Johns Hopkins (www.jhu.edu) was founded as the nation's first research university on the principle that pursuing big ideas and sharing knowledge makes the world a better place. The University has nine divisions with approximately 6,500 faculty, 6,200 undergraduate students, and 17,600 graduate students arrayed across 230 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Perennially ranked as the nation's leader in annual research expenditures, the University has consistently achieved this standard through excellent academic leadership, committed faculty and students, innovative international programs, high levels of collegiality, and exceptional interdisciplinary collaboration. In the past five years, federal research awards and expenditures have grown from $2.6 billion to $2.9 billion. The University's endowment is approximately $3.3 billion.
The Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (http://krieger.jhu.edu/), established at the University's founding in 1876, is a core institution of Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, shared with the Whiting School of Engineering. Comprising 22 departments and 33 centers, programs, and institutes, the Krieger School is home to students interested in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. The mission of the Krieger School is discovery-the creation of knowledge through scholarship and research, and the education of our students, undergraduate, and graduate alike. It is home to over 600 faculty, over 3,600 undergraduates, and over 900 full-time graduate students, as well as 500 staff and over 3,000 Advanced Academic Programs students.
Johns Hopkins University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Special Projects.Â The Director will play a key role in supporting the strategic and operational projects in the School of Arts and Sciences.Â The position will support of the work of the school's deans.Â He/she will assist in developing strategic initiatives and potential, including but not limited to short and long-term special projects in the area of faculty, undergraduate education, graduate education, academic programs, and other administrative priorities.
The Director of Special Projects works collaboratively with key members of leadership across the institution, including vice presidents, deans, directors, affiliated divisions, institutions, legal advisors, and University Administrative Staff, as well as School of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff.Â The position reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration.
Works closely with the Vice Deans and Senior Associate Deans in tracking plans to ensure that strategic objectives and initiatives across the School of Arts and Sciences are successfully implemented, managed and maintained in order to promote a competitive advantage.
Manages the planning, design, development and implementation of short and long-term projects for the school. Plans, coordinates, schedules and organizes project activities to meet objectives.
Researches, gathers, organizes and summarizes data for special projects. Develops, evaluates, recommends and implements procedures for data acquisition, management and quality control. Analyzes data for trends or conclusions and presents results and recommendations to school leadership.
Prepares status reports on project plans, progress and results of activities; develops and presents presentations and proposals as needed by the Dean.
Coordinates and assembles confidential documentation. Ensures completeness and accuracy of the documentation for submission to school, department or division for review and/or approval. Maintains confidential files. Coordinates and monitors distribution of confidential materials.
Serves as key resource for project information. Interfaces with faculty, staff and with a broad network of external constituencies.
Develops, prepares and edits meeting agendas, reports, publications, speeches, presentations, official correspondence, newsletters, articles, bulletins, brochures, manuals and other training materials, advertising copy, etc., as needed or assigned. Identifies and determines topics or subjects for various projects.
Develops and manages project budgets. Provides historical data and projections. Prepares and/or directs the preparation of financial reports as required.
Coordinates and/or links project operations with other administrative functions on and off campus and/or within the school, department or division.
Serves on special committees and support strategic projects within the School of Arts and Sciences and for broader university-wide initiatives.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
At least three years (7 years preferred) of progressively responsible operations experience, preferably in a large, complex and decentralized higher education organization.
Understanding of and commitment to the mission of research and teaching in a premier university.
Ability to inspire trust and work collegially with staff, faculty members, school and campus officers, university administrators, alumni, students, benefactors, and business partners.
Demonstrated ability to achieve consensus and influence a wide range of people at various levels to achieve results in a collaborative decision-making environment.
Advanced knowledge of organizational processes, protocols and procedures.
Excellent consulting, relationship building and strategic thinking skills.
Advanced knowledge of the organizational environment of higher education and large research universities to understand priorities, issues, motivations and constraints.
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal; experience and skill in public speaking and presentations.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and collaborative partnerships with students, faculty, administrators, co-workers, alumni and community leaders.
Ability to deal with sensitive and highly confidential information and skill in handling sensitive situations with discretion.
Ability to generate innovative ideas, originate action without instruction, establish goals and priorities in the development of programs, plan and complete projects on time under conditions of fluctuating workload.
Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction.
Strong data management and computer skills including the full Microsoft Office suite.
Political acumen to enable sound independent political judgments and to work effectively with diverse internal and external constituencies including top administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, high level donors, community and business leaders, opinion leaders, and elected officials at all levels and their staffs.
Unquestionable integrity, strong work ethic and resiliency required.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Earned PhD, Doctorate degree, or JD degree in relevant field.
Applications are only being accepted electronically via Interfolio.Â Interested and qualified candidates are to submit a cover letter, CV, and other relevant documents for full consideration by clicking the "Apply Now" button.Â Review of candidates will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Internal Number: A-57059-3
About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.