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Job Req ID:  17055

Academic Affairs Manager


General Summary/Purpose:

The Academic Affairs Manager will have responsibilities for the Engineering for Professionals certificate and master’s degree programs, as well as for the non-credit efforts sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering.  This role reports to the Associate Dean of Engineering for Professionals.


Engineering for Professionals (EP) is the part-time, graduate division of the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.  We offer master’s degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates and post-master’s certificates to working professionals across 21 different engineering and applied science disciplines. Most classes are offered online, and a small number are offered on-site at the Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD.


The Whiting School of Engineering is developing a non-credit engineering education division, targeting learners seeking to improve their employability, change careers, and engage in lifelong learning.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The core duties of the Academic Affairs Manager will be as follows:
  • Provide general academic oversight to the existing Engineering for Professionals master’s degree and certificate programs, managing academic policy issues, student retention efforts, and other administrative functions;
  • Oversee any non-credit engineering education efforts for the Whiting School of Engineering, including online and on-site executive certificate programs, short courses, and bootcamps;
  • Oversee efforts to develop and offer new certificate, master’s degree, and non-degree programs, including commissioning market research studies, discussing proposed programs with internal and external constituents, and recruiting instructors;
  • Serve as the Academic Integrity Officer for the Engineering for Professionals programs, including managing records of academic misconduct and overseeing hearing panels;
  • Manage the mid-term and end-of-term course evaluation process, including examining questionnaires for revision, reviewing results, and running vendor searches;
  • Conduct regular peer analysis studies on issues such as tuition rates and instructor salary rates;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master's degree education or equivalent field.
  • Five years experience in all aspects of academic program administration or program/project experience in a related field.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for advanced education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience with post-secondary online education.
  • Experience with post-secondary academic affairs.
  • Experience with non-credit, continuing, and/or professional education.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, administrators, and colleagues.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple assignments and to work collaboratively within a team.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and communications skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.


Classified Title: Academic Program Manager 
Working Title: Academic Affairs Manager  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME 
Starting Salary Range: $70,000- $83,034 annually
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001473-EP Personnel 
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering


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