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 2019 programs.  Please note that, while all staff members will be expected to work during the later program dates, not all staff members for each position will be working during the earlier dates.  Please also bear in mind that staff members may be asked to start at least one week prior to the program’s start date:

Summer College Dates: July 8 – August 3 
Summer Academy Dates: June 16 – July 5 | July 14 – August 3
Accelerated STEM Academy Dates: June 16 – 21 | June 23 – 28 | July 8 – 13 | July 22 – 26 

Below are positions for which we are hiring for next summer and the estimated number of people who will be hired for each position:

    Dean of Residence Life (3)
    Senior Resident Assistant (15)
    Resident Assistant (35)
    Director of Logistics (2)
    Assistant Director of Transportation (1)
    Office Assistant (3)
    Academic Coordinator (2)
    Assistant Academic Coordinator (2)
    Teaching Associate (12)
    Writing Tutor (2)
    Medical Coordinator (2)
    Participant Supervisor (35)

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

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, 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.
 

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Dean of Residence Life

Position Summary

The Deans of Residence Life are responsible for overseeing all aspects of Residence Life at Duke Summer Session’s high school programs.  Their duties will be divided into three areas, with one Dean of Residence Life focusing on each: student conduct, staff affairs, and clubs.  They are also each responsible for training and supervising the entire residential staff.  This entails, but is not limited to, conducting regular staff meetings, establishing duty schedules, providing staff members with guidance, and addressing disciplinary issues as they arise.  Deans of Residence life are required to live on site and be accessible twenty-four hours a day while on duty.    

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, student affairs, counseling, or another related area; experience working with adolescents and youth programming; enjoy spending structured and unstructured time with young people; have effective communication and interpersonal skills; and be able to provide leadership for the staff.

General Expectations

  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Summer Session for High School Students.
  • Maintain the highest level of attention to risk management and safety for staff and students.
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Possess the cultural awareness necessary to work with an international population.
  • Successfully lead the students and staff by means of personal inspiration, support, ownership, and compassionate guidance in challenging situations.
  • Regularly attend internship workshops that are tailored to aid the staff in their professional development.
  • Manage staff conflict and set the tone of the site through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of all staff materials having reviewed and learned these prior to the start of the administrative training.
  • Commit to working as a team player and work independently when appropriate.
  • Successfully passes the Duke University criminal background check and Minor’s Training.
  • Maintain high visibility during Summer Session and attend all residential events.
  • Agrees to adhere to all duties before, during, and after the program as outlined in the staff materials.
  • Should driving be required, staff member needs to have a clean driving record from the last three years and be comfortable driving Duke University vehicles.
  • Agree not to consume alcoholic beverages on Duke University’s campus, nor be on campus in an inebriated state.
  • Understand that this position is a full-time commitment, such that having another job or taking a class during the contracted period is prohibited.
  • Carry out additional duties as deemed necessary by Main Office and administrative staff.

Specific Duties

  • Directly mentor, train, and evaluate the residential staff.
  • Work with the administrative staff to train and mentor the Resident Assistants.
  • Dean of Students to oversee and address student and staff disciplinary issues.
  • Perform the duties of one of the roles listed below:
    • Dean of Students to oversee and address student disciplinary issues.
    • Dean of Staff to oversee and address staff disciplinary issues.
    • Dean of Clubs to coordinate and oversee all aspects of clubs.
  • Take the lead for coordinating all residential logistics (room inspections and assignments, scheduling duty roster, etc.).
  • Maintain high visibility during programs and attend all residential events.
  • Live on campus and is available 24/6 for the duration of the program to ensure all risk management issues are immediately addressed as student safety is of paramount importance.
  • Communicate with the residential and administrative staff prior to the program.
  • Conduct regular staff meetings and attend regular administrative meetings.
  • Establish duty schedules and uphold residential guidelines.
  • Work closely with the logistics and academic team to ensure communication across departments is exemplary.
  • Carry out additional duties deemed necessary by the On-Site Director of Summer College/Academy for High School Students programs.
  • Provide a written report within two weeks from the end of the program to immediate supervisor.
  • Is mentored by and works in unison with the Main Office and is responsible for all duties related to residence life not listed above. 

Compensation

A stipend of $900 per week plus meals, housing, and activities fees.

