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The Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University works to advance public sector innovation across the globe by marrying cutting-edge practice with world-class research to transform the culture of government, deliver exceptional results for residents, and inspire trust in public service. 

We envision a world where excellence and the best service are synonymous with government and advanced by leaders, community members, and residents. Apply today to join our team and help transform local government.

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As part of its expanding team, the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation (The Center) is seeking an experienced Program Coordinator who will support the management of the newly launched and rapidly expanding Bloomberg Cities Network. The Bloomberg Cities Network (The Network) is one of the Center’s signature offerings and is a global community of local government officials and city practitioners who are committed to engaging citizens, using data and innovation, and leading boldy. The Network will allow city leaders to be connected to one another and to world-class resources to exchange ideas and best practices, learn from one another, and help bring about change and innovation in their cities.

The Program Coordinator for the Bloomberg Cities Network is responsible for overseeing the ongoing development of this critical program, collaborating and coordinating with numerous Center leadership and staff to bring organizational discipline, routine reporting, and high quality customer experiences and opportunities to Network members. As this is a newly-launched program, the Program Coordinator will also be a key contributor to foundational strategic planning for the Network, including supporting membership recruitment, event and experience planning, and membership engagement opportunities.

The Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University aims to advance the field of public sector innovation by marrying cutting-edge practice with world class research in order to transform the culture of government, deliver exceptional results for residents, and inspire trust in public service.

This position reports to the Bloomberg Cities Network Manager and works closely with the Center’s communications, knowledge management, and technology teams. This person also works closely with partners, cities and city government leaders.

The Center is committed to addressing structural and entrenched racism and recognizes the public sector’s role in perpetuating these legacies. The Program Coordinator must be willing to think about reimagined government, knowledge, and engagement models through the lens of dismantling these legacies.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Community Building Support (40%):

  • Support the Bloomberg Cities Network Manager and other members of the team in developing and expanding the Bloomberg Cities Network
  • Support membership recruitment and outreach efforts to drive Network growth and participation
  • Coordinate with city leaders and external stakeholders who contribute to the programming created for the Network, shared resources, case studies, and recognition opportunities

Event & Experience Planning (40%):

Develop, plan, and support Bloomberg Cities Network content and events including but not limited to:

  • Peer learning calls among Network members, including i-team directors calls, chief innovators’ calls, and other peer learning roundtables
  • Network events and experiences – including planning, event management, and outreach
  • Virtual trainings among Network members to support upskilling and training among city leaders

Administrative Duties (20%):

  • Perform routine administrative functions, including scheduling and document management
  • Monitor program activities, outputs, and progress towards anticipated result
  • Draft reports, summaries, presentations, and other work products for dissemination to the Center’s leadership and external partners, including Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Collect and track Network membership data and develop recommendations for future membership recruitment and engagement efforts

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

Our Program Coordinator is a creative, curious, and collaborative professional with:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline
  • Three years related experience
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula*

JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) 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:

  • Three years’ experience in program coordination or product/project management
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in coordination with subject matter experts
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of successful projects throughout their lifecycle
  • Experience managing multifaceted programs with multiple stakeholders and clients
  • Experience working in local, state, or federal government
  • Excellent oral, written, and research skills
  • Commitment to a collegial workplace
  • Capacity to work independently and in a results-oriented workplace
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to develop strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to external partners and internal management
  • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done
  • Proficient understanding of social media and other communication tools used to foster engagement within a community
  • Strong event planning skills, including the ability to develop a detailed agenda, run of show, talking points, etc.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse audiences and in a dynamic organization
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, project management software, and virtual meeting platforms
  • Experience using project management and collaboration tools such as Slack
  • Ability to work independently and in a result-oriented environment
  • Familiarity with online community management
  • Ability to think creatively and solve problems

Level of Independent Decision Making:

  • Low to Moderate

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Johns Hopkins University seeks a Network Experience Manager for the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation (the Center). The Center is quickly becoming a globally recognized organization focused on advancing the art and science of public sector innovation, especially among local governments. The Center works to increase awareness of the impact of local government innovation with a special emphasis on the ways in which residents contribute to the design, development, and delivery of new services and policy approaches.

