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Assistant Director for DNP Executive, PhD, and DNP/PhD Recruitment

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, United States, 21205

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Reporting to the Associate Director of Admissions, we are seeking an Assistant Director of Recruitment for DNP Executive, PhD and DNP/PhD Programs who will coordinate and oversee the recruitment and enrollment of all students in the DNP Executive, PhD, and DNP/PhD programs. In close consultation with the Associate Director and Director of Admissions, this position will manage ongoing strategic initiatives to ensure all enrollment goals are met.

This position will work very closely with the DNP, PhD and DNP/PhD Program Directors and all faculty members in these doctoral programs and will be responsible for,

  • Strategic Planning - They will partner with the Director and Associate Director of Admissions to develop a strategic enrollment plan for each doctoral program and will craft initiatives to meet school, institution and AACN nursing goals.
  • Program Administration - This admissions staff member will serve as the primary recruiter for the DNP Executive, PhD, and DNP/PhD programs and will be expected to know and connect all prospective students to the appropriate JHU faculty member regarding research interests and/or career tracks and will serve on the DNP Executive and PhD Admission Committees (with faculty). This position will also report out to the DNP and PhD Curriculum Committees.
  • Data Analysis/Research - This staff member will run, and audit applicant reports for the DNP Executive, PhD, and DNP/PhD programs and will provide data for SON and JHU reports as needed and in collaboration with the Associate Director of Data and Operations and the Director of Admissions. They will research and provide data analysis on trends in nursing enrollments (regional, national and international trends).

To support our recruitment goals, we seek candidates who thrive in a team environment and can build and sustain strong relationships within the Hopkins and Nursing communities and with local and national organizations, other institutions of higher education, as well as programs that support the growth and development of a diverse community of health professionals.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Partner with program directors and faculty members to meet enrollment goals for the DNP Executive, PhD, and DNP/PhD programs.
  • Travel on behalf of the JHU SON for recruitment and other institution related events.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with faculty, students, staff, alumni and key health care constituents.
  • Speak publicly to individuals, groups on and off campus and virtually.
  • Establish and maintain new relationships with external constituents at feeder institutions and organizations.
  • Develop targeted, strategic initiatives to ensure admission goals are met related to the recruitment/enrollment of DNP Executive, PhD and DNP/PhD students from non-traditional groups.
  • Read, evaluate and execute admission decisions on applicant files as designated for all JHSON graduate programs.
  • Develop and monitor reports to enhance recruitment strategies.
  • Plan and lead recruitment events and assist with all events including but not limited to Open House programs, Accepted Students Days, webinars, online chats, interviews, tours, etc.
  • Arrange and conduct interviews and meetings with students as well as regional group information sessions. Conduct prospective applicant outreach in person and virtually as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with Associate Director of Admissions, Associate Director of Data and Operations, and Director of Admissions on content and execution of communication plan specific to DNP Executive, PhD, and DNP/PhD prospects and applicants including emails, calls, blogs and social media when appropriate.
  • Mobilize SON students and alumni, in cooperation with Academic, Student and Alumni Affairs, to support the recruitment efforts of the DNP Executive, PhD, and DNP/PhD programs.
  • Develop understanding of all SON degree and certificate programs to be able to fully represent the Office of Admissions in all recruitment activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Should possess high-level communication skills to be able to lead communication activity, both in writing and for in-person and virtual events.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience coordinating programs and working effectively with faculty, students, staff and alumni.
  • Ability to analyze admissions data and trends, forecast changes in enrollment/higher education and develop appropriate strategies to respond.
  • Possess high energy, attention to detail, and the ability to organize effectively.
  • Should have strong technology skills including the ability to leverage a CRM and Student Information System.
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel and work nights and weekends as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Five years progressively responsible related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree.
  • An understanding of graduate nursing programs.

Classified Title: Sr. Admissions Officer
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Assistant Director for DNP Executive, PhD, and DNP/PhD Recruitment
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: Min $55,200 - Max $96,600 Annually ($72,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/School of Nursing
Department name: Admissions Office of
Personnel area: School of Nursing

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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