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Sr. Director of External Affairs –  315850

General Description:    

As part of the senior leadership team for the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Senior Director of External Affairs will plan, manage, and coordinate all external outreach including fundraising, marketing and communications, and media relations strategies and plans in support of the institute in partnership with associated faculty and staff. This will rely heavily on continued expansion of the base of constituents (donors and volunteers) affiliated with the institute which this position will oversee. The Senior Director will manage a team of two direct reports with a total staff of four.

This position will report jointly to the Director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations for the Johns Hopkins University.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:     

  • Partner with the Director and leadership of the institute along with the Associate Vice President to establish campaign priorities that align multi-year fundraising strategies and goals with priorities of the institute.
  • Provide support and direction for the Berman Institute Advisory Board (a twenty-six-member volunteer board that meets three times annually), the board’s Executive Committee (which meets twice annually), and the board’s Development Committee (which meets regularly). Work closely with and provide support to leadership of the board including the board chair and the chairs of the Executive and Development Committees.
  • Develop an overall fundraising strategy and plan for institute to include private donors along with corporate and foundation support. Build and manage a portfolio of principal, major, and annual giving donors and prospects. Develop cultivation and solicitation strategies. Lead and manage the external affairs team including two professional staff and one administrative staff in the planning and execution of this work.
  • Work closely with Director and Associate Vice President to establish annual fundraising goals based upon the multi-­year campaign goals as well as current priorities and opportunities. This will result in an annual work plan that will include specific monetary goals, targets for proposals, and visits planned in accordance with institutional standards.
  • Personally communicate with and visit major prospects and donors; advise them on specific devices for giving, both current and deferred, to maximize gift and tax benefits. Prepare and/or direct preparation of principal and major gift proposals, solicitation letters, cultivation materials, and stewardship information for prospects and donors.
  • Coordinate fundraising activities and prospect management with institutional development staff. Leverage central services and resources to support the institute’s development office and supplement its capabilities when needed.
  • Provide training and guidance to faculty and volunteers in the dynamics of major gift fundraising. Leverage them and partner with them to grow the base of donors and philanthropic support.
  • Manage and oversee on-site and off-site regional meetings and events such as advisory board meetings, research presentations, chair dedications, cultivation and stewardship visits with faculty to major gift donors and prospects; develop agendas and coordinate the participation of faculty, administration leaders, trustees, and volunteers.
  • Act as a member of the university’s senior development leadership team along with other Senior Directors and Associate Deans from other areas of the university. Participate in regular meetings to coordinate institutional planning and related activity.
  • Oversee and implement the institution’s comprehensive marketing and communications, and media relations strategies designed to increase the exposure of the Institute and broaden the base of interested “friends” and potential donors.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Seven years related professional level experience, including at least two years of management experience required.
  • Experience in major gift philanthropy within academic medicine or higher education and preferably including experience staffing a high-level volunteer board preferred.

Special Knowledge and Skill:

  • Strong desire to associate with Johns Hopkins University and champion the mission of the Berman Institute of Bioethics.
  • Ability to establish priorities, set objectives and achieve stated goals.
  • Comfortable working in a complex, multi-divisional organizational environment.
  • Broad understanding of multi-faceted campaign planning, implementation, and management.
  • Staff management experience in a proactive organizational environment.
  • Ability to work with broadly diverse groups of constituents to achieve fund raising goals with particular emphasis on working with volunteers.
  • Broad understanding and experience with building and implementing a comprehensive communications plan.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent presentation abilities.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.

How to Apply:

Please complete an application at https://jobs.jhu.edu and attach a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this opportunity, as well as a resume.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information on our mission and projects please visit www.bioethicsinstitute.org.

 

Events Specialist – 315545

As a university-wide, independent, interdisciplinary institute, the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics (BI) identifies and addresses key ethical issues in science, clinical care, and public health both locally and globally.  With more than 40 faculty from five divisions, 50 staff and fellows, and many students, the BI engages in research, education/training, and policy-oriented activities.