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Senior Resident Assistant

Position Summary

Senior Resident Assistants are responsible both for directly supervising a group of Duke Summer Session’s program participants and for serving as an administrative team member.  They are tasked with working closely with a group of Resident Assistants as their mentor and are expected to be their go-to source for information, as Senior Resident Assistants are expected to regularly attend administrative meetings.  They also oversee the day-to-day residence life of a group of roughly 15 students to ensure their safety and well-being.  This includes actively running a club, conducting nightly meetings with students, and leading daily residential activities.  Because Senior Resident Assistants directly supervise a group of students, they are required to live on site and be accessible twenty-four hours a day while on duty.    

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, student affairs, counseling, or another related area; experience working with adolescents and youth programming; enjoy spending structured and unstructured time with young people; have effective communication and interpersonal skills; and be able to provide leadership for the staff.

General Expectations

  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Summer Session for High School Students.
  • Maintain the highest level of attention to risk management and safety for staff and students.
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Possess the cultural awareness necessary to work with an international population.
  • Successfully lead the students and staff by means of personal inspiration, support, ownership, and compassionate guidance in challenging situations.
  • Regularly attend internship workshops that are tailored to aid the staff in their professional development.
  • Manage staff conflict and set the tone of the site through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Maintain high visibility during Summer Session and attend all residential events.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of all staff materials having reviewed and learned these prior to the start of the administrative training.
  • Commit to working as a team player and work independently when appropriate.
  • Successfully passes the Duke University criminal background check and Minor’s Training.
  • Agree to adhere to all duties before, during, and after the program as outlined in the staff materials.
  • Should driving be required, staff member needs to have a clean driving record from the last three years and be comfortable driving Duke University vehicles.
  • Agrees not to consume alcoholic beverages on Duke University’s campus, nor be on campus in an inebriated state.
  • Understand that this position is a full-time commitment, such that having another job or taking a class during the contracted period is prohibited.
  • Carry out additional duties as deemed necessary by Main Office and administrative staff.

Specific Duties

  • Directly mentor and evaluate the residential staff for Summer Session for High School Students programs.
  • Work with the administrative staff to train and mentor the Resident Assistants.
  • Addresses student and staff disciplinary issues with Main Office and Deans of Residence Life.
  • Coordinate all residential logistics.
  • Participate in committees and clubs to collaboratively develop and implement various components of the programs.
  • Live on campus and is available 24/6 for the duration of the program to ensure all risk management issues are immediately addressed.
  • Communicate with the residential and administrative staff prior to the program.
  • Provide a written report by the end of the program to immediate supervisor.

Compensation

A stipend of $525 per week plus meals, housing, and activities fees.

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Resident Assistant

Position Summary

Resident Assistants are responsible for directly overseeing the residence life of a group of roughly 15 Duke Summer Session’s program participants.  This includes conducting nightly meetings with students, leading daily residential activities, and providing direct support to students.  Resident Assistants are also expected to play an active role in the planning and execution of clubs and committees.  They must also be able to perform a wide array of duties as needed, such as facilitating with driving, medical, and academic needs when they arise.  Because Resident Assistants directly supervise a group of students, they are required to live on site and be accessible twenty-four hours a day while on duty.    

Qualifications

Successful applicants will have completed at least two years of undergraduate college; have experience working with adolescents and youth programming; enjoy spending structured and unstructured time with young people; have effective communication and interpersonal skills; and provide leadership for the students.

General Expectations

  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Summer Session for High School Students.
  • Maintain the highest level of attention to risk management and safety for staff and students.
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Possess the cultural awareness necessary to work with an international population.
  • Successfully lead the students and staff by means of personal inspiration, support, ownership, and compassionate guidance in challenging situations.
  • Regularly attend internship workshops that are tailored to aid the staff in their professional development.
  • Manage staff conflict and set the tone of the site through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of all staff materials having reviewed and learned these prior to the start of the administrative training.
  • Commit to working as a team player and work independently when appropriate.
  • Successfully passes the Duke University criminal background check and Minor’s Training.
  • Maintain high visibility during Summer Session and attend all residential events.
  • Agrees to adhere to all duties before, during, and after the program as outlined in the staff materials.
  • Should driving be required, staff member needs to have a clean driving record from the last three years and be comfortable driving Duke University vehicles.
  • Agree not to consume alcoholic beverages on Duke University’s campus, nor be on campus in an inebriated state.
  • Understand that this position is a full-time commitment, such that having another job or taking a class during the contracted period is prohibited.
  • Carry out additional duties as deemed necessary by Main Office and administrative staff.

