Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-AIR [#21009, 1420]
Position Title: Associate In Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy / Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2022/02/11 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/01/21, listed until 2022/02/11)
Position Description:    

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Duke University
Sanford School of Public Policy
Associate in Research
Hart Leadership Program 

The Hart Leadership Program is dedicated to preparing undergraduate students to be engaged members of a democratic society. Program offerings include internships, fellowships, and co-curricular leadership projects at Duke, in Durham, and in communities across North Carolina and around the world. The mission of the Hart Leadership Program (HLP) is to teach Duke undergraduates how to practice ethical leadership by fostering community-based action, research with a civic mission, and collaborative practices that build genuinely public goods. 

Job Description 
This is an annual appointment beginning March 1, 2022 and extending through July 1, 2023, renewable after that for additional terms. The Associate in Research contributes to the HLP team in four areas: 1) taking the lead on research projects ranging from proposal and grant applications, methods of alumni engagement, creating partnerships with strategic community stakeholders, designing and implementing the pedagogical opportunities for student engagement on our website; 2.) Helping convene and organize events that link students to leaders and change-makers. And 3.) Helping the director manage HLP’s programmatic work, especially the new PEP (Political Engagement Project), LAPI (Leadership and Arts Policy Internship grants), and SOL (Service Opportunities Leadership). The Associate in Research will also work with the director in making sure these programs run smoothly. 4.) Managing the HLP social media work and outreach. That includes serving as the HLP liaison to the Sanford School and to the larger Duke University civic engagement community.

  • Coordinate research design, data gathering, program evaluation, and data analysis for research projects as needed by the Hart Leadership Program. 
  • Work closely with HLP director, faculty, staff, and students on projects related to the HLP and its work. May include meeting with stakeholders and writing grants to support ongoing program interests. 
  • Work with new and existing Hart faculty to create pedagogically focused events within and between Hart classes.  Meet with HLP students as needed to provide input and mentoring on special projects. 
  • Work with organizations in Durham and across North Carolina to foster opportunities for political engagement and community-based learning for Duke students. 
  • Assist HLP Faculty with their course administration, as necessary. 

Program Management/Development 
  • Work closely with Polis to administer the Political Engagement Project (PEP), a fellowship for Sanford juniors from backgrounds that are underrepresented in politics.
  • Coordinate Leadership and Arts Policy Internship (LAPI) grants. 
  • Assist with management of Service Opportunities in Leadership (SOL) and the Hart Fellows Program (HFP). 
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, and training of the Hart Fellows in the fall and spring and the undergraduate students who apply to SOL in the fall. 
  • Maintain and update program manuals. 
  • Manage HLP internal files and shared drive. 
  • Serve as “point of contact” for work-study students, coordinating their work, supervising their work on student outreach, website work, and student recruitment opportunities for Hart events and classes. 
  • Develop and facilitate alumni outreach and engagement; serve as primary liaison to Sanford Alumni Working Group.
Oversee “Going Public” projects; Coordinate media/public relations efforts 
  • Manage the HLP program website, including design and implementation of video and writing projects that feature the work of students, alumni and faculty. 
  • Oversee HLP collaborations with Duke’s Office of News and Communications and Sanford’s Communications Office. 
  •  Produce program brochures, course advertising, bulletin boards, and related materials. 

Position Qualifications 
B.A. degree required
Excellent research skills 
Excellent planning skills 
Project management and program development experience 
Excellent oral and written communication skills 
Proficiency in web development tools (WordPress or similar) 
Experience with fostering political engagement across partisan differences 
Candidates for this position should be motivated, organized, able to work under pressure, and able to juggle multiple projects smoothly. 

Knowledge of the Duke community
Experience working with undergraduate students
Knowledge of program and pedagogy assessment 
Strong interest in learning about best practices in higher education 
Public policy degree or equivalent training/experience 
A sense of humor

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
201 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708