Working closely with the Network Manager and Director of Communications, the Network Experience Manager will support the development of the Bloomberg Cities Network and the Center’s expansive communications practice that connects innovators from around the world. The ideal candidate will have prior experience designing stakeholder engagements, special experiences, peer networks, alumni networks, membership programs and recognition programs for emerging and active social impact and public service leaders or other highly professional sectors.

The Center is committed to addressing structural and entrenched racism and recognizes the public sector’s role in perpetuating these legacies. We are looking for a person committed to dismantling structural and entrenched racism and addressing these issues, both as we build a new organization and advance this work in communities.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaboratively design and execute dynamic stakeholder affinity programs and special experiences and events that connect leading city innovators and academics through the Bloomberg Cities Network.
  • Conceptualize arts, culture, and special events and experiences including leveraging research to engage target audiences, featured presenters and talent, site planning, collaboration partners and program coordination.
  • Serve as a contributing advisor to membership marketing and engagement plans, working with Communications practice colleagues to deliver affinity and membership benefits programs.
  • Provide and serve as the source of new engagement opportunities for building affinity, engaging, and retaining the interest of executive leaders from across the globe.
  • Create benefit experiences that are inclusive, equitable, and accessible.
  • Prepare reports, summaries, presentations, and other work products for dissemination to the Center’s leadership and external partners, including Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum of 5 years related experience with political, historic, or cultural venue events sales and management, preferably in an academic or nonprofit setting.
  • Additional education may be substituted for some experience.*

*JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) 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:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in technical production for large-scale events preferred.
  • Undergraduate Degree and 5-7 years’ experience in designing and managing member engagement, special events, alumni programs, membership programs, executive training, symposiums, and/or peer networking experiences in both digital and in-person formats.
  • Ability to work productively with a range of executives, partners, and stakeholders, including elected officials and academics, to shape arts, culture, and executive programs.
  • Experience designing both in-person and virtual stakeholder benefits programming.
  • Ability to leverage programming, events, and experiences to build long-term affinity, generate stakeholder interest, and convert and grow member stakeholder audiences.
  • Track record of developing winning recognition programs and competitive world-class special events for public audiences.
  • A working understanding of membership affinity/executive engagement programs.
  • Some understanding of the types of challenges municipal governments typically face preferred.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, project management software, and virtual meeting platforms; working knowledge of event planning; proficiency in social media and other digital engagement tools.
  • Working knowledge of customer relationship management platforms.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and calendars simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to set priorities and respond quickly as priorities change.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build good relationships with peers and to interact with diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to collect and synthesize information and provide summary reports.
  • Ability to work both cooperatively within a team and independently
  • Experience in engaging others to support a movement.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to relate articulately and with diplomacy with diverse groups including President, Provost, trustees, faculty, staff, alumni, major supporters of the university, and the general public.
  • Must be organized and demonstrate ability to work independently, multi- task, function effectively in fast-paced environment.
  • Must show great attention to detail and follow through to completion within time constraints.
  • Proficient computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet maintenance, and email systems.

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Johns Hopkins University seeks a Senior Advisor for Digital Innovation  for the new Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University which is focused on public sector innovation, government transformation, and civic engagement. The new Center will become a globally recognized organization focused on advancing the art and science of public sector innovation, especially among local governments. The Center will work to increase awareness of the impact of local government innovation with a special emphasis on the ways in which residents contribute to the design, development, and delivery of new services and policy approaches.

Working closely with the Digital Innovation Program Director and other senior leadership, the Senior Advisor will play a critical role in supporting programs in the Center’s digital innovation practice area, which includes a wide range of existing and new programs helping local government practitioners and leaders build digital innovation services and capacity in city halls and deliver better results for residents.

Reporting to the Digital Innovation Program Director, the Senior Advisor will help deliver programs to help city hall teams improve their digital services, inclusion, and innovation. The selected candidate should have experience in digital transformation; an understanding of local government; exceptional communication skills; comfort working independently and collaboratively; and a commitment to using technological solutions to deliver better services. 