Specific Duties

  • Work in unison with and receive mentorship from the Deans of Residence Life and Senior Resident Assistants.  
  • Address student and staff disciplinary issues with Main Office, Deans of Residence Life, and Senior Resident Assistants.
  • Coordinate residential logistics and runs residential activities alongside other members of the residential team.
  • Live on campus and is available 24/6 for the duration of the program to ensure all risk management issues are immediately addressed.
  • Participate in committees and clubs to collaboratively develop various components of the programs.
  • Communicate with Deans of Residence Life and Senior Resident Assistants prior to the program.
  • Regularly attend staff meetings.
  • Work with Deans of Residence Life to establish duty schedules and uphold residential guidelines.
  • Work closely with the logistics and academic team to ensure communication across departments is exemplary.

Compensation

A stipend of $450 per week plus meals, housing, and activities fees.

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Director of Logistics

Position Summary

The Directors of Logistics oversee all of the operational aspects of Duke Summer Session’s high school programs.  They will collaborate with the Director of Transportation to coordinate arrival days, departure days, and the program’s day-to-day transportation needs.  The Directors of Logistics will manage the On-Site Office.  This entails supervising the program’s Office Assistants; ensuring that the office and phones are covered constantly during operational hours; maintaining all office documentation including vehicle logs, student check-ins, and inventory; and ensuring that all of the programs’ operational issues are resolved in a timely manner.  They will also work closely with Conference and Event Services to ensure that all operations relating to food, housing, space, and parking are running smoothly.  The Directors of Logistics are strongly encouraged to live on campus and must be accessible via cell phone when on duty.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, student affairs, or a related area; significant and successful operational and logistical experience that demonstrates administrative knowledge; enjoy spending structured and unstructured time with young people; effective communication and interpersonal skills; and be able to provide leadership for the staff.

General Expectations

  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Summer Session for High School Students.
  • Maintain the highest level of attention to risk management and safety for staff and students.
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Possess the cultural awareness necessary to work with an international population.
  • Successfully lead the students and staff by means of personal inspiration, support, ownership, and compassionate guidance in challenging situations.
  • Regularly attend internship workshops that are tailored to aid the staff in their professional development.
  • Manage staff conflict and set the tone of the site through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of all staff materials having reviewed and learned these prior to the start of the administrative training.
  • Commit to working as a team player and work independently when appropriate.
  • Successfully passes the Duke University criminal background check and Minor’s Training.
  • Maintain high visibility during Summer Session and attend all residential events.
  • Agrees to adhere to all duties before, during, and after the program as outlined in the staff materials.
  • Should driving be required, staff member needs to have a clean driving record from the last three years and be comfortable driving Duke University vehicles.
  • Agree not to consume alcoholic beverages on Duke University’s campus, nor be on campus in an inebriated state.
  • Understand that this position is a full-time commitment, such that having another job or taking a class during the contracted period is prohibited.
  • Carry out additional duties as deemed necessary by Main Office and administrative staff.

Specific Duties

  • Work in unison with and receive mentorship from Main Office.
  • Prepare for staff arrival with administrative staff.
  • Train and mentor the Resident Assistants and Teaching Associates through tasks including preparing training materials and schedule.
  • Coordinate and oversee student arrival and departure weekends alongside the Director of Transportation and other administrative staff.
  • Oversee the transportation needs of students and staff alongside the Director of Transportation, including maintaining a record of vehicle use, maintenance, keys, names and locations of vehicles, and rental agreements.
  • Report emergencies to the Main Office.
  • Create and maintain documenting systems for mail room, program vehicles, student check-ins, equipment, and other areas as needed.
  • Effectively communicate with students, staff, and parents about program logistics.
  • Work closely with Main Office to manage relationships with Conference and Event Services and outside vendors.
  • Pack up the office at the end of the program and create an inventory of all program supplies.
  • Work closely with the residential and academic team to ensure communication across departments is exemplary.
  • Be available 24/6 for the duration of the program to ensure all risk management issues are immediately addressed.

