Johns Hopkins University’s Centers for Civic Impact is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and oppression.

Centers for Civic Impact is searching for a full stack programmer to join our rapidly growing tools and technologies team, which supports the development of a variety of technologies we use to help governments use data and evidence for improved quality of life. Our ideal candidate is a self-starter who can design and develop end-to-end web-based applications and who will work within a small team integrally involved in the design and development of our products.

This position reports to the Centers for Civic Impact Chief Technology Officer and works closely with the staff of Civic Impact’s associated centers, including GovEx, GovEx Academy, and Applied Public Research.

Civic Impact is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and oppression. Our programmer must be willing to think about reimagined government, knowledge, and engagement models through the lens of dismantling these legacies.

Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Build, design, and support custom tools to support the data flow, analysis, and visualization needs of our projects
  • Maintain, adapt, and improve existing technical infrastructure to increase organizational awareness and efficiency using custom, open source, and purchased applications
  • Participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle including design, implementation, test design, test implementation, optimization, and delivery
  • Query, aggregate, prepare, and display data using the Django ORM and APIs in order to inform organizational operations
  • Optimize, secure, and enhance Civic Impact’s data management infrastructure in collaboration with the tools and technology team
  • Collaborate with Civic Impact team members to generate insights into complex analytical problems, while securely and ethically using data to generate those solutions
  • Write and contribute to technical documentation for end users and partners, and helping train Civic Impact staff and our clients

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, CIS, MIS, or a related technical field
  • One year related experience
  • Additional education may substitute for experience, and additional experience may substitute required education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula

Preferred qualifications:

  • At least 2 years experience using:
  • HTML, CSS, SCSS/SASS, Bootstrap
  • JavaScript (jQuery, AJAX, D3, React, Vue, Leaflet, etc)
  • Web APIs
  • Python, including libraries like pandas, ggplot, matplotlib, scikit-learn, and plotly.
  • Django and Django REST Framework
  • PostgreSQL
  • AWS
  • Heroku
  • Github
  • R and RStudio, including libraries such as ggplot2 and dplyr
  • Jupyter Notebooks
  • WordPress
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and drive to deliver best-in-class software products
  • Ability to work in an environment with rapidly changing goals and priorities
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and WordPress
  • Familiarity with learning management systems, particularly TalentLMS
  • Experience using project management and collaboration tools such as Slack
  • Excellent written, presentation, and research skills
  • Commitment to a collegial workplace
  • Capacity to work independently and in a result-oriented work environment

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience on at least one project where data sensitivity and security was a critical factor in the project’s success
  • Direct in-government experience or familiarity with government information technologies is preferred.

Apply for the Full Stack Programmer position now.

Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact seek a Monitoring and Evaluation Associate. The M&E Associate will support the Civic Impact Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in working particularly with the Centers’ training arm, GovEx Academy, in order to improve transparency, accountability, and stewardship of the Centers’ grant deliverables and client progress.

To meet our mission to help governments use data to make more informed, effective decisions to improve people’s lives, the Centers for Civic Impact must measure our impact and communicate the results. The M&E program at Civic Impact is responsible for creating, refining, and maintaining the Centers’ evaluation and monitoring systems which generate quality data for performance improvement and storytelling. The M&E Associate will report to the M&E Officer and be responsible for providing focused support on all program monitoring and evaluation efforts undertaken in connection with GovEx Academy, providing additional support across the other three Civic Impact units: Civic Impact, GovEx, and the Center for Applied Public Research.

Qualified candidates must flourish in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. Our ideal candidate has strong research skills, in addition to being creative, self-motivated, and detail oriented.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support regular data collection processes including:
    • Collaboratively creating data collection instruments
    • Maintaining data collection routines
    • Conducting long-term follow-up interviews
  • Support data reporting processes including:
    • Creating internal reports on collected data
    • Helping prepare reports for funders, as needed
  • Perform research and analysis including:
    • Performing analysis for targeted program support
    • Performing research for targeted program support
    • Performing analysis of regular indicators for quarterly review processes
  • Support external-facing opportunities for product dissemination including:
    • Researching opportunities for Civic Impact M&E proposals and presentations
    • Presenting on Civic Impact M&E work
  • Conduct administrative duties as necessary

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.
  • Three years related experience.
  • Additional education (Master’s level) may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree in social sciences preferred
  • Experience conducting interviews with a variety of informants
  • Experience with qualitative data collection
  • Experience working with surveys
  • Experience designing research projects
  • Experience producing and presenting data analysis

Special Skills Knowledge & abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge and ability to perform a range of standard and technical assignments to meet time-critical tasks and resolve recurring problems
  • Commitment to a collegial workplace
  • Capacity to work independently in a results-oriented environment; being both flexible and detail-oriented
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • Proficiency in using data visualization programs, such as Tableau
  • Familiarity with statistical software packages (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS, or Stata) is a plus
  • Familiarity with Qualtrics or similar surveying software

Apply for the Monitoring and Evaluation Associate position now.

Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact is hiring a part time Help Desk Representative to answer, route, and address inbound communications and requests related to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Civic Impact seeks a detail-oriented, thorough, and organized candidate to join our growing team. The Representative will be responsible for monitoring inbound Coronavirus Resource Center communication channels; responding to questions about the data dashboards and visualizations; and validating data calculations.

Civic Impact is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and oppression. The Help Desk Representative must be willing to think about products and projects through the lens of dismantling these legacies.

This position reports to the Coronavirus Resource Center Program Coordinator.

Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and respond quickly and effectively to requests received through the Coronavirus Resource Center email inbox
  • Respond to user queries by email and phone
  • Report significant and recurring questions to the appropriate person (e.g., program coordinator, subject matter experts, data scientists, or JHU Communications office)
  • Guide users to GitHub to locate sources of data and download data
  • Provide technical support for incoming concerns and issues related to dashboards and visualizations
  • Document internal procedures
  • Follow up with  knowledge based questions and listen to users feedback to determine their root questions; evaluate and escalate these questions as necessary
  • Collect feedback to determine patterns and recurrent issues so that they can be resolved (e.g., by improving FAQs or providing other tips to ease use of the Resource Center)

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • High School diploma or GED required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven experience as a Help Desk Technician or other customer service role
  • Experience with responding to users with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Strong customer service skills and experience
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve basic user issues
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Keen attention to detail, memory of patterns
  • Ability to identify and address problems on an ongoing basis
  • Commitment to a collegial workplace
  • Capacity to work independently and in a results-oriented workplace

Apply for the Help Desk Representative position now.

GovEx Academy at Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact is seeking an Instructor responsible for the delivery of trainings which build data skills in the public sector. The Instructor delivers high-quality, online training to meet the needs of our unique learners.

GovEx Academy is dedicated to teaching data and other leading edge skills to government and NGO staff. Our goal is to empower public sector employees to make data-informed decisions by providing training that meets their present and future needs. Training is an essential element in creating sustainable, current data practices for governments everywhere. GovEx Academy is developing a full suite of online and in-person trainings to grow and deepen capacity among civil servants – from executive leaders to frontline staff.

The Instructor works collaboratively to deliver trainings related to data management, analytics, communicating with data, and community engagement. The Instructor’s primary focus is on sustaining and scaling trainings to meet the training demands of public sector employees.

Our ideal candidate has four year experience delivering training for adult learners, is comfortable working with dynamic teams as well as teaching both in-person and online, and is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Like all staff at GovEx Academy, the Instructor requires a high level of self-motivation, initiative, and demonstrated success working within a results-oriented and entrepreneurial organization. While GovEx Academy offers workplace flexibility, this position involves working at our Homewood Campus office. Occasional travel may be required. This position reports to the GovEx Academy Director.

Multiple Positions Available

Remote work is permitted

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high quality online and in-person training focusing on data management, analytics, communicating with data, and community engagement to public sector learners
  • Contribute to the development of educational media products such as webinars, video, and graphics
  • Collaborate with Academy staff to effectively use of instructional design strategies, web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and to improve teaching and learning
  • Consult with Civic Impact subject matter experts to ensure instructional integrity of courses
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for students
  • Support implementation, administration, and evaluation of day-to-day activities of online education programs
  • Continuously gather stakeholder feedback on training programs and make adjustments accordingly
  • Support the wider Civic Impact team to tailor existing learning materials and content to meet general market as well as specific client/funder needs

GovEx’s Lead Trainer is an energetic, engaged professional with outstanding technical and interpersonal skills. Qualifications include:

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, or related field
  • Two years of progressively responsible experience in course design and development, faculty training, or program/course assessment/evaluation required.
  • Additional education may substitute for experience, and additional experience may substitute required education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four years related experience delivering training or curriculum
  • Experience delivering training for adult learners
  • Familiarity with project management software and applications
  • Familiarity with TalentLMS
  • Knowledgeable, energetic, and passionate about data and education
  • Knowledge of the field of government data and how it is used to improve service delivery
  • Experience conducting data analysis using Excel, R, Tableau, or other relevant visualization software
  • Advanced knowledge of survey methodologies and tools, such as Qualtrics and SurveyMonkey
  • An understanding of quantitative research methods
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to review the work of others for accuracy, credibility, and value
  • A commitment to a collegial workplace
  • Ability to work independently and in a results-oriented workplace

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in using PowerPoint, Google Slides, or similar software

Apply for the Part-Time Instructor position now.

