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Job Req ID:  80391

Program Director

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking a dynamic leader to direct the University’s activities supporting the Opioid Industry Documents Archive (the Archive) as a Program Director. The Archive, a joint collaboration between Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and University of California, San Francisco, is a digital repository of publicly disclosed documents from recent judgments, settlements, and ongoing lawsuits concerning the opioid crisis. 


The Program Director will be responsible for overall project management of multiple related programmatic initiatives at the University. The individual will lead the Johns Hopkins Archive development team of staff, librarians, faculty, researchers, and students with a focus on maximizing the accessibility, use and impact of the Archive. The individual must have the professional acumen and forward-thinking mindset to advance the Archive’s strategic priorities. The position reports to Dr. Caleb Alexander, the Johns Hopkins Principal Investigator of the Archive and Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Provides operational leadership to Principal Investigator in achieving target goals, including prioritization of activities, workflow, communications, and processes.
  • Ensures accountability through follow-up, timelines, milestones and updates to key stakeholders.
  • Supervises and manages implementation of internal and external communications activities, including coordination with marketing, media relations, social media, and public outreach initiatives including webinars and symposia.
  • Builds and manages strong relationships with faculty, staff, collaborators at partner institutions, community leaders, and other critical external stakeholders.
  • Executes all necessary contracts and agreements, and monitors compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Supervises staff and student workers. Recruits and retains highly qualified personnel.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required.
  • 7 years of related project management experience, including experience in library and information science.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*
  • Experience managing diverse teams.


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. 


** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in related discipline strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of applicable project management systems and databases. 
  • Academic administration preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong leadership and implementation skills, ability to manage multiple project assignments, and ability to interact effectively with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to influence and negotiate individual and group decision-making.
  • High analytical ability to solve complex business problems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with communications strategies and technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, facilitate and lead meetings, workshops and training experiences.
  • Experience with or knowledge of archives, digital humanities, digital preservation, dating mining and/or research methodologies in the social sciences.
  • Strategic project management skills including the ability to manage deadlines and to manage multiple projects simultaneously with demanding timeframes.
  • Excellent written, verbal and digital communication skills.
  • Ability to lead a diverse team and to manage employees working remotely.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and cross-functionally with numerous organizations.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, preferred.


Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Initially candidate will supervise the work of four to six JHU staff, one or two JHU vendors (e.g. graphic designer, communications firm), and doctoral and masters trainees.
  • The position will entail greater supervisory responsibilities over time as the program grows and evolves and as future funding may become available.


Budget Authority/Responsibility Level:

  • The Program Director will provide strategic financial leadership, including developing and managing an annual budget and approving purchase requisitions and contracts.  


Classified Title: Program Director 
Role/Level/Range: L/04/LF 
Starting Salary Range: $93,500 - $128,540 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Telecommute

Department name: ​​​​​​​Epidemiology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.


The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


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