Compensation

A stipend of $800 per week plus meals, housing, and activities fees.

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Assistant Director of Transportation

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Transportation works closely with the Director of Transportation and is a member of the logistics team.  They will help coordinate all of the transportation needs of the program.  In particular, they will schedule airport shuttles for student arrival and departures, manage the daily schedule of vehicles, and ensure that transportation arrangements have been made for off-campus excursions.  The will work and help operate the On-Site Office alongside the Office Assistants.  This may entail covering the phones during operational hours, attending to student and staff logistics needs as they arrive, and maintaining all office documentation.  The Assistant Director of Transportation may be required to live on campus and must be accessible via cell phone when on duty.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have at least a high school diploma; significant administrative knowledge that demonstrates successful operational and logistical experience; enjoy spending structured and unstructured time with young people; effective communication and interpersonal skills; and be able to provide leadership at the on-site office.

General Expectations

  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Summer Session for High School Students.
  • Maintain the highest level of attention to risk management and safety for staff and students.
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Possess the cultural awareness necessary to work with an international population.
  • Successfully lead the students and staff by means of personal inspiration, support, ownership, and compassionate guidance in challenging situations.
  • Regularly attend internship workshops that are tailored to aid the staff in their professional development.
  • Manage staff conflict and set the tone of the site through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of all staff materials having reviewed and learned these prior to the start of the administrative training.
  • Commit to working as a team player and work independently when appropriate.
  • Successfully passes the Duke University criminal background check and Minor’s Training.
  • Maintain high visibility during Summer Session and attend all residential events.
  • Agrees to adhere to all duties before, during, and after the program as outlined in the staff materials.
  • Should driving be required, staff member needs to have a clean driving record from the last three years and be comfortable driving Duke University vehicles.
  • Agree not to consume alcoholic beverages on Duke University’s campus, nor be on campus in an inebriated state.
  • Understand that this position is a full-time commitment, such that having another job or taking a class during the contracted period is prohibited.
  • Carry out additional duties as deemed necessary by Main Office and administrative staff.

Specific Duties

  • Work in unison with and receive mentorship from the Director of Transportation.
  • Prepare for staff arrival with administrative staff.
  • Assist the Directors of Logistics and Director of Transportation in coordinating student arrival and departure weekends.
  • Assist with the transportation needs of students and staff, including creating a vehicle schedule and maintaining a record of vehicle use, maintenance, keys, names and locations of vehicles, and rental agreements.
  • Maintain the operations of the On-Site Office under the direction of the Directors of Logistics.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and logs.
  • Effectively communicate with students, staff, and parents about program logistics.
  • Assist the Directors of Logistics in packing up the office at the end of the program and creating an inventory of all program supplies.
  • Work closely with the residential and academic team to ensure communication across departments is exemplary.
  • Be available 24/6 for the duration of the program to ensure all risk management issues are immediately addressed.

Compensation

A stipend of $550 per week plus meals, housing (possibly), and activities fees.

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Medical Coordinator

Position Summary

The Medical Coordinators are responsible the overseeing the medical needs of the program participants.  They are tasked collecting and holding each student’s medication.  The Medical Coordinator will also be responsible for carrying out the program’s protocol in the event of a student illness or medical emergency.  Given the important role they serve on site, at least one of the two Medical Coordinators must remain on site during the set office hours of 8:00 am to midnight.  Outside of these hours, at least one Medical Coordinator must be on call and accessible by cell phone.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have at least a high school diploma; possess the ability to work independently; enjoy working with young people; have previous experience working in a school or summer residential program; have demonstrable interest in the medical field; and be able to provide leadership for the students.

General Expectations

  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Summer Session for High School Students.
  • Maintain the highest level of attention to risk management and safety for staff and students.
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Possess the cultural awareness necessary to work with an international population.
  • Successfully lead the students and staff by means of personal inspiration, support, ownership, and compassionate guidance in challenging situations.
  • Manage staff conflict and set the tone of the site through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of all staff materials having reviewed and learned these prior to the start of the administrative training.
  • Commit to working as a team player and work independently when appropriate.
  • Successfully passes the Duke University criminal background check and Minor’s Training.
  • Maintain high visibility during Summer Session.
  • Agrees to adhere to all duties before, during, and after the program as outlined in the staff materials.
  • Should driving be required, staff member needs to have a clean driving record from the last three years and be comfortable driving Duke University vehicles.
  • Agree not to consume alcoholic beverages on Duke University’s campus, nor be on campus in an inebriated state.
  • Carry out additional duties as deemed necessary by Main Office and administrative staff.

