SOURCE, the community engagement and service-learning center for the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine, has an opening for the Assistant Director of Academic Service-Learning. The Assistant Director supports the growth and effectiveness of academically-based community engagement activities. The Assistant Director works closely with community partners, faculty, and health professional students in developing community outreach skills, exploring and understanding social justice issues, accessing community resources, and making connections to the Baltimore community, particularly as it relates to students' future roles as health professionals. More information about SOURCE can be found online at http://SOURCE.jhu.edu.
This position reflects a key value of SOURCE's work, which is to create transformative learning through establishing and enhancing meaningful and sustainable relationships with local community-based organizations who are addressing pressing social needs and social determinants of health.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Support faculty in developing critical service-learning courses, ensure faculty and student development, and create and sustain meaningful relationships with community partners. Educates students, faculty, and community partners about service-learning partnerships and related requirements within the health professions, with special emphasis on adhering to accreditation criteria. Implements educational programs around social justice, social determinants of health, and authentic community partnerships.
SOURCE Service-Learning Academy:
Our SOURCE Service-Learning Academy is a professional development opportunity for faculty (Faculty Fellows) and SOURCE community partners (Community Fellows). Each year, the program accepts up to 12 Fellows who integrate service-learning into their courses (Faculty Fellows) or agree to work on a service-learning project at their community-based organization (Community Fellows). The Assistant Director works with the SOURCE Associate Director and SOURCE Director to administrate the program. Duties within this area include assisting with the following:
Support the recruitment and application process for new Fellows
Assist with the coordination of materials, logistics, and communication
Co-led Academy sessions, including summer seminar and monthly sessions
Service-Learning Course Advising and Supervision:
As an extension of work with the Service-Learning Academy, the Assistant Director will advise faculty in service-learning course development which involves the following:
Meet regularly with faculty teaching service-learning courses
Advise and provide feedback on curriculum and syllabus development tailored to each course
Recruit and match community projects to service-learning courses
Assist faculty with project management during the course
Administer and manage student and CBO evaluations upon completion of the course
Compile and track data for service-learning upon completion of the course
Develop materials, both print and web-based, for outreach and faculty development in the areas of service-learning, academic-community partnerships, and social justice
Community Partnership Coordination for Service-Learning Courses, Internships, and Practica:
Develop and sustain viable community partnerships with local community-based organizations
Assist community partners in structuring their identified needs into engagement opportunities for health professional students
Assist in deepening SOURCE's responsiveness to community inquiry, and the level of engagement of local community partners in existing SOURCE programs and service-learning courses
Develop and lead community partner capacity building activities, including orientations, educational workshops, and webinars
Student Outreach and Development:
Assist with Preparation, Action, Reflection, and Evaluation of service-learning activities
Co-lead the SOURCE Service Scholars Program, including project and student recruitment, Service Academy Sessions and scholar advising
Develop and implement activities surrounding social justice and critical consciousness
Lead efforts to train SOURCE Student Governing Board and student group leaders in critical reflection
Event and Program Planning:
Grow the number and types of educational and community engagement events offered by SOURCE
Conduct seminars and workshops, as well as community capacity building events
Must be present and accountable during key activities and events sponsored, co-sponsored or offered by SOURCE, including occasional evening and weekend events
Work with Communications Specialist to develop marketing materials to publicize programs
Service to SOURCE:
Develop, review and implement necessary policies and procedures to ensure maximum educational value of service-learning experiences; exposure to diverse populations; personal safety; management of risk.
Keep current with service-learning theory, methods and initiatives in order to assist with service-learning efforts at JHU. Participate in relevant conferences when possible.
In addition, the Assistant Director functions as an integral member of SOURCE's team, responding to the needs of the center through contributing to special projects, strategic development, committee representation, and other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Master's degree required in Public Health, Education, or College Student Personnel/Higher Education.
5 years' experience in all aspects of academic program administration, in an institution of higher education or the non-profit field. Additional experience may substitute for required education to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required.
Prior experience working with college students, service-learning, or other experiential education programs is required. Transportation, valid driver's license, and willingness to spend significant time traveling to meet with community partners throughout Baltimore.
Supervisory experience preferred.
Academic administration preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must have an understanding of public health organizations.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and exert leadership in programs and activities involving faculty, staff, students and community organizations, and to consult with faculty on matters of service-learning pedagogy and curriculum development, particularly in a research-intensive environment.
Possess deep understanding of theory and practice of service-learning pedagogy; theory and practice of student development in higher education; program development and implementation experience; curriculum development and teaching experience at the higher education level.
Possess understanding of data management skills; statistical data analysis skills a plus, but not required.
Ability to work effectively under pressure and with multiple demands while maintaining flexibility and a good sense of humor.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
Demonstrated ability to develop, facilitate and lead workshops, meetings and training experiences.
Classified Title: Academic Program Manager Working Title: Assistant Director of Academic Services - Learning Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: $61,554 - $70,000 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: Academic Affairs Personnel area: School of Public Health
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