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.

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.

Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact is hiring a Research Associate in its Center for Applied Public Research. This is a full-time position which is being added to our rapidly expanding team dedicated to discovering data sources and building analysis and visualizations for Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, and in the longer term focus on Covid-related analysis on economic recovery.

The core responsibilities for this role include discovering, exploring, and validating data to power visualizations and answer policy-related questions, particularly those which are crucially needed by local governments. Our selected candidate will work with the existing research team at the Center for Applied Public Research as well as support Civic Impact’s data science team to support the creation of quantitative analyses, comprehensible data visualizations, key findings, and insights for the public sector. Civic Impact is seeking an intellectually curious data analyst committed to unlocking the value of data for the public good.

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

This position reports to the Center for Applied Public Research Director.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare research plans and designs, including methodologies for quantitative research
  • Conduct analysis for research projects using the appropriate methodology
  • Collect, clean, and analyze data from governments, national surveys, longitudinal studies, etc.
  • Prepare, disseminate, analyze qualitative data collection instruments
  • Conduct literature reviews from appropriate sources
  • Summarize project results
  • Present findings to teams from across Johns Hopkins University, as well as and external partners
  • Collaborate with developers, data scientists, researchers, policy experts, and other technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • 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 related field.
  • Four years experience in a years’ experience in a related.
  • Master’s degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics, statistics, policy strongly preferred
  •  Experience in applying survey methodology and/or qualitative data collection methodology applied to policy research or evaluation

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with statistical software packages (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS, or Stata)
  • Familiarity with public sector data, policies, and stakeholders
  • Fluency in quantitative analytical methods, and the ability to work with and understand complex datasets
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well a Google Suite applications
  • Ability to identify compromised data and clean it as required
  •  Experience using project management and collaboration software, such as Asana and Slack
  • Knowledge of statistics, experimental design, and hypothesis testing
  • Excellent research and analytical skills

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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.