Center for Civic Impact’s Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) is hiring a Senior Advisor who is core to the implementation of data management, performance management, and advanced analytics technical assistance to numerous local governments, including participants in What Works Cities and across GovEx’s portfolio. Senior Advisors play a critical role delivering world class client services and resources to city leadership.

To support the implementation of data management, performance, and analytics practices in cities, Senior Advisors serve on the frontline coordinating efforts with mayors’ offices and city leadership. GovEx Senior Advisors are subject matter experts who guide the research and analysis necessary to determine local governments’ facility to use data and evidence in decision making and operational functions. They also work hand-in-hand with city leadership to build and advance its data management, performance, and data analytics practices.

This position reports to the Center for Government Excellence’s Director.

Civic Impact is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and oppression. Senior Advisors must be willing to think about reimagined government, knowledge, and engagement models through the lens of dismantling these legacies.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct, on-the-ground technical assistance to government practitioners implementing data management, performance management, and data analytics programs
  • Serve as a subject matter and political context expert
  • Support GovEx in developing a repository on best practices and new trends in the data usage by governments
  • Support the development of materials presenting trends and results seen in cities
  • Manage day-to-day relationships and communications with cities
  • Supervise data analysis and maintenance
  • Facilitate city-to-city collaborative learning and other peer networking opportunities
  • Work in collaborative teams
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

GovEx Senior Advisors are energetic, engaged professionals with outstanding writing and interpersonal skills with:

  • Master’s degree in related discipline.
  • One year related experience.
  • Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Undergraduate degree required, graduate degree in public administration, public policy, or a similar field  is preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years experience working in public policy, public administration, or a related field, particularly with local government

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Capacity to thrive in relationships with leaders in the civic sector
  • Ability to represent GovEx, Civic Impact, and its partners before mayors and other government officials
  • Strong understanding of quantitative research methods, and the ability to work with and understand, complex datasets
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and manage external stakeholders and workflows
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and WordPress
  • Familiarity with learning management systems, particularly TalentLMS
  • Experience conducting analysis using Excel, R, Tableau, or other visualization tools
  • Experience using project management and collaboration tools such as Slack
  • Excellent written, presentation, and research skills
  • Commitment to a collegial workplace
  • Capacity to work independently and in a result-oriented work environment
  • Familiarity with in Python, SQL, JavaScript and/or R, and GIS software
  • Knowledge of how to create data visualizations in D3.js, RStudio, or Tableau
  • Familiarity with statistical software packages like STATA, SAS and SPSS and
  • Knowledge of open-source relational databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL, and open source programming languages such Perl and PHP
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services
  • Familiarity with Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) such as ArcGIS or QGIS

Apply for the Senior Advisor position now.

Centers for Civic Impact is seeking a Senior Director for its Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) who will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of technical assistance efforts which support the use of data and evidence for improved decision making by the public sector. In addition, the Senior Director is responsible for managing a growing team of subject matter experts, as well as daily coordination with funders and partner organizations.

The selected candidate will be responsible for designing, updating, and implementing GovEx’s service delivery model which focuses on the areas of data management and use, open data, performance management, and advanced analytics. In addition to real-world experience using data in the public sector, the Senior Director must be a  strong leader with excellent management skills and proven experience. The Senior Director will continue to build and direct a team which supports Mayors’ offices and other city leaders to build sustainable data programs in all What Works Cities (WWC) as well as with governments who engage in fee-for-service technical assistance. The Senior Director is also responsible for coordinating and collaborating with the Directors of the Centers for Civic Impact including GovEx Academy and the Center for Applied Public Research.

The Senior Director must have a forward thinking mindset and the vision to build out an organization, provide strong leadership to a rapidly growing team, as well as design and deliver impactful programs that benefit cities and their residents. The selected candidate must possess a proven track record of success in the public sector, have experience navigating an academic environment, and be able to build relationships at all levels, from residents to elected officials.

Civic Impact is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism. The Senior Director must be willing to think about a reimagined city hall and engagement models through the lens of dismantling these legacies.

