Employment Opportunities

We are looking for staff members who will serve as positive role models, use sound judgment when making decisions, and have a genuine interest in participating in the academic and social development of adolescents. The characteristics we look for in our staff members are (1) honesty, (2) flexibility, (3) the ability to manage stressful situations, (4) initiative, (5) empathy, (6) compassion, and (7) the desire to deliver beyond what is asked.  

Below are the dates for our 2020 online programs.  Please note that these dates do not include training days; staff members may be asked to do some online training prior to the program’s start date:

Summer Session 1 online: July 6 – 17
Summer Session 2 online: July 20 - 31

Below are positions for which we are hiring:

Instructors 
Teaching Associates
Social Program Coordinators

Application Information:

To apply, please fill out our online application.  We review applications and hire candidates on a rolling basis.  If you have any questions, please direct them to summercollege@duke.edu.

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Instructor

Position Summary

Instructors are content experts who are responsible for overseeing online teaching and learning engagements for high school participants, Monday – Friday. Each two-week course will have two, 50-minute synchronous sessions per day. Instructors are responsible for preparing and teaching academically engaging synchronous and asynchronous lessons and managing a learning environment where participants can thrive. Instructors will have the support of 1-2 Teaching Associates.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a master’s degree or higher, or a bachelor’s degree with equivalent qualifications and experience in the content area for which they are applying; classroom and educational leadership experience; experience using Zoom and learning management systems such as Sakai, enjoy spending structured and unstructured time with adolescents; have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to provide leadership in the virtual classroom for participants and teaching associates. 

General Expectations

  • Reliable internet connectivity and access to a personal device that allows you to be present at every online session. 
  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Summer Session for High School Students.
  • Complete necessary documentation, program evaluations, and other administrative information requests. 
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Successfully lead the students and instructional staff by means of personal inspiration, support, ownership, and compassionate guidance.
  • Practice effective online classroom management and set the tone of the program through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Successfully pass the Duke University criminal background check and Minor’s Training.
  • Agree not to consume alcoholic beverages during Duke University’s online events, agree not to consume alcohol during a scheduled work day nor be in an inebriated state.
  • Ensure the ratio of 1 adult to 12 students but not meet with students alone.

Specific Duties

  • Prepare 2-hour synchronous instructional sessions and 2-hour asynchronous sessions each day for students.
  • Provide effective instruction and general supervision. 
  • Participate in the Zoom and Sakai training sessions. 
  • Post and monitor student activity on Sakai. 
  • Assess individual student work throughout the session and provide verbal and/or written feedback to each student.  
  • Respond to parent and student requests and inquiries within 24 business hours. 
  • Directly mentor and provide guidance for Teaching Associates.
  • Communicate with the office staff throughout the program.

Compensation

$1600 per course per session

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Teaching Associate

Position Summary

Teaching Associates work closely with Instructors to bring Duke Summer Session online courses to life.  While their roles vary from course to course, they may be tasked with running certain class activities, facilitating small group discussions, and providing supervisory support in an online environment.  Teaching Associates will support one - two online courses, Monday – Friday for a two-week session. Each course has two, 50-minute synchronous sessions for which Teaching Associates provide support. 

Qualifications

Successful candidates will have completed at least two years of undergraduate course work, though a bachelor’s degree is preferable; classroom experience with middle and/or high school students; effective communication and interpersonal skills; experience using Zoom and learning management systems such as Sakai, and will be able to provide virtual support and assistance to program participants.

General Expectations

  • Reliable internet connectivity and access to a personal device that allows you to be present at every online session. 
  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Summer Session for High School Students.
  • Provide your lesson plans and course materials to the Duke Summer Session main office team.
  • Complete necessary documentation, program evaluations, and other administrative information requests. 
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Successfully lead students by means of personal inspiration, support, ownership, and compassionate guidance.
  • Set the tone of the program through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Commit to working as a team player.
  • Successfully pass the Duke University criminal background check and Minor’s Training.
  • Ensure the ratio of 1 adult to 12 students but not meet with students alone.
  • Agree not to consume alcoholic beverages during Duke University’s online events, agree not to consume alcohol during a scheduled work day nor be in an inebriated state.

Specific Duties

  • Work in unison with the course Instructor to provide support and supervision for 24 students per course.
  • Supervise students during all online synchronous course sessions. 
  • Support course Instructor in assessing student work and providing verbal and/or written feedback to each student. 
  • Assist instructor in responding to parent and student requests and inquiries within 24 business hours. 
  • Participate in the Zoom and Sakai training sessions. 
  • Monitor student activity on Sakai. 

Compensation

$400 per course per session

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Social Program Coordinator

Position Summary

Social Program Coordinators are responsible for directly overseeing and supervising the social events of Duke Summer Session’s online program participants.  This includes supporting the social community with students, leading activities, and providing direct support and supervision for approximately 48 students during online social events. Social programming events will take place for approximately one – two hours each evening, Monday – Thursday. Social Program Coordinators are expected to play an active role in both the planning and execution of providing guidance during online social events. 

Qualifications

Successful applicants will have completed at least two years of undergraduate course work; have experience working with adolescents and youth programming; experience using Zoom and learning management systems such as Sakai; enjoy spending structured and unstructured time with young people; have effective communication and interpersonal skills, and provide positive leadership for the students.

General Expectations

  • Reliable internet connectivity and access to a personal device that allows you to be present at every evening activity. 
  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Summer Session for High School Students.
  • Complete necessary documentation, program evaluations, and other administrative information requests. 
  • Maintain the highest level of attention to risk management and online safety for students.
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Successfully lead the students and staff by means of personal inspiration, support, ownership, and compassionate guidance.
  • Set the tone of the program through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Commit to working as a team player.
  • Successfully passes the Duke University criminal background check and Minor’s Training.
  • Agree not to consume alcoholic beverages during Duke University’s online events, agree not to consume alcohol during a scheduled work day nor be in an inebriated state.
  • Carry out additional duties as deemed necessary by Main Office and administrative staff.

Specific Duties

  • Work in unison with Program Director and Program Coordinators and summer staff.  
  • Address student and staff disciplinary issues with Main Office.
  • Coordinate social event logistics and runs social activities alongside other members of the social program team. 
  • Participate in committees to collaboratively develop various components of the social programs in a timely fashion so activities are always ready well in advance.
  • Communicate with Main Office and your team prior to the program.
  • Regularly attend online staff meetings.
  • Work closely with the logistics and academic team to ensure communication across departments is exemplary.
  • Participate in Zoom and Sakai training sessions.
  • Provide effective instruction and supervision during social events and activities. 
  • Abide by and enforce program policies and procedures for working with minors online.

Compensation

$150 per week 

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