Assistant Vice President for Communication Strategy and Operations

Assistant Vice President for Communication Strategy and Operations

Duke University seeks a strategic, forward-thinking, and inclusive leader to serve as chief of staff to the Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs Unit. The inaugural Assistant Vice President for Communication Strategy and Operations will supervise the operations pillar, including project management, for the Division and serve as the primary point of contact for all deans and schools/units across the campus. Reporting to the Vice President for Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs and serving as his delegate as appropriate, the AVP will supervise designated positions designed to lead communications around presidential priorities, including equity and global communications.

Tracing its origins to 1838, Duke University has evolved into one of the world's leading institutions for education, research, and patient care. Located in Durham, North Carolina, in the heart of the Research Triangle, Duke is comprised of two major organizations: Duke University and Duke University Health System. Duke has been named as a best place to work by several publications and organizations, including Forbes and Newsweek, among others. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. With about 45,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Duke’s Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs (MarComms) team is dedicated to inspiring and evoking emotions within the Duke community. As the chief of staff to the VP, this AVP will serve on the Division’s leadership team and manage all departmental budgets, oversee daily operations for the Unit, and shepherd special projects from the idea phases through implementation. The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or a related discipline (Master’s degree preferred) and have eight years of experience in communications or a related field, with at least three years of experience in the higher education sector.

The is a full-time position, located in Durham, North Carolina. The compensation will be commensurate with experience and eligible for relocation assistance with a generous benefits package. Duke University offers a variety of extensive benefits and perks to employees of all classifications, for more details about benefits and leave, please click here: Duke University Human Resources Website

The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications for the Assistant Vice President for Communication Strategy and Operations are welcomed as soon as possible. Applications should include a complete résumé or vitae, a letter of interest, and a list of five professional references. All application materials will be considered in full confidence. Please send all nominations, inquiries, and applications electronically to:

TaJuan Wilson, Managing Director
Alyssa Perez, Senior Associate

Duke University 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.