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Administrative Director

Location: Durham
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: December 18, 2021

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), co-located at UCLA and Duke University is the coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The NCCTS is seeking applicants for the position of NCCTS Administrative Director. The NCCTS leads, coordinates and facilitates national collaborations and initiatives across child servicing systems and multiple topical domains; producing child trauma resources, products, reports and information for providers, treatment developers, families and stakeholders. Please note that the NCCTS does not provide direct clinical services to children and families. This position (NCCTS Administrative Director) currently allows remote work and is anticipated to be a combination of remote and on-site in the future. Position is located at Duke University in Durham, NC.

The NCTSN is a unique federally funded initiative that seeks to improve the quality, effectiveness and availability of care and services for children and families who are exposed to a wide range of traumatic experiences, including physical and sexual abuse; domestic, school and community violence; natural disasters and terrorism; and life-threatening injury and illness. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in child traumatic stress, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN supports the development and broad adoption of evidence-based and trauma-informed treatments. The NCTSN is a collaboration of 140 academic, clinical, and community service centers across the U.S.

The NCCTS Administrative Director is based within the NCCTS Administrative Core and reports to the NCCTS-Duke Co-Director. This position:
• Serves as a partner to the NCCTS Co-Director/PI in the administration of current and long-range programs, policies, and procedures for the NCCTS. Leads and develops plans to address funding and human resources needs, staff equity and staff development opportunities, and performance expectations across program staff.
• Maintains working relationships with all levels of administration, faculty and external organizations to coordinate business and accomplish directives. Partners with administrative and finance staff at UCLA.
• Supervises and partners with the NCCTS Director of Financial Operations and the NCCTS Administrative Core Project Coordinator, and other staff as needed.
• Confers with administration and faculty to analyze and recommend priorities and goals for future needs.
• Represents the PI/Co-Director in meetings and other affairs of an administrative nature.
• Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Application instructions and requirements:
Send cover letter and résumé to:

Work requires a minimum of nine years progressively responsible experience in administrative management, to include human resources planning and engagement, oversight of budgeting, grants and contracts, personnel supervision and space and facilities management; knowledge of, or interest in, a program field related to the NCCTS mission is desirable (child trauma, mental health, public health, public administration, hospital administration).

Master’s degree in Business Administration (financial and human resources), or a closely related field preferred.

Salary is dependent on education and experience.

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 also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Duke University is committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, Duke actively values diversity in the workplace, and seeks to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone.

Position location: Duke University in Durham, NC. (This position currently allows remote work and is anticipated to be a combination of remote and on-site in the future.)
Req #: 158889 (Administrative Manager)