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Johns Hopkins University seeks Partnership Coordinator

Partnership Coordinator

Classified Title: Academic Program Administrator

Requisition #: 314758

Range: MC

Level: 3

Salary: $43,011-$59,217

Status: Full Time

School: School of Education

Location: Homewood Campus

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Administrative

Contact: Central Talent Acquisition Office: 443-997-5100

General Description

The Johns Hopkins University has embarked on an ambitious initiative to strengthen ten neighborhoods around the Homewood Campus – the Homewood Community Partners Initiative (HCPI). A key component is the work to support local public schools to become high performing neighborhood schools with high caliber flagship academic programs. At Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School, the Johns Hopkins University School of Education (SOE) is implementing a new partnership to build a STEAM-focused school that improves student learning and engagement by focusing on the arts – arts integration, arts partnerships, and arts education.

The Partnership Coordinator for the Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School - JHU SOE partnership will report to the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Education. The position will commence upon the selection of the successful candidate and in time for the start of the 2017/2018 School Year. The Partnership Coordinator will work closely with Margaret Brent’s in-school community schools coordinator. Additionally, the Partnership Coordinator from Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School will collaborate with the Partnership Coordinator from Barclay Elementary/Middle School on projects of mutual interest. Project leadership includes the President’s Office, the SOE’s Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, the Principal of Margaret Brent, and the HCPI Education Committee. The Partnership Coordinator will work on implementing the Margaret Brent-JHU SOE Partnership to transform Margaret Brent into a university-assisted PK-8 arts-integrated community school. Program elements include arts-integrated curriculum, professional development, after school and summer programming, as well as marketing and evaluation. The Partnership Coordinator will build and sustain the internal and external infrastructure and relationships to expand arts integrated instruction, arts-related programming, and outreach for Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School students.

This is a complex, important, demanding, and highly visible position. The Partnership Coordinator provides planning, project, and budget management including budget management. During the first year, the Partnership Coordinator will be working with project leadership to establish clear roles and responsibilities, guiding principles, protocols, procedures and communication strategies and to plan, implement, and monitor the activities of the partnership. Tasks, responsibilities, and expectations of this position are outlined in the following three areas:

Arts-Integration Programming

  • Manage multiple arts activities both during and after the school day, including but not limited to partnerships with OrchKids, Single Carrot Theatre, and the musician, Thomas Dolby.
  • Seek out, create, and direct new partnerships with arts organizations throughout the Baltimore-Washington area.
  • In collaboration with teachers, facilitate connections with Baltimore-area cultural resources to the school. For example, arrange field trips to museums and symphonies that correspond with activities and lessons within teachers’ curriculums.
  • Develop, implement, and direct after school and summer programming, which will involve PK-8 students and parents.
  • Purchase necessary materials for implementing arts-integrated curriculum.
  • Direct student arts-related programming activities.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise JHU faculty, Margaret Brent teachers, and students delivering after school and summer programming.
  • Oversee planning of arts-focused events involving students.

Professional Development Coordination

  • Organize and direct various teacher professional development opportunities involving arts-related organizations and supports such as the Maryland Artistry in Teaching Institute (MATI), Single Carrot Theatre, Arts Every Day, Young Audiences, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Arts-Integration Specialist.
  • Supervise and lead individual and small group teacher coaching focused on the development and implementation of arts-integrated instructional strategies, including regional training workshops and conferences.
  • Work with the Arts-Integration Specialist to direct the delivery of teacher professional development related to arts-integrated instruction and integration into the classrooms.

Arts-Integration Implementation

  • Direct teacher creation of arts-integrated lessons and unit plans.
  • Meet with teachers to discuss materials needed for arts-integrated lessons.
  • Supervise, observe, and coach teachers with actual implementation of arts-integrated instruction.
  • Provide resources for teachers’ research on arts-integration; build a school based library with arts-related resources.
  • Oversee exhibition of arts-integration work throughout the school.
  • Obligations for documentation for supporting institutions: JHU School of Education, Baltimore City Schools, and the Homewood Community Partners Initiative (HCPI)
  • Direct and oversee the evaluation process to determine the effectiveness of arts-integrated instruction and programming. Involves collection of formal and informal assessments and evaluation of data. Examples of types of data to be collected include:
  • Curriculum-based assessments: conducting pre- and post-tests of arts-integrated instruction.
  • Design, collect, and analyze satisfaction surveys for parents, teachers, and students.
  • Review standardized test results to compare school’s performance before and after implementation of arts-integrated instruction. For example, compare Margaret Brent’s test scores to other schools with comparable demographics who are not implementing arts-integrated curriculum.
  • Analyze and develop of quarterly reports to include information about the school’s level of implementation, successes, and ongoing needs as teachers implement the arts-integrated curriculum.
  • Design and oversee a comprehensive marketing and community outreach plan. The purpose of this plan is to share with Margaret Brent families, the broader community, and potential new school families the arts integration work being done at the school.
  • Work closely with the principal and JHU-SOE to plan goals for each year of the partnership.
  • Prepare reports of partnership activities for SOE leadership twice a month. Prepare reports of partnership activities for the HCPI Education Committee twice a year.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s preferred, in an education or related field, such as arts-education. Three years progressively responsible related experience required. Five or more years of experience preferred. Experience should include teaching in a K-8 school setting, program management/administration/professional development in an academic or out of school time educational environment, preferably in arts-related educational outreach. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • 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.

The ideal candidate will have successful experience:

  • Delivering and implementing arts-integrated lesson and unit plans
  • Delivering presentations on the topic of arts integration
  • Planning and managing complex programs
  • Delivering arts-related educational outreach to PK-8 students
  • Recruiting, coordinating, training and motivating volunteer mentors or instructors
  • Relating to PK-8 students and parents of similar demographics to Baltimore
  • Playing a central role in a university assisted, urban, community school

Special skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effectively communicates with educational practitioners and other groups associated with education
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Experience with web and multi-media applications
  • Ability and flexibility to work in person and by phone/email with varied groups
  • Organization and interpersonal skills
  • High motivation to work autonomously and collaboratively
  • Excellent work ethics and habits
  • Knowledge of pedagogy for arts-integrated teaching to PK-8 grade students
  • Knowledge of sources of effective arts-integrated curriculum for PK-8 grade students
  • Knowledge of the Baltimore City Public School system
  • Good people skills

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at 443-997-5100. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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