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Job Code: 1921
Job Level: 15
Revised Date: 03/01/2022
Job Family: JF 28

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Occupational Summary

Provide leadership and deep expertise for the organization and delivery of diversity, equity and inclusion educational engagements. Develop educational opportunities in diversity, equity and inclusion topics with a lens toward learning. Provide training and learning experiences in a wide and deep variety of topics related to cross- cultural and international education. Provide specified support for managers and supervisors in strategic interventions when needed in collaboration with informal resolution processes.

Work Performed

Manage an overall organization educational engagement for faculty, staff and students with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Work with leaders to design appropriate strategies to create, support, encourage and reinforce equity in specific work areas and departments.

Work with leaders to support efforts to retain students, faculty and staff with historically underrepresented backgrounds and identities.

Develop a deep and wide variety of diversity, equity and inclusion educational opportunities.

Deliver cross-cultural, diversity, equity and inclusion educational opportunities.

Advise leaders and human resources staff about cross-cultural and international communication issues and concerns that affect work performance and morale.

Assist in the strategic planning of educational outreach and design of educational initiatives for faculty and staff consistent with the Institutional Diversity plan.

Assist in the planning for informal resolution policies and practices.

Provide coaching for leaders relative to the management of cross- cultural and international issues and initiatives.

Required Qualifications at this Level


A Master's Degree in higher education, sociology, social work, psychology or other related field is required. A Ph.D. is preferred.


Work requires a minimum of 7 years of experience with progressive responsibility diversity, equity and inclusion education, training and development. Experience designing and implementing DEI initiatives in higher education or a complex institution.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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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