Job Req ID:  113225

Deputy, Student Living and Community Standards

We are seeking a Deputy, Student Living and Community Standards who will provide high-level support and serves on the senior leadership team for the Associate Vice Provost (AVP) and the newly formed team that constitutes Student Living and Community Standards (SLCS). The Deputy's responsibilities are split across these core functions: support the operations of SLCS, represent the AVP at select meetings and events, and serve as strategic leader for SLCS key initiatives and educational processes. The Deputy’s leadership advances SLCS strategic initiatives by managing operations and efforts toward developing and implementing the SLCS vision and mission and executing key priorities. The Deputy serves as the initial point of contact for the AVP in her absence and coordinates with the appropriate members of the senior leadership team and others to respond to requests, opportunities, and complaints on behalf of the AVP. The functional areas of Student Living and Community Standards include the offices of On-Campus Living, Student Conduct and Academic Ethics, Off-Campus Housing, and Student Policies. The core work of these areas encompasses student emergency response, implementing the student housing master plan, student-facing policy and compliance, student risk management, and providing leadership and support to student affairs staff embedded in all Johns Hopkins University (JHU) schools and divisions across all campuses.

SLCS Strategy and Operations

  • In partnership with, and support of, the AVP, lead key operations and initiatives in close consultation and collaboration with colleagues across the Student Affairs division, and in partnerships across the University including but not limited to Public Safety, Health and Well-Being, Centers for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Institutional Equity, Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate (JHFRE), Dining Services, and Government and Community Affairs.
  • Lead and manage priority initiatives.
  • Act as a key adviser to the AVP. Identify and brief the AVP on key issues requiring special knowledge and understanding of programs, initiatives, goals, and objectives beyond day-to-day operational knowledge.
  • Ensure matters requiring the AVP’s attention are developed, researched, and evaluated thoroughly before presentation.
  • Serve as a conduit for information both to the AVP and staff, as well as to other key stakeholders.
  • Stay current on contemporary issues of the day and build relationships in higher education, student affairs, and other relevant areas as it relates to key priorities for Student Living and Community Standards.
  • Alongside the SLCS leadership team, shape professional development opportunities and develop a positive staff culture to propel key priorities and goals.
  • Provide strategic leadership for data collection for the SLCS.
  • Provide strategic leadership on the integration and assessment of DEIB in and across all internal procedures, SLCS programs, and projects in accordance with the University Roadmap on Diversity & Inclusion.

Key Initiatives

  • Lead the assessment of all key initiatives, goals, and priorities for Student Living and Community Standards and identify a process for tracking and ensuring completion. Identify gaps and potential solutions.
  • With the AVP and Executive Director for On-Campus Living, support the vision, leadership, and implementation of the Housing and Dining master plan.
  • Assess current emergency response efforts, and identify gaps and training needs for Student Living and Community Standards.
  • With the AVP, guide the development of a strategic plan aligned with the Student Affairs Aspirations and University academic and co-curricular strategic initiatives.

Represent Student Living and Community Standards

  • Build and stay in close working relationships and coordination with team leads in Student Living and Community Standards, and other relevant university partners.
  • Independently represent Student Living and Community Standards initiatives at internal or external meetings.
  • Interact with members of the university administration and leadership of the schools on matters related to the Student Living and Community Standards portfolio or related matters.
  • Attend meetings, gather information, represent SLCS initiatives and the AVP, and make decisions as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with administrative leadership on University-wide initiatives.
  • Develop a lexicon for affirmative, strengths-based work and collaborate with the AVP on invitations, speaking engagements, and professional commitments.
  • In coordination with Operations & Communications staff, address all media requests (internal and external) in accordance with Student Affairs procedures.
  • Work with autonomy and respect the vital nature of collaboration and partnership.
  • Leverage outstanding oral and writing communication skills to initiate draft reports, presentations, remarks, grant applications, and other written materials and provide ongoing review, editing, and revisions in a writing partnership with the AVP on all SLCS initiatives, documents, and materials.
  • Maintain the highest levels of confidentiality.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • A sophisticated understanding of economic and racialized systemic inequities in Baltimore and demonstrated commitment to advancing equitable community engagement.
  • Comfort and desire to live and work in a city environment.
  • Individuals with a range of lived experiences and life skills are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Strong budgetary, planning, organizational, supervision, and management skills and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to bring a high degree of enthusiasm, energy, and creativity to civic engagement.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating, negotiating, and building consensus.
  • Demonstrated success in a complex, multi-layered, and data-driven organization.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral, public speaking, writing, and listening skills.
  • Excellent judgment.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and comfort with ambiguity.
  • Excellent ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty members and staff at all levels.
  • Demonstrated experience developing, articulating, operationalizing, and assessing strategic priorities.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds (e.g., class, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, etc.) and to foster sensitivity to diversity and an inclusive campus and community culture.
  • Proven ability to cultivate trust and credibility with colleagues and to build positive and effective relationships.
  • Demonstrated comfort in leadership and management.
  • Proven track record of establishing strategic relationships to strengthen program and service delivery.
  • Experience coordinating, managing, and inspiring people.

