Senior Director, Campus Engagement

Posted on 08/04/2022

Duke Alumni Engagement & Development

Durham, NC

Provide administrative vision, direction, and coordination in developing and executing the Alumni Engagement and Development programs for student and young alumni engagement. These campus programs may include but are not limited to: Student Engagement & Programming, Commencement Activities, Homecoming, Departmental Programs, Graduate and Professional Schools Engagement and collaborating with the Annual Fund student/young alumni team.

Work Performed

  • Supervise the Ubben Fellow for student programs. Work with this team member to engage students and alumni with the life of the university and connect them with alumni.
  • Provide leadership for coordinating activities associated with engaging students with Duke Alumni and facilitating student and alumni interactions, including Homecoming and other AED student activities and events, such as the first-year student career dinner series, senior class programs and Karsh Conversations.
  • Provide operational leadership in the implementation of the day-to-day activities associated with the teams’ engagement strategy.
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with Student Affairs and other university departments, initiatives, and schools, especially their alumni departments, to facilitate engagement between all students (UG, G, P) and alumni.
  • Develop initiatives to support the transition of students to young alumni status with in-person and virtual engagements.
  • Oversee the 50+ member Duke Student Alumni Board (DSAB)
  • Advise Senior Class Council.
  • Collaborate with other teams in AED and beyond to coordinate student and young alumni engagement in other alumni activities, including regional programs, Annual Fund events and Multicultural Advancement efforts. Contribute to and provide leadership for AED cross-functional teams, including the Young Alumni CFT.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Ability to Influence
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Vision
  • Goal and Task Management
  • Planning, Prioritizing and Multitasking
  • Expresses Ideas Orally and In Writing
  • Initiative
  • Listening
  • Promotes Inclusiveness
  • Caring About Direct Reports
  • Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring
  • Managing Change
  • Performance Management
  • Continuous Learning
  • Collaboration
  • Cultural Competency

Minimum Qualifications

Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generallyacquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program.


Work requires five years of experience in alumni affairs, public relations, program administration and analysis, marketing or related field to acquire the advanced skills necessary to direct the planning and coordination of social, educational, and community service activities and events.

Duke 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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