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Associate Director, Career and Professional Development

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Associate Director of Career & Professional Development provides professional development programming to students, and SAIS alumni; manages the non-credit “Professional Skills Courses”, oversees the production of the annual Employment Outcomes Report and Internship report, manages the Summer Internship Fund (SIF); oversees internal and communications for the Office of Global Careers, serves on the SAIS Professional Development Committee (PDC), provides career counseling and training; and maintains ongoing relationships with alumni and employers.


Key Accountabilities

  1. Manage the non-credit “Professional Skills Course Series” offered by Global Careers on the Washington, DC campus and coordinate online skills courses for all three campuses.
    1. Conduct surveys and market research to determine course offerings and develop curriculum.
    2. Identify and recruit instructors to teach courses.
    3. Promote the program to students and alumni.
    4. Manage all administrative aspects of the program including the collection of syllabi, scheduling of classes, booking rooms and registering students for courses.
    5. Collect course evaluations and devise retention strategies.
    6. Track related-expenses (i.e., materials, advertising cost); set and oversee budget
    7. Liaise with registrar and academic departments regarding course completions.


  1. Coordinate the data collection and production of an annual Employment Outcomes Report.
    1. Create and disseminate employment survey to graduates.
    2. Follow-up to achieve high rate of completion.
    3. Analyze results and write report
    4. Work with graphic designer to produce and print final report
    5. Promote and market the report to various constituencies


  1. Oversee internal and external communications for the Office of Career Services to ensure consistency in messaging and branding.
    1. Create and update website content.
    2. Coordinate content for website “Tiles” among all three campuses.
    3. Write and distribute summer newsletters for recent graduates.
    4. Edit internal and external communications as needed.
    5. Draft headline articles for the Career Services Weekly newsletter.


  1. Manage the SAIS Summer Internship Fund (SIF).
    1. Consult with the Professional Development Committee to establish policies and criteria for eligible applicants; with Operations and Development regarding available funding; with Academic Departments regarding concentration awards; and with Student Life regarding travel procedures.
    2. Create all documents required for application and upload materials to SAISWorks. Create Google documents to track applications.
    3. Hold information sessions on SIF and promote the program in SAISWorks and in the Career Services Weekly email.
    4. Process all Washington and HNC applications and send award letters.
    5. Determine award amounts and funding sources for SIF recipients. Work with Frances Scarver regarding payroll procedures.
    6. Ensure students meet SIF completion requirements.


  1. Oversee the collection of summer internship evaluations and prepare Summer Internship report and post to Handshake.


  1. Track and maintain office statistics.


  1. Develop collaborative relationships with faculty, department coordinators, Associate Deans and members of the Development and Alumni Affairs offices.


  1. Serve on the SAIS Professional Development Committee.  Help prepare agenda; take minutes and communicate effectively with committee members.


  1. Counsel students on all aspects of their professional development, including clarification of career goals, providing current information on specific career fields and employment trends, developing effective documents (e.g., resumes, cover letters) and provide advice  on conducting effective employment searches.


  1. Develop career information and employment related programs for students and alumni, to include but not limited to, career panels, career fairs, funding for unpaid internships and other special programs.