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Associate Director for Student Affairs Assessment

Johns Hopkins University
Waverly, MD
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

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Student Affairs
Position Type
Associate Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Reporting to the Chief of Staff to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA), the Associate Director for Student Affairs Assessment (AD) is a key leader and collaborator across all departments in Student Affairs. The AD, in partnership with senior leadership and department directors, provides expertise and drives the coordination and implementation of divisional and departmental assessment activities focused on program and project evaluation, student co-curricular learning, student satisfaction, and student needs. The AD coordinates annual assessment plan development and reporting with the departments and serves as consultant to departments with analysis and reporting of assessment results. The AD develops and convenes an Assessment Committee representing departments across the division and develops and oversees regular assessment training for staff in Student Affairs. The AD provides leadership for advancing the strategic focus on student development as outlined in our Aspirations for Student Learning.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Works with senior leadership in Student Affairs to clearly articulate a vision for assessment across the division.
  • Aligns assessment strategy with divisional strategic objectives and goals.
  • Develop and monitor key performance metrics used to assess divisional programmatic and operational goals, disseminating them via dashboard, infographics, and other data communication tools.
  • Develop a systematic process of gathering and using assessment data to improve programs and services in support of student learning and development.
  • Establish and lead Assessment Committee to collaborate on and manage all phases of assessment for Student Affairs departments.
  • Oversees the development and execution of a program review process for departments.
  • Advises departments on planning and implementing departmental assessment activities, including consultation on data collection, data analysis, reporting of assessment outcomes, and using results to improve programs and services.
  • Prepares an annual assessment report to summarize findings across the division.
  • Conducts regular workshops and training on assessment for divisional staff.
  • Holds regular consultation drop-in sessions for divisional offices.
  • Works with the Assessment Committee and the office of Undergraduate Analytics to develop an efficient system for planning and administering student surveys so as to minimize survey fatigue and maximize the collection of actionable data.
  • Partners with IT and undergraduate analytics staff on tools for data collection.
  • Administrator for AEFIS and Campus Labs Baseline.
  • Participate in and present findings and implications for practice at campus, regional, and national meetings and conferences.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of learner-centered design.
  • Knowledge of Student Affairs functional areas/departments and student development theory.
  • Awareness of challenges in fostering a culture of assessment.
  • Knowledge of basic and moderately advanced statistical methods.
  • Knowledge of qualitative data analysis.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
  • High level of administrative and communication skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to apply tact and good judgment in dealing with all levels of university staff, administrators, faculty, and students.
  • Politically aware and able to maintain confidentiality.

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 and 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 with 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 a respect for and valuing of the perspectives of others; and foster a sense of belonging and connection across our student, 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 required. Degrees in the social sciences, higher education administration, student personnel, counseling services, or other related field preferred.
  • Six years’ experience in education or related setting, with direct experience in outcomes assessment and related activities within higher education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A clear focus on the use of assessment to enhance the co-curricular experience.
  • Experience assessing student learning outcomes and creating key performance indicators.
  • Experience facilitating workshops and trainings on assessment topics.

Classified Title: Assessment & Evaluation Analyst
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Associate Director for Student Affairs Assessment
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: Min $55,200 - Max $96,600 ($75,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/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.

Accommodation Information

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