The new Assistant Director of Doctoral/Postdoc Career Services will support institution-wide efforts to ensure the career preparedness of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. Johns Hopkins University serves over 3,000 PhD students and over 1,400 postdoctoral fellows in the Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH), Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS), Peabody Institute, School for the Advanced International Studies (SAIS), School of Education (SoE), School of Medicine (SoM), School of Nursing (SoN), and Whiting School of Engineering (WSE).
The Assistant Director will provide direct career advising and workshop delivery to terminal-degree students and postdoctoral fellows in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering. To meet this goal, the Assistant Director will identify, create and implement enhanced career advising specifically targeted for terminal-degree students and postdoctoral fellows in an effort to meet their unique career development needs. The position will provide career advising to students on the Homewood Campus, and report to the Executive Director of the Career Center (Homewood). The Assistant Director, Doctoral Career Services will work closely and collaborate with the Assistant Director for Professional and Career Development in the JHMI Professional and Career Development office. In addition, until more staff is hired to support doctoral students and postdoc fellows on other JHU campuses, this position in collaboration with another assistant director position, will provide programming/workshop support to all doctoral and postdoc fellows. Additional staff resources will be allocated to support doctoral and postdoc students in FY-17 and FY-18.
The ideal candidate for this position will hold a terminal degree and have experience working with terminal-degree students and postdoctoral fellows.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Provide career advising to doctoral and post doc fellows.
Facilitate student exploration of their skills, interests, values and experiences in order to create a job search strategy targeted to their industry of interest.
Create and deliver workshops on a wide variety of career content areas including resume or CV writing, cover letter writing, creating a job search strategy, practice interviewing and networking.
Content may be made available to all JHU doctoral and postdoc fellows.
Cultivate and strengthen relationships with colleagues across units, including, but not limited to, academic departments, academic advising, and international services. Partner with colleagues in the JHMI Professional and Career Development office.
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
Recommend the purchase and implementation of technical resources for doctoral and postdoc fellows across all JHU departments, schools and programs including vendor negotiation, installation of technology, and staff/student training.
Meet regularly with other administrators at the University whose offices also provide career services to encourage coordination and identify the intersections of career services initiatives.
Create professional development and career development content for website.
Build and maintain a network of professionals and alumni across varied careers who can attend networking and career exploration events.
Create programming and services specific to the challenges International PhD and Postdoctoral fellows face in fellowship applications and job searches.
Master's degree required. PhD preferred. Three - five years of experience in higher education required.
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Successful candidates will bring the following experiences and demonstrate these characteristics:
Confident, resourceful and self-directed individual in this new, highly visible and collaborative role focused on doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.
Demonstrated experience in a higher education environment involving students, employers and/or alumni. Preferred experience in advising or mentoring students.
Possess the ability to translate doctoral and postdoctoral experiences to industry as evidenced by prior experience in either a government, non-profit or private sector setting.
Demonstrated skill in fostering new institutional relationships, and marshaling professional networks with faculty, senior administrators, employers and alums.
Experience in developing and implementing effective assessment methods and articulating strategic priorities is essential.
Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds to promote an inclusive campus and community culture.
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 Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.