Job Req ID:  113028

Assistant Director of Outreach and Community Engagement

Johns Hopkins University aims to enroll the world’s brightest minds to create a diverse student body actively engaged in all areas of academia and society. Over the years, there have been significant investments made towards ensuring Johns Hopkins is affordable to all talented students regardless of family background.  To that end, the Undergraduate Admissions Office strives to ensure that all academically qualified students understand that a world-class education is within reach. This is especially true for the talented students right here in our own backyard.

We are seeking an Assistant Director of Outreach and Community Engagement in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to be responsible for developing the K-12 pipeline to Johns Hopkins University across the Greater Baltimore and DC area. This will include the development of key programs and cultivating internal and external partnerships.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop on-campus programs exposing low-income, first-generation students to the college admissions process.
  • Collaborate across the Johns Hopkins University network to identify organizations working with K-12 students.
  • Develop relationships with local K-12 organizations.
  • Represent JHU at local off-campus events.
  • Develop workshops and professional development for counselors and nonprofit leaders.
  • Conduct daily information sessions and respond to routine requests from prospective applicants.
  • Recruitment planning for a designated geographic region(s).
  • Conduct high school visits, events, and other meetings with various constituent groups.
  • Eight to ten weeks of travel and evening/weekend work required; and conducting off-campus university events and high school visits for prospective students, families and high school guidance/college counselors.
  • Review and evaluate applications.
  • Leverage basic data analysis to inform programming.
  • Manage internal and external relationships: Faculty, counselors, prospective students and families, current students, university administrators, high school counselors, and alumni.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Must be service and team-oriented and aware of the needs and concerns of a selective private university.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors, faculty and other university partners as well as the ability to represent Johns Hopkins University to the public.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Strong written abilities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with priority stakeholders.
  • Track record of program development.
  • Knowledgeable of challenges facing urban school districts.
  • Knowledge of standard office software applications: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to travel extensively and work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to drive a car.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Three years related experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in higher education, nonprofit, or school district is preferred.



Classified Title: Community Programs Specialist 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Assistant Director of Outreach and Community Engagement   
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB  
Starting Salary Range: $45,700 - $80,000 Annually ($60,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon - Fri / 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hubrid/Homewood Campus 
Department name: Undergraduate Admissions  
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:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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