This position reports to the Deputy Director.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Creating and overseeing a long-term strategic vision for GovEx
  • Managing multiple programs in coordination with staff, partner organizations, and philanthropic funders
  • Managing a growing and diverse team overseeing a diverse portfolio of programs
  • Managing and appropriately growing a team of GovEx subject matter experts
  • Identifying needs to training and skill development among government employees and collaborating with the GovEx Academy Director to support the development of related trainings and courses
  • Overseeing the development of materials presenting data trends and results seen in cities
  • Developing and documenting best practices in the field of government data usage
  • Conducting outreach to government executives and senior staffers in support of GovEx Senior Advisors’ efforts
  • Serve as an internationally recognized thought leader for data management, performance management, and advanced analytics
  • Onboarding and providing regular training to GovEx staff in best practices and delivery methods
  • Assigning GovEx staff to technical assistance projects and overseeing their successful completion of these efforts
  • Leading in the development of GovEx resources for all scopes, services, activities
  • Reviewing MOU drafts for scope content before they are submitted to JHU legal review)
  • Refining and overseeing implementation methods for service delivery, including scoping sessions
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with city leaders, elected officials, and critical stakeholders
  • Representing GovEx to external stakeholders including governments, philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, and academic and public sector leaders
  • Overseeing the planning of appropriate center strategies and objectives
  • Developing and maintaining fidelity to a strategic plan to create and offer programs responsive to the needs of the public sector, as well as funders
  • Defining clear goals for the center and measuring progress towards those goals with the support of Civic Impact’s Monitoring & Evaluation team
  • Maintaining an understanding of trends in government innovation and data usage, including open data, performance management, analytics, and other areas as identified by Civic Impact and its associated centers
  • Supporting the teams at Civic Impact and its associated centers in the effective development of best practices related to government data usage
  • Collaborating with outside institutions and organizations to develop approaches and materials that are locally applicable
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

  • Master’s degree in public policy or related field
  • At least five years experience in the field of public sector data use
  • Experience managing diverse teams
  • Additional education may substitute for experience, and additional experience may substitute required education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the creation or direction of performance management or data analytics programs
  • A record of strong professional achievements in public policy, public administration, or a related field
  • Proven ability to develop, manage, and thrive in relationships with public sector executives and senior staffers
  • Seasoned personnel skills to manage a team of mid-level professionals
  • Ability to work in and lead teams in an result-driven workplace
  • Extensive familiarity with government, nonprofit, and philanthropic stakeholders
  • Understanding of and ability to communicate stories about the impact data usage has on the public sector

Special knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A strong understanding of quantitative research methods, and the ability to work with, and understand, complex datasets
  • Familiarity with presenting complex quantitative and qualitative research and analytical findings
  • Familiarity with in Python, SQL, JavaScript and/or R, and GIS software
  • Knowledge of how to create data visualizations in D3.js, RStudio,or Tableau
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, G Suite, and project management applications
  • Familiarity with learning management systems
  • Experience using project management and collaboration software such as Asana and Slack
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in coordinating with subject matter experts
  • Understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Excellent oral, written, communications, and research skills
  • Commitment to a collegial workplace
  • Capacity to work independently and in a results-oriented workplace
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently

Apply for the Director, Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) position now.

As part of its expanding team, the Centers for Civic Impact is seeking an experienced Program Coordinator who will support the diverse efforts and teams across Civic Impact’s centers who deliver services related to our economic mobility initiatives. This includes collaborating and coordinating with numerous Civic Impact stakeholders, including internal teams, philanthropies, NGOs, and local governments to bring organizational discipline, routine reporting, and high quality customer service to these diverse groups.

Johns Hopkins’ Centers for Civic Impact empower the public sector through expertise, training, research, and collaboration. We help governments and NGOs learn to leverage data to make better decisions. We are looking for an experienced Program Coordinator who will help us build reliable and user-centered products, while working on a dynamic, cross-disciplinary team.

This position reports to the Centers Deputy Director and works closely with the staff of Civic Impact’s associated centers, Center for Government Excellence (GovEx), Center for Applied Research, and GovEx Academy.

Civic Impact is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and oppression. The Program Coordinator must be willing to think about reimagined government, knowledge, and engagement models through the lens of dismantling these legacies.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Program/Project Coordination (60%):

  • Monitor project activities, outputs, and progress towards anticipated results
  • Identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas that grow market share, improve partner experience, and drive growth
  • Translate requests into technical requirements and processes for our team of Senior Advisors, Curriculum Developers, and Instructors
  • Scope and prioritize work based on internal and partner impact and capacity
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to support marketing, admission, program delivery, and program design for online education. This may include gathering data from our TalentLMS learning platform and analyze it using Excel and/or Google office products.