Specific Duties

  • Set up a functioning health office and ensure that it is covered during its scheduled hours.
  • Create a system for documenting and monitoring student medications. 
  • Store medications for students that have been approved by their physicians.
  • Take a lead during medical situations while following program’s protocol.
  • Document details of student illnesses, ongoing health problems, and health emergencies.
  • Participate in programs’ residential orientations.
  • Pack and inventory all medical supplies at the end of the program.
  • Work in unison with and receive mentorship from the Main Office.
  • Communicate closely with residential and logistics staff to ensure all staff members are aware of program’s medical policies.
  • Work with Main Office to develop a plan for responding to medical emergencies as they arise.
  • Ensure that at least one Medical Coordinator is on call at all times.

Compensation

A stipend of $500 per week plus meals and activities fees.

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Office Assistant

Position Summary

Office Assistants work closely with the Directors of Logistics to oversee all of the operational aspects of Duke Summer Session’s high school programs.  They will assist the Director of Transportation and Directors of Logistics to coordinate arrival days, departure days, and the program’s day-to-day transportation needs.  Office Assistants will operate the On-Site Office.  This entails covering the phones during operational hours, attending to student and staff logistics needs as they arrive, and maintaining all office documentation including vehicle logs, student check-ins, and inventory.  They also work closely with Conference Services to report and resolve issues relating to food, housing, space, and parking.  The Office Assistants may be eligible to live on campus and must be accessible via cell phone when on duty.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have at least a high school diploma; significant administrative knowledge that demonstrates successful operational and logistical experience; enjoy spending structured and unstructured time with young people; effective communication and interpersonal skills; and be able to provide leadership at the on-site office.

General Expectations

  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Summer Session for High School Students.
  • Maintain the highest level of attention to risk management and safety for staff and students.
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Possess the cultural awareness necessary to work with an international population.
  • Successfully lead the students and staff by means of personal inspiration, support, ownership, and compassionate guidance in challenging situations.
  • Regularly attend internship workshops that are tailored to aid the staff in their professional development.
  • Manage staff conflict and set the tone of the site through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of all staff materials having reviewed and learned these prior to the start of the administrative training.
  • Commit to working as a team player and work independently when appropriate.
  • Successfully passes the Duke University criminal background check and Minor’s Training.
  • Maintain high visibility during Summer Session and attend all residential events.
  • Agrees to adhere to all duties before, during, and after the program as outlined in the staff materials.
  • Should driving be required, staff member needs to have a clean driving record from the last three years and be comfortable driving Duke University vehicles.
  • Agree not to consume alcoholic beverages on Duke University’s campus, nor be on campus in an inebriated state.
  • Understand that this position is a full-time commitment, such that having another job or taking a class during the contracted period is prohibited.
  • Carry out additional duties as deemed necessary by Main Office and administrative staff.

Specific Duties

  • Work in unison with and receive mentorship from the Directors of Logistics and Director of Transportation.
  • Prepare for staff arrival with administrative staff.
  • Train and mentor the Resident Assistants and Teaching Associates through tasks including preparing training materials and schedule.
  • Assist the Directors of Logistics and Director of Transportation in coordinating student arrival and departure weekends.
  • Assist with the transportation needs of students and staff, including maintaining a record of vehicle use, maintenance, keys, names and locations of vehicles, and rental agreements.
  • Maintain the operations of the On-Site Office under the direction of the Directors of Logistics.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and logs.
  • Effectively communicate with students, staff, and parents about program logistics.
  • Assist the Directors of Logistics to manage relationships with Conference and Event Services and outside vendors.
  • Assist the Directors of Logistics in packing up the office at the end of the program and creating an inventory of all program supplies.
  • Work closely with the residential and academic team to ensure communication across departments is exemplary.
  • Be available 24/6 for the duration of the program to ensure all risk management issues are immediately addressed.

Compensation

A stipend of $500 per week plus meals, housing (possibly), and activities fees.

