We are seeking a Senior Assistant Director, Access and Diversity who will balance the core admission officer responsibilities of recruitment and management of a regional territory while also providing leadership over a key programmatic or process area(s) across the office.
The Senior Assistant Director sits on the management team and partners with office leadership to develop goals ensuring academic quality and diversity of perspectives in the incoming class. This position will provide leadership of our access and diversity initiatives, developing pipelines of students coming from underrepresented groups and increasing accessibility of our programming.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The Senior Assistant Director, Access and Diversity provides leadership over a key business area within the undergraduate admissions office, responsible for the strategic direction, logistics, timelines, planning, and evaluation of processes and policies that fall within their designated area of focus.
Provides oversight of major programs and/processes and connects them to strategies in other areas of the office to work towards institutional goals.
Builds relationships with all relevant third parties (within Undergraduate admissions as well as across the university) to collaborate effectively towards goals.
Works with the management team to develop a strategic vision for their respective areas of focus.
Develops an evaluative structure for effective programing in their designated area of focus: work with office leadership to create tools and/or an analysis plan to analyze and improve work in their strategic areas.
Builds short- and long-term plans to set goals, implement new strategies and evaluate them over time.
Identifies future areas for innovation/growth within their area.
Creates any staff training content around their area of focus.
Manages a regional territory, read applications, plan recruitment strategies and initiatives, and manage constituent relationships.
Represents JHU Admissions in public events and information sessions.
In particular, this position will support and oversee access and diversity initiatives:
Supports the leadership of the office in creating and implementing a strategic plan for access and diversity related initiatives.
Develops tactics to build the pipeline of students from underrepresented groups.
Sets the strategic direction for all recruitment, yield, and transition of students from underrepresented groups.
Oversees a team leading all office wide, and on and off campus access and diversity initiatives.
Partners with the on-campus recruitment team to ensure our programs are accessible and represent the diverse perspectives of the campus community.
Works with the off-campus recruitment team to identify key regions around the country for targeted engagement.
Works with the student worker and alumni groups to diversify and proactively identify ways to engage them in our work.
Partners with the Marketing and Communications team to ensure our messaging and materials are diverse and inclusive.
Identifies and fosters relationships with community-based organizations.
Collaborates with various offices across the university to ensure diverse perspectives in our student engagement.
Works with Operations and IT team to develop necessary data tools to analyze the effectiveness of access and diversity initiatives.
Assess and evaluate all access and diversity initiatives (with both quantitative and qualitative data), find ways to measure success and implement changes.
Includes biweekly, quarterly, and year in review analysis.
Supervises admissions officers.
Responsible for growth and development of employee in role.
Develops staff training specifically around cultural competency and issues facing underrepresented student groups.
Five years progressively responsible related experience.
Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Experience as a college or university admissions officer preferred, which would include recruitment and application review.
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities
Ability to build, propose, and maintain a budget.
Knowledge of standard office software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
Possesses strong cultural competency and understanding of student educational experiences coming from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrates the utmost level of professionalism with both internal and external constituents.
Ability to work with minimal supervision, independently and as part of a team.
Ability to communicate effectively with prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors, faculty and other university partners as well as the ability to represent Johns Hopkins University to the public.
Ability to travel extensively and work nights and weekends as needed.
Must have valid driver's license and be able to drive a car.
*The job duties listed above are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities. Positions are classified by a particular job title based upon the predominant, essential and primary functions and work complexity.
Classified Title: Sr. Admissions Officer Working Title: Senior Assistant Director, Access and Diversity Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: Min $55,200 - max $96,600 Annually ($75,000 budgeted; Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30am -5pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus Department name: Undergraduate Admissions 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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