Operations Coordinator


The Operations Coordinator is a member of the on-site leadership team. The Operations Coordinator is responsible for program logistics, scheduling, communications, and the on-site office, and, as such, supports the student experience. The Operations Coordinator reports all 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

  • Setup and oversee the on-site office

  • Serve as initial point of contact for parents, host campus representatives, and other stakeholders

  • Manage program operations, including but not limited to mail, vehicles, materials, fieldtrips, and student arrival and departure

  • Facilitate communication between residential, academic, and administrative staff

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

  • 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

  • Train and supervise the work of the Operations 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. Previous office experience and staff experience with a Duke TIP summer program or similar residential program for gifted youth is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent organizational skills with an attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Superior customer service skills

  • Problem Solving skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • A working knowledge of spreadsheet applications

  • A working knowledge of Cloud-based applications

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