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Academic Coordinator

Position Summary

Academic Coordinators are responsible for overseeing all academic aspects of Duke Summer Session’s high school programs.  This includes leading orientation days for both students and instructional staff members.  Once the programs begin, they work closely with Instructors and Teaching Associates to ensure that each course’s logistical needs are met.  Academic Coordinators are also responsible for working directly with students and staff to meet each participant’s academic needs.  To this end, they will train and directly supervise Assistant Academic Coordinators, who serve as academic advisors; collect and review Academic Reports, referring students to advisors when deemed necessary; and track students’ progress through classes.  While Academic Coordinators will typically be required to be on campus Monday through Friday, they may also be expected to provide support during weekend events, such as arrival and departure day.  Although Academic Coordinators are required to maintain a highly visible presence while on campus, they are not required to live on campus.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in education or another related area, with a master’s degree preferred; have classroom and educational leadership experience, including academic coaching; enjoy spending structured and unstructured time with young people; have effective communication and interpersonal skills; and be able to provide leadership for the staff.

General Expectations

  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Summer Session for High School Students.
  • Maintain the highest level of attention to risk management and safety for staff and students.
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Possess the cultural awareness necessary to work with an international population.
  • Successfully lead the students and staff by means of personal inspiration, support, ownership, and compassionate guidance in challenging situations.
  • Regularly attend internship workshops that are tailored to aid the staff in their professional development.
  • Manage staff conflict and set the tone of the site through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of all staff materials having reviewed and learned these prior to the start of the administrative training.
  • Commit to working as a team player and work independently when appropriate.
  • Successfully passes the Duke University criminal background check and Minor’s Training.
  • Maintain high visibility during Summer Session and attend all academic events.
  • Agrees to adhere to all duties before, during, and after the program as outlined in the staff materials.
  • Should driving be required, staff member needs to have a clean driving record from the last three years and be comfortable driving Duke University vehicles.
  • Agree not to consume alcoholic beverages on Duke University’s campus, nor be on campus in an inebriated state.
  • Understand that this position is a full-time commitment, such that having another job or taking a class during the contracted period is prohibited.
  • Carry out additional duties as deemed necessary by Main Office and administrative staff.

Specific Duties

  • Work in unison with and receive mentorship from the Main Office.
  • Ensures that all copies of academic materials are done and delivered along with any supplies for Summer Academy and Accelerated STEM Academy in a timely manner.
  • Directly mentors and evaluates the Assistant Academic Coordinators, Instructors, and Teaching Associates.
  • Work with administrative staff to train Instructors and Teaching Associates.
  • Coordinate all academic logistics.
  • Communicate with the instructional and administrative staff prior to the program.
  • Regularly attend administrative meetings and conduct regular meetings with instructional staff.
  • Prepare for and lead academic orientation.
  • Monitor academic progress of students and refer students to academic resources.
  • Facilitate the completion and distribution of Narrative Assessments and Certificates.
  • Facilitate the add/drop process alongside Program Director.
  • Inventory and store all instructional materials at the end of the program and assist the residential and logistics staff with other closing duties, as needed.
  • Work closely with logistics and residential team to ensure communications across departments is exemplary.

Compensation

A stipend of $700 per week plus meals and activities fees.

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Assistant Academic Coordinator

Position Summary

Assistant Academic Coordinators work closely with Academic Coordinators to ensure that all academic aspects of Duke Summer Session’s high school programs are running smoothly.  They are primarily charged with working directly with students as academic advisors.  This entails tracking Summer College students’ progress through their credit-bearing courses, checking in with them to ensure they are prepared for exams and papers, and providing tailored academic support when needed.  Assistant Academic Coordinators may be assigned to oversee various areas of the program, such as Academic Expos or SAT/ACT Club.  While Assistant Academic Coordinators will typically be required to be on campus Monday through Friday, they may also be expected to provide support during weekend events, such as arrival and departure day.  Although Assistant Academic Coordinators are required to maintain a highly visible presence while on campus, they are not required to live on campus.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have completed at least two years of undergraduate course work, though a bachelor’s degree is preferable; have classroom experience with middle and/or high school students; have effective communication and interpersonal skills; and be able to provide assistance for program participants.  Knowledge of Mandarin is preferred but not required.