Throughout the year, the BI plans, organizes, and hosts a variety of events that are designed to reach a range of communities and stakeholders.  These activities are core to the Institute’s mission and include symposia, seminar series, multi-day conferences, and endowed lectures and events, all of which involve national and international experts in a variety of fields.  The Institute also hosts research retreats, board meetings, fundraising events, community lunches, and various other special events.  The Events Specialist liaises with Institute leadership, faculty, and development and program staff to strategically plan and implement the above mentioned activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Independently conceptualize, implement, manage, and evaluate complex events and programs. Provide non-standard, non-routine event expertise for a wide range of events including endowed/gift supported lectureships and events, university-wide seminars, symposia and multi-day conferences, board meetings, research retreats, fundraising events, panel discussions, community events, and internal special events.
  • Develop and utilize knowledge about the Institute to design and manage events.
  • Lead coordination/planning, developing and implementing event timelines to ensure all events are executed efficiently and effectively with a focus on details. Consistently handle multiple events and priorities.
  • Research and recommend appropriate venues that may include hotels, museums, and campus buildings, performing site visits when required, and oversee rentals, décor, parking and public safety, and other venue matters.
  • Initiate request for proposals as well as select and negotiate vendors (printers, caterers, A/V groups, suppliers, mailing houses, photographers, florists and restaurants, etc.). On an ongoing basis, review vendors and services for competitive/current pricing as well as proactively research and contract with new vendors. Work with internal JHU services on various campuses (security, parking, facilities, catering, custodial services, etc.)
  • Work with the Institute’s Communications team to optimize visibility of events.
  • Coordinate closely with the Institute’s Development team on donor and development related events including but not limited to board meetings, donor tours and luncheons.
  • Establish relationships, liaise, and work effectively with external and internal constituencies, including leadership, faculty, staff, students, board members, donors, dignitaries, speakers, participants, and others. Lead and cultivate collaboration with a broad range of JHU departments/centers or external organizations as needed to implement effective events of various scale and complexity.
  • Research and implement best practices, maintaining up-to-date knowledge of event principles and appropriate event planning concepts, including knowledge of protocols to ensure that Institute and donor/participant expectations are met.
  • Provide necessary follow-up for all event activities. Prepare reports incorporating the analysis of event effectiveness and lead efforts to improve and adjust strategy, methods, and practices.
  • Supervise student and/or volunteer workers while in the event setting. Oversee and lead all aspects of scheduling, training, task assignment, and/or job direction as needed.
  • For internal events, purchase event supplements, hands-on setup/preparation, address issues that arise, and oversee group clean-up/close out of the event. Ensure A/V equipment, tables, chairs, and other event related equipment is configured appropriately for the space and function.  Oversee the replacement and/or repair of event items as needed.
  • Conceptualize, plan, and host Institute-wide training meetings focused on event planning and work with research/administrative coordinators on effective communication with vendors.
  • Lead the preparation of budget projections and forecasts on an annual basis for event centered accounts. Create and manage budgets and initiate internal approval documents for major Institute events, including monitoring of expenditures and preparation of reports. Work closely with Institute finance team regarding purchasing and accounts receivables.
  • Staff seminar committee, organizing meetings, working with faculty to set agendas, and ensuring follow through occurs with various offices. Serve as Institute’s point of contact for seminar guest lecturers, ensure that accurate scheduling and program adherence occurs, process and execute all necessary paperwork, oversee set up of presentations, collect communication pieces (bio, photo, release signatures, etc.), and oversee air/rail travel, transportation, and hotel accommodations.
  • Staff assigned projects, providing support as needed. Collaborate with the project team to create the project timeline with objectives and deadlines.  Create spreadsheets to track milestones and data.  Correspond with senior leadership, faculty, and staff to obtain and present information related to the project.  Organize information in electronic and physical files for easy access.
  • Develop policy and procedure manuals for individual events and projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. Two years of related experience required.  Three years progressively responsible related experience, preferably in office management, project management and/or planning and managing large-scale and complex events in higher education providing high level administrative oversight, coordination, and support preferred. Additional related experience may be substituted for required education and additional education may be substituted for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience; up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

 Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated excellence in written, verbal and inter-personal communication and the ability to skillfully and diplomatically relate with diverse groups including VIP guests, donors, board members, faculty, staff, students, Hopkins community members, and the general public.
  • Must enjoy and possess strengths in organizing and problem-solving, and demonstrate a strong ability to work both independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Comfortable in a position requiring multi-tasking, must function effectively and professionally in a fast-paced environment while managing stressful situations calmly and gracefully, and must have the ability to focus on details and follow through to completion within time constraints.
  • Must be able to determine priorities, and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality, comfortably taking initiative and exercising independent judgment to resolve issues as they arise.
  • Possess excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point), internet research, and the ability to learn and implement new software.
  • Ability to move easily throughout the campus and to off-site event locations to pick up/deliver materials and set up/take down for events.
  • Evening work with some travel for selected events is possible.

 How to Apply:

Please complete an application at https://jobs.jhu.edu and attach a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this opportunity, as well as a resume.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information on our mission and projects please visit www.bioethicsinstitute.org.

