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:

Serves as the primary contact and provides administrative support for Center of Muslim Life.  Assists with the Center’s services, programs, and activities.




1. Serves as the first point of contact for in-person, phone, and e-mail inquiries for Center of Muslim Life; answers general questions and distributes relevant information; directs issues and concerns to appropriate staff; sorts and distributes mails and other packages.




2. Develops and implements an efficient system of managing of the Center’s space and equipment.  Maintains inventory of office supplies.  Coordinates with the University’s facilities, maintenance, and operations.  Assists with student organizations’ space reservation requests on- and off-campus. 




3. Initiates and processes expenses in Duke@Work.  Reconciles all financial transactions and maintains the Center’s budgetary records.  Investigates discrepancies in financial reports and statements as well as troubleshoots.  Assists with research on financial matters when requested.




4. Serves as the payroll representative.  Processes student payroll.  Creates and manages student staff work schedules.  Assists with the Report Express adjustmentsAttends appropriate departmental and divisional meetings.




5. Assists with the Center’s services, programs, and activities.  Other duties as assigned.





Desired Skills and Competencies

A broad knowledge of clerical and accounting principles and practicesMust be a team player. Familiarity of Muslim culture, customs, history, and faith, and knowledge of social media and desktop publishing software preferred.


Minimum Qualifications




Work requires a broad knowledge of clerical and accounting principles and practices normally acquired through two years of post secondary education in secretarial science or a related business field.




Work generally requires three years of related secretarial/clerical experience to become competent in the administration of complex office functions related to office organization and management, communications, and budgetary/accounting activities. * An optional typing speed of 40 corrected words per minute may be required. 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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