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Director of People, Culture & Equity at JHU Press

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Johns Hopkins University Press is seeking aDirector of People, Culture, and Equity who will join an executive team of nine professionals and report to the Director of the Press. The Press’s 130 exceptional staff members are committed to bringing the benefits of discovery to the world by providing global access, impact, and influence for the scholarship that we publish and distribute. This person will be responsible for continuing the implementation of a culture that is based on the concept of dignity and on the results of a staff-driven culture assessment, gap analysis, and strategy to usher into the workplace environment a culture that is more heavily weighted on learning, caring, and job fulfillment. In collaboration with the leadership of the Press and colleagues across the University, they will lead staff in programs and activities that realize our vision for equity, justice, and inclusion (EJI). They will ensure that we make progress on our strategic objective of enabling our people and organization to flourish by overseeing and facilitating best practices in weaving EJI into talent development, diversity recruitment and retention, and performance management.

Johns Hopkins University Press is driven by its vision of a future where knowledge enriches the lives of every person. Each day, we work to keep our core values in mind. These values include honoring every person’s inherent dignity as human beings; welcoming bursts of creativity and new ideas that ignite ingenuity and propel us forward; publishing courageously and giving voice to groundbreaking ideas; and collaborating deeply with stakeholders to achieve common goals. These values set the expectations for every staff member.

This position is eligible for a hybrid working arrangement.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Press’s leadership, staff, and coordinator; central university human resources staff; and the university’s office on diversity, equity, and inclusion:

  • Prioritize strategies, and initiatives related to EJI in the Press’s overall strategic plan and map out a three-year plan for meeting those priorities.
  • Promote across the Press the values related to diversity, EJI, dignity, and culture.
  • Identify systemic barriers to equal outcomes for marginalized people, suggest ways in which to effectively address those barriers, implement programs and activities agreed upon by colleagues, and measure their effectiveness.
  • Continue the implementation of identified next steps of the Press’s significant culture work, building equity, justice, and inclusion aspects of the culture into planned activities.
  • Facilitate the adoption of inclusive and equitable hiring practices, weaving into the process ways in which to broaden the pool of candidates to include underrepresented persons.
  • Conduct a needs assessment for skills and knowledge development and implement agreed-upon activities, striving toward equitable outcomes for staff.
  • Provide coaching and consulting to managers and employees on topics including career development and employee engagement with an emphasis on dignity, antiracism, equitable outcomes, and justice.
  • Collaborate with current coordinators on the internship program for first generation, low income students and contribute to developing an apprenticeship program for new and current staff members interested in broadening their knowledge and skills across the Press.
  • Working with the CFO and Director of the Press to create rational budgets and deliver expense outcomes that meet or exceed those budgets.
  • Weave equity, justice, and inclusion concepts into all aspects of the work.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, Organizational Development, Sociology, or a related field and six years of organizational development or human resources management responsibility and experience with programs and activities to build a more equitable, diverse, inclusive, and just workplace environment.
  • Or, Master’s Degree and four years of experience in the areas listed directly above.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Empathetic approach to communication, conflict resolution, and equitable solutions.
  • Approaches that reflect an acceptance of identity and emphasize inclusion, safety, fairness, understanding, accountability, and giving others the benefit of the doubt.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills including using evidence to inform decisions.
  • Stellar at all aspects of communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to form collaborative teams at all levels and instill passion and drive to excel in those teams of professionals.
  • Creative thinker; embracing new ideas; passionate about exploiting the potential of JHUP.
  • Inclusive in decision-making and problem-solving and achieving consensus for strategic direction and day-to-day operations.
  • Ability to operate at a high level of abstraction and to focus on the details necessary to implement on a daily basis.
  • Excel in effective use of resources.
  • Keen self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses.
  • Unfailing discretion and integrity; excellent judgment; respect for the confidentiality of sensitive information.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Understanding of the dignity model preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and oversee successful diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Experience using data to help assess talent needs, progress, and impact of programs.
  • Demonstrated organizational development and change management skills, highly capable of working with different working styles, diverse and/or complex organizational issues, and structures.

Classified Title: Director People, Culture, Equity JHU Press
Role/Level/Range: L/04/LD
Starting Salary Range: $72,160 - $99,190 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Homewood Campus
Department name: Press General Administration
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers

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, 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 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
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm
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