Sr. Program Officer II

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Baltimore, MARYLAND
Job Type: FullTime

General Summary:

A Sr. Program Officer II is needed to provide program development and leadership over the Center for Substance Use and Infectious Disease care integration at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.  The goal of the center is to develop and implement innovative strategies to promote health outcomes for people with substance use.  This work will be accomplished through advancing scientific knowledge, engaging and partnering with people and communities affected by substance use, education and training of the next generation of leaders in the field of substance use and infectious disease care integration. 

The Sr. Program Officer II oversees technical, programmatic, and administrative aspects of large-scale programs and leads the development and implementation of national and international programs independently. The Sr. Program Officer II will mentor staff and oversee teams. When required, the Sr. Program Officer II will also serve as the center’s representative including networking, attending meetings, and making presentations on the Center’s behalf.   S/he will lead technical work and center-wide initiatives independently. S/he will lead proposal development and lead strategic partnership development and donor cultivation. S/he will lead and oversee high-level strategy design and implementation, training program and proposal development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Program Management

  • Lead, oversee or act as technical expert for large-scale projects including statewide and multinational projects. May include:
    • Envision, design and initiate new program activities according to a larger program goal
    • Produce and edit documents, work plans, reports, and presentations
    • Lead budget development and resource allocation
    • Oversee staffing, roles, and level of effort to meet program goals
    • Facilitate effective communication and collaboration between program, finance, and administrative staff to ensure team functioning to meet program goals
    • Facilitate and model frequent, open, ongoing communication with program team members
    • Lead engagement with internal and external partners such as local and state health departments, community based organizations, non-governmental organizations, private and industry funders.
    • Ensure adherence to JHU, group, and donor rules, regulations and policies
    • Lead process of using data to inform strategies, work plans, and program direction
  • Put in place tools, processes, structures to ensure excellence in programs, products, and deliverables to meet program goals

People Management

  • Design and manage effective team structure to meet program goals
  • Supervise, coach, and mentor staff independently
    • Orient and train new staff members
    • Conduct regular (at least quarterly) check ins and annual performance reviews with all supervisees
    • Identify and recommend appropriate professional development opportunities for supervisees
    • Ensure effective coaching, mentoring, and supervision of all staff on your team
    • Provide coaching and mentoring to promote continued growth and improvement among supervisees and other staff
  • Oversee and ensure the quality of work produced by staff or team. Develop processes, tools, and routines that ensure the quality of work.
  • Operate with compliance to all JHU supervisory policy.

Technical Work

  • Oversee high level strategy design and implementation independently.
    • Lead and build staff capacity in technical work, including strategies, toolkits, communication materials, scripts, job aides, needs assessments, etc.
    • Generate and envision new activities, ideas, frameworks, and strategies that further high-level goals
    • Use, develop, and model tools, processes, best-practices and colleague review to ensure all products and documents are of the highest quality possible
    • Provide information to others about the quality of work. This includes raising concerns about errors, omissions, and poor quality products to the staff member responsible for that work, and requesting revision of work that is not high quality.
    • In collaboration with research and evaluation division, strategically plan for research, monitoring, and evaluation activities
  • Supervise/oversee short-term technical assistance (STTA) of junior staff independently
  • Lead STTA, including trainings, workshops, and program support, independently
  • Support field program research, monitoring and evaluation systems. 
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in relevant technical areas (i.e. knowledge management, health areas, etc.) and build capacity in others
  • Demonstrate high level technical communication, including writing reports, creating and giving presentations, and facilitating trainings or group discussions
  • Ensure excellence in programs, products, and deliverables to meet program goals

Professional and Organizational Growth

  • Initiate and lead center-wide initiatives, independently
    • May include brown bags, communities of practice, etc.
  • Lead proposal development (technical, budget, coordination) independently
  • Lead strategic partnership development independently
  • Lead donor cultivation independently
  • Represent JHU and group at relevant external meetings and events
    • May include delivering technical presentations, networking, relationship building, and initiate and follow through with opportunities for collaboration
  • Professionally engage and collaborate with other programs across the university
  • Recognize and address factors that might strategically impact a program or the Center, and lead implementation of solutions
  • Identify opportunities for bringing new skills into the Center, including attending JHU courses and seminars, conferences, other external trainings etc.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (M.A., MHS, MPH)
  • Six (6) years related program management experience in public health or medicine
  • Previous experience with and demonstrated work with medically underserved populations preferred.
  • Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education as permitted by the JHU Equivalency formula.

* JHU Equivalency Formula18 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. *

Classified Title: Sr. Program Officer II
Working Title: Sr. Program Officer II
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG 
Starting Salary Range: $82,325 - $113,185; commensurate with experience. 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8am-5pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002794-SOM DOM Bay Infectious Disease 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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