The Johns Hopkins University has embarked on an ambitious initiative to strengthen ten neighborhoods around the Homewood Campus – the Homewood Community Partners Initiative (HCPI). A key component is the work to support local public schools to become high performing neighborhood schools with high caliber flagship academic programs. At Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School, the Johns Hopkins University School of Education (JHU SOE) is implementing a partnership to build a STEAM-focused school that improves student learning and engagement by focusing on the arts – arts integration, arts partnerships, and arts education.
The Partnership Coordinator for the Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School - JHU SOE partnership will report to the SOE’s Neuro-Education Initiative (NEI) Director. This position will commence as soon as possible. The Partnership Coordinator will work closely with Margaret Brent’s in-school community schools coordinator. Additionally, the Partnership Coordinator from Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School will collaborate with the Partnership Coordinator from Barclay Elementary/Middle School on projects of mutual interest. Project leadership includes the JHU President’s Office, the SOE’s NEI Director, the Principal of Margaret Brent, and HCPI representatives. The Partnership Coordinator will facilitate the Margaret Brent-JHU SOE Partnership designed to assist Margaret Brent to build and sustain an arts-focused school.
The Partnership Coordinator will provide support to the Arts Integration Specialist with teacher professional development and coaching. The Partnership Coordinator will also support the HCPI consultant with arts integration vendor programming activities.
This is a complex, important, demanding, and highly visible position.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Coordinating with HCPI, Margaret Brent, and SOE for arts-related professional development, coaching, and curriculum development
Programmatic data collection and analysis
Research analysis and evaluation
Marketing in collaboration with community partners
Grant and report writing
Tasks, Responsibilities, and Expectations of this position are outlined in the following three areas:
In collaboration with the arts integration specialist and HCPI coordinator, support multiple arts activities both during and after the school day, including but not limited to partnerships with OrchKids, Single Carrot Theatre, and Media Rhythm Institute
Seek out, create, and direct new partnerships with arts organizations throughout the Baltimore-Washington area
In collaboration with partners, support connections with Baltimore-area cultural resources to the school
Participate in the planning of arts-focused events involving students
Professional Development Coordination:
Assist the arts integration specialist with various teacher professional development opportunities involving arts-related organizations and supports such as the Maryland Artist in Teaching Institute (MATI), Single Carrot Theatre, Arts Every Day, Young Audiences, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Arts-Integration Specialist
Obligations for documentation for supporting institutions: JHU School of Education, Baltimore City Schools, and the Homewood Community Partners Initiative (HCPI)
Direct and oversee the evaluation process to determine the effectiveness of arts-integrated instruction and programming. Involves collection of formal and informal assessments and evaluation of data. Examples of types of data to be collected include:
Curriculum-based assessments: conducting pre- and post-tests of arts-integrated instruction
Design, collect, and analyze satisfaction surveys for parents, teachers, and students
Review standardized test results to compare school’s performance before and after implementation of arts-integrated instruction. For example, compare Margaret Brent’s test scores to other schools with comparable demographics who are not implementing arts-integrated curriculum
Analyze and develop of quarterly reports to include information about the school’s level of implementation, successes, and ongoing needs as teachers implement the arts-integrated curriculum
Design and oversee a comprehensive marketing and community outreach plan. The purpose of this plan is to share with Margaret Brent families, the broader community, and potential new school families the arts integration work being done at the school
Work closely with the principal and JHU SOE to plan goals for each year of the partnership
Prepare reports of partnership activities for SOE leadership on an as needed basis
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Three years progressively responsible experience in program administration in an academic environment
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. 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.
Master’s preferred, in an education or related field, such as arts education
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of research-based best practices in arts integration
Experience planning and managing complex programs
Experience playing a central role in university assisted programs
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent computer skills
Knowledge of, or willingness to acquire knowledge of, Excel, SPSS, SAS, STATA
Effectively communicates with educational practitioners and other groups associated with education
Experience with website design, editing, and multi-media applications
Experience with various social media sites
Knowledge of graphic design software tools such as InDesign
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in person and by phone/email with varied groups
Organization and the ability to manage multiple projects and assignments to meet deadlines
High motivation to work autonomously and collaboratively
Excellent work ethics and habits
Knowledge of pedagogy for arts-integrated teaching to PK-8 grade students
Classified Title: Academic Program Administrator Working Title: Partnership Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC Starting Salary Range: $44,748 - $50,000 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60000013-Office of Academic Affairs Personnel area: School of Education
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