Deputy Director, Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS)
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 90637-en_US
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recognizes that the increasing diversity in the country's population can best be served when research and researchers also reflect that diversity. We need diverse perspectives as our nation identifies key health policy questions and evaluates the impact of proposed policy solutions in our nation. The disproportionate burden of poor health (and the disproportionate exposure to environmental and socioeconomic conditions that lead to poor health) is borne by individuals marginalized because of their race or ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or other factors. That is why increasing the number of doctoral scholars from historically marginalized backgrounds and populations underrepresented in specific doctoral disciplines is an essential step in building a Culture of Health and is a focus of this program.
The Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) program, located in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is seeking a Deputy Director to join a dynamic team committed to cultivating transformational leaders from diverse backgrounds with doctoral training—representing a wide range of research-focused disciplines—who will inform and influence policy toward a Culture of Health. The Deputy Director is responsible for overseeing the operations of the HPRS National Program Center (NPC) and will provide leadership and program coordination and support in accomplishing the program's goals. This position reports to the Director of the HPRS program. It is grant funded and provides a great opportunity for someone through August 31, 2029.
The position is part of the Department of Health Policy and Management, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. The Deputy Director will report to the Director of the HPRS.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Oversee the operations of the HPRS program, including leadership and program coordination in support of accomplishing program goals
Liaison with administrative professionals at the Foundation and universities to resolve scholar issues
Support the HPRS Director maintaining and overseeing program operations budget
Support annual application review and selection
Operations lead for university processes and procedures
Participates in developing, scheduling, and facilitating online learning activities of the program
Organization of logistics for in-person fall and summer institutes, including the annual program orientation
Point of contact for cohort of schoalrs concering program activities
Develops and maintains relationships with faculty and students by serving on committees, and serving as a contact person for information, assistance, and referrals
Support the career coach matching and building community among the home institution mentors
Set up processes and procedures for home institution mentor participation
Manages events on-site, ensuring that operations are in accordance with goals and objectives; maintains relationships with attendees and resolves or manages resolution of major problems and issues as they arise
Duties Related to Grant Activities:
Technical liaison for Program Center with RWJF staff for grant management and application portal at my.rwjf.org
Partner with leadership to review/revise/edit CFA (Call for Applications) and application materials and iteratively improve application and CFA communications and processes
Recruit and create training materials for application reviewers
Manage reporting during the application review process
Support responding to inquiries from prospective applicants
Technical support and escalation during application deadline periods
Meet regularly with communications team and contracted partners to provide ideas and feedback as we continue to execute communications plan
Copy-editing and some writing of materials and messages – both inter-program and outward-facing
Review internal newsletter
Create and send student surveys
Manage and organize student data
Manage onboarding process, from coordinating financial award set up to expectation-setting, online classroom questions, scheduling concerns, etc.
Support scholars with financial award set up at home institutions, when needed
NPC lead contact for development of HPRS internal portal
Coordinate across NPC, NPC institution, and HPRS Coaches and Mentors for payment- communications and liaising between groups and processes for collecting and processing payments with internal teams
Plan, communicate, and facilitate reimbursement processes between contracted faculty/speakers, mentors, and scholars
Select and order materials and promo items for grantees and coordinate shipments for off-site events
Select locations and negotiate contracts with event locations, working with internal partners
Oversee coordination for all aspects of logistics for attendees and guests- travel and accommodation planning, catering, room reservations and AV set-ups, timing, and communications across parties
Manage and field on-site needs and issues, liaise with hotels and venues
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Masters of Public Health or a similar degree in a health-related field such as public policy.
(Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.)*
At least 5 years of experience (domestically or globally) in project or program management
Self-directed and highly organized with an ability to multi-task and manage deadlines
Effective relationship-building and collaboration skills with a diverse range of partners, both in-person and virtually
Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences
Experience with business development and contributing to the development and management of budgets
* 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.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Managing complex programs with diverse stakeholders
Working with diverse populations
Familiarity with diverse cultures and diversity related program design
Sharp attention to detail and capacity to deliver quality work product within the required deadline
Self-starter and ability to work independently and as a member of the team
Strong project management skills and ability to manage complex workload
Excellent communication and analytical skills
Senior Administrative Coordinator (1, direct report)
Program Coordinator (1, direct report)
Classified Title: Sr. Program Officer II Working Title: Deputy Director, Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: $83,150 - $114,320 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon - Fri 7.5hrs = 37.50 hrs/wk Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: Health Policy & Management - Injury Personnel area: School of Public Health
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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