Executive Director of Global Careers

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
District of Columbia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 29, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Cooperative & Experiential Education, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Career Services, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

Johns Hopkins University has developed an ambitious vision to continue to integrate life design, alumni mentoring, employability, and career advancement in the academic and co-curricular learning experience for all students and postdoctoral fellows.

Reporting to the Vice Dean for Education and Academic Affairs and serving as a key member of the leadership team at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Executive Director of Global Careers will develop a vision, strategy, and plan for enhancing the professional development, career advancement, connections with alumni, employer engagement, experiential learning, and mentoring opportunities for all students and alumni at SAIS. The Executive Director will lead a team of career and life design educators to ensure that every student can pursue professional ambitions and career opportunities regardless of background, field of study, or social capital. The Executive Director will collaborate with faculty, staff, alumni, employers, and senior leadership across the university to develop programs and projects to engage students in career planning, experiential learning, alumni and employer connections, and skill development. The Executive Director will oversee the process of collecting, analyzing, and reporting engagement and career outcomes data and will lead global careers office programs and projects informed by a vision of equity and data-based outcomes.

To be successful, the Executive Director will achieve strong engagement and outcomes in the following areas: career and employment metrics, employer engagement, alumni connections, life design programming and career education, experiential learning, data collection, analysis, and reporting.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop a plan that builds on the strategy of integrating employability, life design, career advancement, alumni connections, employer engagement, experiential learning, and mentoring into the academic and co-curricular learning experience for students and professional life for alumni.
  • Lead a team to plan and execute courses, workshops, programs, content, and digital resources to help students and alumni achieve their life ambitions.
  • Engage with faculty, alumni, and employers to increase mentoring, experiential learning, and career opportunities for students and alumni.
  • Foster and maintain strong connections in the fields SAIS students are interested in working, including government, non-profit, education, and private sectors.
  • Design a robust employer outreach program with deep knowledge of multiple distinct job markets, establishing an understanding of internship and employment timelines, expectations, and best practices.
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with colleagues across the school dedicating special attention to the partnership with SAIS Development and Alumni Relations. Other partners include, but are not limited to, academic leadership, academic advising, online and distance learning, and international services.
  • Recommend and develop tools and resources for faculty to enhance their mentoring experience of students and alumni.
  • Create offerings and approaches that suit the unique needs of students and alumni based on areas of academic interests.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and motivate a team of career and life design educators to develop a positive and equitable life design and professional development experience for all students and alumni.
  • Develop strategic relationships with key academic leaders (dean, vice deans, program directors, faculty, etc.) to monitor and assess the effective implementation of career and life design and professional development for students and alumni.
  • Meet regularly with administrators at the university whose offices also provide career and life design as well as mentoring and employer engagement to encourage coordination and identify the intersections of programs and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with leaders of Hire Hopkins, Hopkins Connect, PHutures, and career and life design offices to build and maintain a network of employers and mentors across varied careers who can attend courses, programs, and networking events.
  • In coordination with the office of institutional research to collect, analyze, and report outcomes data relative to students and alumni career outcomes, engagement in internship and mentoring, and satisfaction with career and life design courses, programs, and services.
  • Engage in social media, digital outlets, and academic and professional journals and associations to improve career outcomes for students and alumni.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • The ideal candidate is visionary, strategic, entrepreneurial, data and outcomes driven, strong in planning and execution, comfortable leading programs and activities with various groups and enjoys developing relationships and connections with stakeholders. They are an effective user of social media and digital outlets to engage multiple audiences, increase impact, build partnerships with employers and alumni. Experience in personnel placement, building partnerships with employers and alumni, or leading recruiting efforts for employers is highly desirable.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s Degree required.
  • 7 years recent direct experience within a higher education, government, non-profit, or corporate setting.
  • The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills, expertise in recruiting and/or university-employer relations, experience in employer and alumni relations, knowledge of labor market trends, and familiarity with highly selective college or university settings.
  • Strong multicultural competency; extensive experience and working knowledge in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Previous experience in high-level leadership, staff supervision, and budget and systems management.

* 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A proven track record of success in education-to-job transitions is highly desirable.
  • Leadership in the areas of marketing, campaign management, data management, and community development is highly desirable.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & 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.
  • Knowledge of higher educational leadership and administration, higher education structure and governance and factors that affect decision making at private research institutions.
  • Understanding of nationally recognized practices, trends, and procedures for university career and life design, especially the unique needs of students and alumni.
  • Ability to translate student 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.
  • Be influential and manage change in a highly decentralized institution.
  • Analyze information and situations and make independent judgments and decisions.
  • Listen and communicate convincingly in written and verbal formats.
  • Effectively and creatively utilize social media to increase engagement and influence public opinion.
  • Manage and delegate workload and workflow under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Set priorities in a complex environment and represent the institution’s perspective to external entities.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position supervises a team of Career and Life Design Educators, Employer Relations Associates and Administrative staff.

Classified Title: Director of IL &LD
Working Title: Executive Director of Global Careers
Role/Level/Range: L/05/LG
Starting Salary Range: $106,430 -$146,390 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F: 37.5
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: SAIS
Department name: Global Careers
Personnel area: SAIS

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.

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.

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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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