CASE Is Hiring!

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The CASE Director of Programs is a critical role that will help to build and strengthen CASE and lead our work on our exciting Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD).  We’re looking for a passionate, strategic, dynamic rockstar to join our amazing team and help to build the future of CASE.  Join us as we continue to prepare leaders and organizations to change the world!

Read below for details of the position. To apply, visit: and search for requisition 400974493.


Established in 2002 as a research and education center based at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) prepares leaders and organizations with the business tools needed to achieve lasting social change.

CASE carries out its work through a very dynamic, interdisciplinary team that leverages expertise, time and passion of faculty, staff and students and manages a broad set of cross-sector partnerships at Duke, across the country and around the world.

In 2012, as part of the U.S Agency for International Development’s Higher Education Solutions Network, CASE and its partners at Duke launched the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) to identify and support global health innovators to scale their impact, and to engage students and faculty in related research and educational opportunities.

This CASE Director of Programs position will report directly to the Executive Director of CASE, and will serve on the leadership team and work closely with the Co-Principal Investigator of SEAD, to support strategy, operations and administration of SEAD and CASE. The position will be a full-time CASE team member with responsibilities devoted 60% to SEAD activities and 40% to broader CASE activities.


SEAD Strategic and Operational Management

  • Provide overall operational leadership to the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) to ensure that the program and all objectives and activities are delivered effectively.
  • Develop and set the vision and strategy for future of SEAD programming. Work with CASE and SEAD leadership team to develop and vet scenarios, establish partnerships and conduct business development and fundraising efforts to garner resources for SEAD beyond the life of the current USAID grant.
  • Manage relationships with the key SEAD partners, specifically the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IPIHD), the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), Investors’ Circle and others. Serve as a primary liaison to USAID, participating in and leading meetings and calls with USAID stakeholders, managing communications, and keeping the SEAD team informed of key takeaways and opportunities.
  • Lead complex financial management and reporting for SEAD. Manage staff and processes to ensure accurate budgeting and projections, tracking and reporting, subcontractor relationships and coordination between funders and Duke University stakeholders.
  • Oversee CASE team members with SEAD responsibilities. CASE staff deliver SEAD activities such as student programs, marketing and communications, major events, financial and administrative management, and more.
  • Participate and guide taskforces and committees critical to the success of SEAD, e.g., Research and Evaluation; Student Engagement; and others.
  • Provide additional support as required by SEAD.
  • Review, develop and implement internal systems, procedures and metrics to increase effectiveness of SEAD operations and ensure success in meeting funder and program goals.

CASE Operational Management and Reporting

  • Contribute to the overall strategy and continued success of CASE, identifying new opportunities, establishing partnerships, identifying and shepherding revenue sources and implementing such activities.
  • Set and manage strategy and operations of key CASE student and alumni programs.  This may include the CASE student fellowships; experiential education opportunities; financial aid programs such as the CASE Scholars and Summer Internship Fund; alumni engagement and more. Ensure student programming is best in class, prepares our MBA students to become effective social impact leaders and is financial sustainable.
  • Engage, support and build capacity aof practitioners. Identify and vet partnerships; identify engagement opportunities (e.g., FCCP, CASE i3 CP, mentored studies, internships) and scope projects; advise student teams and practitioners.
  • Assist CASE Executive Director in managing and streamlining processes with other entities within Duke, including Fuqua Admissions, Finance, Development, Alumni Relations and more.
  • Review, develop and implement internal systems, procedures and metrics to increase effectiveness of CASE operations and ensure success in evaluating and meeting programmatic goals.
  • Provide additional support as required by CASE.


  • MBA plus at least 5-10 years of relevant work experience (which may include, but is not limited to, the following: nonprofit management; Federal grant administration; university administration/management; social entrepreneurship support; international development; or, management consulting).
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including ability to present complex ideas articulately and professionally, communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders, and build relationships with a variety of diverse actors, internal and external to the university.
  • Preference for work experience with intermediary and/or cross-sector organizations involving working effectively with a range of stakeholders and ability to adapt to evolving and complex situations.
  • Ability to manage large Federal research grants including financial management, budgeting and reporting.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as both a leader and manager.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in both strategic and operational planning.
  • Intellectual curiosity and demonstrated interest in understanding of social entrepreneurship.
  • Interest in academic environment and higher education.

For a complete job description and to apply, visit: and search for requisition 400974493.