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.
Reporting to the Director of PHutures, the Associate Director of PHutures will help develop a vision, strategy, and plan for enhancing the professional development, life design, alumni connections, employer engagement, and career and mentoring opportunities for doctoral students and Postdoctoral fellows at Johns Hopkins University, with special attention to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering. The Associate Director will work collaboratively to develop programs, courses, events, content, and resources that enhance the experience and opportunities for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, particularly at the Homewood schools. The Associate Director will work independently on projects and set their own deadlines and priorities, but can expect to meet regularly with the Director of PHutures to assess and evaluate priorities and set goals. This position focuses on serving the unique needs of the Doctoral and Postdoctoral population by creating a cultural shift away from the transactional aspects of career services to taking a transformational approach focused on scalability and equitable access to resources.
To be successful, the Associate 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.
Expand the vision, strategy, and plan of integrating life design, alumni connections, employer engagement, experiential learning, and mentoring into the academic and co-curricular experience for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.
Actively engage with faculty, alumni, and employers to increase professional development, mentoring, experiential learning, and career opportunities for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.
Cultivate and strengthen partnerships with colleagues across units, including, but not limited to, academic departments, academic advising, life design lab, Hopkins Connect, Hire Hopkins, Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO), alumni relations, and International services.
Assess and continually evaluate Doctoral student and Postdoctoral fellow hiring & mentoring needs by utilizing efficiently designed surveys and data analytical tools to capture data and tell a meaningful story.
Foster and maintain relationships with alumni partners that create mutually beneficial programs and events and strengthen JHU's commitment to being an engaged partner in Baltimore and DC communities.
Create a flagship-mentoring program tailored to the needs of Doctoral students and Postdoctoral fellows by establishing strong connections with alumni mentors.
Work with Hopkins Connect and Development & Alumni Relations (DAR) Staff to promote PHutures initiatives and engage alumni in various ways; invitation to participate in events, mentor students or draft proposals for engagement opportunities
Create and establish regular networking opportunities between employers and Doctoral students and Postdoc fellows.
Streamline and enhance existing recruitment efforts based on feedback from prior events and commit to taking a data-driven approach to informing decisions.
Assist in establishing experiential learning opportunities including internships, externships and industry treks with employer partners.
Actively engage faculty and academic managers to help establish curriculum based programs for students and postdocs to enhance their professional and career opportunities.
Assess, analyze and present findings, data and accomplishments in departmental & university- wide leadership meetings, including to external stakeholders when needed.
Engage in social media, digital outlets, academic and professional journals, and professional associations to establish an exciting brand and tell the story.
Assist in establishing innovative digital content and educational materials through the effective use of social media platforms to engage, inspire and impact constituents.
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.
The ideal candidate for this position will hold a terminal degree and have experience working with terminal-degree students and postdoctoral fellows.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Master's degree required
Three (3) years recent direct experience within a higher education, government, non-profit, or corporate setting. Five (5) years preferred. Additional experience may substitute for education.
The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills, knowledge of highly selective college or university settings and has familiarity with operations of the world of work and university networks.
Strong multicultural competency; experience and working knowledge in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Experience in higher education from a research driven institution, including experience in building professional development and experiential learning programs that reach large audiences.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
By way of experience, evidence of ability to develop and execute programs, courses, events, and content to scale impact across various constituent groups
By way of experience, evidence of ability to engage, teach, and energize various constituent groups.
Ability to translate doctoral and postdoctoral experiences to employment as evidenced by prior experience in either a government, non-profit, education, or private sector setting.
Demonstrated skill in fostering new institutional relationships, and marshaling professional networks with faculty, senior administrators, employers and alumni.
Experience in developing and implementing effective assessment methods and articulating strategic priorities.
Ability to demonstrate capacity to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds to promote an inclusive campus and community culture.
Manage change in a highly decentralized institution.
Be empathetic and exhibit kindness as a core value while creating and establishing connections with and for students and postdocs, including in interaction with campus partners.
Listen and communicate convincingly in written and verbal formats.
Analyze information and situations and make independent judgments and decisions.
Proven leadership skills as demonstrated by active role in student organizations, committees or volunteer experience
Sees value in effectively and creatively utilizing social media and digital applications such as YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn & TikTok to increase engagement and create a visible brand.
Set priorities in a complex environment and work effectively under pressure while representing the institution's perspective to external entities.
Demonstrated ability to design and manage a learning program based with intentionality and measurements for success
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required.
Demonstrated ability to develop, facilitate and lead workshops, meetings and training experiences.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to utilize data visualization tools effectively. Knowledge of Power BI, Tableau, R, and Python is a bonus.
Classified Title: Sr. IL & LD Officer Working Title: Associate Director PHutures Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60009252-Integrative Learning and Life Design Personnel area: Integrative Learning & Life Design
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