The new Center is committed to addressing structural and entrenched racism and recognizes the public sector’s role in perpetuating these legacies. We are looking for people committed to addressing these issues, both as we build a new organization and advance this work in communities.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the delivery of multiple innovation programs in cities around the world in coordination with staff, partner organizations, and philanthropic funders
  • Providing technical assistance to cities that are part of the Center’s digital innovation program portfolio
  • Being part of a world-class team to deliver digital innovation programming, and supporting professional development on best practices and delivery methods
  • Documenting best practices in the field of government innovation, ensuring local governments can learn from one another 
  • Developing materials presenting digital innovation trends and results seen in cities around the world
  • Organizing and supporting the facilitation of meetings with external stakeholders including governments, philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, and academic and public sector leaders
  • Preparing reports, summaries, presentations, and other work products for dissemination to the Center’s leadership and external partners, including Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Other duties as assigned

 Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s Degree in related discipline
  • One year related experience
  • Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*

* 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 the 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. 

** 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:

  • A Graduate Degree, preferably in public policy or a related field, and at least five years of experience in municipal government, digital innovation, or related work is preferred
  • Experience or familiarity with digital innovation efforts, including a strong conceptual and practical understanding of digital innovation tools and the role of technology in the public sector

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • A thorough understanding of the types of challenges municipal governments typically face, either through direct experience working in government or in organizations that collaborate closely with governments
  • Ability to translate data and research into comprehensible content for a broad audience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and calendars simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to set priorities and respond quickly as priorities change
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build good relationships with peers and to interact with diverse stakeholders
  • Experience interacting with senior officials from public sector organizations and supporting them in advancing complex issues and goals 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to collect and synthesize information
  • Excellent written, presentation, and research skills
  • High proficiency in WordPress, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, project management software, and virtual meeting platforms
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team

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Johns Hopkins University seeks a Senior Advisor for Public Innovation for the new Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University which is focused on public sector innovation, government transformation, and civic engagement. The new Center will become a globally recognized organization focused on advancing the art and science of public sector innovation, especially among local governments. The Center will work to increase awareness of the impact of local government innovation with a special emphasis on the ways in which residents contribute to the design, development, and delivery of new services and policy approaches.

Working closely with the Innovation Program Director and other senior leadership, the Senior Advisor will play a critical role in supporting programs in the Center’s public innovation practice area, which includes a wide range of existing and new programs helping local government practitioners and leaders build innovation capacity in city halls and deliver better results for residents. 

Reporting to the Innovation Program Director, the Senior Advisor will help deliver technical assistance and training to city hall teams to help them engage residents more effectively, design creative initiatives to tackle urban challenges, and apply approaches such as human-centered design, crowdsourcing, and behavioral science to deliver better results for residents. The selected candidate should have experience in public sector innovation; an understanding of local government; exceptional communication skills; comfort working independently and collaboratively; and a commitment to impact and measurement. 

The new Center is committed to addressing structural and entrenched racism and recognizes the public sector’s role in perpetuating these legacies. We are looking for people committed to dismantling structural and entrenched racism and addressing these issues, both as we build a new organization and advance this work in communities.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the delivery of multiple innovation programs in cities around the world in coordination with staff, partner organizations, and philanthropic funders
  • Providing technical assistance to cities that are part of the Center’s public innovation program portfolio
  • Being part of a world-class team to deliver innovation programming, and supporting project management
  • Documenting best practices in the field of government innovation, ensuring local governments can learn from one another
  • Developing materials presenting innovation trends and results seen in cities
  • Organizing and supporting facilitation of meetings with external stakeholders including governments, philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, and academic and public sector leaders
  • Preparing reports, summaries, presentations, and other work products for dissemination to the Center’s leadership and external partners, including Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s Degree in related discipline
  • One year related experience
  • Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula *

* JHU Equivalency Formula: 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:

  • A Graduate Degree, preferably in Public Policy or a related field, and at least five years of experience in municipal government, public sector innovation or related work is preferred
  • Experience or familiarity with government innovation efforts, including a strong conceptual and practical understanding of innovation tools and the role of human centered design, data and policy in the public sector
  • Additional education may substitute for experience, and additional experience may substitute required education to the extent permitted by the Johns Hopkins University Equivalency Formula

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • A thorough understanding of the types of challenges municipal governments typically face, either through direct experience working in government or in organizations that collaborate closely with governments
  • Ability to translate data and research into comprehensible content for a broad audience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and calendars simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to set priorities and respond quickly as priorities changeStrong interpersonal skills with an ability to build good relationships with peers and to interact with diverse stakeholders
  • Experience interacting with senior officials from public sector organizations and supporting them in advancing complex issues and goals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to collect and synthesize information
  • Excellent written, presentation, and research skills
  • High proficiency in WordPress, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, project management software, and virtual meeting platforms
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team

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Johns Hopkins University seeks a Service Designer  for its newly launched Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation (BCPI) focused on public sector innovation, government transformation, and civic engagement. BCPI will become a globally recognized organization focused on advancing the art and science of public sector innovation, especially among local governments. Specifically, BCPI will advance research, engage students, and support local governments around organizational, program, and policy innovation.

