On-Site Director

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The On-Site Director is the chief administrator of each face-to-face program site and is responsible for smooth and efficient program operations. The On-Site Director reports to and works with a Duke TIP Site Supervisor on components including student activities, staff training, classroom and instructional matters, conduct matters, staff performance, site finances, and logistical coordination with host institutions. The On-Site Director supports the student experience by providing assistance and advice to all staff.  The On-Site Director 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
  • Collaborate with site leadership team to facilitate orientation(s)
  • Manage finances for the program site; maintain a detailed financial log
  • Supervise distribution of and inventory return of all program materials
  • Enforce all program policies and ensure program procedure adherence to support the safety of students and staff; report all incidents and concerns
  • Communicate with parents as needed regarding conduct, medical, academic, and social concerns; document communications
  • Interface with host campus representative regarding program logistics
  • 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
  • Supervise Duke TIP staff at the assigned program site
  • Organize and oversee the details of program opening and closing
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

Educational Requirements

A bachelor’s degree and experience in a teaching or residential life supervisory capacity is required. Significant graduate coursework, terminal degrees, or relevant professional experience are preferred. Experience in a Duke TIP summer program or similar residential program for gifted youth is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills
  • Ability to manage a team
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Fiscal management knowledge
  • Ability to work independently

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