Assistant Director of Life Design, Graduate Programming
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 106841-en_US
We are seeking an Assistant Director of Life Design Educator. The Assistant Director of Life Design Educator will report to the Director of the Life Design for Graduate Programming. They will execute on the Life Design Lab's vision with a focus on multicultural collaboration and the creation of scalable content delivery for graduate students in Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs. Under the leadership of Dr. Farouk Dey, the inaugural vice provost for integrative learning and life design, Johns Hopkins University has developed an ambitious vision to continue to integrate life design, experiential learning, and mentoring in the academic and co-curricular learning experience for all students and postdoctoral fellows.
As an equity-based office that believes all students have the same opportunity to pursue their life purpose regardless of background, field of study, or social capital, each Life Design Educator is expected to support all of our students by actively participating throughout the year in the co-creation and execution of programs that impact our entire student population. However, this position has a particular focus on graduate students in Advanced Academic Programs, which includes our residential and virtual graduate students pursuing Masters Degrees and graduate level certificates.
Over the course of the year, the Life Design Lab offers both credit bearing and non-credit bearing coursework that is driven by our unique life design curriculum. The Assistant Director will spend time serving as a teaching assistant and eventually a co-facilitator for the formalized curriculum for our student population. The Life Design Lab's efforts are also driven by initiative-based programs that span the academic calendar. These offerings will meet the unique needs of students and alumni with respect to their identity, values, academic pursuits and professional interests.
The Assistant Director implements programs and creates content that connects graduate students to critical mindsets, frameworks and approaches, using the novel approach to career readiness and life design that has been established at Johns Hopkins University. Alongside colleagues within the Graduate Programming team, the Assistant Director will help maintain critical and established relationships with departmental leadership, faculty, campus partners, community partners, alumni and local employers. To that end, this position is specifically responsible for branding the Life Design Lab through social media and other digital formats.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Create and publish digital content and other marketing materials that tell the story of the Life Design Lab, the Graduate Programming team and our students in a way that helps establish our brand with academic, professional and community audiences.
Ensure the delivery of Life Design curriculum to students via official channels, including the Life Design Summer Institute, intersession or department sponsored courses.
Partner with faculty, alumni, and employers to increase mentoring, experiential learning, and career opportunities for students and alumni.
Support the execution of signature annual offerings.
Serve as a thought leader at Johns Hopkins and as an external point of contact for industry employers by identifying, promoting and supporting established recruitment opportunities on campus.
Collaborate with Life Design Lab staff to build and maintain a network of employers and mentors across varied careers who can attend courses, programs, and networking events.
Other Duties as Assigned.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate is comfortable with co-working, flexible work arrangements, and multiple forms of technology, communication, and content delivery. Our educators work within multiple offices and spaces on campus. Rather than assigning office or desk spaces to our teams, we have modernized our approach and assigned laptops and cell phones and expect that our teams can work from anywhere for the purpose of scaling our impact across the institution. For this model to work, the ideal candidate must present excellent skills in relationship development and engaging audiences in groups and via social media and digital outlets.
The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial, data and outcomes driven, strong in planning and execution, comfortable leading programs and interventions with groups, and enjoys developing relationships and connections with multiple stakeholders at once. Our new vision is focused on scalability of resources and services and does not utilize a one-on-one appointment model. For this transformation to work, traditional one-on-one counseling and coaching services are taking a backseat to a culture of scalable programs and interventions.
Professional experience with social media, and familiarity with creative tools, such as the Adobe Creative Suite.
Master's Degree required.
Three (3) years of experience within a higher education, government, non-profit, or corporate setting.
Comfortable with technology and able to quickly learn and use a wide range of systems (Handshake, Salesforce, PeopleGrove), collaboration tools (Zoom, Teams, Miro, Monday), and instructional technologies (Blackboard, etc.).
Strong multicultural competency and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to achieve equitable and inclusive results.
By way of experience, evidence of ability to develop and execute programs, courses, events, and content to scale impact across various constituent groups.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team in person and virtually to achieve individual and shared goals within a complex and decentralized institution.
Listen and communicate convincingly in written and verbal formats.
Ability to translate student experiences to employment as evidenced by prior experience in either a government, non-profit, education, or private sector setting.
Experience creating content (video, digital, written) and utilizing social media for the purposes of engaging and educating diverse audiences, and influencing public opinion.
Knowledge of the needs of international students and an understanding of this population's unique life design and career planning needs and expectations.
Experience with online student populations/distance learners and a vision to build a community for this group.
Education/training in Communications, Media, Marketing, Instructional Design, Film, Graphic Design, Art, and related fields.
Classified Title: IL & LD Officer Working Title: Assistant Director of Life Design, Graduate Programming Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $54,080-$74,390-$94,710 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: 10001443-Life Design Lab Personnel area: University Student Services
Total Rewards The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: 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 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.
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