at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

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.


Scope of Responsibilities

The Assistant Director manages the marketing and branding of the Center for Multicultural Affairs in addition to providing programs and services in the areas of community engagement, multicultural education, social justice education, and leadership development.  They are knowledgeable of the histories, cultural and developmental issues of Native American/Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian/American Pacific Islander (A/API) and multi-racial/multi-ethnic communities. The role of this assistant director's position will focus on the Latinx community at Duke University.

They collaborate with Student Affairs units and academic departments when appropriate.  Reports to Associate Director. The Assistant Director also advises student organizations and acts as a liaison between the Center for Multicultural Affairs and various university administrative offices and academic departments as well as the Durham community and professional organizations.  Campus and community associations empower the Assistant Director to develop and apply the latest knowledge and research in education and training.



Marketing and Communications (30%)

  • Manage overall marketing and branding of the CMA including developing the Center’s marketing plan
  • Design and manages CMA digital, print, and promotional materials.
  • Work with Student Affairs Director of Communications regarding CMA’s messaging and websites.
  • Coordinate CMA social media presence, website, listserv maintenance, and weekly newsletter.
  • Manage the marketing and design team (1 graduate assistant, 3 undergraduate student staff)
  • Serve on the Division of Student Affairs’ Collaborative Learning and Communications Team
  • Conduct marketing assessment as needed to evaluate CMA outreach.


Programming (25%)

  • Co-advises Common Ground with the CMA Associate Director and student leaders by providing consultation regarding the retreat curriculum, facilitators’ training, and continuing post-retreat support for participants; attends the retreats to provide oversight and administrative support to Common Ground student directors.
  • Develop and implement annual programming and other traditional programs
    • Plan and implement major programs including cultural graduation and award ceremonies, orientation events, and provide support for heritage months.
    • Design and implement CMA programming with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.





Outreach/Consultation/Advising (30%)

  • Advising
    • Advise cultural groups affiliated with CMA.
    • Serve as a pre-major advisor for Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Consultation
    • Provide consultation on an individual basis and on-going advocacy for cultural communities to ensure the quality of their academic, social and personal experiences.
    • Provide consultation to student organizations coordinating programs related to social justice and multicultural education.
    • Support alumni affinity groups in collaboration with Duke Alumni Association
  • Collaboration, Partnerships, and Campus Involvement
    • Initiate new and supports on-going programming with various racial, cultural and ethnic student communities, including educating the majority student population to increase awareness and sensitivity to the needs of marginalized student communities at Duke.
    • Serve on recruiting and interviewing committees within the University as time allows.
    • Serve on various university committees on behalf of CMA.


Professional Development (15%)

  • Supervision:
    • Supervise graduate/professional student and undergraduate staff
  • Training & Presentations
    • Participate in campus, divisional, state, regional, and national professional training opportunities:
      • Keep abreast of latest knowledge and research in multicultural education, community engagement, and leadership development.
      • Attend training and conducts presentations at regional and national professional organizations e,g., National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, and North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field
  • At least three years’ experience in program administration and higher education
  • Preferred three years’ experience in multicultural affairs, community engagement, and leadership development



Desired Skills and Competencies

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • High level planning and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy, including familiarity with social media.
  • Expertise in delivering program and education services to diverse population
  • Ability to acknowledge, affirm and advocate for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities





Minimum Qualifications




Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.




Work generally requires two years experience in personnel, college or university administration, or a related field to acquire skills necessary to provide program management, advising and general administrative support.  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

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