Reporting to the Executive Director of the Preparatory and working in close partnerships with the Faculty, the ACE Program Coordinator will be responsible to develop, implement and manage non-credit music and dance classes and programs for adults. The position will manage existing programs and create new opportunities for lifelong learners at each of the Preparatory' s four campuses: Downtown Baltimore, Towson, Annapolis and Howard County. While the position will work with department chairs on existing programs, the expectation is that the ACE Coordinator will spend the majority of time identifying market opportunities and building new programs to serve the needs of a diverse adult population. Success in this position will be defined by increased enrollment and increased revenue in on site, off site and on line class.
The ACE administrator will be responsible for all Preparatory programs focused on adult and continuing education: Dance, Strings, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass, and Theory.
Located in the heart of Baltimore's Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America's first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level. Each year Peabody stages nearly 850 public concerts and performances. Peabody is one of the nine divisions that comprise the Johns Hopkins University.
Essential Job Duties:
Working in close partnership with many constituencies, will provide overall administrative leadership and management for the ACE program.
Will develop and implement processes, procedures and systems, which may include course scheduling and on line module development.
Will work closely with department chairs to establish adult programming, marketing materials, brochures and catalogs, which will require planning, coordination, knowledge and understanding of the academic programs offered.
Assesses student needs and market potential for adult music and dance classes and programs.
Evaluates existing classes and programs and develop strategies to increase enrollment.
Develops and implements new music and dance classes / programs.
Secures appropriate instructors, providing guidance in program methods and techniques as needed.
In collaboration with the Online Program Coordinator, identifies programs that can be converted to online or blended classes for adults.
Working with the Marketing and Communications team, develops marketing plans and materials for new and existing programs.
Attends monthly Director's Council meetings and other Institute and University meetings as needed.
Bachelor's degree in Performing Arts, Education, or a related field required. Three years-experience in the oversight, development and implementation of arts education programs, preferably for adults.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of office practices and methods.
Ability to coordinate work with other employees, providing direct instruction or supervision as assigned.
Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Ability to communicate effectively orally, by phone, in person, and in writing.
Ability to represent the department and University in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner.
Ability to use a personal computer and other office equipment.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.