Partnership/Client Coordination and Management (25%):

  • Manage relationships and coordinate activities with diverse partners including internal teams, philanthropic organizations, NGOs, and governments
  • Balance external partner requests with internal capacity and coordinate timelines across projects

Administrative Duties (15%)

  • Perform routine administrative functions as needed, including scheduling and document management

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

Our Program Coordinator is a creative, curious, and collaborative professional with:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline
  • Three years experience in project coordination or product management
  • Additional education may substitute for experience the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in coordination with subject matter experts
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of successful projects throughout their lifecycle
  • Understanding of economic mobility related policies, their creation, and implementation

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to external partners and internal management
  • Strong problem solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse audiences and in a dynamic organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and WordPress
  • Experience using project management and collaboration tools such as Slack
  • Commitment to a collegial workplace
  • Ability to work independently and in a result-oriented environment
  • Familiarity with learning management systems, particularly TalentLMS
  • Ability to think creatively and solve problems
  • Interest in government and public sector, particularly with regard to data usage

Apply for the Economic Mobility Program Coordinator position now.

The Centers for Civic Impact (Civic Impact) are hiring a Budget Specialist to support the day to day financial operations of Civic Impact.  The selected candidate will be responsible for monitoring the use of departmental sponsored and non-sponsored funding, processing financial transactions, providing budgetary reports to the Financial Manager and other members of the management team, and providing general operational support for Civic Impact and its associated centers.

This position reports to the Centers for Civic Impact Financial Manager and works closely with the Deputy Director and other staff of Civic Impact’s associated centers, including GovEx, GovEx Academy, and Applied Public Research.

Civic Impact is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and oppression. The Budget Specialist must be willing to think about reimagined government, knowledge, and engagement models through the lens of dismantling these legacies.

Please note that this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Specific Duties:
Financial (85%)

  • Initiate SAP expense reimbursements, check requests, shopping carts, etc
  • Process and manage all vendor and independent contractor (IC) onboarding paperwork
  • Work with procurement and accounts payable to ensure the efficient set up and processing of all vendor/IC purchase orders, check requests, and other financial transactions
  • Ensure spending is in compliance with both University and funding sponsor policies
  • Oversee both sponsored and non-sponsored accounts to ensure spending is in line with approved budgets and that accounts are in good financial standing
  • Manage procurement card and associated records
  • Monthly reconciliation of sponsored and non-sponsored accounts
  • Process both payroll and non payroll cost transfers
  • Initiate internal service requests (ISRs)
  • Run various reports in JHU’s finance system (Analysis)

Other Administrative (15%)
●    Order supplies, meals, general office items
●    Manage office conference room calendars
●    Book Civic Impact staff travel using central bill travel card
●    Coordinate delivery of supplies and computing equipment to remote employees (may include local travel to and from campus/shipping store)
●    Work in collaborative and flexible teams
●    Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Three years of related administrative and/or budget experience.
  • Related coursework at the college level may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or other related field.
  • Familiarity with Johns Hopkins University policies and procedures governing procurement, spending, and financial tracking and reporting
  • Familiarity with Johns Hopkins University financial systems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build an maintain relationships and clear communications with a variety of stakeholders
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and WordPress
  • Experience using project management and collaboration tools such as Slack
  • Excellent written, presentation, and research skills
  • Commitment to a collegial workplace
  • Capacity to work independently and in a result-oriented work environment

Budget authority (indicate dollar amount of budget managed and type/level of authority):

  • Oversight of $15million per year in both sponsored and non-sponsored funding. Budget Specialist  would not have spending/rebudgeting authority but would have responsibility for overseeing the use of funds

Apply for the Budget Specialist position now.

Johns Hopkins University seeks an Executive Director for its soon-to-be-launched center focused on public sector innovation, city transformation, and civic engagement.  At the direction of the Executive Director, the new center will become a globally recognized organization focused on advancing the art and science of public sector innovation, especially among local governments. Specifically, the center will advance research, engage students, and support local governments around organizational, program, and policy innovation.  The new center – will work in close collaboration with the University President and Provost.

