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Project Coordinator
Global Business Development
Level 10



The Project Coordinator (Administrative Assistant, level 10) is a member of a team of experienced professionals who advance Fuqua’s global education and business development strategy.  This position provides support to professional staff based in or traveling to the US, China, Middle East, India, Russia, Europe, Latin America and Kazakhstan, as well as Fuqua and external faculty teaching in Kazakhstan.  The Project Coordinator role will include administrative, financial, travel and event planning responsibilities as well as special projects. This position interacts with staff, faculty, and a variety of Fuqua and University departments, external vendors and corporate clients; as such, the Project Coordinator will regularly be required to resolve diverse administrative issues and balance competing demands.


This position serves as a point of administrative coordination for Fuqua’s global strategy.  The Project Coordinator reports jointly to the Senior Associate Dean for Executive Programs and the Assistant Dean for Business Development, Kazakhstan.


Work Performed

Global Business Development (GBD) (40%)

  • Serve as departmental liaison with Duke’s Office of Global Strategy and Programs, including preparing and executing all international contracts through Duke Global Inc.
  • Manage event planning for the week-long, semi-annual Global Team Meetings in Durham.
  • Maintain regional webpages and Regional Advisory Board directory.
  • Responsible for the tracking and financial reporting for all Fuqua departments involved in the MMS: Duke Kunshan University program.
  • Manage business visa process for US-based GBD staff traveling to any country requiring a visa.
  • Prepare monthly financial and operational reports and analyses reflecting sales efforts and metrics for each of Fuqua’s regions and GBD.
  • Serve as departmental liaison with Duke’s Fuqua School of Business Accounting office to ensure adherence to Duke policies and procedures and appropriate budgetary preparation and control.
  • Conduct secondary client/company market research and competitive data as requested.
  • Prepare PowerPoint slides and collateral materials for meetings and formal presentations.
  • Anticipate needs and proactively bring together appropriate people and other resources to provide support in addressing issues.
  • Manage logistics for domestic and international travel, including assistance with airline and hotel travel, scheduling of meetings and processing of expense reports for the Senior Associate Dean.

 Kazakhstan (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business (NUGSB) Contract) (50%)

  • Manage the J1 visa process for NUGSB students traveling to Fuqua for residencies.
  • Serve as assistant to NUGSB Program Managers during Fuqua residency, supporting NUGSB students, staff and faculty.
  • Manage business visa process for US-based staff and faculty traveling to Kazakhstan.
  • Secure travel and hotel arrangements for staff and faculty traveling to Kazakhstan.
  • Process expenses for staff and faculty traveling to Kazakhstan.
  • Assist Director of Finance in preparing social tax and travel expense reports.
  • Prepare monthly project operating budget financial reports.
  • Purchase and maintain translation rights for NUGSB courses taught by Fuqua faculty.
  • Provide administrative support to team regarding contract invoicing, certificates of rendered services and other requests for contract related documentation.

 Executive Education (10%)

  • Manage J1 visa process for Russian students attending weeklong course in Durham, including interaction with Russian Program Manager, Duke Visa Services and visa services company.
  • Support administrative needs of Executive Director.

Assist with Executive Education program promotion and preparation as needed.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individual assigned to this classification.  This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


Minimum Qualifications


Work requires a general educational background normally equivalent to a full high school education plus two years post-secondary education in a business-related field.


Work requires 4 years related business or administrative experience to OR ANY OTHER EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE. become familiar with general personnel practices, accounting and budgeting principles and coordination of major office activities.



Preferred Skills and Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or at least 5 years of relevant experience preferred (relevant experience includes communications, office management and/or administrative support).  Preference given to candidates who have worked in administration in a university setting. 

  • Strong organizational and planning skills, with ability to effectively and efficiently manage several projects simultaneously, work under strict deadlines and manage multiple requests for support.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Qualtrics helpful. Must adapt well to new technologies. Experience with a travel and expense management system such as Concur is preferred.
  • Professionalism and ability to interact effectively with a range of constituents, including faculty, staff, external vendors, University departments and corporate contacts.



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