General Expectations

  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Summer Session for High School Students.
  • Maintain the highest level of attention to risk management and safety for staff and students.
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Possess the cultural awareness necessary to work with an international population.
  • Successfully lead the students and staff by means of personal inspiration, support, ownership, and compassionate guidance in challenging situations.
  • Regularly attend internship workshops that are tailored to aid the staff in their professional development.
  • Manage staff conflict and set the tone of the site through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of all staff materials having reviewed and learned these prior to the start of the administrative training.
  • Commit to working as a team player and work independently when appropriate.
  • Successfully passes the Duke University criminal background check and Minor’s Training.
  • Maintain high visibility during Summer Session and attend all academic events.
  • Agrees to adhere to all duties before, during, and after the program as outlined in the staff materials.
  • Should driving be required, staff member needs to have a clean driving record from the last three years and be comfortable driving Duke University vehicles.
  • Agree not to consume alcoholic beverages on Duke University’s campus, nor be on campus in an inebriated state.
  • Understand that this position is a full-time commitment, such that having another job or taking a class during the contracted period is prohibited.
  • Carry out additional duties as deemed necessary by Main Office and administrative staff.

Specific Duties

  • Serve as an academic advisor to Summer College students. 
  • Work in unison with and receive mentorship from the Academic Coordinators.
  • Assist with coordinating instructional logistics as designated by the Academic Coordinators.
  • Communicate with instructional and administrative staff prior to the program.
  • Participate in student academic orientation.
  • Assist with inventorying and storing all instructional materials at the end of the program and aid the residential and logistics staff with other closing duties, as needed.
  • Lead a designated academic component in the program, such as academic expos or SAT/ACT club.
  • Assist the Academic Coordinators in tracking student progress and referring them to academic resources.

Compensation

A stipend of $450 per week plus meals and activities fees.

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Teaching Associate

Position Summary

Teaching Associates work closely with Instructors to bring Summer Academy classes to life.  While their roles vary from class to class, they are often tasked with running certain class activities, facilitating small group discussions, and leading groups during excursions.  Because Summer Academy participants are not required to submit a language proficiency exam score with their application, Teaching Associates who speak different languages are expected to assist participants in fully comprehending the material when necessary.  For this reason, it is preferred that our Teaching Associates speak Mandarin, though this is not a requirement.

Qualifications

Successful candidates will have completed at least two years of undergraduate course work, though a bachelor’s degree is preferable; have classroom experience with middle and/or high school students; have effective communication and interpersonal skills; and be able to provide assistance for program participants. Knowledge of Mandarin is preferred but not required.

General Expectations

  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Summer Session for High School Students.
  • Maintain the highest level of attention to risk management and safety for staff and students.
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Possess the cultural awareness necessary to work with an international population.
  • Successfully lead the students and staff by means of personal inspiration, support, ownership, and compassionate guidance in challenging situations.
  • Manage staff conflict and set the tone of the site through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of all staff materials having reviewed and learned these prior to the start of the administrative training.
  • Commit to working as a team player and work independently when appropriate.
  • Successfully passes the Duke University criminal background check and Minor’s Training.
  • Maintain high visibility during Summer Session and attend all academic events.
  • Agrees to adhere to all duties before, during, and after the program as outlined in the staff materials.
  • Should driving be required, staff member needs to have a clean driving record from the last three years and be comfortable driving Duke University vehicles.
  • Agree not to consume alcoholic beverages on Duke University’s campus, nor be on campus in an inebriated state.
  • Carry out additional duties as deemed necessary by Main Office and administrative staff.

Specific Duties

  • Work in unison with and receive mentorship from the Academic Coordinators and Instructors.
  • Work with Instructors to provide assistance and support to students.
  • Attend all instructional training sessions.
  • Assist with all field trips organized by program.
  • Monitor student progress through the course.
  • Assist the academic team in inventorying and storing all academic supplies at the end of the program.

Compensation

A stipend of $400 per week plus meals and activities fees.

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Writing Tutor

Position Summary

Writing Tutors provide academic support to Summer College students as they take credit-bearing courses.  They are tasked not only with reviewing and offering guidance on students’ papers, but also for providing general advice on drafting college-level papers.  Writing Tutors also work closely with Academic Coordinators and Assistant Academic Coordinators to inform them of academic issues as they arise, coordinate tutoring appointments, and stay privy to the writing assignments due for each of our Summer College courses.  While they are expected to maintain a high level of visibility while on campus, they are not required to live on campus.  Writing Tutors are instead paid at an hourly rate and work with Academic Coordinators to determine their weekly schedules.

