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Training Coord

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
Closing date
Jul 15, 2024

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Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Occupational Summary

Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs (GCIP) is a communications resource center designed to provide all graduate students at the Pratt School of Engineering with personalized, one-on-one coaching in the areas of oral and written communication, as well as workshops and courses to help build specific communications skills. GCIP serves both domestic and international students and offers a combination of resources targeted to serve engineers from all backgrounds.

GCIP Communications Consultants will serve as communications coaches, workshop developers and facilitators, cultural competence experts, and curriculum designers and facilitators for English language learning courses. Based on the consultant's areas of expertise, specializations in the areas of oral communications, technical writing, cultural competence, etc. may be identified and/or developed.

Work Performed
  • Assist in developing GCIP programs by consulting with department faculty and administrators to identify and evaluate specific communication training needs.
  • Provide one-on-one coaching for students in the areas of technical writing, presentations/oral communications, and initial career document draft revision.
  • Depending on the specialization, develop and deliver workshops and English language learning course programming to include several workshops and courses each semester with a balance of content relevant to both domestic and EFL students.
  • Contribute to an overall assessment strategy by assisting with monitoring and evaluating GCIP effectiveness using qualitative and quantitative research techniques, investigating trends, and recommending and implementing modifications to improve service delivery effectiveness and utilization.
  • Maintain liaison with other communication programs, offices and departments at Duke to coordinate resources and accomplish program objectives. Interface with external organizations
  • as appropriate to ensure cooperative efforts are enhanced, best practices are integrated, and available resources are utilized.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work herein described. Specific responsibilities and work performed may vary depending on consultant's areas of expertise and student needs.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level

  • Work requires a general business background generally equivalent to a bachelor's degree in education, engineering, business or a related field.
  • Master's Degree Preferred
  • Work requires TESOL teaching certification or degree

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires a general business background generally equivalent to a bachelor's degree in education, business or a related field.


Work requires 3 years related training and/or administrative OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE experience to become familiar with general principles of adult education and the design/delivery of educational modules. A master's degree in education or a business related field may be substituted for 2 years experience.

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.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Nearest Major Market: Durham

Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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