Classified Title: Academic Program Manager Working Title: Baltimore Programs Director Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: $59,159.04 - $81,495.84 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001500-Center for Educational Outreach Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
The Baltimore Programs Director provides strategic leadership to ensure and further the excellence, quality, and impact of the Baltimore PK-12 STEM Educational Outreach programs for the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) Center for Educational Outreach. This includes, but is not limited to, SABES, Barclay school partnership, WISE, student group advising, MSO, Hopkins Robotics Cup and other Baltimore Programs but does not include Engineering Innovation.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Leads strategic planning for Baltimore Programs (including Barclay) in collaboration with CEO Assisitant Dean.
Develop and implement strategic priorities for the Baltimore Programs that are aligned with the Center’s and WSE mission and strategic goals.
Develops and manages the usage of standard processes, procedures and structures for Baltimore STEM outreach programs and events in order to improve quality and increase impact.
Provides leadership and direction to the development and implementation of assessment strategies to collect, manage, and report data related to the evaluation and impact of the Baltimore programs for the Asst Dean and various constituents, including Dean and President.
Supervises 3 Baltimore program managers; providing single-point of contact for CEO Asst Dean.
Conduct annual reviews.
Provides ongoing feedback and constructive criticism.
Prioritizes and directs work efforts, providing guidance and direction.
Motivates for higher collaboration and performance.
Conducts interviews and makes recommendations for hire.
Promotes and models a culture of exceptional service to Baltimore K-12 students, their families and teachers.
Works in collaboration with Assistant Dean to find and write grant proposals to meet Baltimore Programs’ strategic goals.
Writes broader impact section and budgets for faculty grant proposals regarding Baltimore Programs in collaboration with faculty.
Works in collaboration with Development office to engage and fundraise with STEM organizations, companies, foundations or individuals to meet strategic goals.
Ensures compliance with grant requirements and funder expectations.
Proposes revenue generating ideas for consideration by Asst Dean that fits Baltimore Program team’s strategic goals
Develop model for Engineering STEM Academy (formerly SABES) to become a revenue stream offered to other school districts.
Proposes fundable research projects for consideration by Asst Dean that fit Baltimore Programs team’s strategic goals.
Writes media advisories for all Baltimore programs, work with Marketing and Communications to develop a strategic marketing plan to ensure coverage of events to which may bring positive attention to CEO and/or bring funders to Baltimore programs.
Updates Barclay 10 year budget in collaboration with CEO Asst Dean and CBO.
Updates Baltimore Program portion for annual CEO 5 year budget update in collaboration with CEO Asst Dean and CBO.
Develops budgets for grant proposals in collaboration with Asst Dean and CBO.
Manages the Baltimore Programs budget.
Research, analyze and identify strategic school, afterschool and other community partners to meet Center’s mission.
Establish and maintain relationships with principals at potential schools and executive directors at potential partner organizations including site visits as needed.
Modify standard partnership agreement to meet partner needs and follow through with execution and implementation.
Grows and maintains relationships with Baltimore City Public Schools, K-8 Principals, OST leadership, other Baltimore STEM Ecosystem members.
Barclay partnership research - planning, supervising, coordinating access in order to measure impact on partnership goals (currently C Newman – eventually transition to Baltimore director).
Barclay Partnership oversight transition to this position over time.
Barclay family and community engagement (FCE) meetings (currently B Palmisano).
HCPI Ed meetings and coordination with Friends of Barclay and Barclay parent group (currently C Newman – eventually transition to Baltimore director).
Writes and ensures compliance with MOUs or partnership agreements as needed to ensure success of Baltimore programs.
Other Duties as Assigned
Serves on related school and university committees.
Serves on related partner forums such as Barclay School Family Council, Barclay Family and Community Engagement, HCPI Education committee.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Masters Degree or P.D. in a STEM field, PK-12 education, or other related field.
5 years of progressively responsible STEM educational outreach experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
Prefer supervisory/management responsibility in a higher education outreach function.
7 or more years progressively responsible STEM educational outreach experience.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Proven ability to design and lead strategic planning and implementation for cohesive, high quality, high impact programming.
Proven ability to supervise and value diverse staff; including coaching, counseling and mentoring staff through the use of sound management and employee relations practices.
Proven ability to collaborate and build effective internal and external working relationships at all organizational levels.
Ability to think strategically and solve problems effectively.
Ability to work independently, using sound professional judgement.
Knowledge of current STEM educational pedagogy and proven outreach practices.
Knowledge of and experience working in the Baltimore STEM Ecosystem.
Knowledge of and experience working with Baltimore City Public Schools including relevant requirements and relevant items in the Baltimore Teachers Union contract.
Knowledge of and experience with relevant university policies, practices and procedures such as Child Safety, privacy, IRB.
Knowledge of the Whiting School CEO STEM outreach programs, preferred.
Knowledge of and experience in writing NSF grant proposals and managing federal grants.
Knowledge of and experience in writing corporate and foundation grant proposals.
Proficiency in MS Office applications.
Excellent written and oral communication skills with broad diverse constituencies in group settings.
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