Job Opportunity: FHI Program Coordinator, Level 10 Exempt

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Deadline: August 1, 2022

Founded in 1999, the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) is built on a fundamentally collaborative model befitting the Duke University emphasis on knowledge in the service of society. Through interdisciplinary cross-fertilization, we seek to encourage the conversations, partnerships, and collaborations that continually stimulate creative and fresh humanistic research, writing, teaching, and practice at Duke. Inspired by the scholarly and civic example of John Hope Franklin, we also support work that engages questions of race and social equity in their most profound historical and global dimensions.

The Program Coordinator (PC) plays a key role at the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) by providing day-to-day coordination of its broad range of humanities programs, and staff member(s) and student employees working in support of these programs. The central responsibility of the position is to ensure that FHI programs of all types – including such details as travel and lodging arrangements, venue coordination, etc. – are implemented at a high level of quality and efficiency.

The duties of this position include:

  • Organizing signature public or university events at the FHI. Ensure that logistical arrangements for speakers are in place.


  • Working closely with the Associate Director, contribute to FHI communications related to public and scholarly events, including event documentation and post-event communications. Contribute to strategy for enhancing the FHI’s digital presence.


  • Coordinating FHI event publicity across multiple electronic and print media, including writing web content and promoting engagement with labs, programs, and initiatives through newsletters, social media, websites, and other channels.


  • Providing day-to-day supervision for various undergraduate and graduate student employees.


  • Working closely with the Assistant Director on financial policies and procedures for FHI.


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.

Our institutional culture is built upon our history and values. Our shared values—respect, trust, inclusion, discovery and excellence—are more than aspirations.  They are the beliefs and behaviors that we expect of ourselves and our colleagues.  These are the ideals that we must uphold in order to earn and maintain our reputation for quality and integrity, and to inspire confidence with each other, and the world which we both serve and rely on for our future viability. Our values dictate our conduct and drive our culture.

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For inquiries contact Pamela Montgomery at