The inaugural Executive Director will develop this new center, design and deliver programs, and build and oversee a team which increase the legitimacy and impact of local government innovation with a special emphasis on the ways in which residents contribute to the design, development, and delivery of new services and policy approaches. The Executive Director will work in close collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies, which has been a pioneer in supporting creativity with city halls for the past decade and is providing the initial funding for the new center.

The selected candidate must have expertise in public innovation, digital transformation, urban policy, and/or resident engagement. They will have experience leading significant social purpose programs or organizations, deep public sector awareness, and exceptional organizational leadership skills, including fundraising, program and team management, and external communications. The Executive Director will build and deliver high quality programming for city halls worldwide, catalyze research that advances our understanding of public innovation, engage students and build their skills, and develop partnerships that drive impact. The Executive Director also will work collaboratively with leaders of other relevant University centers, as well as with researchers at Johns Hopkins University, and others around the world to amplify impact and scale best practices.

The Executive Director must have a forward thinking mindset and the vision to build out an organization, provide strong leadership to a rapidly growing team, as well as design and deliver impactful programs that benefit cities and their residents. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong point of view on the opportunity to reimagine the role and opportunities of local governments, what it means to create meaningful civic engagement and the capacity for transformational resident-driven innovation.

The new center will be committed to addressing structural and entrenched racism and recognize the public sector’s role in perpetuating these legacies over time and addressing them today. We are looking for a leader committed dismantling structural and entrenched racism to addressing these issues, both as they build a new organization and advance this work in communities.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Creating and overseeing a long-term strategic vision for the new center
  • Managing multiple programs in coordination with university staff, partner organizations, and philanthropic funders
  • Recruiting and managing a diverse team overseeing a portfolio of programs which focus on promoting resident engagement, building innovation capabilities, and digital transformation.
  • Establishing a global profile of the new center, including by leading a robust thought leadership and brand building effort for the new Center and its mission
  • Defining clear goals for the center and measuring progress towards these goals
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with city leaders, elected officials, and critical stakeholders nationally and internationally
  • Cultivating productive partnerships with other Johns Hopkins institutions (e.g., SNF Agora Institute, 21st Century Cities Initiative) including opportunities for original research, program evaluation and improvement, and student learning and internships
  • Supporting the University’s role in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations with a range of partners and stakeholders to advance research, policy, and practice, with a focus on how innovation leads to equitable and sustainable growth in cities
  • Representing the new center to external stakeholders and serving as a thought leader through participation in conferences, writing opinion pieces, and contributions to other public activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Master’s degree in public policy or related field
  • Seven years of experience in the fields of government innovation or community engagement; including five years of experience managing diverse teams
  • Additional education may substitute for experience, and additional experience may substitute required education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula

Preferred qualifications:

  • Excellent oral, written, and research skills
  • Commitment to a collegial workplace
  • Capacity to work independently and in a results-oriented workplace
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in coordinating with subject matter experts
  • Understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods

Apply for the Executive Director position now.

Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact seeks an energetic and curious professional to serve as its Product Designer. This is a full-time position which is being added to our rapidly expanding data science team. Currently, the team is working to build out analysis and visualizations for Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, and in the longer term its focus will shift to recovery related tool and analysis development.

The core responsibilities for this role include the design and development of interactive visualizations to answer policy-related questions, particularly those which are crucially needed by local governments. Our selected candidate will work with Civic Impact’s Data Scientist as well as other data analysts on our team to create, design and execute comprehensible data visualizations, summarize key findings, and uncover insights for the public sector. In addition to possessing D3.js and JavaScript skills, Civic Impact is seeking an intellectually curious product designer and visualization developer committed to unlocking the value of data for the public good.

This position reports to the Centers for Civic Impact Data Scientist.

Civic Impact is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and oppression. The Product Designer must be willing to think about reimagined government, knowledge, and engagement models through the lens of dismantling these legacies.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design and build interactive data visualizations for web applications
  • Create simple, intuitive product experiences for complex data insights and workflows, maintaining UX consistency and visual design in line with our brand
  • Produce data visualizations to support ongoing research projects, and generate insights for a growing portfolio of both ad-hoc and recurring public sector needs
  • Improve existing designs, including the look and feel and layout of data visualizations
  • Work closely with web developers to integrate the visualization in the web applications.
  • Collaborate with data scientists, researchers, policy experts, and other technical and non-technical stakeholders to design and build visuals in order to efectively communicate their insights.
  • Maintain clear lines of communication with Civic Impact’s Data Scientist, leadership, and others on the team
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, graphic design or other related field.
  • Four years related experience.

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