Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives, School of Education
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 60896-en_US
The School of Education (SOE) at Johns Hopkins University (https://education.jhu.edu) is ranked as one of the nation's top schools of education. JHU School of Education serves 2300 students across a diverse mix of graduate degree programs, including a large number of online academic programs. The SOE is one of the most research-intensive units of its type, with research expenditures regularly exceeding $23M annually. The School is home to six research centers and institutes, covering areas such as educational policy, early childhood education, student success, and safe schools.
JHU School of Education seeks a creative, mature, and energetic professional to serve as the Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives. With responsibility for launching, incubating, and leading key strategic school-wide initiatives, the Assistant Dean will report to the Dean and work closely with the School's leadership team, including faculty and staff leaders. The Assistant Dean will lead and participate in the planning, communication, and implementation of diverse projects involving students, faculty, alumni, and university partners.
The Assistant Dean is a senior leadership position and serves as a representative of the Dean's office in a variety of settings, including meetings with other JHU administrators and meetings with faculty and student groups. S/he will lead the implementation and planning efforts related to the SOE's strategic vision, administer programs to maximize internal and external stakeholder engagement, and collect data suitable for the assessment of strategic efforts.
Qualified candidates for this position must possess a graduate degree and a minimum of five years of related experience, including project management, strategic planning, business development, and/or staff management. Candidates must have demonstrated experience promoting and implementing new initiatives in a complex decentralized, mission-oriented organization. A demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for managing multiple projects and activities with varied deadlines is required, as are team-building skills, leadership skills, and a commitment to promoting and sustaining an equitable community. Effective written and oral communication skills are required. Graduate degrees in fields including education, business, and public policy, are preferred, as is experience in or knowledge of the culture and operation of research universities.
Required Qualifications ● Earned Master's degree
● Five years related experience ● Project management and/or strategic planning experience ● Demonstrated leadership ability ● Experience organizing and managing resources to plan against objectives ● Commitment to promoting equitable work environments ● Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication
Preferred qualifications ● Experience working in higher education ● Terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D.) ● Experience working in a remote/hybrid work environment ● Proficient IT skills including the use of shared and remote working platforms
● Change management and organizational development experience
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.