Duke University
June 13, 2023
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Duke University and Duke University Health System require all students, faculty and staff to receive the COVID-19 and influenza vaccines. After you have officially accepted a position at Duke, you may request a religious or medical accommodation.


Work Arrangement:

Requisition Number: 231894

Regular or Temporary: Regular


Durham, NC, US, 27710


Date: May 3, 2023

The Director of Community-Engaged Scholarship cultivates and sustains partnerships with schools and departments at Duke University, directly supports engaged scholarship initiatives by faculty, students and staff, and coordinates programming and resources offered through Duke Civic Engagement (DCE). The DCE coordinates opportunities for the campus to serve with local organizations, provides learning opportunities and resources reflecting best practices, and fosters academic and community collaborations.

The emphasis for this role is engaging academic units, faculty, staff, students and partners involved community-engaged scholarship at Duke. This position focuses on integrating community engagement across academic units on campus, including planning, developing and overseeing a variety of initiatives that lead to more coordinated, sustained and equitable relationships between the campus and community. Additionally, this role will create learning opportunities to equip faculty, staff and academic units that serve and collaborate with communities.

This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Civic Engagement, within the Duke Office of Durham and Community Affairs.

Programming and Evaluation 50%

  • Cultivate, support and evaluate strategic collaborations across academic units to support best practices in community engagement and partnerships
  • Coordinate and evaluate the ongoing development of the Community-Engaged Scholarship Collaborative, an initiative aimed at preparing and developing engaged scholars to collaborate with community partners on shared research priorities
  • Consult and collaborate on scholarly endeavors with faculty and partners relating to community engagement, which could include contributing to planning, implementation, evaluation or dissemination of research
  • Develop and facilitate faculty development workshops and communities of practice on community-engaged scholarship
  • Evaluate, develop, launch and coordinate advisory groups to advance community engagement
  • Collaborate with Operations, Research and Advancement on all grant-making and evaluation efforts to align with DCA standards
  • Resource Development 30%

  • Support and coordinate a network of existing sources of learning and support for community engagement partnerships in research, teaching and co-curricular offerings
  • Explore, develop and maintain essential resources, policies and strategies for best practices to ground academic and scholarly collaborations in community engagement work across campus
  • Administration 20%

  • Collaborate with AVP on developing the engaged scholarship budget to catalyze and sustain engaged scholarship and other academic collaborations with community partners
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise graduate student(s) supporting academic collaboration initiatives and possibly future full-time staff positions
  • Prepare communication and promotional materials for engaged scholarship in collaboration with Director of Communications to ensure all efforts align with DCA standards
  • Actively participate in professional conferences and networks
  • Qualifications

    Education and training: Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a master's degree program, terminal degree preferred.

    Experience: Minimum of five years of work experience related to administration and program management related to higher education and/or community engagement, work with faculty or academic collaborations, or other experience relevant to the duties of this position.

    Skills: Demonstrated skills in community-based approaches, program administration and management, assessment and evaluation, academic and scholarly collaborations, and exceptional written and verbal communication.

    Minimum Qualifications Education

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


    Work requires the ability to plan and administer programs and direct OR ANY OTHER EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE. program activities within a specific functional area, generally acquired through four years of related 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.

    Nearest Major Market: Durham Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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