Johns Hopkins is seeking an Executive Director who is responsible for providing the supervision, vision, leadership, and strategic direction to civic engagement programs and services offered through the Center for Social Concern (CSC). The Executive Director of the Center for Social Concern is responsible for the overall management, risk mitigation, and operations of the Center as well as being responsible for the budget of the Center.
The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that civic engagement initiatives are connected to the academic mission of the University, including providing leadership to faculty interested in engaging with students and/or offering civic engagement experiences. The Executive Director serves as part of the Student Affairs division and reports directly to a member of the division's senior leadership team. The position will also have partnerships and well-established relationships across the University, including with but not limited to, SNF Agora Institute, Centers for Diversity and Inclusion, Student Transitions and Family Engagement, Government and Community Affairs, Center for Leadership, Engagement, Experiential Development, and Economic Development.
The Executive Director will also partner with other university civic engagement hubs including Center for Educational Outreach in the Whiting School for Engineering and SOURCE that serves Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. The Executive Director, in partnership with others, stewards such civic engagement anchor programs as Hopkins Votes, Hopkins Engage, Democracy Day and Community Impact Internship Program.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
The Executive Director's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Management, Operations & Budget
Hire, train, evaluate, and supervise 11 full-time staff members
Direct the development and implementation of risk management policies and procedures
Communicate and ensure compliance with University policies, and develop and implement civic engagement policies and procedures
Develop and monitor budgets comprised of unrestricted and restricted funding sources
Align financial and human resources with civic engagement-related priorities
Cultivate purposeful relationships with alumni/ae
Strategic Planning, Programming & Assessment
Cultivate and promote the long-range vision and mission of civic engagement on the Homewood campus, and in support of the Homewood Community Partners Initiative (HCPI)
In partnership with SNF Agora Institute, set the vision, leadership and execution for Democracy Day, a program focused on promoting early faculty and student engagement
Provide vision and leadership for Hopkins Votes
Develop and implement strategic priorities that are aligned with the academic mission of the University
Provide leadership and direction to the development and implementation of assessment strategies to collect, manage, and report data related to civic engagement effectiveness on the Homewood campus
Cohesive Programs & Services
Identify and implement structures that further connect the programs and services of the Center for Social Concern to other civic engagement partners at the University and in the City of Baltimore
Working with campus and university partners, continue implementation of Hopkins Engage to create a unified tracking platform for civic and community engagement for students
Foster strategic relationships with internal and external constituencies to capitalize on opportunities for connecting with community organizations (e.g., non-profits, public schools, government agencies, etc.)
Identify, implement, and assess a civic engagement pipeline (pre-enrollment, enrollment, and post-enrollment) strategy with student affairs and student services offices
Coordination & Information Sharing
Meet regularly with administrators whose offices are connected to civic engagement pipeline to encourage coordination and identify the intersections of civic engagement initiatives
Meet regularly with staff in various offices to foster coordination and information sharing
Collect, analyze, and disseminate information about best practices in the civic engagement field
Provide leadership and coordination for Homewood-wide civic engagement initiatives
Communication, Outreach & Representation
Develop and maintain strong relationships with the City of Baltimore and nonprofit leaders to ensure that civic engagement at the University is addressing community needs
Represent Homewood civic engagement efforts to local, regional, and national organizations, including Campus Compact
Plan and implement a communication strategy for civic engagement to summarize key initiatives, collaborations, and assessment data
Establish a communication strategy for undergraduate and graduate students, University personnel, and City partners about civic engagement
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Master's Degree, with a preference for an advanced or terminal degree
Ten years of progressive experience in a related field, preferably in the non-profit sector and/or higher education administration
* 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.
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:
Strong budgetary, planning, organizational, supervision and management skills and experience
Demonstrated ability to bring a high degree of enthusiasm, energy, and creativity to civic engagement
Demonstrated experience collaborating, negotiating, and building consensus
Demonstrated success in a complex, multi-layered, and data-driven organization
Exceptional interpersonal, oral, public speaking, writing, and listening skills
Excellent ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty members and staff at all levels
Demonstrated experience developing, articulating, operationalizing, and assessing strategic priorities
Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds (e.g., class, race, nationality, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, etc.) and to foster sensitivity to diversity and an inclusive campus and community culture
Proven ability to cultivate trust and credibility with colleagues and to build positive and effective relationships
Proven track record of establishing strategic relationships to strengthen program and service delivery
Experience in communications and utilizing social media an asset
The Executive Director's responsibilities may require in-state or out-of-state travel, as well as evening and weekend hours
Competitive salary commensurate with experience
Classified Title: Director Civic Engagement Working Title: Executive Director, Center for Social Concern Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: Center for Social Concern Personnel area: University Student Services
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