Assistant Director for Student Involvement/Engagement
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 66576-en_US
The Office of Student Affairs at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University is seeking an energetic, organized, and motivated individual to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment focused on student development as an Assistant Director for Student Involvement/Engagement (Student Services Administrator). Reporting to the Director of Student Affairs this role encourages active involvement in campus life, encourages and mentors effective student organizations, guides emerging and experienced student leaders, and implements large-scale student programs including Backstage, Peabody's new student orientation program. The Assistant Director will design, implement, and assess programs with a goal of fostering an inclusive and engaging environment for undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the Assistant Director develops programs and initiatives that support capacity building around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Located in the heart of Baltimore's Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America's first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level. Each year Peabody stages nearly 850 public concerts and performances. Peabody is one of the nine divisions that comprise the Johns Hopkins University.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Create social, cultural, and educational programming that compliments the academic curriculum and serves a cross section of the undergraduate and graduate student body.
Develop and maintain guidance, procedures, and tools for event planning.
Contract and coordinate all College and student organization sponsored programs.
Develop and run themed events, such as Welcome Week and end of semester stress reduction activities.
Help support campus events such as Family Weekend and Commencement.
Collaborate with residential life to ensure a coordinated approach to programming for residential students.
Develop and implement learning outcomes and evaluation strategies and prepare reports on program outcomes.
Hire, train, and supervise a team of Community Fellows, who serve as Peabody's student programming board.
Serve as the point of contact for registered student organizations, advising on club management, event planning, and program development.
Ensure appropriate procedures, insurances, waivers, security, financial safeguards, and best practices are utilized to promote safe programs and activities.
Meet with student leaders to support program development including vendor and service procurement, navigating campus logistics and systems, and contract review.
Support and advise a senior class council as they plan Grad Week events.
Develop and execute the Peabody orientation program, Backstage. Select, train, supervise, and evaluate Orientation Leader (OL) staff.
Advise the Peabody General Assembly (PGA), the campus's student government.
Manage PGA's annual goal setting, budget preparation, and leadership training with special attention to risk management, inclusive programming, and fiscal responsibility. Attend meetings and events as needed.
Collaborate to implement programs and trainings that enhance student capacity to engage in thoughtful interactions around issues of equity, intersectionality, and identity.
Support and advise representatives from cultural and affinity-based student organizations as they plan and implement events.
Collaborate with partners in diversity and inclusion offices (Campus Ministries, Women and Gender Resources, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and LGBTQ Life) to create and promote events.
Build collaborative partnerships with Peabody colleagues and the respective Homewood Student Affairs departments.
Select, train, and evaluate undergraduate and graduate student staff.
Oversee and manage the orientation and student engagement budget lines.
Maintain and manage Hopkins Groups, social media, and engagement areas of the website.
Work collaboratively with all members of the Student Affairs team to manage departmental responsibilities and address student needs.
Research best practices and peer institutions to evaluate program offerings and identify areas of potential growth.
Develop and maintain relationships with professional organizations related to student activities, such as NACA.
Represent Student Affairs for open houses and campus-wide committees as needed.
Serve in an administrator-on-call rotation and help manage emergency situations.
Complete other tasks and initiatives as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
2-3 years of direct work with college students, student services, higher education administration, or other related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Experience in developing programming, implementing large-scale events, and working with and/or advising student organizations.
Master's Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, or a similar program that prepares individuals to work with college students.
2-4 years full-time post-graduate experience in student affairs.
Experience in crisis management.
Experience engaging with international students.
Experience in budget management, organizational development, and conflict resolution.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, and student-focused environment.
Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail; strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Ability to develop and implement short and long-range plans to meet program needs.
Experience and commitment to supporting diverse student populations.
Strong computer skills and an ability to quickly learn different software and systems.
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 the 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.
Classified Title: Student Services Administrator Working Title: Assistant Director for Student Involvement/Engagement Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195 - $62,225 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 37.5 hours per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Peabody Institute Department name: Student Affairs Personnel area: Peabody
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Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.