% Be responsive to the CTSI Director (Ebony Boulware), CTSI executive team, and CTSI internal and external stakeholders around needs for training and programming on anti-racism, anti-bias and equity.

15% Maintain relationships internally and externally to expand support for and participation with the Center; identify and establish opportunities for strategic partnerships and collaboration on programs.

Manage and supervise the day-to-day activities of Center staff.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.




Bachelor's Degree required. Work requires strong communications, analytical, organizational and business skills normally acquired through completion of an advanced degree in a related field. Masters preferred.



Work requires a minimum of seven years of demonstrated experience in a combination of administrative management, strategic planning, and knowledge of educational principles, curriculum development and instructional design.


Knowledge and Skills


  • Clear understanding of equity and demonstrated skill and experience working with anti-racism, anti-bias, and equity
  • Strong administrative, organizational, planning, prioritization and project management skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Proven track record in building credibility and strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders including faculty members/investigators, professional/technical staff and community members
  • Manage major event programming
  • Strong analytic and writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in budget preparation and monitoring of financial statements
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in decisions
  • Ability to anticipate needs and break large projects into manageable segments
  • Ability to facilitate curricula training and development
  • Knowledge and experience in business and management principles involved in strategic planning



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.


Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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