Job Req ID: 16566
Johns Hopkins University has developed an ambitious vision to continue to integrate life design, experiential learning, and mentoring in the academic and co-curricular learning experience for all students and postdoctoral fellows. Under the leadership of Dr. Farouk Dey, the inaugural vice provost for integrative learning and life design, the university has announced the creation of three new departments and several new initiatives and mission that will ensure that every student and postdoctoral fellow will have the ability to pursue life purpose regardless of background, field of study, or social capital. Read more about this plan here.
Reporting to the Director of Life Design, the Assistant Director will develop a vision, strategy, and plan for enhancing the professional development, career advancement, life design, connections with alumni, employer engagement, experiential learning, and mentoring opportunities for students and alumni, with special attention to under-represented communities, especially first generation and limited income, in the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University. The Assistant Director will provide diversity training and education to other life design educators and campus partners within the Whiting School of Engineering to ensure that every student has the opportunity to pursue life purpose regardless of background, field of study, or social capital. The Assistant Director will collaborate with life design educators and with senior leadership across the university to develop scalable programs and interventions that engage students in life design, experiential learning, alumni and employer connections, and skill development. The Assistant Director will oversee the process of collecting, analyzing, and reporting engagement and outcomes data and continue to evolve the organization towards a vision of scalability, outcomes-based performance, and broad impact on the institution and higher education.
To be successful, the Assistant Director will achieve strong engagement and outcomes in the following areas: life design programming and education, experiential learning, employer engagement, alumni connections, and data collection, analysis, and reporting.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate is comfortable with co-working and flexible work arrangements. Our educators work within multiple offices and spaces on campus. Rather than assigning office or desk spaces to our teams, we have modernized our approach and assigned laptops and cell phones and expect that our teams can work from anywhere for the purpose of scaling our impact across the institution. For this model to work, the ideal candidate must present excellent skills in relationship development and engaging audiences in groups and via social media and digital outlets.
The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial, data and outcomes driven, strong in planning and execution, comfortable leading programs and interventions with groups, and enjoys developing relationships and connections with multiple stakeholders at once. Our new vision is focused on scalability of resources and services and does not utilize a one-on-one appointment model. For this transformation to work, traditional one-on-one counseling and coaching services are taking a backseat to a culture of scalable programs and interventions. Educators who thrive as counselors, advisors, and coaches and do not enjoy the intense focus on scalability and metrics may not be the best fit for this organization.
The ideal candidate is an effective user of social media and digital outlets to engage multiple audiences, strengthen individual and organizational brand, scale impact, and influence public opinion. Candidates who are not comfortable with the utilization of social media in a professional environment may not be a good fit for this organization.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
JHU Equivalency Formula:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Classified Title: IL and LD Officer
Working Title: Assistant Director for Life Design – Engineering
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon to Fri 8:30am - 5pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Personnel Area: Integrative Learning and Life Design
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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