About JHU

The Johns Hopkins University was America’s first research university, founded for the express purpose of expanding knowledge and putting that knowledge to work for the good of humanity. Today, Johns Hopkins has approximately 6,500 faculty, 6,200 undergraduate students, and 17,600 graduate students across 230 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. JHU has multiple campuses in Baltimore and campuses serving graduate students in DC, Italy, and China. Johns Hopkins stands alone among top research universities in its extraordinary commitment of attention and resources to ensuring student success particularly those from first-generation or limited-income (FLI) backgrounds, making bold, sustained, and dramatic investments in the student experience over the last 15 years.

Student Affairs at JHU

Student Affairs on the Homewood campus is made up of 23 departments ranging from Residential Life, Dining, Athletics, and Campus Recreation to Student Engagement, Student Conduct, Student Transitions and Family Programs, Center for Student Success, Center for Social Concern, and University Student Services administrative units like Human Resources, IT, and Communications.

Student Affairs at Johns Hopkins educates beyond the classrooms, helping students to deepen their self-awareness, develop relationships, nurture inclusion, and find fulfillment in the collegiate experience to ensure lifelong success and meaningful contributions to our global community. Our culture is defined by our commitment to the “Aspirations for Student Learning,” which play a critical role in helping us fulfill our mission. We challenge, encourage, and support students to,

  • Live with curiosity.
  • Deepen self-awareness.
  • Engage in meaningful collaboration.
  • Grow in confidence.
  • Practice responsible leadership.

Student Affairs enjoys a close relationship with Academic Affairs at JHU, and has shared responsibility for delivering on one of the University’s highest priorities: ensuring that highly talented students from a wide range of backgrounds, regardless of their ability to pay, thrive during and after their time at JHU. We work closely with our colleagues in Student Health and Well-Being, Academic Affairs, Integrated Learning and Life Design, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to ensure students can take full advantage of all that JHU has to offer.

Our team is seeking student-centered, success-oriented professionals who want to make a difference in students’ lives. Ideal candidates in Student Affairs are curious, solution-seeking, have a can-do attitude, and are committed to the dignity and equity of all persons. If you enjoy student-centered work, work focused on building relationships and fostering community, that is rarely the same day-to-day, engaging with both college students and colleagues in-person as well as virtually, and have an entrepreneurial spirit, we want you to join us!

Hopkins Student Affairs Statement on Inclusion, Community, and Excellence

At Johns Hopkins, we strive to be a model of a pluralistic society in which we acknowledge, embrace, and engage diverse identities, perspectives, and experiences. We seek to build and buttress an inclusive intellectual and physical environment to ensure that all members of our community know with certainty that they belong at Johns Hopkins, and we aspire to equitably share the benefits and burdens of dismantling persistent systemic barriers to individual and communal success. Hopkins Student Affairs is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive community for students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds:

  • We believe that diversity is inherent to excellence and that the broad diversity of talents, cultures, identities, and experiences of our community members are core to our ability to deliver exceptional student development and learning experiences.
  • We strive to support a student experience where academic, leadership, and community engagement opportunities spur discovery and learning; encourage respect for and valuing of the perspectives of others; and foster a sense of belonging and connection across our students, broader university, and Baltimore community.
  • We strive to create a learning environment where our students feel invited to learn from and contribute to the learning of others through the sharing and honoring of each other’s perspectives, identities, cultures, talents, and experiences.

Hopkins Student Affairs seeks to hire, and support the professional development of, colleagues who: are equity-minded; demonstrate a commitment to inclusion; share a keen understanding of the importance of our identity as a diverse community of learners; are poised to contribute to our efforts to support student learning and offer robust leadership development and community engagement opportunities; and can contribute to our efforts to foster student connection and a sense of belonging across our university.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in the field of Higher Education, or related area required.
  • Seven years of progressive experience in student affairs or related higher education administration.
  • Additional experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.



Classified Title: Deputy AVP 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Deputy, Student Living and Community Standards   
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MH  
Starting Salary Range:  
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Student Affairs  
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.

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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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