 

Senior Administrative Coordinator – 315529 

As a university-wide, independent, interdisciplinary center, the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics identifies and addresses key ethical issues in science, clinical care, and public health both locally and globally.  The Director of Finance and Administration is seeking a full-time Senior Administrative Coordinator in the Office of Finance and Administration, which is responsible for finance, facilities, human resources, special events, and other activities for the Institute.  The Senior Administrative Coordinator will administratively support the Director of Finance & Administration as well as handle financial transactions, facilities management, budget reconciliations, and financial reporting.

Responsibilities: 

  • Administratively support the Director of Finance and Administration. Exercise a high level of independent judgment in triaging requests and resolving issues for a variety of constituencies.  Effectively communicate with academic and administrative leaders, faculty, students, and other staff, on behalf of the director.
  • Schedule appointments for the Director, anticipate and resolve schedule conflicts, arrange travel, and serve as point of contact for Director’s office. Organize meetings and prepare meeting materials.  Manage task files and follow up daily on activities and projects, staying informed regarding all on-going projects for the Director.
  • Identify, research, and propose recommendations to improve efficiency and generate new approaches to solving BI operational challenges. Lead implementation of new initiatives and strategically anticipate and address issues with creative problem solving. Develop and organize policy and procedure manuals.
  • Prepare, approve, and/or serve as backup for financial transactions (purchase orders, online payments, purchase cards, transfers, and others). Reconcile assigned accounts on a monthly basis and identify/resolve financial discrepancies.  Thoroughly analyze financial data and assist in the development of financial projections, non-sponsored budgets, and annual budgets.
  • Draft financial memos and reports, correspondence, and other documents on behalf of the Director for dissemination to a wide audience. Proofread and edit confidential and sensitive information, and prepare official documents for signature.
  • Design and maintain electronic and physical filing systems to include: filing, retrieval, storage, coding, updating, and destructions. Perform a complete catalogue and reorganization of extensive electronic filing system.
  • Develop, oversee, and plan for computer, software, and A/V purchasing, maintenance, and replacement including forecasting and budgeting. Coordinate IT services for new equipment, maintain/monitor inventory, and organize upgrades as needed. Participate in onboarding of new employees by arranging for equipment (computer, telephone, mail box, and desk space) and access (building and printer).
  • Coordinate key functional aspects of the Institute’s facilities and daily operations involving building, activities, equipment, and resources. Assist with building operations and work with Director to ensure building systems are working effectively and efficiently (including plumbing, HVAC, housekeeping, etc.).  Manage building issues, some of which may be particular to historic/older buildings, and research/propose solutions.  Independently identify, evaluate, negotiate, and contract with companies and contractors to complete facilities related work.
  • Create and maintain records tracking system for facilities preventative maintenance, life-cycle replacements, and other related issues as well as serve as the primary point of contact for employees reporting issues. Handle daily facilities requirements, including room set-up for courses and other activities.
  • Manage inventory of office supplies. As the procurement cardholder compile supply and other item requests and place orders utilizing cost-effective methods.  Monitor receipt of items and organize invoices for payment and budget reconciliation.
  • Represent BI in internal (JHU) and external relationships with professionalism and diplomacy.
  • Handle special projects and other duties as required.

Qualifications:

High School diploma required.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  Five years of progressively responsible relevant experience required.  Additional education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience; up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Fluency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), SAP (preferred), and skilled in online research. Ability to use technology to create administrative efficiencies and an interest in staying technically current and mastering new software and university online systems.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to apply strong planning and project management skills to a range of program and administrative work/situations as needed with efficiency.
  • A demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills are critical as the incumbent will be required to track and/or manage various projects and priorities simultaneously while maintaining a high degree of accuracy.
  • Proficient in upholding a high level of confidentiality through adherence to established protocols and guidelines.
  • Adept in effectively communicating through strong oral and writing skills.  Experienced in writing and editing professional letters, reports, and documents.
  • Ability to efficiently collaborate within a team dynamic as well as interact skillfully and diplomatically with numerous constituents internally and externally.

How to Apply:

Please complete an application at https://jobs.jhu.edu and attach a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this opportunity, as well as a resume.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information on our mission and projects please visit www.bioethicsinstitute.org.

