Academic Coordinator

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The Academic Coordinator is a member of the on-site administrative team. The Academic Coordinator assists the On-Site Director with daily program operations by directly supervising all academic staff.  The Academic Coordinator supports all components of the student academic experience including leading academic staff training sessions, regularly observing classes, providing assistance and advice to instructional staff, and implementing the academic life mission of Duke TIP.  The Academic Coordinator reports all academic or conduct concerns to the On-Site Director and confers regularly with the on-site administrative team and the main office to discuss student and site issues. Housing and meals are provided on site.

Job Duties


  • Must attend administrative training weekend prior to program start

  • Supervise distribution of and inventory return of academic program materials

  • Collaborate with site leadership team to facilitate orientation(s)

  • Supervise academic communication with parents

  • Advise On-Site Director on academic expenditures

  • Evaluate and report as directed at the end of the program

Staff Supervision

  • Duties include full-time live-in day, evening, night and weekend commitments with one 24 hour day off per week

  • Emergency accessibility 24 hours a day via cell phone

  • Ensure appropriate level of curricular rigor

  • Observe classroom management and teaching methodology, provide verbal and written feedback to instructional staff, and support staff with pedagogical coaching

  • Support instructional staff as needed with accommodations and student conduct

  • Lead instructional staff meetings

  • Train and supervise the work of the Academic Program Assistant.  Assign duties as needed to ensure the success of the program

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

Educational Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required. Significant graduate coursework and/or classroom experience are also required. A master’s degree in education or a related field is strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong leadership ability and supervisory experience

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • An ability to work cooperatively with others

  • Collaborative, flexible, innovative

  • Ability to work with parents, instructors and staff to address student concerns.

  • Ability to provide guidance to instructional staff on academic goals for gifted students

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