Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-MPPAIR [#25710]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Public Policy / Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2023/09/21 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/14, finished 2024/03/23, listed until 2024/03/21)
Position Description:    

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Duke University
Sanford School of Public Policy
Associate In Research

The Sanford School of Public Policy is among the nation’s leading public policy schools, and offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral-level degrees in public policy and international development policy. Launched in 1971 as the Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs by Terry Sanford—President of Duke, former Governor of North Carolina, and later a U.S. Senator —it is one of the oldest and largest public policy programs in the nation. 

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) Program at the Sanford School, is seeking a part-time associate in research to help create and implement the program’s new Policy Clinics. These clinics will be an annual spring semester class that will pair MPP student teams with local organizations to work on a policy-related issue. 

Job Description 
The position will be for the 2023-24 academic school year (September 1, 2023 – May 15, 2024) with an expectation of 10-15 hours/week. Some of the work can be remote but attendance at the class in the spring semester is expected. The position will work directly with the Director of the MPP Program, Ken Rogerson, who will also be the lead instructor of the spring course. 

The assistant in research will be expected to: 

  • Contribute to course planning in the fall semester 
  • Communicate with and organize potential community organizations
  • Assist the lead instructor during the course 
  • Act as a liaison between the program and community organizations during the class • Perform administrative tasks such as tracking correspondence, class work and assignments 

General Qualifications 
B.A. degree required 
Excellent research skills 
Excellent planning and organizing skills 
Project management and program development experience 
Excellent oral and written communication skills 

The ideal candidate will have education and/or experience relevant to community organizing and engagement.

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.

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Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University
180 Rubenstein Hall
Durham, NC 27708-0243