The Director of University Affairs (DoUA) is a senior staff position responsible for coordinating and advancing the work of the Office of the President with particular focus on University’s priorities for academics, student affairs, and equity. The role supports and serves as a trusted advisor to the Vice President/Chief of Staff (VP/CoS) to the President and other senior administrators; manages and oversees projects and initiatives to achieve the University’s priorities and objectives; and helps ensure the overall efficiency and impact of the Office of the President. The DoUA position requires strong alignment with Johns Hopkins University’s mission, values, and strategic vision, as well as demonstrated success, sound judgment and flexibility working in a complex, fast-paced environment.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage high-priority projects for the Office of the President related, but not limited to, the office of the provost, student affairs, and institutional equity.
Anticipate, identify and troubleshoot issues of concern or significance; exercise discretion to provide timely information and necessary updates across multiple stakeholders.
Ensure that matters requiring the attention of the President and VP/CoS are thoroughly developed, researched and evaluated.
Research, write, edit and/or coordinate preparation of special reports, briefings and presentations.
Supervise the preparation, accuracy, and timeliness of presidential materials and briefings.
Work closely with the Directors of Speechwriting, Strategic Communications and University Communications to conceive, draft, edit and manage internal messages, letters and other communications.
Build and maintain successful working relationships and coordination with a wide range of offices, staff, and stakeholders, internal and external to the University.
Manage the review and oversight of office finances and executive expenses.
Participate in strategic scheduling of events, meetings and other requests to balance and address key objectives.
Recruit, train and jointly supervise members of the research staff, day-to-day and on a project- specific basis.
Help to lead and sustain a culture of service, professionalism and continuous improvement in the Office of the President.
At least five years of relevant professional experience, preferably including work with senior or executive level leadership, in higher education, non-profit or public sectors.
Superior research, writing, and oral communication.
Mature judgment and demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise discretion and manage multiple priorities at once.
Strong interpersonal, organizational and critical thinking skills; adaptability to meet changing demands.
Ability to identify, analyze and address a wide variety of issues and problems in a high-intensity environment.
Collegiality, approachability and diplomacy at all levels of an organization.
Demonstrated supervisory skills and ability to motivate and engage others.
Stellar professional reputation, personal integrity and ability to maintain confidences.
Classified Title: Director of University Affairs Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PH 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: 10000002-President Office of Personnel area: University Administration
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