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Assistant Director, SFP/Cummings

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 5, 2022
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The Scholars & Fellows Programs (SFP) team is seeking a creative, team-oriented Assistant Director, SFP/Cummings with excellent interpersonal skills to provide support for scholar development and nationally competitive fellowships advising within a complex office focused on academic and intellectual engagement for Johns Hopkins students. The Assistant Director will contribute to the SFP mission of empowering students by conducting outreach to and advising for students in the cohort-based programs and fellowships programs (e.g. Fulbright, UK Scholarships, Truman, Goldwater, et al.) The ideal candidate will have a strong background in understanding the lived experiences of first-generation college students and underrepresented students (e.g., limited-income students, students of color, undocumented students, etc.).

The core work of SFP is to provide students with opportunities for self-reflection and to develop a strong understanding of their strengths, the multiple pathways and opportunities to realize their ambitious goals and the value of a liberal arts education. Within the SFP team, advising focuses on students’ intellectual wayfinding and, in the context of fellowships advising, intense and iterative feedback meant to push applicants to high levels of reflection and expressive competence. All students in the two cohort-based scholars’ programs are also part of the advising/coaching program at JHU, which provides scholars with a steady resource throughout the undergraduate experience – that is, proactive academic planning and year-round proactive holistic guidance. The establishment of the SFP team and its interconnection to the advising/coaching program belong to broad, ambitious initiatives to support highly talented and motivated first-generation, limited income (FLI) students at Johns Hopkins University.

The Assistant Director also serves as head of the Cummings Scholars and holds the additional title Cummings Program Lead at JHU. This role is expected to be a visible presence within the SFP team and highly visible among Cummings Scholars, demonstrating an investment in knowing students directly, inviting them into conversation about their experiences, strengths, and aspirations. By leading the program, the role develops, implements and assesses a guided pathway for Cummings Scholars to pursue their passions and make meaningful connections with local and national leaders across disciplines, as well as develop a strong Cummings network that will serve them well during their time at JHU and beyond.

The Assistant Director reports to the Director for Scholars & Fellows Programs within the Center for Student Success.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Fellowships Advising (30%)

  • Advise fellowships applicants in all application processes, with special attention geared toward first and second-year students and underrepresented students.
  • Advertise fellowship and scholarship opportunities to target populations.
  • Conduct information sessions and workshops.
  • Administer or co-administer some of the application processes for national fellowships at JHU.
  • Participate in, and coordinate where needed, selection committees and mock interviews as part of the fellowship application processes at JHU.

Cummings Scholars Program (50%)

  • Program leadership.
  • As Cummings Program Lead, develop the overall program design in consultation with the SFP Director and CSS central leadership.
  • Collaborate with SFP Director and Admissions in yielding Cummings Scholars; design and implement early outreach to and onboarding for incoming students; as needed, be present in and fluent about the Baltimore and DC communities and schools that Cummings Scholars come from.
  • With support of the SFP team and in coordination with the FLI Network and the office of Community Affairs, develop, implement, and assess signature events each year for the Cummings Scholars.
  • In consultation with the SFP Director, develop, implement and advise on policies related to the Cummings Scholars program.

Advising & Supervising

  • Advise the majority of the Cummings Scholars (ca. 45 of the 60 total) and develop with each advisee an ongoing discussion about their scholar experience, identity, and goals. Ensure that each Scholar is able to participate fully in at least three high-impact experiences in their time at Hopkins (e.g., internship, research, study abroad).
  • Create and advise a Cummings Scholars student advisory group.
  • Develop peer and alumni mentorship programs.
  • Hire, train and provide guidance for Graduate Assistant and undergraduate interns in implementing Cummings programming and events.

Program Administration

  • In consultation with the SFP Director, develop a budget for Cummings programming and signature experiences that aligns fiscal resources with program objectives.
  • Provide updates and reports about the Cummings Scholars program for SFP and CSS central leadership as needed.
  • For internal and external audiences, collaborate on the development and implementation of assessment strategies to collect, manage and report data related to the program.

Collaborative partnerships (15%)

  • Establish strong relationships with CSS partners, particularly with SCAA and the FLI Network, and with campus partners within Student Affairs and beyond, particularly Community Affairs.
  • Develop working connections with faculty across academic disciplines to the benefit of all programs within the portfolio.
  • Collaborate with the SFP team in defining and administering existing high-impact experience pathways, including the CSS Summer Grant and FiGURE research initiatives.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Skills (5%)

  • Incorporate an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens into work responsibilities and processes.
  • Demonstrate experience working directly with and elevating ideas of people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Serve as an advocate for individuals of all backgrounds.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree required.
  • Three to five years related experience required.
  • Related experience may include experience advising students about national fellowships; experience teaching at the college level; experience advising undergraduates, either academic or career.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of different academic fields and of research practices specific to different academic fields is needed.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning, counseling and research needed to support students within historically underserved populations is essential.
  • The candidate should also demonstrate ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals from all backgrounds to promote equity and access, foster inclusion, and effect positive change.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Applicants must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Knowledge of and experience with cohort-based student programs and nationally competitive fellowships either as an advisor, recipient or participant is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated curiosity and ability to innovate.
  • Experience working in an institution of higher education, especially in an academic services role.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organization, project management, problem solving and time management skills.
  • A sense of humor.
  • Must be available and willing to work some evenings / weekends as required for events and programming.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Preferred: Experience working, studying or conducting research abroad.


Classified Title: Scholars & Fellows Officer
Working Title: ​​​​​​​Assistant Director, SFP/Cummings

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME
Starting Salary Range: $62,780-$86,390 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/Homewood Campus
Department name: 60007227-Scholars & Fellows Programs
Personnel area: University Student Services

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:


*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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Accommodation Information

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 Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

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. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. 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.

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


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
Important legal information
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