Director Professional & Career Developmt

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Cooperative & Experiential Education, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Type
Full Time

The Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO) provides innovative career and professional development support to all PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows at Johns Hopkins University with a special emphasis for School of Medicine (SOM), Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH), and School of Nursing. There are approximately 1,300 PhD students and 1,400 postdoctoral fellows across these three divisions.

The PDCO is part of the School of Medicine’s Office of the Vice Dean for Education, and reports to the Associate Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education with a secondary reporting relationship (dotted line reporting) to the Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design. The PDCO is comprised of the director, an associate director, two assistant directors and a program coordinator. The Office collaborates closely with the PHutures professional development and career office located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus to leverage shared programing and to avoid duplication.

We are seeking aDirector of Professional and Career Development who will have broad responsibilities for the PDCO, in collaboration with the Director of PHutures and advisory boards. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Leadership

  • In collaboration with stakeholders such as the Director of PHutures and an advisory board, 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 an emphasis on the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
  • Serve as the SOM representative for career services, engaging regularly with the Provost’s Office leadership, and Integrative Learning and Life Design and Institutional Career Services directors, and directing all East Baltimore-based programming efforts.
  • Engage stakeholders on issues such as needs assessments, communicating and outreach strategies, and engagement strategies.
  • Develop and manage the annual budget, including engaging stakeholders in shared funding models.
  • Manage and facilitate processes to promote coordination and collaboration with partners, including but not limited Welch Medical Library; Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy; Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association (JHPDA), Whiting School of engineering Professional Development program, Graduate student association (GSA), Student organizations, Phutures, Hopkins Connect, Hire Hopkins, Alumni Affairs, Office of Development, Information Technology and others.

OPTIONS Curriculum

  • Oversee the direction and success of the OPTIONS career curriculum that is required by some PhD programs and is part of their NIH T32 grants.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase participation in the OPTIONS curriculum.

Career and Professional Development Services

  • Oversee all career and professional development programming and coaching services ensuring client satisfaction, alignment with national best practices, and continuous innovation. Address any curriculum design changes or workshop leadership skills with staff.
  • Evaluate career services activities for impact, reach, scalability, and outcomes and make recommendations to leadership on strategic direction.
  • Design, plan, and execute courses, workshops, programs, content, and digital resources to help doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows have greater exposure to the range of options available to them and to achieve their life ambitions.
  • Lead or co-lead institution-wide initiatives in collaboration with the PHutures Office e.g. Three Minute Thesis competition and the Annual Horizons by Hopkins Conference.
  • Ensure systems exist to track participation in PDCO activities; respond to requests for information on programming and participation. With the SOM Office of Assessment and Evaluation, establish program evaluation strategy for PDCO programs.
  • Collaborate with leaders of Hire Hopkins and Hopkins Connect to build and maintain a network of employers and mentors across various fields who can participate in courses, programs, and networking events.
  • Engage in social media, digital outlets, academic and professional journals, and professional associations to establish an exciting brand, tell the story, and serve as a thought leader at Johns Hopkins University and in higher education.
  • Oversee implementation, marketing, and/or effective stakeholder use of institution-wide digital resources (such as Handshake, VMock, PeopleGrove, AEFIS, Brazen, etc.)

Institution-wide Internship Program

  • Develop vision, infrastructure, and policies for institution-wide PhD and Postdoctoral Fellow internship program building upon the success of the Biomedical Careers Initiative.
  • Identify and address barriers to success, which might include differential policies regarding tuition, student leave, and graduation requirements across schools.
  • In partnership with institutional leadership, develop a strategic plan that reduces internship costs and leads to sustainability.
  • Work with Development Office to garner funds from program alumni and donors.
  • Engage with faculty, alumni, and employers to increase professional development, mentoring, experiential learning, and career opportunities for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Liaise with JHU employer outreach professionals (currently Hire Hopkins) to identify potential employers that might offer internship opportunities
  • Comply with internship procedures in accordance with the policies of each JHU division, as well as the international office when applicable.
  • Ensure all JHU policies and procedures are followed and that appropriate office (for example, General Counsel, Provost’s Office, etc.) are engaged.

Other

  • Represent SOM and/or JHU on internal and external committees and at local, regional, and national meetings and events
  • Maintain expertise in the field of doctoral and post-doctoral professional development and career development with a particular emphasis on the needs of students from biomedical, public health, and nursing advanced training backgrounds
  • Supervise PDCO staff. Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, motivating, evaluating, and initiating disciplinary action as needed, according to HR policies and procedures.
  • With the Office of Graduate Biomedical Education’s Financial Project Manager and the Administrator for the Vice Dean for Education, develop and monitor annual operating budgets.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s degree required in biomedical sciences, public health, nursing, education or related area and three years relevant work experience.
  • Work experience should include a combination of the following:
    • Serving diverse populations of doctoral or postdoctoral trainees, including international trainees, under-represented minority students and trainees and people with disabilities.
    • Work that demonstrates an understanding of nationally recognized practices, trends, and procedures for university career and life design, especially the unique needs of doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows.
    • Work that demonstrates success in developing institutionally effective partnerships and engaging effectively with multiple tiers of stakeholders.
    • Work that has demonstrated leadership skills.
    • Work that requires knowledge of highly selective college or R1 university settings.
    • Work that requires familiarity with the operations of employers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute programs, courses, events, and content to scale impact across various constituent groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate closely with other peer leaders toward shared goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage, teach, and energize various constituent groups.
  • Knowledge of higher education structure and governance and factors that affect decision making at private research institutions.
  • 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 provide energetic leadership, with ability to develop and execute a vision, and effectively manage, supervise, and develop staff.
  • Ability to demonstrate capacity to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds to promote an inclusive campus and community culture.
  • Demonstrated skill in effective negotiation, building consensus and influencing institutional decisions.
  • Demonstrated experience influencing and managing change in a highly decentralized institution.
  • Ability to analyze information and situations and make independent judgments and decisions.
  • Excellent communication skills, including active listening and ability to Listen and communicate convincingly in written and verbal formats.
  • Ability to effectively and creatively utilize social media to increase engagement and influence public opinion.
  • Ability to manage and delegate workload and work flow under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities in a complex environment and represent the institution’s perspective to external entities.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively in person using spoken English.
  • Must be able to communicate via telephone and videoconferencing (such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams).
  • Must be able to carry out support of programs that require extensive work at a computer.

Classified Title: Director Professional & Career Development
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG
Starting Salary Range: $83,150 - $114,320 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30am-5pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Admin Education Professional Develop
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, please visit:https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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