The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Director of Summer and Intersession. We are seeking a dynamic leader to oversee summer and intersession programs for the Homewood campus. The Director is responsible for the development and management of pre-college, summer term and intersession courses, and is also responsible for the management of the summer term and intersession course portfolio for the Whiting School of Engineering. The Director reports to the Associate Dean of Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), within the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of growing summer pre-college programs. The summer and intersession programs currently enroll over 5,000 students. The Director is responsible for managing and generating 12-15 million dollars in annual revenue for the University.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Successful candidates for the position will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of leading and developing summer programs, mature judgment, and creative problem-solving. They will inspire university stakeholders around a vision and strategic plan to grow summer programs in the online and on-ground modalities. This will require forging effective relationships with academic department faculty and administrators, the Office of the University Registrar, the Office of Conference and Housing Services, and various student affairs departments.
Provide leadership in the on-ground and online modalities to undergraduate summer session, January intersession, and summer pre-college courses and programs.
Collaborate with school leadership and other administrators to ensure the school's mission and educational philosophy inform decisions regarding undergraduate and intersession programs.
Leverage the intellectual capital of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering to produce a summer term portfolio of undergraduate courses and a portfolio of courses for intersession.
Working with the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences leadership to design and ensure the implementation of programs and activities that are appropriate for the pre-college target audience.
Anticipate trends within the pre-college market and develop new programming to meet enrollment goals.
Promote the safety of minors enrolled in pre-college programs and ensure that programs comply with standards of best practice as defined by the American Camp Association.
Resolve conflicts with parents of pre-college students.
Work collaboratively with University offices to maximize housing capacity.
Work collaboratively with the Homewood Registrar and department managers to maximize classroom/lab capacity.
Prepare contracts and arrangements with external vendors to provide a high-quality residential experience for pre-college students.
Work with the relevant University offices to create and to maintain a robust summer online portfolio at the pre-college and undergraduate level.
Work with leadership in the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences to produce a portfolio of courses in the summer term and intersession courses that will meet enrollment and revenue targets.
Marketing, Recruiting and Communications:
Work with the marketing department to develop and implement a comprehensive marketing strategy for summer programs to ensure OSIP meets enrollment goals, scale programs for growth, remains financially profitable, and to maximize use of the campus facilities.
Ensure that summer programs have a strong presence on the web and social media.
Develop a communication plan to potential applicants, parents, and enrolled students.
Work with Admissions to meet enrollment goals by programs and terms.
Budget & Finance:
Oversee the financial management and budget operations of summer programs.
Assure consistency and integrity of the financial operations of each program.
Participate in, and plan for, the growth of enrollment and facilities.
Design and lead recruitment strategies that maximize enrollment in all programs.
Manage and maintain vendor relationships for the delivery of services to summer students.
Work with and advise Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering departments to select an undergraduate course schedule that will satisfy the needs of Johns Hopkins undergraduates in both schools and attract a visiting student population.
Develop and manage the course cancellation process.
Develop a plan to maximize all course enrollments.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
Master's Degree, preferably in an Arts and Sciences discipline.
Five (5) years' experience in higher education, including experience in student services, summer programs, or off-campus programs.
7 to 10 years of experience in managing a summer programs division in higher education.
Experience with delivering programs to minors.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Fiscal and budgetary experience;
New program development in both on-ground and online modalities;
Knowledge of undergraduate curriculum;
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills;
Demonstrated enrollment management success and creativity;
Proven leadership skills;
Ability to work well with diverse constituencies as well as in a team within a deadline-oriented setting.
Lead a talented team of 3 full-time staff and up to 6 seasonal staff.
Recruit qualified instructors to teach high quality pre-college courses that leverage the strengths of the Johns Hopkins' brand.
Oversee the necessary ongoing supervision and evaluation of instructors and staff.
Classified Title: Director Summer/Intersession Programs Working Title: Director Summer/Intersession Programs Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: $70,805 to $97,435 /Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm / 37.5 hrs per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001347-Advanced Academic Programs Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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