Working closely with BCPI’s Digital Director and broader leadership team, the Service Designer will play a critical role in deploying design-based innovation approaches to support the development and delivery of BCPI’s programs and provide technical assistance, training, and coaching to city practitioners participating in BCPI’s initiatives, with a particular focus on initiatives within digital transformation. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in service design methodology including research, synthesis and framework development, idea generation, prototyping, and testing. They will also have experience in designing and delivering impactful services that leverage technology. Ultimately, this role will be able to shape BCPI’s approach to service delivery in the civic sector.

The new Center is committed to addressing structural and entrenched racism and recognizes the public sector’s role in perpetuating these legacies. We are looking for a person committed to dismantling structural and entrenched racism and addressing these issues, both as we build a new organization and advance this work in communities.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter including a short point-of-view on design and its role in government, and link to their portfolio and/or PDF of work samples.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support a global community of practice of government practitioners by:
  • Developing templates, tools and methods that governments can share and use to improve service delivery
  • Identifying systemic interventions in complex, multi-stakeholder government services
  • Creating visual frameworks – like journey maps, service blueprints, ecosystem maps – that help bring clarity to complex challenges in human behaviours, relationships, workflow and processes, and drive decision making
  • Visually map where digital products could be leveraged to improve service delivery
  • Support our team and city practitioners in agile ways or working, including a high-proficiency in using tools like Slack, Figma, Mural, Google Workspace, and AWS.
  • Stay up-to-date with latest trends in public and digital innovation and develop materials spreading best practices and cutting-edge research, approaches, and methods to effective service delivery
  • Champion the use of design-based methodologies throughout BCPI’s programs and advocate for cities to understand the needs of residents and deploy intuitive interactions and easy-to-use customer experiences
  • Help connect the dots between BCPI’s programs and initiatives to help the Center create seamless experiences for city leaders and expand and improve programming
  • Prepare reports, summaries, presentations, visuals, and other work products for dissemination to BCPI’s leadership and external partners

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Graduate Degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Education, or related field
  • Three years of professional level experience in course design and development, faculty training, or program/course assessment/evaluation required
  • Significant additional related experience may substitute for advanced degree

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:

  • Five years of experience or more preferred (instructional design, “strategic design” or “business design” or “product design” experience )
  • Experience conducting user research and translating results into actionable insights
  • A clear understanding of the types of challenges municipal governments typically face preferred, either through direct experience working in government or in organizations that collaborate closely with governments
  • A customer service orientation and interest in and commitment to building strong relationships with clients and leaders in the civic sector to understand their work and perspectives
  • Demonstrated experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to engaging with a wide range of digital specialists, subject-matter experts, and BCPI partners
  • A strong preference for work experience with local government and the civic sector and an understanding of the public sector
  • Demonstrated experience applying equity-centered design frameworks to past projects
  • A history of using service design and/or product design to inform and scale digital transformation efforts, particularly in large bureaucratic organizations. This includes identifying and implementing digital solutions to improve public services
  • Demonstrated use of modern technologies that help us work collaboratively, but help you produce independently, such as Adobe XD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Figma, InVision, Trello, Asana, Confluence, or JIRA
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in coordinating with subject matter experts
  • Ability to work both cooperatively within a team and independently
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • A commitment to a collegial workplace

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Superior organizational skills and ability to set priorities and respond quickly as priorities change
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build good relationships with peers and to interact with diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to collect and synthesize information and provide summary reports
  • Excellent content creation and writing skills
  • Knowledge of design-based innovation methodologies, including expertise in determining when and how to use specific approaches, frameworks, deliverables, and facilitation methods

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Johns Hopkins University seeks a Director, Strategy & Operations – BCPI  (Sr. Program Manager) for the Executive Director of its soon-to-be-launched Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation focused on public sector innovation, city transformation, and civic engagement. The new center will become a globally recognized organization focused on advancing the art and science of public sector innovation, especially among local governments. Specifically, the center will advance research, engage students, and support local governments around organizational, program, and policy innovation.

