Director of Campus Engagement, Alumni, Affairs

North Carolina, United States
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Alumni Affairs

Job Description

Occupational Summary

The Director of Campus Engagement will provide leadership in the Duke Alumni Association’s efforts to cultivate in students a spirit of lifelong engagement with Duke. The director will partner with campus units, alumni, and student groups to develop and manage programs and resources. S/he will source alumni for involvement in student activities, educate students on opportunities to be involved with the Association on campus and in the regions, provide access to benefits that deliver on the power of the alumni network, and further diversity efforts by assisting in the establishment of multiple entry points in which students and alumni can engage with one another.

The Director will report to the Assistant Vice President for Campus Engagement and will collaborate closely with the Senior Director of Graduate and Professional School Alumni Affairs to advance the goals of the alumni association’s strategic plan.

Work Performed

  • Provide operational leadership in the implementation of the day-to-day activities associated with the team’s engagement strategy and manage the Ubben Fellow for Student Programs and the Assistant Director for Campus Engagement.
  • Work with the Assistant Director for Campus Engagement to direct the alumni affinity group program, including the development of policies and procedures related to the program, oversight of the Duke Black Alumni, the Duke Hispanic and Latino Alumni Association, and the LGBTQ Network boards, and coordination of work with the corresponding multicultural campus centers and student organizations.
  • Oversee the 50+ member Duke Student Alumni Board (DSAB) and manage the work of the Ubben Fellow in implementing specific activities of this group.
  • Provide senior leadership and coordination of activities associated with Homecoming and DAA- student activities and events such as the first-year student career dinner series and Senior Class Day.
  • Advise the Senior Class Council and serve as the liaison to the Campus Life Directors group, the Graduate and Professional Student Council, and the Duke University Union.
  • Manage and coordinate with the regional staff the transitionand orientation process of new students to the region.
  • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

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

Requisition Number 401484441
Location Durham
Job Family Level 14
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary Regular 
Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University 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 essential job 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.


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


Work requires five years of experience in alumni affairs, publicrelations, program administration and analysis, marketing or relatedfield to acquire the advanced skills necessary to direct the planningand coordination of social, educational, and community serviceactivities and events.

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