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.





  • Advise managers on pay issues, affirmative action requirements, position classification issues, performance appraisal, employee relations and employee training and development issues; maintain liaison with Human Resources and other appropriate offices and departments to respond to employee problems, issues, and special requests and to facilitate actions.
  • Provide support and guidance to managers on talent acquisition and retention activities, including but not limited to, the development of search plans and strategic recruitment strategies/initiatives, applicant sourcing and selection, job description development and position management, and temporary recruitment needs ensuring compliance with EEO and other applicable requirements.
  • Initiate and manage all Visa sponsorship and applications (including gathering of required documents, Duke Web Form completion and requisition of checks) for DHVI staff working closely with the Visa Services office
  • Advise and assist management, faculty and staff in the handling of employee relations issues, complaints and/or grievances and determination of appropriate disciplinary actions; represent management at grievance hearings, dismissal conferences and arbitration.
  • Collaborate with managers in identifying employee training and developmental opportunities and determining appropriate resources to achieve the planned objectives. Consult with managers to determine career paths and growth opportunities for employees throughout DHVI.
  • Lead the process for any position reclassification requests from PI’s or Directors. Gain approval from Finance, Rewards and Recognition and SoM for salary equity.
  • Manage and implement HR programs, initiatives, and activities supporting the overall organizational goals and objectives.  Provide oversight and support for onboarding, visa management, training compliance, leaves of absence, payroll processes, annual health check program, service award programs, annual performance management process, salary review process and annual flu vaccination onsite clinic ensuring compliance with the flu vaccination policy. Lead and serve on organizational committees as required.
  • Coordinate and prepare documents for all Faculty appointments, promotion and annual reviews. This requires collaborating with the appointing departments and the SoM.
  • Invite and record any new or leaving affiliate faculty members using dFac.
  • Support initiatives for growth and extra effort that require a supplement payment and approval through the SoM. Manage and track all supplement information.
  • Manage all external contractors including the legal agreements, POs and sponsored access requests (Medasource).
  • Provide guidance in the development and implementation of the Diversity Strategic Plan and Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity efforts.
  • Prepare reports and analyses reflecting progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions; ensure maintenance of appropriate personnel records.
  • Supervise designated employees; recommend various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisal, disciplinary actions and vacation schedules.
  • Interpret human resource policy intent and/or acceptable management practices to ensure fair and consistent application of University policy; develop departmental policies in accordance with established University policy.


Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Prior staff management experience is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Duke@Work, SAP, and Success Factors preferred
  • Project management skills
  • Solid organizational and analytical abilities

Required Qualifications at this Level


Education/Training: Work requires a general business or personnel background generally equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field.

Experience: Work requires five years of business and/or administrative experience, with exposure to human resources activities, to acquire knowledge of human resources policies and procedures necessary to manage the personnel activities of a major department or division. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.






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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