On-Site Director

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The On-Site Director is the chief administrator of each program site and is responsible for smooth and efficient program operations. The on-site director reports to and works with a site supervisor in the Duke TIP main office before, during, and after the program on components including student activities, staff training, classroom and instructional matters, disciplinary matters, site finances, and logistical coordination with host institutions. The On-Site Director directly supervises the on-site administrative staff, plans and implements staff training and orientation, evaluates and approves instructional and residential expense requests, manages petty cash, and reviews student and staff disciplinary situations. While on duty, the On-Site Director must be accessible twenty-four hours a day via cell phone in case of emergency. The On-Site Director and other administrative staff must arrive several days before other staff to begin campus preparations. On-Site Directors are required to reside on the program site in TIP housing for the duration of the program.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree is required. Experience with middle school, high school, or college-aged students in a teaching or residential life supervisory capacity is required. Experience in a Duke TIP summer program or similar residential program for gifted youth is preferred. Strong leadership abilities, supervisory experience, and willingness to accept responsibility as leader and supervisor of full staff are required. Applicants must possess excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, fiscal management experience, and the ability to work independently. Applicants must also possess a genuine interest in the academic, social, and emotional growth of adolescents, exhibit maturity and a positive attitude, and be willing to serve as a role model for students. There is a driving requirement for this position at most sites. Eligible drivers must possess a valid U.S. or Canadian driver’s license, be at least 21 years old, have an approved driving record on file with at least three years of driving history, and be willing to drive students in Duke TIP vehicles (cars, minivans, eight-passenger SUVs). There is also a CPR certification requirement for this position. If necessary, Duke TIP will reimburse the cost of this certification to the individual in this position.

Programs

On-Site Directors are hired for the following programs:

CRISIS
Academic Adventures
Scholar Weekends
Summer Studies
Field Studies

Program Overview

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Program Overview

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Program Overview

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Program Overview

Job Description (PDF)

Program Overview

Job Description (PDF)