Employment

Current Employment Opportunities


Sr. Grants and Contracts Analyst – 7549

General Description:

Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is dedicated to identifying and addressing key ethical issues in science, clinical care, and public health both locally and globally.  The Sr. Grants and Contracts Analyst serves a critical role by managing sponsored funding activity for the Institute as well as handling reporting, control activities, and special projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise faculty of funding opportunities.
  • Manage the grant/contract submission process, prepare and review grant proposals, and oversee pre-award data.
  • Provide guidance on protocols, regulations, and policies relevant to the University and various types of sponsors (federal/state governments, organizations, and private foundations).
  • Work with faculty to plan, develop, and finalize items for grant/contract packages including budgets, justifications, and other materials.
  • Review applications and ensure accuracy, completeness, and adherence to sponsors’ proposal guidelines.
  • Track and monitor proposals through approval processes to submission. Initiate internal routing and review through Coeus system.
  • Serve as liaison among various offices and to University Research Administration.
  • Manage post-award activities. Provide accurate and appropriate guidance regarding interpretation of applicable contract, grant and cooperative agreement terms and conditions, as well as other administrative rules, cost principles and regulations under OMB guidelines.
  • Prepare, negotiate and/or implement domestic and international sub agreements, subcontracts, and consultant agreements with individuals and organizations.
  • Handle account set-up, budgeting, and any required transactional processes. Work with Institute human resources to ensure alignment of salaries to projects.
  • Monitor the financial duties of staff with regard to pre and post award grants/contracts management and compliance with Institute, University, and external agency policies/procedures, established practices, and deadlines.
  • Review and analyze awards/projects on a monthly basis, assessing/monitoring expenditure levels against funding and budget obligations, and verifying compliance with regulations. Prepare quarterly reports and projections for faculty.
  • Develop and/or modify systems to ensure accurate and timely completion of interim and final reports. Coordinate no-cost extensions as needed.
  • Manage close out processes for sponsored projects.
  • Analyze complex financial data and prepare narrative and statistical reports for faculty and leadership.
  • Assist with the annual budgeting process, analyzing financial data and extracting/defining relevant information as well as interpreting data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or projecting financial probability.
  • Develop and implement improvements to sponsored projects policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field required. Five years of experience in sponsored research, or financial and/or cost management required. Graduate level education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Master’s degree with knowledge of US Government cost principles and grant/contract management preferred.

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:

  • Federal grant and contract proposal submission experience.
  • Ability to focus on customer service, timely communications and meeting deadlines.
  • Proficiency with financial software applications, databases, and spreadsheets.
  • Strong organizational skills with a dedication to accuracy and attentiveness to details.
  • Effective communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently, prioritize tasks for several simultaneous projects, and meet concurrent deadlines.
  • Exercise mature judgment and diplomacy in dealings with all stakeholders while maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Experience using SAP/COEUS preferred.

How to Apply:

 Please complete an online application, and include a resume and cover letter detailing why you would be a good fit for this opportunity.  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.



Administrative Coordinator – 2568

 General Description:

Provide administrative and research support to faculty members of the Berman Institute of Bioethics.  Work assignments cover a range of activities including project management, grant proposals, budget monitoring, research, and general administrative support.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage assigned projects through to completion. Provide support for academic and policy-oriented inquiries.  Draft and edit manuscripts, ad-hoc reports, and correspondence ensuring they adhere to the stated preferred writing style.
  • Assist in preparation of grant applications/renewals in conjunction with faculty members and research staff.
  • Coordinate reimbursement materials for submission to finance department.
  • Serve as the administrative point of contact for assigned faculty and fellowship program. Manage calendars for assigned faculty, prioritizing multiple requests, and ensuring conflict-free meetings and appointments.  Create and manage tickler files and follow up regularly on activities and tasks.  Effectively communicate with academic and administrative leaders, faculty, students, other staff, and external contacts on behalf of Berman Institute faculty and postdoctoral fellows.  Efficiently manage faculty’s time and travel in accordance with their specified preferences.
  • Manage communication regarding the fellowship program to current postdoctoral fellows and faculty members. Assist with orientation preparations, guest speakers, and fellowship events.  Maintain databases with application materials, admission statistics, and current fellow and alumni information.  Support the admissions committee members and communicate with candidates throughout the application process.
  • Coordinate and execute routine meetings and special events; organize travel arrangements, catering, venue reservations, contracts, conference lines, A/V support, and other aspects as needed. Prepare agendas and meeting materials for distribution.  Attend meetings and record minutes.  Compile decisions and action plans discussed in meetings and ensure the appropriate follow-up is conducted.
  • Produce reports utilizing Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and other software. Proofread and edit confidential and sensitive information, and prepare official documents for signature.  Analyze existing systems for improvement, design and maintain administrative filing systems to include: filing, retrieval, storage, coding, updating, and destructions.
  • Maintain gradebooks, syllabi, course pages on CoursePlus, and communicate with students and guest presenters on behalf of the course instructors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED required. Three years of progressive administrative responsibility is required.  Additional education may substitute for required 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:

