Staff Assistant, Office of Wesleyan Engagement at Duke Divinity School



Work Arrangement:  On-Site
Requisition Number:  215168
Regular or Temporary:  Regular
Location:  Durham, NC, US, 27710
Personnel Area:  UNIVERSITY
Date:  Oct 12, 2022
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
Provide responsible administrative and programmatic support for the Office of Wesleyan Engagement, including Wesleyan Formation Initiatives and the Methodist House of Studies. Facilitate the work in collaboration with colleagues in other relevant areas of the Divinity School and Duke University, using judgment to prioritize workload.
Work Performed
Assist and support related initiatives, working primarily Wesleyan Formation Initiatives with a secondary focus on supporting the Methodist House of Studies and the Asian House of Studies.
Provide organizational support and tracking of key documents.
Provide administrative support for communications and meetings with external partners.
Process and reconcile financial transactions including corporate cards, AP checks, and honoraria payments.
Support and coordinate relevant activities and events related to the Office of Wesleyan Engagement, including Wesleyan Formation Initiatives and the Methodist House of Studies under the guidance of the Senior Director for Wesleyan Formation 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.
Reporting Responsibilities
This position reports to the Senior Director of Wesleyan Formation Initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications



Work requires a broad knowledge of clerical and accounting principles and practices normally acquired through two years of post-secondary education in secretarial science or a related business field.


Work generally requires three years of related secretarial/clerical experience to acquire skills necessary to administer complex office functions related to office management, communications, and budgetary/accounting activities. OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
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Contact: Ken Spencer

Church/Org/Business Name: Duke Divinity School

Address: 407 Chapel Dr / PO Box 90968 Durham 27708-9984

Phone: 9196135352

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