Executive Director of the Career Center

The Johns Hopkins University

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 6, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Executive Director of the Career Center

The Johns Hopkins University, a world leader in research and teaching, seeks an Executive Director of the Career Center as part of its strategy to build the Hopkins student experience so that it stands among the top ten in the nation. The Executive Director will oversee the development and delivery of communications, services, programs and tools to equip students to navigate the path from university to career and to support alumni in their early career management. He or she will expand existing employer relationships and chart new paths of collaborative service delivery while continuing the Career Center's recent history of innovative leadership.

Reporting to the Dean of Academic Services within the Homewood Student Affairs Division, the Executive Director will lead an 11-person team serving the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering, including undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and alumni of those schools. He or she will harness renewed institution-wide appreciation for the critical importance of career preparedness in fostering successful educational outcomes, in providing a broader platform for alumni and parent engagement and in realizing a more coherent "One University" identity for Johns Hopkins.

Qualifications: Johns Hopkins will appoint an Executive Director who is or who will quickly become recognized as a field-leading career development officer. Applications from individuals with experience in university career services, corporate university relations, human resources, institutional advancement, alumni affairs and professional services are equally welcome. A master's degree is required. A minimum of five years of progressive management experience is required, preferably involving undergraduates and/or recent graduates, as well as employers and/or alumni. Demonstrated skill in fostering new institutional relationships, marshaling professional networks, staff supervision, budget management and strategic planning, are essential. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to engage faculty, trustees and senior administrators, to counsel creative, diligent, professionally ambitious and service-minded students and to cultivate and steward a resourceful alumni and parent population. Facility with developing effective assessment methods and articulating strategic priorities is essential. The successful candidate will evidence the capacity to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds to promote an inclusive campus and community culture. 

Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae or résumé and contact information for five professional references who can speak about the candidate's qualifications for this position. Expressions of interest, applications, nominations and inquiries should be directed to Johns Hopkins's search consultant, Chuck O'Boyle of C. V. O'Boyle, LLC, at chuck@cvoboyle.com, who will furnish a detailed specification and an internal position summary upon request.

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world. Johns Hopkins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved. The Johns Hopkins University is an EO/AA employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community.