Working closely with the center’s Executive Director, the Director Strategy & Operations will act as a chief of staff and play a critical role in supporting the Executive Director in developing the center, building the leadership team, communicating priorities to staff, project managing major initiatives, and serving as a broker between the center and the university, external partners, and funders to support the center’s strategic goals. This role will work in close collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies to report on the center’s progress and deliverables. Bloomberg Philanthropies has been a pioneer in supporting innovation within city halls and is providing the initial funding for the new center.  

This position will support the Executive Director in building and overseeing priorities across the center’s functional program areas and will assist with project integration across its innovation, civic engagement, and academic domains. The selected candidate will help translate the center’s policy objectives into its research agenda and will serve as a liaison between the programmatic areas and the research portfolio more generally. This role will also support the Executive Director in overseeing the administrative and operational needs of the center and will liaise with the university’s back-office departments to address issues involving IT, human resources, operations, communications and development, and other administrative functions. 

The Director Strategy & Operations will represent the Executive Director at meetings and external events and must have the professional acumen and forward-thinking mindset to advance the center’s strategic priorities The selected candidate will expand on the legacy of existing initiatives (such as Cities of Service) and support in the design of new ones. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong point of view on the opportunity to reimagine the role and opportunities of local governments, what it means to create meaningful civic engagement, and the capacity for transformational resident-driven innovation. 

The new center is committed to addressing structural and entrenched racism and recognizing the public sector’s role in perpetuating these legacies over time. We are looking for a leader committed to dismantling systemic racism and an individual who recognizes the power of community-led initiatives and grassroots efforts to build stronger communities. 

 Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Executive Director in achieving target goals and priorities by serving as a strategic partner and implementation leader
  • Providing operational leadership to the Executive Director to accomplish the center’s goals, including prioritization of activities, workflow, communications, and processes
  • Liaising between the operations team at the newly formed center and the university, especially on IT and HR matters
  • Ensuring the prioritization of activities and scheduling for the Executive Director by streamlining workflows and communications; ensuring the Executive Director’s time is being used as effectively as possible
  • Working with the Executive Director to set strategic priorities to provide insight on identifying areas where to direct focus, as well as, metrics for success
  • For key meetings that the Executive Director leads, managing the meeting agenda, supporting the facilitation of discussion during the meeting itself, and driving next steps
  • Working closely with the Communications team to identify and prepare the Executive Director for external communications (e.g., speaking engagements, press interviews)
  • Accompanying the Executive Director to meetings and events, with both internal and external stakeholders. Representing the Executive Director in her absence, when appropriate/necessary
  • Standing-in on behalf of the Executive Director when appropriate (e.g., responding to time-sensitive matters, serving as a representative at meetings)
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with city leaders, elected officials, community stakeholders, foundation partners, and other critical external partners
  • Promoting an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff
  • Leading with integrity and maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, or related field or equivalent experience
  • At least five years’ experience in the field of civic engagement, government innovation, or a related field, with at least three years managing staff
  • Experience managing diverse teams
  • Additional education may substitute for experience, and additional experience may substitute required education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of government, including experience working with cities, states, or national agencies
  • Government transformation and program delivery experience, changing how government works to serve residents and delivering results-oriented programs, from design to implementation to storytelling and impact measurement
  • Diplomatic and customer service orientation to liaise with the highest levels of government and successfully achieve common goals in cities—maximizing the impact of programs, pushing for new innovation methodologies that may be unfamiliar, and collaboratively clearing roadblocks
  • Strong communications skills to serve as a persuasive representative for programs with cities and partner organizations, and at public forums, as well as with community partners and stakeholders
  • Strategic project management skills including experience with managing teams
  • Policy experience to support the work of the Executive Director and to help ensure that the work of the new center is aligned with the needs and priorities of cities

Level of Independent Decision Making:

  • High level of independent decision making

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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in local government and in our own organization. We encourage candidates of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds to apply and help us serve the diverse community of staff and city residents we work.

Our Benefits

As part of Johns Hopkins University, our staff enjoy high-quality health benefits, as well as additional wellness programs, continuing education, discounts, and more

Have a question about joining our team? 

Do you have questions about the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation or employment at Johns Hopkins University? Get in touch! Email us at publicinnnovation@jhu.edu. 

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