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Join Our Summer Staff as a Site Coordinator

Each summer, DukeEngage relies on the involvement of graduate students and young professionals to help coordinate logistics in many of our DukeEngage group programs.

Click here to begin the application for summer 2020.

Site Coordinator Overview

The Site Coordinator is a key member and front-line administrator of each DukeEngage site. The Site Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to mentor program participants; support faculty/staff site leader(s); serve as the liaison between students, DukeEngage staff, and community partners; and coordinate service, social, cultural enrichment, and recreational activities and reflection sessions in consultation with program participants. The Site Coordinator is also responsible for managing program finances, working with vendors providing goods and services for the DukeEngage site, gathering program data, and preparing periodic reports for program directors and the director of DukeEngage or his designate. Responsibilities will include on-site residence, day, evening, and night commitments throughout the week; Site Coordinators may not hold other employment or enroll in courses while the DukeEngage site is in operation.

What Site Coordinators are responsible for:

  • Participant Welfare
  • Community Building
  • Support and Enforcement of Community Standards
  • Operations and Financial Management
  • Training

What we look for in Site Coordinators:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field of study
  • Eligibility or authorization to work in the United States
  • Eligibility for hire as an exempt employee of Duke University
  • Driver’s license valid at site of specific DukeEngage program
  • Documentation of a safe driving record
  • Proof of health insurance coverage for entire period of employment with DukeEngage
  • Specific knowledge of and experience living, studying or working in region where DukeEngage program is located
  • Advising and counseling college students or other adolescents
  • Volunteer management
  • Event planning experience

Additional requirements for DukeEngage programs that involve international travel:

  • Passport with an expiration date no earlier than six months after end of DukeEngage program
  • Ability to meet visa requirements of host country
  • Fluency in at least one local language or dialect


  • Site coordinators are paid a salary (that varies slightly based on program duration).
  • DukeEngage will provide roundtrip transportation and cover program-related expenses (including room & board). Details will be provided during site coordinator interviews.