Under the leadership of Dr. Farouk Dey, the inaugural vice provost for integrative learning and life design, Johns Hopkins University has developed an ambitious vision to continue to integrate life design, experiential learning, and mentoring in the academic and co-curricular learning experience for all students and postdoctoral fellows. The Life Design Lab, located in the newly renovated Imagine Center, supports the undergraduate population, as well as masters and adult certificate students, on their journey from Hopkins to a fulfilled and intentional future.
We are seeking a Director of Employer Engagement who will report to the Executive Director of Life Design and will execute on the Life Design Labs vision, strategy, and objectives to enhance and deliver the professional development, career advancement, and life design to our students through cultivation and maintenance of strategic relationships with employers.
This position leads a team of Part-Time and Full-Time Employment Engagement Specialists, who build and maintain relationships with employer organizations in specific areas (particular industries, non-profit and/or government) for student internship and permanent employment, manages employer/student interactions within initiative-based programming and both virtual and on-campus visits, and assists the director with all office initiatives, programming and strategic planning. The Director of Employment Engagement will also carry a smaller, defined portfolio of their own to support the large pool of employers interested in connecting with our students. The team is charged with building the Life Design Labs brand as a source of talent for employers and with supporting content and resource development related to the hiring processes, timing, and competencies which will allow our students to thrive in a competitive employment market.
The Director of Employer Engagement will become familiar with the student landscape, desired outcomes and established initiative-based hiring and networking events at Johns Hopkins University and support the implementation of programs, support systems and content to connect our students with employers looking to present opportunities to our student population. They will direct the Employer Engagement team to be co-creators and collaborators with our Life Design Educators, deepening their connection with established departmental-based initiatives by connecting relevant employers in specific areas (particular industries, non-profit and/or government) to events and workshops targeting specific student populations, both virtually and within the Imagine Center.
The Life Design Labs efforts are also driven by initiative-based programs that span the academic calendar. The Director of Employer Engagement is expected to take on project and program management roles and support their team as they actively participate in the planning and execution of programs that include employers in specific areas (particular industries, non-profit and/or government) and impact our entire student population throughout the year.
This position is based in Baltimore and is a primarily remote role (minimum 3 days on campus per week).
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Data-Driven, Results-Oriented Leadership
Develop, review and execute the objectives and key results that target ongoing relationships with companies, agencies and organizations, domestically and internationally.
Coordinate with the office of institutional research and business analysts to collect, analyze, visualize and report outcomes data relative to employer engagement, both virtually and on-campus, and student internships.
Ensure that organizational objectives and key results are inclusive of our vision to ensure all students have integrative learning experiences while at Hopkins.
Hire and develop a team to ensure that our engagement with employers is innovative, intentional and scalable.
Manage personnel in a continuously iterative state, to ensure that employers are actively engaging with our students and providing experiential learning opportunities as well as job opportunities.
Works across the institution with our centralized employer office, Hire Hopkins, and Employer Relations offices in other schools to ensure efficient engagements with employers looking to recruit students from all Johns Hopkins University divisions.
Develops and manages ongoing relationships with companies, agencies and organizations, domestically and internationally, in specific areas (particular industry, non-profit and/or government), that leads to employment opportunities (internships and full-time) for students. Assists leadership with developing employer relations strategy, including target organizations and plans for connecting with them.
Networks with alumni and other sources within specific areas (particular industries, non-profit and/or government) to strengthen and broaden relationships.
Executes on innovative outreach strategies that will strengthen, sustain and/or broaden relationships with employers.
Employer Communication; prepare and regularly distribute communication to employer partners.
Coordinates with employer partners to conduct on-campus/virtual/remote/hybrid employer focused events, info sessions, on-campus interviews, etc.
Acquires new employer relationships based on hiring and student interest data identifies new opportunities to increase employment opportunities.
Assists employers with campus outreach to students, including promotion of opportunities, virtual and in-person interviews, participation internship and direct hire placement, and other employer needs.
Engage in social media, digital outlets, and academic and professional journals.
Other duties as assigned.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to oversee a team of account managers in business development, employer relations, talent acquisition or alumni development.
The ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to maintain a portfolio as an account manager in business development, employer relations, talent acquisition or alumni development.
The ideal candidate is innovative and entrepreneurial, comfortable with developing non-traditional projects or programs with equity and scalability in mind.
The ideal candidate is comfortable with co-working, flexible work arrangements, and presents skills in relationship development and engaging employers in groups and digital outlets.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter with the ability to work independently and is motivated to engage with employers, alumni, students, colleagues and others to help employers access talent and students meet their unique career goals and secure meaningful career opportunities.
The ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to facilitate change and help individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds (including International students) with varying degrees of professional experience accomplish their goals.
The ideal candidate is data and outcomes driven, strong in planning and execution, comfortable leading programs and interventions with groups, and enjoys developing relationships and connections with multiple stakeholders at once.
The ideal candidate is flexible and resilient, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and navigate change.
Masters Degree and 5 years of experience within a higher education, government, non-profit, or corporate setting.
By way of experience, evidence of ability to develop and execute stakeholder engagement campaigns in the realm of business development, employer relations or alumni development.
Experience managing small teams through recruiting campaigns or hiring initiatives.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve individual and shared goals within a complex and decentralized institution.
Strong multicultural competency and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to achieve equitable and inclusive results.
Comfortable with technology and able to quickly learn and use a wide range of systems (Handshake, Salesforce, PeopleGrove), collaboration tools (Zoom, Teams, Miro, Monday), and instructional technologies (Blackboard, etc.)
Listen and communicate convincingly in written and verbal formats.
Overseen and developed a staff that engages with employers looking to recruit undergraduate or graduate students, or in corporate/non-profit/government offices that recruit talent for their organization.
Knowledge of highly selective college or university settings, and familiarity with operations of the world of work and university networks.
Experience in presenting in both in-person and online formats.
Experience creating content (video, digital, written) and utilizing social media for the purposes of engaging with employers, and influencing public opinion.
Ability to translate student experiences to employment as evidenced by prior experience in either a government, non-profit, education, or private sector setting.
Experience in developing and implementing effective assessment methods and articulating strategic priorities.
Classified Title: Associate Director IL & LD Working Title: Director of Employer Engagement
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: $72,940-$100,380-$127,820 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: Life Design Lab Personnel area: University Student Services
Total Rewards The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
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