We are seeking a Assistant Director of Professional Development who will be a member of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs staff and has responsibility for leading the professional development programs and initiatives for the division of Student Affairs. The AD reports to the Chief of Staff to the VPSA. Primary responsibilities include curating, developing, and coordinating Student Affairs professional development and training topics, curriculum development, and resource development, as well as developing and implementing programming to foster community building and recognition of staff contributions. All efforts will have goals and outcomes that align with ACPA/NASPA Competencies, as well as the Hopkins Student Affairs divisional priorities, and/or Aspirations for Student Learning. The AD will intentionally build upon the existing community building and professional development opportunities including the annual All-Staff Meeting, monthly professional development workshops, book clubs, and End of the Year Celebration.
For best consideration apply by April 24, 2023. Position will remain open until filled.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Key Job functions
Assess staff needs and desires regarding professional development; establish a system for collecting such information annually.
Develop and implement a robust calendar of program offerings to develop the skills, knowledge, and connections among Student Affairs professionals at all levels of the organization.
Create opportunities for staff to be in community with each other and to celebrate the work of Student Affairs colleagues.
Build and maintain a repository of professional organizations and events we expect staff to engage both to stay current on best practices and to build networks in the functional areas.
Develop and publish a semesterly calendar of professional development offerings (monthly programs).
Facilitate the implementation of the Aspirations Celebrations (5 times a year).
Coordinate the Annual End of the Year Staff Celebration.
Convene committee to develop a structure for celebrating staff accomplishments (awards, service recognition, etc.).
Coordinate the Welcome to the Nest orientation program for new Student Affairs staff.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of learner-centered design.
Knowledge of ACPA/NASPA competencies.
Commitment to the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Experience in program and curriculum development.
Experience with event planning and implementation.
Basic knowledge of assessment practices.
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
High level of administrative and communication skills required.
Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and organizational skills.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy and ability to work independently.
Flexibility and ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
*Interested candidates with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should notify Student Affairs Human Resources.
The Johns Hopkins University was Americas first research university, founded for the express purpose of expanding knowledge and putting that knowledge to work for the good of humanity. Today, Johns Hopkins has approximately 6,500 faculty, 6,200 undergraduate students, and 17,600 graduate students across 230-degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. JHU has multiple campuses in Baltimore and campuses serving graduate students in DC, Italy, and China. Johns Hopkins stands alone among top research universities in its extraordinary commitment of attention and resources to ensuring student success and particularly those from first-generation or limited income (FLI) backgrounds, making bold, sustained, and dramatic investments in the student experience over the last 15 years.
Student Affairs at JHU
Student Affairs on the Homewood campus is made up of 23 departments ranging from Residential Life, Dining, Athletics and Campus Recreation to Student Engagement, Student Conduct, Student Transitions and Family Programs, Center for Student Success, Center for Social Concern, and University Student Services administrative units like Human Resources, IT, and Communications. Student Affairs at Johns Hopkins educates beyond the classrooms, helping students to deepen their self-awareness, develop relationships, nurture inclusion, and find fulfillment in the collegiate experience to ensure lifelong success and meaningful contributions to our global community. Our culture is defined by our commitment to the 'Aspirations for Student Learning,' which play a critical role in helping us fulfill our mission. We challenge, encourage, and support students to,
Live with curiosity.
Engage in meaningful collaboration.
Grow in confidence.
Practice responsible leadership.
Student Affairs enjoys a close relationship with Academic Affairs at JHU, and with shared responsibility for delivering on one of the University's highest priorities: ensuring that highly talented students from a wide range of backgrounds, regardless of their ability to pay, thrive during and after their time at JHU. We work closely with our colleagues in Student Health and Well-Being, Academic Affairs, Integrated Learning and Life Design, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to ensure students can take full advantage of all that JHU has to offer.
Our team is seeking student-centered, success-oriented professionals who want to make a difference in students' lives. Ideal candidates in Student Affairs are curious, solution-seeking, have a can-do attitude, and are committed to the dignity and equity of all persons. If you enjoy student-centered work, work focused on building relationships and fostering community, that is rarely the same day-to-day, engaging with both college students and colleagues in-person as well as virtually, and have an entrepreneurial spirit, we want you to join us!
Hopkins Student Affairs Statement on Inclusion, Community, and Excellence
At Johns Hopkins we strive to be a model of a pluralistic society in which we acknowledge, embrace, and engage diverse identities, perspectives, and experiences. We seek to build and buttress an inclusive intellectual and physical environment to ensure that all members of our community know with certainty that they belong at Johns Hopkins and we aspire to equitably share the benefits and burdens of dismantling persistent systemic barriers to individual and communal success.
Hopkins Student Affairs is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive community for students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds:
We believe that diversity is inherent to excellence and that the broad diversity of talents, cultures, identities, and experiences of our community members are core to our ability to deliver exceptional student development and learning experiences.
We strive to support a student experience where academic, leadership, and community engagement opportunities spur discovery and learning; encourage a respect for and valuing of the perspectives of others; and foster a sense of belonging and connection across our student, broader university, and Baltimore community.
We strive to create a learning environment where our students feel invited to learn from and contribute to the learning of others through the sharing and honoring of each other's perspectives, identities, cultures, talents, and experiences.
Hopkins Student Affairs seeks to hire, and support the professional development of, colleagues who: are equity-minded; demonstrate a commitment to inclusion; share a keen understanding of the importance of our identity as a diverse community of learners; are poised to contribute to our efforts to support student learning and offer robust leadership development and community engagement opportunities; and can contribute to our efforts to foster student connection and a sense of belonging across our university.
At least three year's experience in education or related setting.
Additional related experience may substitute for required education to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Master's degree in higher education/student affairs, organizational development, human resources, or related field.
3-5 year's experience in higher education or related setting.
Classified Title: Training Specialist Working Title: Assistant Director for Professional Development
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $61.070-$83,900-$106,710 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus Department name: Student Affairs 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.
**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.
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