Qualifications

Successful candidates will have completed at least two years of undergraduate course work, though a bachelor’s degree is preferable; have classroom experience in the area of the class for which he or she is responsible for assisting; should enjoy spending structured and unstructured time with young people; have effective communication and interpersonal skills; and be able to provide leadership for program participants. We are especially interested in individuals with expertise in ESL acquisition/teaching, writing, the humanities, math, and science.

General Expectations

  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Summer Session for High School Students.
  • Maintain the highest level of attention to risk management and safety for staff and students.
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Possess the cultural awareness necessary to work with an international population.
  • Successfully lead the students and staff by means of personal inspiration, support, ownership, and compassionate guidance in challenging situations.
  • Manage staff conflict and set the tone of the site through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of all staff materials having reviewed and learned these prior to the start of the administrative training.
  • Commit to working as a team player and work independently when appropriate.
  • Successfully passes the Duke University criminal background check and Minor’s Training.
  • Maintain high visibility during Summer Session.
  • Agrees to adhere to all duties before, during, and after the program as outlined in the staff materials.
  • Should driving be required, staff member needs to have a clean driving record from the last three years and be comfortable driving Duke University vehicles.
  • Agree not to consume alcoholic beverages on Duke University’s campus, nor be on campus in an inebriated state.
  • Carry out additional duties as deemed necessary by Main Office and administrative staff.

Specific Duties

  • Work in unison with and receive mentorship from the Academic Coordinators and Assistant Academic Coordinators.
  • Work with academic team to establish duty hours and sign-up system for tutoring.
  • Monitor student progress and make this known to academic team.
  • Offer students with substantive feedback and guidance on their papers.
  • Advise students on how to write college-level papers.
  • Work with the academic team to stay aware of upcoming assignment deadlines for students in Summer College classes.

Compensation

$15 to $20 per hour for a total of approximately 40 – 60 hours.

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Participant Supervisor

Position Summary

Participant Supervisors are vital to the operation of Duke Summer Session for High School Students.  They ensure our program simultaneously abides by our 24-7 participant supervision policy while giving participants the freedom to choose where they would like to spend their time on campus.  Their days are spent managing our designated campus stations, accompanying our participants from one to the other, and ensuring that all participants are in compliance with our program’s policies.  As individuals who will be interacting frequently with participants, Participant Supervisors are central to cultivating a positive campus atmosphere.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the ability to work independently; enjoy working with young people; and be able to provide leadership for the students.

General Expectations

  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Summer Session for High School Students.
  • Maintain the highest level of attention to risk management and safety for staff and students.
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Possess the cultural awareness necessary to work with an international population.
  • Successfully lead the students and staff by means of personal inspiration, support, ownership, and compassionate guidance in challenging situations.
  • Manage staff conflict and set the tone of the site through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of all staff materials having reviewed and learned these prior to the start of the administrative training.
  • Commit to working as a team player and work independently when appropriate.
  • Successfully passes the Duke University criminal background check and Minor’s Training.
  • Maintain high visibility during Summer Session.
  • Agrees to adhere to all duties before, during, and after the program as outlined in the staff materials.
  • Should driving be required, staff member needs to have a clean driving record from the last three years and be comfortable driving Duke University vehicles.
  • Agree not to consume alcoholic beverages on Duke University’s campus, nor be on campus in an inebriated state.
  • Carry out additional duties as deemed necessary by Main Office and administrative staff.

Specific Duties

  • Supervise participants located at a designated campus station, ensuring they abide by program’s policies.
  • Accompany participants from one designated campus station to another, ensuring they are supervised at all times and are abiding by program policies.
  • Accompany participants to various campus locations on an as-needed basis to maintain constant supervision.
  • Manage the check-in process for designated campus stations.
  • Work with residential team to establish hours and daily duties.  Participant Supervisors will work six days per week up to ten hours per day.

Physical Duties

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk for an extended period of the day in potentially hot weather.

Compensation

A stipend of $500 per week plus meals and activities fees.

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