- Classroom Experience
- Communication Skills
- Leadership Experience
- Microsoft Office
The Office of the Vice Provost of Student Affairs seeks a motivated, results driven and entrepreneurial individual to join the team. The Associate Director for Student Engagement is a new position that will lead initiatives to increase student engagement at the Homewood Campus. Specifically the Associate Director for Student Engagement will collaborative identify and work directly with students who have low affinity and who are considering leaving the university. They will work creatively to understand their experiences and how to get them plugged into the university community to improve their time at Hopkins. The Associate Director for Student Engagement will work strategically with a number of colleagues across from the university in Homewood Student Affairs including Student Outreach and Support, Residential Life, Student Transitions and Family Engagement, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering, as well as Student Health and Well-Being to develop student engagement and student success opportunities.
The Associate Director for Student Engagement will lead a committee of professionals working in the areas of student engagement and success from across the university. The Associated Director will track, monitor, and intervene with students who are thinking of leaving the university, which includes a number of underrepresented student communities. The Associate Director for Student Engagement will develop tracking and reporting mechanisms in partnership with the Director of Assessment and Analysis and the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Life Strategy and Policy to be able to tell the accurate story of students who are considering leaving the university. This position reports to the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Life Strategy and Policy and will serve on, collaborate with and potentially lead committees that focus on student retention and retention efforts.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Student Advising (50%):
Regularly outreach and meet with students' who have been identified as having transfer potential.
Establish strong partnerships with and engage student leaders (e.g., freshmen class officers, sophomore class officers, SGA, multicultural student organizations, etc.) to understand the student experience, in and out of the classroom.
Recruit, advise, and manage the Student Transfer Out Ambassadors.
Attrition, Retention, and Success (45%):
In consultation with the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Life Strategy and Policy and the Director of Assessment and Analysis, analyze and assess current data on attrition and retention.
Identify gaps in opportunities for students who are high achieving yet possess low institutional affinity.
Gather and lead a diverse committee on how to address student attrition cases, using data, personal anecdotes and information from COFHE schools.
Formulate and implement a sustainable yearly strategic plan that addresses attrition gaps.
Develop proactive strategies to engage students who fit categories for transfer potential characteristics.
Manage students raised tracking items in the early alert system (or other technology platforms), including extensive notes and regular outreach.
Develop and execute interventions for students who might consider transferring.
Work closely with campus partners staff to plan, implement, and evaluate initiatives and interventions designed to enhance community.
Sit in on the CARE meetings to understand and bring forward student concerns.
Work collaboratively with technology managers and third party vendors toward creating a comprehensive snap shot of the Hopkins student experience which will include a dash board that accurately captures students who are at risk for transferring and not graduating in six years.
Collaborates with academic advisors and staff from the Life Design Lab, Alumni Relations, Student Leadership and Involvement, Residence Life, Study Abroad Programs, Student Transitions and Family Engagement, Center for Student Success and Center for Social Concern to support existing or develop new experiential learning and professional development opportunities for students who are struggling with their affinity.
Student Affairs Initiatives (5%):
Contribute to division wide and university wide student programs.
Work occasional nights and weekends.
Partner with other offices committed to improving the graduation and retention rates of Johns Hopkins students.
Actively work in support of other student success initiatives at Hopkins.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Master's degree in counseling, higher education, or related area required.
At least five years' experience establishing/maintaining collaborative working relationships with faculty, professionals and students in a college campus environment.
Experience in leveraging passion and dedication for student success into measurable outcomes that improve the student experience.
Demonstrated success in improving student retention rates, graduation rates and student satisfaction is preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
In addition to being student centered and possessing knowledge of college student developmental stages/needs, the ideal candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of the mission of a complex, decentralized research university; excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; ability to successfully manage multiple priorities; and strong organizational and leadership skills.
Approach their work from a student-centered perspective.
Ability to interact in a professional manner with students, faculty, parents, and public is mandatory.
Position involves strong collaborative and problem solving abilities.
Proven ability to relate effectively to a wide variety of people of various ages and backgrounds including an understanding and appreciation of gender, cultural, ethnic and international differences.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, social media, website management, and other relevant technology.
Classified Title: Sr. Student Success Advisor
Working Title: Associate Director for Student Engagement
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:30-5
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 01-MD: Homewood Campus
Department name: 60009251-Student Affairs
Personnel area: Homewood Student Affairs
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