We are seeking a Director of Strategic Planning (Sr. Program Manager)who will report to the Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Programs and will lead, coordinate, and manage multiple strategic initiatives as defined by the Dean and as part of Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) and the Office of Summer and Intersession programs strategic planning. The Director of Strategic Initiatives will be a member of the Associate Dean's Senior Leadership Team and will work closely with the AAP Associate Dean to develop new KSAS revenue streams.
Some initiatives include expanding international and domestic activities and programs, leading faculty in developing new initiatives, and a significant amount of proposal writing. The Director of Strategic Initiatives will work with AAP leadership, faculty, and other key stakeholders to identify opportunities (e.g., JHU General Council, the Provost's office, Communications, and Institutional Research).
The position requires excellent writing, research, data analytics, and copyediting skills. Experience developing reports in various systems that support higher education initiatives and using public data services such as IPEDS, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, EMSI, etc., and private services such as EAB and UPCEA.
The position is based either at the JHU campus in Washington, D.C., or Baltimore, with frequent travel to either location. The position will also be responsible for working strategically with university partners to provide direction to and represent the interests of KSAS in the physical move to 555 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Director has one direct report: the AAP Operations Administrator.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Identify new credit and non-credit opportunities for AAP and OSIP in the domestic and international markets
Establish relationships with businesses, government agencies, and non-profits domestically and internationally that increase B2B opportunities
Work with research vendors to develop a research plan to identify new program opportunities
Creating research-based feasibility studies for decision-making purposes from a variety of data sources
Select and analyze data from various public and private entities to inform decision-making
Write research-based proposals ant and writing
Collaborate with faculty for new ideas and to meet revenue goals
Lead faculty in the ideation and implementation stages for new proposals and programs
Collaborate with Sr. Leadership team members in the ideation and new program launch stages
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Master's Degree in a related field
At least five years of related experience in a university or business development setting, with at least three years managing staff
* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Doctorate, Juris Doctor, or MBA Degree
Work experience demonstrating increasing responsibility—experience in higher education, financial and data analysis, and new program initiatives both internationally and domestically
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:
The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding leadership and project management skills, excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills, and strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects/assignments simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment
Strong attention to detail, highly organized, and strong planning/logistics management skills
Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of others, facilitate meetings, and develop relationships across the organization and externally
Proven ability to effectively work across diverse constituencies and stakeholders in moving projects along
Demonstrated ability to negotiate, influence and persuade
Ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm, and diplomacy individually and as part of a complex team effort
Ability to manage diverse tasks with frequent interruptions, meet deadlines with competing demands
Ability to build and manage productive relationships with external partners
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and self-confidence
Level of Independent Decision Making:
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
Expert in Microsoft Office Suite, especially M.S. Excel, and strong fluency with Tableau and Qualtrics and/or other data reporting systems
1 – AAP Operations Administrator
Classified Title: Sr. Program Manager Working Title: Director of Strategic Planning Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PG Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 8:30am-5pm M-F Exempt Status: Exempt Location: JHU - Washington, DC Department name: AAP Administration Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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