The School of Education at Johns Hopkins University seeks to hire an Assistant Director of Academic Affairs to support academic affairs. This role would report directly to the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs and organize and support projects that involve multiple functional areas within the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA). The Assistant Director Academic Affairs will develop and maintain accurate, up-to-date timelines, track progress, facilitate and support meetings related to advancing projects, manage and track resources, and regularly engage with internal and external stakeholders.
The Office of Academic Affairs ensures the Johns Hopkins School of Education is recognized as a world-renowned school for educational research and practice. Its mission is to prepare leaders in education, counseling and education policy — experts who generate new knowledge on the most critical issues in today's schools and communities. The office promotes and ensures the highest levels of excellence within the school's academic programs. OAA areas include: student affairs, enrollment management, admissions, academic departments, and the Office of Innovative Learning, Design, and Assessment.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Define and document long- and short-term plans for projects related to academic affairs to include: curricular development, new academic program development and implementation, student success services, and organizational change.
Track progress of new academic program development.
Support academic affairs short-term working groups, bi-annual retreats and other events within academic affairs.
Oversee annual faculty contract process.
Support future SOE tracking needs related to faculty workload.
Maintain effective communication and feedback channels with stakeholders to keep the projects aligned with goals.
Coordinate with partners across SOE and within academic affairs.
Provide project updates to internal and external stakeholders and manage stakeholder expectations.
Prepare project status reports and other program lifecycle reports and documentation.
Create briefings, presentations, and talking points about the projects as needed.
Identify new operational improvements and create plans for change within academic affairs.
Regularly assess project execution and make effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress.
Adjust schedules and targets as situations may require ensuring project goals are met.
Promote synergies across SOE to propose and develop sustainable and innovative solutions.
Oversee or execute special projects, as needed.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to set priorities and respond quickly as priorities change.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to collect and synthesize information and provide summary reports.
Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build good relationships with peers and to interact with diverse stakeholders.
Ability to manage multiple projects and calendars simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
Ability to work both cooperatively within a team and independently.
Excellent content creation skills.
A commitment to a collegial workplace.
Advanced Degree in a related field.
Five years of directly related experience.
Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Five years of project management experience.
Experience in higher education and academic affairs.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Classified Title: Project Administrator Job Posting Title (Working Title): Assistant Director Academic Affairs Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: Min $74,400 - Max $130,400 Annually ($115,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 5-7.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus Department name: SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Personnel area: School of Education
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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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