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Opportunity: JHU Assistant Dean for Summer & Precollege

Posted By Rita Trulinos, Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Updated: Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Assistant Dean of Summer & Intersession. We are seeking a dynamic leader to oversee summer and intersession programs for the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of growing summer pre-college programs. Summer and intersession programs enroll over 5000 students.



  • Provide leadership to undergraduate summer session, January intersession, and summer precollege programs.
  • Collaborate with school leadership and other administrators to ensure the school’s mission and educational philosophy inform decisions regarding undergraduate and intersession programs.
  • Leverage the intellectual capital of the Krieger School of Arts & Science and the Whiting School of Engineering.
  • Design and ensure the implementation of programs and activities that are appropriate for the precollege target audience.
  • Anticipate trends within the precollege market.
  • Promote the safety of minors enrolled in precollege programs and ensure that programs comply with standards of best practice as defined by the American Camp Association.
  • Resolve conflicts with parents of precollege students.

Marketing, Recruiting and Communications:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing strategy for summer programs.
  • Effectively and aggressively market summer precollege programs.
  • Design and implement effective marketing strategies to ensure enrollment, scale for growth, be financially profitable, and utilize the campus facilities well.
  • Ensure that summer programs have a strong presence on the web and social media.

Budget & Finance:

  • Oversee the financial management and budget operations of summer programs.
  • Assure consistency and integrity of the financial operations of each program.
  • Participate in, and plan for the growth of enrollment and facilities.
  • Design and lead recruitment strategies that maximize enrollment in all programs.


  • Lead a talented team of 4 full time staff and 6 seasonal staff.
  • Work with departments in the Kreiger School to offer a robust slate of summer undergraduate courses.
  • Recruit qualified instructors to teach high quality precollege courses that leverage the strengths of the School and the Johns Hopkins’ brand.
  • Oversee the necessary ongoing supervision and evaluation of instructors and staff.


  • Work collaboratively with university offices to maximize housing capacity.
  • Work collaboratively with the Homewood Registrar and department managers to maximize classroom/lab capacity.
  • Prepare contracts and make arrangements with external vendors to provide a high quality residential experience for precollege students. 
  • Act as primary point of contact for summer programs in the Kreiger School of Arts & Science and the Whiting School of Engineering.


The Assistant Dean reports to the Associate Dean of Advanced Academic Programs.


Master's Degree required, Terminal degree preferred, plus 5-7 years of experience.

The position requires a proven track record of leading summer programs, mature judgment, and creative problem-solving. The successful candidate will inspire university stakeholders around a vision and strategic plan to grow summer programs. This will require forging effective relationships with academic departments and student affairs departments.


Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae detailing administrative and leadership experience online only at

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