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Job Req ID:  19213

Communications Coordinator

General Summary/Purpose

The Institute for International Programs at Johns Hopkins University (IIP-JHU) is seeking a Communications Coordinator to support the DataDENT (Data for Decisions to Expand Nutrition Transformation) project. The Communications Coordinator will support project coordination and communications activities.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities


Project Coordination:

  • Maintain the JHU team workplan and technical document key meetings/discussions (e.g. minutes or action points).
  • Facilitate DataDENT partner coordination and engagement through sending technical communications.
  • Assist Research Associate and PI with compiling, editing, circulating and consolidating feedback, submission and dissemination of DataDENT outputs including technical products, donor reports, and peer review manuscripts.
  • Support IRB submissions by assisting with compiling, editing, formatting, and submission, and status tracking for original and renewal applications.
  • Work with IIP-JHU Administrative Coordinator and Finance team on contracting, purchasing, meeting arrangements and any other administrative requests.



  • Serve as site administrator of the Data for Nutrition Community of Practice (DNCOP). This includes reviewing and approving posts submitted by DNCOP members, maintaining and updating an online resource library and calendar based on member submissions, scheduling online events, and helping to publicize the community
  • Work closely with DataDENT and the DNCOP Launch team to plan for content, publicize and recruit members and coordinate webinars by members. 
  • Work closely with the DataDENT team to propose, research, author (and/or recruit external authors) and edit relevant blog posts.
  • Build DataDENT Twitter presence through following relevant Twitter users, retweeting/favoriting relevant tweets, and drafting/scheduling tweets.
  • Track and collate relevant developments related to nutrition data use for nutrition that can be used for blog posts, tweets and DNCOP.
  • Communicating with DataDENT partners about upcoming outputs that could be disseminated through website, twitter and DNCOP platforms.
  • Update DataDENT website resources and events pages as needed.


Other duties as required:

  • Support DataDENT team with background research for new initiatives.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) years of college coursework.

Some related experience.


Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the 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. *



Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree.  

  • Experience with project coordination including maintaining work plans and supporting project documentation.
  • Experience developing social media campaigns.
  • Experience using relevant media platforms: twitter and wordpress.
  • Demonstrated ability to write for difference audiences - both academic and blog-style writing.
  • Familiarity with global nutrition data concepts and stakeholders.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Self-motivated.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.



Classified Title: Communications Coordinator 
Working Title: Communications Coordinator  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/03/OE 
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $17.42 -$23.95 / Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 8:00a-5:00p / 5 days / 40 hours per week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001139-Human Nutrition 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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