The Johns Hopkins Underrepresented in Medical Professions (JUMP) program was established in 2011 as a pioneering commitment to promote the success of high-achieving students from underrepresented populations who are preparing for careers in medicine and the health professions. JUMP is a learning community that includes academic support, advising, peer mentoring, community building, career exploration, and leadership opportunities. Through the recent landmark gift of $1.8 billion by Michael R. Bloomberg that is dedicated to meeting 100% demonstrated need with no-loan financial aid packages for first-generation and limited-income (FLI) students and the robust expansion of FLI initiatives and programs at Johns Hopkins University, the JUMP program will grow from a small cohort-based program to a premier 4yr+ enrichment program to serve all underrepresented (URM) and/or FLI students on pre-health pathways at Johns Hopkins. The JUMP program is aligned with and actively attuned to the definition of underrepresented in medicine and holistic review practices of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
With the program expansion projected to begin Fall 2020, the inaugural director of JUMP has a key role in leading the transition of the program from its current state to an expanded JUMP program. Employing the strategic framework for the expanded program developed by the JUMP Working Group, the director has a leading role in designing and implementing the new JUMP program. To effectively develop the expanded JUMP program, the director will demonstrate cross-cultural nuance in developing programming specific to URM and/or FLI students and possess a strong knowledge of the AAMC’s core competencies and the multiple pathways to careers in medicine and health professions. As an advocate for URM and/or FLI students in their overall student experience and pursuit of their academic and professional goals, the director will establish collaborations, within Johns Hopkins and external to the University, that promote student success and the overall mission of the program. The director works in strong partnership with the Office of Pre-Professional Advising, and further cultivates collaboration with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Office of Academic Advising, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Life Design, faculty and academic departments, and student networks to maximize all institutional resources and build integrated services. Finally, the director stewards meaningful connections to community-based organizations in the health care fields, medical schools, and national organizations and programs that support URM and/or FLI students in their pursuit of careers in health professions.
The director will provide the leadership, vision, and strategic direction of this program, meeting and reporting its goals and outcomes and directly supervising the JUMP staff. With the expansion of FLI initiatives at Johns Hopkins, the director will operate within the support of a team of FLI practitioners across the Homewood campus. The Director of JUMP reports to the Director of Student Enrichment Programs in the Center for Student Success.
Essential Job Functions:
Supervise a team of two full-time professional staff members.
Develop annual budgets and work closely with the Bloomberg budget analyst to monitor accounts associated with the program.
Align financial and human resources with priorities.
Strategic Planning and Assessment
Cultivate and promote a long-range vision and mission of the program aligned with the principles of the FLI Initiative and JHU’s Roadmap to Diversity and Inclusion.
Provide direction for a program that addresses milestones in the pre-med pathway, normalizes multiple pathways to medical school, and supports robust exploration of pre-health pathways.
Provide leadership and direction in the development and implementation of assessment strategies to collect, manage and report data related to the metrics of the FLI Initiative.
Evaluate program results and make changes as needed to reach desired program and student outcomes.
Keep abreast of national trends in higher education and student success, remain current in the field of pre-health advising, AAMC holistic review practices, and medical school admissions.
Collaborate with the Director of Pre-Professional Advising to develop synergy between the Office of Pre-Professional Advising and JUMP that provides consistent messaging to students on holistic review practices and pathways to health professions and develops complementary and collaborative programming across offices.
Collaborate with faculty, staff and students to develop programs and opportunities to support the success of URM and/or FLI students.
Develop programming and services that benefit all URM and/or FLI students on pre-health pathways while recognizing that subpopulations within the JUMP program may need more tailored services.
Manage a coordinated recruitment plan with other FLI-focused programs on campus to ensure that the university is matching FLI and/or URM students with appropriate opportunities and to create consistent, affirmative messaging about those opportunities.
Collaborate with the Director of Student Enrichment Programs, Director of Hop-In, and Director of the Advising/Coaching program to ensure coordination and shared purpose among these programs.
Work in collaboration with JHU’s Pre-Professional Advising office and academic departments to develop and facilitate MCAT prep workshops, materials, and a study skills toolbox.
Participate on university (school-based) and Homewood Student Affairs committees.
Provide leadership in the development of programmatic advisory committees (both staff and student).
Internal and External Relations and Outreach
Ensure liaison relationships with academic departments and administrative units in the Whiting School of Engineering, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and Homewood Student Affairs.
Develop and maintain relationships with medical schools and community-based and professional organizations.
Design and participate in a holistic advising program that prioritizes students’ knowledge of the pre-med pathway and specific skill-building for it.
Train staff in holistic review practices stemming from the AAMC’s holistic review guidelines.
Conscientiously coordinate advising practices with the Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Office of Academic Advising and develop and rigorously maintain among staff across the offices consistent messaging to students.
Metrics and Accountability:
% of URM and/or FLI pre-health students who opt into JUMP
% of JUMP advisees who participate regularly in REC workshops
JUMP student satisfaction with their knowledge and skill-building around pre-health pathways
Student learning outcomes about holistic review practices
Evidence of increased student engagement for JUMP students
Evidence of increased student affinity for JUMP students
Evidence of increased social mobility for JUMP students
Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, a health-related field or science required. Ph.D. or MD preferred.
Required: Five to seven years of experience leading, implementing, managing programs of similar complexity in a higher education or professional school context.
Preferred: Experience in pre-professional advising.
Additional Required Skills are Described Below:
Demonstrated success working with and developing programming for underrepresented racial minorities (African-American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Native-American), first- generation students, and students from low-income families.
Extensive knowledge of the AAMC’s guidelines, holistic review practices, and core competencies and the multiple pathways for FLI and URM students to successfully pursue careers in medicine and the health professions.
Strong budgetary, planning, organizational, supervision and management skills and experience.
Demonstrated experience collaborating, and building consensus with students, faculty members and staff at all levels.
Demonstrated experience establishing partnerships with campus offices, academic departments, and external organizations to work toward a common goal.
Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.
Ability to use appropriate judgment when dealing with sensitive issues.
Extensive knowledge and experiences managing holistic advising, assessment, academic and student affairs collaborations, diversity, and inclusion. In particular, ability to influence societal and workplace attitudes that honor principles to create a more inclusive community.
Demonstrated success in a complex, multi-layered, and data-driven organization.
Exceptional interpersonal, oral, public speaking, writing, and listening skills.
Demonstrated experience developing, articulating, operationalizing, and assessing strategic priorities.
Proven ability to cultivate trust and credibility with colleagues and to build positive and effective relationships.
Classified Title: Academic Program Manager Working Title: Director, JUMP Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60006501-Center for Student Success Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
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