General Summary/Purpose: The Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) for the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is responsible for connecting students to community-based business projects locally, nationally and internationally. The Assistant Director for Innovation and Impact supports the growth and effectiveness of project-based academic courses, co-curricular initiatives and community impact programs. The Assistant Director works closely with community partners, faculty, business owners/managers, and graduate business students in enhancing business development skills and core professional competencies; exploring and understanding business innovation issues in economies, accessing community resources, and making connections to the Baltimore and Washington, DC communities,.
This position reflects a key value of OEL’s work, which is to create transformative learning through establishing and enhancing meaningful and sustainable relationships with local businesses and community-based organizations.
Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities: The Assistant Director, Innovation and Impact, develops, implements and supports experiential learning activities for students related to business innovation, specifically in areas of business development and economic. This position reports to the Director for Integrated Learning, and works with OEL colleagues and faculty to create an integrated strategy that will allow Carey to emerge as a visible community leader in Baltimore and DC.
Community Consulting Lab (CCL) (25%) The Assistant Director serves as the main administrator of the Community Consulting Lab working with the Director, faculty advisors, a community business mentor to carry out program goals. The CCL pairs student teams with local small businesses, nonprofits and community organizations that need pro bono consulting support to help them grow and navigate their current business challenges. Students gain practical business consulting experience, build their professional networks and make meaningful impact in Baltimore’s economy. Most projects last 3-6 months and students are supported by consulting workshops, faculty mentoring and performance evaluations throughout their project. Each year the Lab hosts 15-20 business sponsors and accepts 20-40 graduate JHU students to work in small, interdisciplinary consulting teams. The CCL also provides programming for the Summer Business Academy,
HealthTech Innovation Interns (25%) Serve as the main administrator of the Carey HealthTech Internship Program working with the Director, faculty advisors and JHMI administrators to match students into short-term projects that focus on healthtech, biotech and healthcare innovation. This position will partner with Johns Hopkins TechVentures, Technology Innovation Center and other departments to design and scope dynamic learning opportunities. The HTI Internship program accepts 8-12 students per session and offers 2 sessions per calendar year.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with community partners that create mutually beneficial programs and events and strengthen Carey’s commitment to being an engaged partner in Baltimore and DC communities.
Serve as Carey representative for school-wide initiatives, committees, meetings and events that support community engagement.
Collaborate with other Carey departments to develop programs and services that focus on innovation and community engagement. Specifically, work with Career Development Office, Admissions, and Academic Program Staff
Work with Development & Alumni Relations Staff to promote OEL initiatives and engage alumni and donors in various ways; invitation to participate in events, mentor students or draft proposals for philanthropic donations
Additional Program Development & Curricular Support (10%)
Support the Director in developing the OEL strategy for connecting students to innovation projects in Baltimore and DC communities through consulting projects, skill-based volunteering and research.
Maintain a comprehensive calendar of co-curricular programs, training, events, services and resources that focus on innovation locally, nationally, and globally. Signature OEL initiatives include Community Scope-a-thon, Carey StartUp Challenge, pitch events and case competitions
Support faculty in developing and managing experiential learning classes that focus on innovation projects in Baltimore and DC.
Data Management & Assessment (10%)
Maintain accurate outcomes-based data records for CCL, HTI Internship programs as well as other OEL initiatives
Work with faculty and institution leadership in advancing recognition and communication of OEL’s work within the institution.
Work with OEL Directors to explore and develop new experiential learning opportunities that focus on innovation ventures locally, nationally, and internationally.
Administer assessment tools and metrics for assessing student learning outcomes and measuring student impact in the community through their work with small businesses, start-ups, non-profits, and community organizations
Create annual Impact Report to share with administration, students, prospective students, alumni, donors, and community partners
Student Outreach and Development (5%)
Manage orientation and training program for students working with local organizations.
When necessary, meet individually with students to assist as needed and advise students to resolve conflicts at placements, and consult with faculty and community partners.
Miscellaneous (5%) The Assistant Director functions as an integral member of OEL’s team, assisting the Director in managing the general operations of the office, and responding to the needs through contributing to special projects, committee representation, and other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred fields include Business, Education, Public Policy/Affairs, College Student Personnel/Higher Education..
Three to five years of related experience in program management, community development or entrepreneurial startup ventures, or other related field required. Prior experience working with college students, small business owners, community organizations or other experiential education programs is strongly preferred.
Advanced degree may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Demonstrated experience in managing experiential learning programs and/community development programs with a focus on economic growth. College-level teaching experience.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Work inclusively and effectively with diverse populations. Effectively facilitating collaboration among various stakeholders that promote equity and belonging among individuals from within JHU and from the community.
Demonstrated ability to design and manage a learning program based with intentionality and measurements for success
Ability to work effectively under pressure and with multiple demands while maintaining flexibility and a good sense of humor.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required.
Demonstrated ability to develop, facilitate and lead workshops, meetings and training experiences.
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Regular travel between Washington, DC and Harbor East locations is required.
Budget authority (indicate dollar amount of budget managed and type/level of authority): Under direction from Director of OEL, this position manages an annual budget of $20,000
Classified Title: Student Services Administrator Working Title: Assistant Director Innovation and Impact Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195 to $55,000 annually Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30-5pm plus evenings and weekends as needed to accommodate student programming Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 46-MD:JH at Harbor East Department name: 60009101-Experiential Learning Personnel area: Carey Business School
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