Director, Career Services Johns Hopkins University (SAIS Europe Campus)

Director, Career Services
The Johns Hopkins University (SAIS Europe Campus)
Location: Bologna, Italy

The Director of Career Services, SAIS Europe serves as the senior Career Services officer and key Career Services advisor to the Director of SAIS Europe. Leads career services function in SAIS Europe and is responsible for procuring internship and employment opportunities for SAIS students in his/her geographic area of responsibility. The Director plays an integral role in strategic planning within the global Career Services function. The Director provides content and subject matter expertise in program’s area of interest. The Director provides counseling directly to SAIS Europe students and indirectly (via career services colleagues on other campuses) to SAIS students on other SAIS campuses. The Director keeps abreast of program policy and current trends in area of expertise. The Director initiates, develops, maintains contact with key employers at all levels including senior executive level in Europe, Russia and CIS, MENA, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Duties include:
1. Manages and provides daily operational leadership of the program, creates and implements program systems, practices, policies and procedures, participates in program’s strategic planning; supervises staff and student assistants if applicable.
2. Advises students on their professional development requirements and other related matters, provides vision and leadership in developing new programs including seminars and workshops and employer outreach programs; teaches several sections of a multi-week professional development course for students, designs syllabus and appropriate pedagogical materials for the course.
3. Works collaboratively with the Director and Vice Director of SAIS Europe and the Director, Global Career Services at the SAIS Washington DC campus; manages career counselor(s) and/or student workers.
4. Represents program/department to international, national, local and university audiences and may speak on behalf of the program/department; develops and maintains relationships with internal and external constituents; travels locally, nationally and internationally to market SAIS academic and student service programs to affect increased opportunities for student employment and internships.


Master’s degree strongly preferred.
Five or more years’ experience in program administration and programming management, preferably in higher education, or in a related employer human resource area.
Significant experience in representing organizational interests to external clients.

Preferred three or more years of experience in career advising, programming, and/or student affairs.
Superior supervisory, interpersonal, analytical, and problem solving skills. Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
Knowledge of all aspects of career development, ability to counsel students in their professional planning.
Ability to design curricula and teach appropriate courses in career related areas.
Strong planning and organizational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities. Exceptional initiative and judgment.
Strong marketing skills and customer-service orientation.
Ability to work effectively with faculty, administrators, students, alumni and external constituents.
Willingness to travel, both domestically and internationally.
Proficiency in data management systems and other systems used by career development offices.
Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.

IMPORTANT: All interested applicants should submit their CV and cover letter to This position is located in Bologna, Italy. The successful candidate will need to have, or be able to obtain (with Johns Hopkins's assistance if applicable) an EU work permit.

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

Founded in 1943 and a Johns Hopkins division since 1950, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) has been educating global leaders for over 60 years. As a highly selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. Today, SAIS offers traditional MA and PhD degrees as well as several other Masters-level degrees, dual degrees and professional development certificates, enrolling more than 1,000 students of diverse backgrounds across three campuses in Washington, DC, SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy, and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China.

Jean-Amiel Jourdan

Director, Global Career Services

Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

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