 

Senior Academic Program Coordinator – 315664

The Senior Academic Program Coordinator will work with the Assistant Director of Education Initiatives and provide critical process development and support for the Institute’s educational programs including a Master of Bioethics degree, certificate programs, minors, as well as non-degree programs such as external education initiatives.  This position will develop, institute, and manage processes for programs; coordinate with multiple divisions (and areas within those divisions including the Registrar, IT, Student Accounts, International Office, Communications, etc.); resolve administrative, coordination, and process issues; and provide support for programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, institute, manage, and refine processes for educational programs.
  • Draft and work with Assistant Director on program proposals and accreditation materials.
  • Manage recruitment efforts, promoting and publicizing the program through wide ranging venues including recruitment fairs, professional conferences, and colleges, which will involve travel.
  • Work with Berman Institute communications staff to coordinate program marketing and development of marketing materials as well as evaluate the effectiveness of marketing initiatives and shift approaches accordingly.
  • Serve as the first point of contact and resource for prospective students, students, and others engaged in Berman Institute educational programs. Develop base of knowledge to provide information and support to students, assisting them with academic and program requirements and processes.
  • Manage practicum process, including collaborative planning for practicum and experiential placements.
  • Work with Assistant Director to coordinate faculty recruitment, training, and logistics for teaching.
  • Monitor course schedules/deadlines and communicate with faculty and staff to ensure appropriate action is taken in scheduling and transmitting curriculum materials.
  • Engage with partners regarding the Executive Education Program. Seek out new partnerships and establish relationships to facilitate their engagement with the Berman Institute. Research and work with faculty and consultants to develop new groups of participants.
  • Manage teaching assistants for programs, including hiring, oversight, and evaluation processes as well as scheduling teaching assignments.
  • Work with Assistant Director to develop metrics and measures for programs. Develop and ensure that evaluation processes are in place for programs, courses, and students.
  • Serve as liaison and ensure that information and data flows smoothly among divisions, organizations, and companies engaged in educational activities. Develop network of contacts with academic staff and offices throughout JHU.
  • Plan and execute student orientation and graduation activities.
  • Handle logistics for offsite teaching in executive education program.
  • Other activities supporting students and Program as needed.

Qualifications:

High school diploma/GED with minimum five years progressively responsible administrative/academic experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

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.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be proactive with the ability to manage high volume of work and multiple priorities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of academic programs and requirements, or ability to quickly learn.
  • Collegial with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a broad spectrum of internal and external high-level professionals including academic and administrative leadership; corporate leaders and personnel; vendors; faculty, students, and staff.
  • Excellent and professional oral and written communication skills with ability to draft reports, professional documents, and correspondence.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn and work with various types of databases.

How to Apply:

Please complete an application at https://jobs.jhu.edu and attach a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this opportunity, as well as a resume.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information on our mission and projects please visit www.bioethicsinstitute.org.

 

Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health and the Berman Institute of Bioethics: Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track)

The field of global health ethics is rapidly expanding to address critical ethical issues in both global health research and global health practice and policy.  Increased attention is focused, for example, on ethical issues in health systems research, implementation science, learning healthcare systems, and research on genetics and genomics as well as in global health and social justice, health, ethics, and human rights, equitable health insurance schemes, and ethics issues in specific areas of global public health work such as food distribution, disease prevention, m-health, or reduction of injuries.  As the field of global health ethics continues to broaden its scope and disciplinary range, the Department of International Health and the Berman Institute are partnering to create a tenure-track faculty position focusing on the ethical aspects of research, policy, and/or practice in global and international health.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must hold a PhD, JD, MD, or equivalent.  Applicants should: (1) have a solid background in bioethics; (2) have strong background in and commitments to global health; (3) exhibit potential for a distinguished record of scholarship in global bioethics; (4) show promise for excellence in teaching and advising of doctoral and masters students; (5) show promise for ability to secure external funding; (6) show track record or strong potential for collaborative and interdisciplinary work.   Scholars from varied disciplines are eligible to apply; applicants with strong training in empirical (quantitative and/or qualitative) research are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be mentored to develop an increasingly independent portfolio of scholarship and funding in global bioethics.

The successful candidate will join thriving communities of scholars both within the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and within the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is the #1 ranked school of public health, according to U.S. News and World Report, and is the largest school of public health in the country; the Department of International Health is the oldest such department in the country and seeks to understand health problems and develop means of disease reduction and health protection in underserved populations around the world.  The Department has over 150 full-time faculty working in over 90 countries and runs masters and doctoral programs through each of its four programs.  The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is one of the premier bioethics programs in the world as well as one of largest.  It aims to identify and address key ethical issues in science, clinical care, and public health, locally and globally.  The Berman Institute includes an interdisciplinary body of 40 faculty with appointments in the JHU schools of public health, medicine, nursing, arts and sciences and advanced international studies; the Berman Institute runs a Masters in Bioethics program and participates in doctoral training in bioethics and public health.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants should send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae and names of three references.  Applications submitted by September 15, 2017 will be assured of the most careful consideration. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

Links of interest for this position: http://www.jhsph.edu/Dept/IH ; www.bioethicsinstitute.org

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