Duke University

United States

December 24, 2021


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.


Requisition Number:: 166308

Date: Nov 22, 2021


Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area: UNIVERSITY

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.


Job Description

Occupation Summary The primary responsibility of the staff assistant position is to provide instructional and administrative support to multiple faculty in their research, teaching and publication activities.

Job Level 8, Job Code 0148

Work Schedule The work schedule for this position is 40 hours/week; 52 weeks.

Work Performed Instructional support (55%) • Download, edit, and format course materials • Scan course materials to create electronic documents • Proofread scanned documents for accuracy • Ensure that course materials are prepared and distributed on time • Proctor exams and input grades • Maintain confidentiality of student records and information • Place orders for textbooks • Conduct course evaluations • Post course assignments and materials to Sakai or the appropriate website • Obtain copyright permissions for materials used in coursepacks • Conduct basic research • Provide class rosters and other materials to ensure that students and instructors have everything needed for a successful class • Prepare PowerPoint slides, charts and graphs to be used for students and in the classroom

Administrative and Financial Support (30%) • Arrange and schedule appointments and meetings • Prepare necessary documents for meetings • Make arrangements for guest speakers, i.e. travel reservations, hotel accommodations, meals, etc. • Manage faculty funding sources by ensuring that charges are applied appropriately • Ensure financial documents are processed for reimbursements accurately and timely • Maintain accurate and current time-tracking records as needed • Participate in staff meetings and training sessions

Research Support (10%) • Conduct research using the Law library, Westlaw, Lexis, and Internet resources • Format and edit articles and manuscripts • Obtain copyright approval • Create indices and tables of cases • Cite check and use appropriate citation format • Proofread galleys and page proofs to ensure accuracy • Manage and organize electronic files and databases

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

The above description of responsibilities is not an exhaustive list but is representative of the duties of the position. There may be other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Education/Training Work requires a broad knowledge of office and administrative processes normally acquired through two or more years of post-secondary education in a business or administrative field.

Experience BA/BS (or exceptional work experience in a legal and/or academic environment for three years) or equivalent. Ability to deal with a variety of constituents and to prioritize work for multiple professors. Requires manual dexterity to operate machines and handle documents. Requires visual acuity to type and read. Also requires mobility to be able to go to the location of various equipment and the offices of professors and administrators, as well as meeting sites.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office 2016 • Ability to learn new programs quickly • Excellent oral and written communication • Proofreading skills • Organizational skills • Capable of making decisions and exercising good judgment • Ability to work under deadline pressure • Ability to deal with a variety of constituents efficiently • Ability to prioritize work assignments for multiple faculty • Ability to be flexible when work assignments change on short notice • Enjoys and can effectively multitask • Comfortable using Windows and Mac environments • WordPerfect, Westlaw, Lexis, Adobe Pro, Outlook skills desirable

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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