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Arts Initiative Administrator

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.

We are seeking an Arts Initiative Administrator who will play a critical role in supporting the newly formed Taskforce on the Arts at Johns Hopkins University. This taskforce aims to develop a university-wide strategic vision for the arts, elevating the visibility of the arts as a core strength and essential component of our global institution. Reporting to the Senior Advisor for the Arts in the Provost’s Office, the administrator will provide in-depth research, writing, and analytical support to the taskforce leadership and members in the form of briefings, memos, literature reviews, presentations and other written materials. The position will also manage a Sr. Administrative Coordinator for the Taskforce on the Arts.

The administrator must have a passion for the arts, be an excellent researcher and writer, possess strong quantitative skills, and be able to work quickly with depth and precision. The administrator must be able to independently identify issues, verify data and facts, and exercise judgement when distilling reports. While specific projects will evolve, the focus is on conducting in-depth analyses, benchmarking peer institutions, and preparing high-quality written materials to support the taskforce's work in developing a strategic vision for the arts. The candidate must be a disciplined, self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced and flexible environment.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive research and analysis on the current state of arts programs, resources, and offerings across Johns Hopkins University and its various divisions.
  • Benchmark and analyze arts initiatives and best practices at peer institutions.
  • Prepare in-depth memos, briefings, presentations, and other written materials for the Provost, Senior Advisor to the Provost for the Arts, and senior leadership.
  • Communicating complex information in clear, precise, and compelling prose.
  • Ensure all materials are accurate, fact-checked, and proofed to the highest standards.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other stakeholders to gather input and insights for the taskforce's work.
  • Monitor and analyze developments and trends in arts education, programming, and cultural initiatives to inform the taskforce's strategic recommendations.
  • Provide writing and research support for the taskforce's interim and final reports, including drafting sections and synthesizing input from various sources.
  • Manage and mentor the Sr. Administrative Coordinator, providing guidance, coaching, and feedback to support their professional growth and skill development.
  • Assign and prioritize tasks and projects based on evolving taskforce needs.
  • Review work products like meeting materials, schedules, and event logistics to ensure excellence.
  • Conduct regular check-ins, performance reviews, and identify relevant training opportunities.
  • Oversee and direct the coordinator's day-to-day responsibilities in supporting the logistical and administrative needs of the taskforce.
  • Model strong project management practices.
  • Ensure adherence to university policies and procedures related to administration.
  • Foster a collaborative working relationship built on mutual trust and respect.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Advisor to the Provost for the Arts.
  • This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills with high attention to detail.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Ability to synthesize complex information and communicate it clearly and concisely.
  • Knowledge of the arts, arts education, and cultural programming in higher education.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of grammar usage and academic style guidelines.
  • High degree of professionalism, discretion, and diplomacy in handling confidential information.
  • Flexibility and self-motivation to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences, or a related field
  • Three (3) years related experience in high-level policy research, project management, or communications environment
  • Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula


Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience conducting formal research and writing and drafting memos and briefs
  • Experience providing research support to senior faculty members, policymakers or private sector leaders strongly preferred
  • Experience producing research reports/papers

Classified Title: Arts Initiative Administrator
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Arts Initiative Administrator
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD
Starting Salary Range: $62,300 - $109,000 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday / 8:30am-5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​Office of the Provost
Personnel area: University Administration

Total Rewards
The referenced base salary range represents the low and high end of Johns Hopkins University’s salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's geographic location, skills, work experience, market conditions, education/training and other qualifications. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Education and Experience Equivalency
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 Completing Studies
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.

Background Checks
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.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer
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.

EEO is the Law
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf

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 atjhurecruitment@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 visithttps://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

Vaccine Requirements
Johns Hopkins University strongly encourages, but no longer requires, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. We still require all faculty, staff, and students to receive theseasonal flu vaccine. 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. This change does not apply to the School of Medicine (SOM). SOM hires must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of vaccination status.For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visithttps://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visithttps://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon 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.


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
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EEO is the Law
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Important legal information
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