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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
student Development Coordinator, student Affairs
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Duke University | Durham, NC
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Job Description

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

As a member of the UCAE Student Engagement team, the Student Development Coordinator (SDC) for Student Involvement provides student organization support, negotiates contracts and plans and implements signature events. The SDC provides training and leadership development for student organizations and is responsible for helping student organizations excel in the areas of financial oversight, risk management, and organizational operations. The SDC also advises the Student Organization Finance Committee, the primary group on campus responsible for the recognition and funding of student organizations. The SDC serves on the advising team for the Duke University Union (DUU) programming board, and directly advises multiple committees and executive board members. The SDC advises the Launch student team including providing supervision for student employees. Additionally, the SDC provides advising and event planning consultation to student organizations and exercises independent judgment to facilitate and execute well-organized and safe programming opportunities.

Duties and % of Effort

Oversee the annual student organization training and registration process of DukeGroups, powered by CampusLabs. Coordinate and edit the Student Organization Handbook & Advisor Handbook. Oversee signature programs such as the Advisor Academy and First Big Week. Supervise the Student Involvement Intern. (20%)

Serve as the primary advisor for the Student Organization Finance Committee, the primary group on campus responsible for the recognition and funding of student organizations. (20%)

Provide advising and event planning consultation to the Duke University Union (DUU) including, but not limited to, contract negotiation and execution, risk management, and technical event assistance. Serve as the primary advisor for the Speakers & Stage, Campus Concerts, Chief Financial Officer, and Special Events. Assist with Arts Festival planning and execution. (20%)

Supervise and advise the Launch student employees including training and evaluations, providing accountability for staff, and approving payroll. (20%)

Assist with providing advising and event planning support for 400+ undergraduate student organizations. Provide guidance to student leaders on student organization policies and processes. Review and execute student organization contracts. (15%)

Perform other duties as assigned, including executing administrative projects, team assignments, and committee work. (5%)

Minimum Qualifications


Master's degree in in Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, Student Personnel or related field of study required.


One year of experience in a related setting preferred. Position may require additional expertise and experience relevant to working with specific student populations.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Durham

Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh