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Duke University Job Description


Job Code: 2987
Job Level: 16
Revised Date: 02/01/2009
Job Family: JF 28

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Occupational Summary

The Director has primary responsibility for developing cooperative programs for OTS with other organizations throughout the tropics. The Director defines the programs and works with the host institutions to develop the OTS model into meaningful collaborations as well as expanding OTS member institutions.

Work Performed

Define the direction and activities of the Global Partnerships Program

Provide overall strategic direction and leadership to the GPP

Supervise employees engaged in the implementation of the program

Analyze the marketplace in the tropics and identify opportunities for partnerships

Coordinate negotiation of agreements with host institutions for partnerships

Develop training programs and materials for OTS model for export

Raise monies for GPP by fundraising and writing grant proposals

Develop a viable business modal for GPP activities

Develop program standards for GPP across different sites

Supervise the development of operating standards

Coordinate development website and other marketing tools for GPP

Coordinate meetings/workshops and conferences for GPP

Serve as senior member of the OTS executive team

Develop program assessment standards

Coordinate risk management standards and programs

Direct GPP program student and participant recruiting initiatives

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

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 communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a Master?s degree program. PhD Preferred.



Seven to ten years of applicable experience required.






The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job 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.