  • Possess excellent computer literacy, word processing, and spreadsheet skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, RefWorks, library and online research to include online journal databases, with the ability to quickly learn new software is required.
  • A demonstrated attention to detail is vital as the incumbent will be required to work with a high degree of accuracy to independently complete tasks, resolve administrative issues, edit written submissions, prioritize and manage various projects with concurrent deadlines, and respond to changing priorities within a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with excellent organizational skills. Able to utilize discretion and diplomacy when working with sensitive and privileged subject matter, maintain confidentiality, and exercise good judgement.
  • Adept in effectively communicating through excellent oral and written skills to a wide range of constituents internally and externally.
  • Ability to work efficiently as a collaborative team member with BI faculty, staff, leadership, and external contacts. Embrace the mission of the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

How to Apply:

 Please complete an online application, and include a resume and cover letter detailing why you would be a good fit for this opportunity.  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.



Communication and Marketing Manager – 2566

 General Description:

The Communication and Marketing Manager will provide vision, leadership, policy formulation, development for, and management of an integrated communications and marketing program to promote and advance the initiatives of the Berman Institute of Bioethics (BI). The primary function of this role, who reports to the Senior Director of External Relations, is to promote the BI by cultivating recognition of its accomplishments, bring visibility to development opportunities and successes, and provide context and relevance of its academic programs.

Responsibilities:

Develop and implement an integrated, comprehensive communications and marketing plan for the BI; work creatively and collaboratively with faculty and staff to assist in their outreach efforts as part of a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy including media relations; and with Development Team to develop and implement stewardship strategy, including templates, timing, drafting and execution of donor acknowledgements; and promote philanthropic or grant funding received by the BI.

This position will work to promote the BI with constituencies throughout the university by developing methods and materials to ensure that external and internal audiences are made aware of the Institute’s activities; strategize and implement a plan for media relations; oversee production of all printed and electronic development communications shared with its external and internal audiences; and determine content, contribute to writing, and manage production of the Institute’s stewardship process, and content for the Institute’s website, development publications, newsletters, brochure texts, articles, and seasonal and special communications.

In addition, he or she will direct all written and graphical elements working in collaboration with the university’s Development and Alumni Relations Office of Communications to promote the Institute through press releases, articles, and calendar listings and generating story ideas for university development publications. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the Institute’s Development and Alumni Relations Management Team.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree required in a related field. Seven years progressively responsible related experience in Marketing and or Communications, preferably in an academic environment. Advanced degree may substitute for some experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge of web-based marketing, market analysis, and web development
  • Exceptional ability to communicate through written materials a must, as is previous publication experience and the ability to translate technical concepts into broadly accessible stories.
  • Additional evidence of proven leadership skills.
  • Ability to build relationships across the organization.
  • Work well with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team, in a deadline-oriented setting.
  • Excellent verbal communication and organizational skills.

How to Apply:

Please complete an online application for requisition 2566 with a resume and cover letter detailing why you would be a good fit for this opportunity.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.


Questions may be directed to Erin Law, Human Resource Coordinator: elaw1@jhu.edu