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Job Req ID:  56536

Assistant Director of Outreach and Community Engagement

General Summary:

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.


The Assistant Director of Outreach and Community Engagement in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will 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.


Essential Job Functions:

  • 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, alumni.



Bachelor’s degree required.



  • Three years related experience required.
  • Experience in higher education, nonprofit, or school district preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:

  • Must be service and team oriented and aware of the needs and concerns of a selective private university.
  • Position requires the 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, Power Point, and Outlook.


Additional requirements:  

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


Classified Title: Community Programs Specialist 
Working Title: Assistant Director of Outreach and Community Engagement 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB 
Starting Salary Range: $43,530-$59,792; commensurate with experience. 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 9-5 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001442-Undergraduate Admissions 
Personnel area: Homewood Student Affairs


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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