We are seeking a Associate Director Leadership Development. This position is responsible for supporting the efforts of the Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development Office (LEED), primarily in the areas of undergraduate and graduate student leadership development. This position will all so support the future expansion of leadership initiatives within Student Affairs offices across all nine JHU Schools. Including collaboration on a consistent leadership pedagogy (i.e. The Social Change Model of Leadership Development) and Strengths Quest as baseline tools for student development. The Associate Director for Leadership Development will be part of a professional staff team in the Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development Office, a unit within the Department of Student Life. The Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development Office provides student organizational support, programs, and services to enhance the campus life experience for students and others in the University community.
The Associate Director for Leadership Development is responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating a campus-wide, comprehensive, and dynamic leadership program for students. The associate director works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to offer workshop series, institutes, retreats, and intentionally designed co-curricular leadership programs. This position reports to the Sr. Director of Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development and supervises the Assistant Director of Organizational Management and Policy. Evening and weekend hours are to be expected. The associate director must plan to live within 15-20 minute driving distance of campus and will be included in the Dean of Student Life on-call rotation as a secondary responder.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Supervision, Advising, & Training (55% of time)
Provide staff oversight, evaluation, training, and development in conjunction with office priorities for the assistant director of Organizational Development and Policy.
Develop, implement and provide daily supervision for the Student Consultants, a group of approximately 20 - 30 students who serve as peer mentors, event and Hopkins Groups student managers, and educators for Hopkins 400+ student organizations and hold office hours within Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development.
Oversee the recruitment, hiring, training, support, management, and assessment of the Student Consultants, which includes overnight retreats, monthly in-service trainings, and weekly staff meetings.
Develop, facilitate, teach, and assess Hopkins Lead, a weeklong pre-orientation program for approximately 30 to 40 incoming first-year students focused on leadership development, identity exploration, and cultivating a connection to the Baltimore community.
Recruit, hire, and train the Hopkins Lead student interns and advise them on creating and implementing the Hopkins Lead curriculum, develop their skills as facilitators, and coach them on how to be effective mentors.
Advise and meet weekly with Student Government Association.
Advise and recruit students enrolled in the Baltimore Collegetown leadership program and the Collegetown Fellowship program, a yearlong program that approximately 10 Hopkins students participate in each year with 40 other Baltimore college students.
Advise and recruit students for Hopkins's chapter of the national honors society Omicron Delta Kappa, which is charged with celebrating and promoting student leadership at JHU.
Advise student organizations and individual students in leadership development, group management, university policy, and event risk management, goal setting, problem-solving, advocacy, attending meetings, supporting programming efforts, and identifying funds for events as needed.
Strategic Initiatives, Curriculum Design, & Assessment (35% of time)
Chair the Leadership Project Team comprised of colleagues in Student Life, Academic & Student Services, Athletics & Recreation, the Center for Leadership Education, and other departments with leadership education components to design and implement a unified student leadership philosophy, shared learning outcomes, cohesive leadership competencies, and leadership curriculum.
Create, implement, and maintain a comprehensive website that serves as a clearinghouse for all leadership opportunities offered at the University.
Train and develop a consistent curriculum for departments that seek to leadership curriculum for new leadership initiatives and programs to ensure consistent delivery.
Conduct a comprehensive assessment of programs and services to ascertain the achievement of learning outcomes as set by Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development and divisional colleagues.
Develop, implement and assess the annual fall and spring leadership development conferences in collaboration with the Assistant Director for Organizational Management and Policy.
Direct the creation and utilization of the curriculums tool in Hopkins Groups, including training departments, students, and student organizations.
Research best practices and peer institutions on an ongoing basis to evaluate current student leadership development program offerings and to identify areas of need and strategic growth.
Serve as a university resource on leadership development, student leadership theory, etc. as needed.
Assist in the creation and implementation of advisor training and development.
Program Development & Implementation (10% of time)
Coordinate the annual leadership weekend event, including the management of curriculum design, recruitment of student participants, communication, and event planning.
Coordinate the annual student leadership awards ceremony, including the management of nominations, selection process, communication, and event planning, in collaboration with other Student Affairs (SA) offices and departments.
Create, implement, and maintain a comprehensive leadership education website for all leadership initiatives across all nine schools at JHU.
Support leadership development trainings, retreats, and events hosted by other SA offices and departments.
Other Duties as Assigned (5% of time)
Update and maintain the Student Leadership Development portfolio of the Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development website, ensuring accurate and timely resources and information about programming is widely available.
Create content for promotional materials, brochures, leadership resources, etc.
Serve as the campus liaison to the Baltimore Collegetown Fellowship programs.
Serve as the SA liaison to the Center for Leadership Education in the Whiting School of Engineering.
Serve on committees as assigned.
Represent the office for open houses and orientations.
Master's Degree in student personnel or related field required.
At least five years of progressively responsible experience in student affairs, student involvement, student activities, or leadership in a higher education setting.
*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.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of principles and practices of student engagement programs at higher education institutions.
Advanced knowledge of the educational role and philosophy of experiential learning and possess an understanding of student development and leadership theory and practices.
Demonstrate a student-centered philosophy with a genuine interest and commitment to the success of all students.
Demonstrate a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Knowledge of academic, social, and cultural transitions that first-year students face.
Requires well-developed written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including facilitating trainings and workshops.
Demonstrated ability to relate to students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, student-oriented, and data-driven environment.
Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills.
Demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills.
Ability to develop and implement short and long-range plans to meet program needs.
Proficiency in Collegiate Link, Org Sync, Campus Labs, and/or other common student organization management platforms
Knowledge of Web authoring, desktop publishing, and Outlook is a plus.
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