Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 108176-en_US
We are seeking an Associate Director for Career Education & Curriculum Development to be a part of the JHMI Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO). The mission of the PDCO is to provide predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows with the professional skills and knowledge to pursue and succeed in their chosen careers. The PDCO offers professional development and career services to predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows primarily in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (SOM), the Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH), and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (SON), but also the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) and other schools across JHU. We serve over 3,000 Ph.D. predoctoral students and 1,500 postdoctoral fellows within the SOM, BSPH, and SON and university-wide and in partnership with the PHutures Office.
The Associate Director for Career Education and Curriculum Development will work alongside the Director of the PDCO to address broad, organizational goals and objectives relevant to academic and non-academic careers and professional development. The Associate Director will represent and/or oversee the Office when the Director is unavailable.
The Associate Director for Career Education and Curriculum Development will manage the OPTIONS career community program in collaboration with our NIH T32-funded Ph.D. programs and continue to grow it within the SOM, BSPH, and in other schools at JHU. OPTIONS is a required part of the Ph.D. curriculum for several of our Ph.D. programs and includes exposure to a diversity of career paths, alumni and other Ph.D. professionals, and experiential learning opportunities. The Associate Director will ensure OPTIONS is aligned with NIH training grant recommendations and assist with T32 submissions and annual reports.
Additionally, the Associate Director for Career Education and Curriculum Development will develop new career exploration and education curriculum and workshops to support predoctoral student and postdoctoral fellows developing skills in career design, networking and mentoring, and other essential skills needed for the effective and successful job search. These programs will be designed to incorporate needed support for predoctoral students and postdoctoral trainees from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in STEM and public health. The Associate Director will work strategically with training programs and student groups to identify needed areas for this new programming.
The position will report to the Director of the Professional Development and Career Office (East Baltimore Campus) and work closely with a number of stakeholders, including the SOM Office of Graduate Biomedical Education, the SOM Office of Assessment and Evaluation, the SOM Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the PHutures Office and career services across the institution, including Integrative Learning and Life Design (ILLD), various offices within BSPH and SON, and graduate student and postdoctoral associations.
This is a hybrid position that will require some in-person time to support PDCO-programming for in-person student and/or networking events on the East Baltimore and/or Homewood campuses.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Assist the PDCO Director in office goal setting, vision, communication, and evaluation and assessment strategies.
- Independently manage the programming, marketing, content and logistics required to implement the OPTIONS career communities for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.
- Grow participation in OPTIONS by increasing the number of Ph.D. programs partners and attendance of individual predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows to meet goals outlined in the SOM strategic plan.
- Develop and implement new career exploration and skill-building curriculums to support predoctoral students and postdoctoral trainees in East Baltimore and university-wide.
- Oversee the adaptation of the OPTIONS program for the BSPH predoctoral students ensuring better alignment with their unique needs and interests. Supervise staff on the implementation of the modified program.
- Devise evaluation strategies that access impact and student satisfaction with the OPTIONS program. Use assessment data to continuously improve and update the OPTIONS curriculum beyond the initial tracks to support trainee needs.
- Liaise with faculty and Ph.D. program directors to advocate and increase awareness of the PDCO and its programming.
- Support Ph.D. recruitment efforts by creating marketing materials, meeting with prospective and admitted students, and participating in virtual, hybrid, and in-person events as needed.
- Build and maintain relationships with alumni and professionals to guide career education content and to recruit them as speakers and mentors.
- Provide career advising to a diverse population of predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows. Facilitate student exploration of their skills, interests, values and experiences in order to create job search strategies targeted to their industry of interest.
- Ideate, develop and deliver innovative and engaging professional development workshops on topics relevant to both academic and non-academic careers. Topics include but are not limited to science communication, project management, grant writing, time management, using LinkedIn, creating effective resumes, networking, interviewing skills, and mentoring.
- Research best practices for Ph.D. career training initiatives at peer institutions.
- Develop a system to track participation in career communities and generate reports for NIH training grant administrators.
- Present scholarly research at national conferences and publish research in peer-reviewed journals.
- Develop strategic relationships with key faculty to ensure continuous needs assessment and the effective implementation of career and professional development services for terminal-degree students and postdoctoral fellows.
- Leverage internal and external resources to maximize services offered to trainees.
- Cultivate relationships with leaders of the PHutures Office, ILLD, JHU Teaching Academy, JHTV Commercialization Academy, JHU FastForwardU, and other offices and programs at Hopkins to maximize trainee participation in experiential learning opportunities.
- Coordinate student groups and postdoctoral fellow associations engaging in career and professional development activities to promote collaboration and limit programming redundancy.
- Lead the interaction with the Office of Assessment and Evaluation, develop and implement assessment and evaluation strategies for career communities, to include short- and long-term training outcomes.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Understanding of how predoctoral and postdoctoral experiences can translate to experience required by industry, government, or other non-academic job sectors.
- Excellent relationship-building skills.
- Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrated commitment to promoting an inclusive culture.
- Demonstrated knowledge of grant processes of the NIH and extramural funding agencies.
- Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
- Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
- Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
- Communication skills using the spoken word.
- Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 10lbs. or less.
- Occasionally pushing, pulling objects weighing 30lbs. or less.
- Ability to move about.
- Masters Degree in Biomedical Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, Education, or related area required.
- Five years relevant work experience.
Relevant work experience must include some combination of the following
- Experience in a higher education environment involving students, employers and/or alumni. Preferred experience in advising or mentoring students.
- Experience developing workshops or courses for adult learners.
- Experience teaching or leading workshops for adult learners.
- Experience providing or facilitating professional and career development services, preferably to graduate and postgraduate trainees.
- Event and program management experience.
- Experience using websites and social media.
- Experience developing and implementing effective assessment strategies and articulating strategic priorities.
- Experience gaining buy in and collaboration from faculty and academic administrators.
- PhD preferred.
Classified Title: Associate Director IL & LD
Working Title: Assoc. Director, Career Education & Curriculum Development
Starting Salary Range: $72,940-$100,380-$127,820 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F; 8:30-5:0
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Admin Education Professional Develop
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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