The Director of Economic Development is a key position within the newly created Office of Economic Development for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System. The Johns Hopkins anchor strategy is predicated upon, and plays a critical role in driving forward, the institution’s commitment to strengthening the City of Baltimore and neighborhoods around our campuses, while at the same time advancing our economic development portfolio and enriching the mission and work of the institution. This role will work closely with the Vice President for Economic Development to advance the Johns Hopkins strategy.
Critical Duties & Responsibilities:
Mission, Vision & Strategy:
Partner with the VP on overall strategy creation and execution of the Economic Development agenda to achieve significant, enterprise-wide impact. This will include working with the VP to lead a strategy development process for the team that builds and applies robust insight to deliver impact in a fast-changing environment. Deliver on high priority projects and milestones that support the strategic initiatives of the Office of Economic Development.
Build collaborative relationships across Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Health System, community groups and external agencies that drive greater efficacy in project delivery and create new project opportunities for the team.
Take on the role of a “connector” across different teams and initiatives, with both internal and external audiences. Build influence, impact and leadership accountability for the Office of Economic Development across the enterprise to better achieve project outcomes. Use relationships to identify new opportunities to work with other internal teams and outside groups and agencies
Represent the team to key program-related internal and external constituencies, as appropriate, on committees related to area of expertise and responsibilities of the position. This includes representing the VP in interactions with leadership, staff, faculty and students in a variety of forums, as requested.
Provide analytical and strategic support for other teams that require the support or coordination of the Office for Economic Development. Responsibilities may include complex data gathering and analysis from areas across the Johns Hopkins enterprise, along with external demographic, socioeconomic, business development and educational details on a local, state and national level. May also involve utilizing data to make process and workflow change recommendations to achieve targeted and measurable outcomes.
Project & Change Management:
Develop and apply processes to identify change management priorities, among a quickly evolving set of opportunities in a way that is aligned with program strategy. Partner with the VP on developing content for discussion and reviews with senior leadership. Develop project ideas into concrete initiatives that support system-wide economic development objectives.
Manage multi-stakeholder initiatives requiring coordination with various internal and external partners. Play the lead project manager role across a portfolio of projects. Effectively balance effort across the portfolio to reflect relative project priorities.
Consult with grantees and other partners to generate creative and high impact projects and ensure grants are meeting outcome goals. This may include: site visits, providing operational guidance and convening meetings of key stakeholders.
Build relationships/connections and approaches to engaging the field (e.g. scholars, practitioners, community voice) that will enable efficient landscaping of investment opportunities linked to pillars of strategy.
Review letters of inquiry and grant proposals; provide clear, concise and insightful written analyses and recommendations for funding, including drafting and editing proposal summaries and progress reports for review by foundation leadership.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree and 8-10 years of work experience in economic development or a directly related field.
A minimum of 3 years of work experience in a strategy development role is very important.
Advanced experience in economic development will be strongly considered in place of the required undergraduate degree, in accordance with the JHU equivalency policy.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. 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.
Some experience working on issues of mobility and poverty or related areas (e.g. workforce initiatives; worker organizations; community and economic development) in the United States.
Experience working independently and collaboratively to build and launch new initiatives, including ability and judgment to balance rigor with flexibility as new challenges, insights and opportunities arise.
Proven ability to lead and influence others in a constructive and inclusive manner; and to build and sustain collaborative relationships.
Highly-skilled in relationship development; experience working with high-level/senior leaders.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to effectively synthesize information to reach diverse audiences and build consensus.
Strong strategic, creative and critical thinking skills using a diverse set of approaches and sources of insight (e.g. experience of individuals in poverty) and data.
Ability to lead quantitative and qualitative analyses in ambiguous areas that inform strategy and decision-making.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
Experience in project management.
Experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, and other office productivity tools.
Strong oral communication, writing and editing skills.
Strong relationship management skills.
Classified Title: Director, Economic Development Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PH Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 03-MD:Eastern High Campus Department name: 10000002-President Office of Personnel area: University Administration
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