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Johns Hopkins University Engagement Associate in Baltimore, Maryland

General summary/purpose:

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) seeks to establish relationships with leading industrial employers to better connect our undergraduate students with career, mentoring, and professional development opportunities. We will do this by creating and executing various programs within BME, including an Industrial Internship Program (IIP) that will connect BME upperclassmen with leading companies to build relationships that will continue into senior year projects and potential post-graduate careers. The IIP and other BME Programs will be designed and built through targeted networking efforts and the creation of a BME constituents network across the United States. Multiple engagement strategies such as special events, personal visits, and outreach via multiple communication channels will support the establishment of relationships with BME alumni and other stakeholders in leadership positions at leading companies. In turn, those relationships will support the development of internship positions and other opportunities for Johns Hopkins BME undergraduate students within those companies.

These initiatives align closely with university-wide goals recently announced by Johns Hopkins University, which has developed an ambitious vision to continue to integrate life design, experiential learning, and mentoring in the academic and co-curricular learning experience for all students and postdoctoral fellows. Read more about this plan here. The success of the BME department initiatives described above depends heavily upon close collaboration with several Hopkins entities, including the Life Design Lab, Hire Hopkins, Hopkins Connect, PHutures, and Development and Alumni Relations.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

This position will support the experiences of our BME constituents (current and former students) and collaborating corporate partners through internship and practicum experiences, research opportunities, regional events, and development of industry relationships and networks. This position will help to create the experience of being a BME constituent and a collaborating corporate partner both inside and outside the classroom. Specifically, this position will execute programming aimed at creating internship positions and other avenues for career development for Johns Hopkins BME undergraduates through partnerships with leading biomedical industry employers.

Strategy Implementation

  • Contribute to and execute a comprehensive strategy to engage BME constituents and collaborating corporate partners through which internship positions can be established. Identify, build, nurture and strengthen relationships that results in long-term engagement with Hopkins BME.

  • Support activities to build a community of BME constituents and collaborating organizations with the goal of internship and career opportunities for JHU BME students. These activities will include regular meetings and/or events to facilitate interactions outside the classroom to build ties between BME constituents, collaborating corporate partners and faculty.

  • Develop and/or coordinate an annual work plan outlining BME engagement goals and objectives for BME constituents and collaborating corporate partners aimed at maximizing interest in and involvement with the department and its programs.

  • Create and maintain accurate database of students, internship interests, and collaborating corporate partners.

  • Support to BME constituents and collaborating corporate partners

  • Manage, promote, and lead efforts to engage Hopkins BME constituents in various engagement opportunities, with a goal of creating and building an increased departmental presence among potential employers, including alumni, industry leaders, and other stakeholder groups.

  • Serve as a liaison for departmental leaders and collaborating corporate partners to ensure that IIP relationships are established and properly stewarded.

  • Provide support and guidance to students and collaborating corporate partners on an individualized basis as needed by connecting them with information, networks, resources, faculty, and other forms of support.

  • Provide a high degree of customer service and prompt, courteous response to requests for information and assistance from BME constituents and collaborating corporate partners. Maintain direct and regular communications with BME constituents, departmental leadership and collaborating corporate partners through phone calls, email, and in person meetings.

  • Lead a wide range of activities to engage and involve BME constituents and collaborating corporate partners in meaningful ways. Assist in planning educational enrichment events such as seminars, webinars, and live talks. Cultivate relationships with BME constituents and collaborating corporate partners, and engage them to ensure they are getting the most out of the program.

  • Maintain responsibility for event logistics including reserving rooms, IT support, and parking; ordering supplies and catering; marketing and communications; and tracking RSVPs.


  • Contribute to the implementation of BME Programs to help achieve annual participation goals for both current students and corporate partners. This includes but not limited to visiting, calling, emailing, and following up with targeted organizations and individuals to present and disseminate information about the BME Programs, hosting events to encourage student and corporate participation in BME Programs, and following up with all leads.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with BME students, corporate partners, recruiters, hiring managers, and other relevant stakeholder groups, and provide follow up and outreach to keep those relationships current and strong.

  • Represent Hopkins BME at events and activities to enhance the prominence and positive profile of the department.

  • Travel locally to maintain relationships with employers.

  • Identify and advertise job opportunities for BME students through appropriate channels.

  • Assist with collection and analysis of relevant data to monitor outcomes and ensure success of BME Programs. This includes alumni employment data such as overall placement rate, average salary, and common employers.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or education management; marketing; science or engineering; or related field required.

  • Requires five years of progressively responsible experience in business development, alumni or employer relations, outreach, constituent engagement, or related fields.

  • 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. 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.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in higher education and knowledge of biotech industries preferred.

Special Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Proven track record in outreach and recruitment of constituents by communicating organizational mission and goals in a higher education environment.

  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining institutional relationships.

  • In-depth knowledge of Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, social media platforms, and Internet end-user applications.

  • Position requires strong written and verbal communications skills.

  • Successful candidate should be very comfortable with public speaking.

  • Must be adept at working effectively with diverse constituent groups and senior institutional staff.

  • Ability to travel for outreach activities on an as needed basis.

  • Self-motivated and demonstrated success implementing new initiatives.

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to adjust to multiple demands.

  • Exemplary follow-through habits with prospective students and stakeholders.

  • The incumbent must be able to communicate, interact and organize effectively in order to build mutually beneficial relationships with JHU.

Classified Title: Employer Outreach Specialist

Working Title: Engagement Associate ​​​​​

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD

Starting Salary Range: $52,495 to $72,210 annually

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: Monday through Friday

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus

Department name: 10001485-Department of Biomedical Engineering

Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering

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

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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.