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Johns Hopkins University Presidential Management Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins University Presidential Management Fellowship is a year-long fellowship for recent JHU graduates interested in learning about the management of a large, complex and dynamic institution.  Fellows will have a front-row seat to learn about strategy and decision making at a world class university and will gain indispensable experience in the management and governance of a worldwide leader in education and research.


A small cohort of select 2020 and 2021 JHU graduates (undergraduate and graduate degrees) will be embedded within the university’s central administration departments and will operate as internal consultants/advisors whose work informs decision making by senior leadership on a wide range of financial strategy, policy development and other high priority projects. Fellows will provide high-level analytic capacity and project management services on issues and initiatives of interest to university leadership.  Fellows will also participate in a customized professional development program, attend regular small group sessions with senior university leaders, and work together on a capstone project.


The university seeks applicants to this exciting program who possess: strong analytic skills (both quantitative and qualitative); excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to work independently to manage multiple assignments in a fast-paced setting; a collaborative and flexible working style; and strong organizational skills.  Fellows must have a Bachelor’s, Master’s or other graduate-level degree earned from Johns Hopkins (or on track to be earned) between 5/1/2020 and the program start date of 7/1/2021.


Development and Alumni Relations (https://giving.jhu.edu/)
The Fellow for Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) will be responsible for supplementing and expanding the data analytics function for the DAR team and will partner with the Chief of Staff to inform and improve their data-driven decision making. Development and Alumni Relations is currently evaluating the replacement of their information system and preparing for the next significant university-wide fundraising campaign. The Fellow will contribute to those efforts by developing models that identify data trends and opportunities to inform decision making by the DAR Executive and Management Teams.


Economic Development (https://president.jhu.edu/university-leadership/alicia-wilson/)
The Fellow in Economic Development will collaborate with the Director of Economic Development and other staff in the creation of a cohesive outreach, communications, and branding strategy. The role will involve researching effective strategies employed by other anchor institutions as well as collaboration with key partners across the university including but not limited to the Office of Government and Community Affairs, Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Carey Business School, and external partners. The Fellow will also employ data and analytical skills to support economic development activity as well as outreach targeting opportunities.


Federal Strategy (http://web.jhu.edu/administration/gca/staff/federal-strategy/)
The Fellow with Federal Strategy will support Johns Hopkins’ legislative, regulatory, and policy initiatives on a federal level by researching and preparing materials for high-level stakeholders as a member of the Federal Strategy team. The Fellow will also be responsible for tracking legislation and policy in Congress in areas of interest to Johns Hopkins, planning and coordinating Hopkins on the Hill events and briefings, and developing visual and graphical aids to educate key stakeholders on complex issues. Depending on the public health situation, there may be potential travel with Federal Strategy team members to Washington, D.C.


Human Resources (https://hr.jhu.edu/about-hr/)
The Fellow assigned to Human Resources will work with the Talent Acquisition team to develop tools to enable the university to better analyze and improve the recruitment and hiring of highly-qualified diverse employees. Through the use of data analytics and visualization the Fellow will compile hiring data and generate reports identifying the trends in the application cycle to improve the successful recruitment of key demographics for both internal and external candidates. The Fellow will report to the Vice President of Human Resources and work closely with the Executive Director of Talent Acquisition throughout the fellowship year.


Investment Office (https://president.jhu.edu/university-leadership/jason-t-perlioni/)
The Fellow in the Investment Office will be responsible for a project focused on the long-term healthcare investment strategy for the endowment, as well as investment research coverage of specific healthcare investment ideas.  The Fellow will work closely with the Managing Director of Investments, Chief Investment Officer and other members of the Investment Office research team. The Fellow will contribute to the decision making process through participation in team activities, reviews of external data, and dedicated analyses of specific investments and investment portfolios.


Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (https://ventures.jhu.edu/)
The Fellow working with Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) will support JHTV’s strategic priorities related to academic innovation and technology commercialization. Key projects include: strengthening the Baltimore innovation ecosystem, expanding support for under-represented inventor populations, and deepening awareness and education about commercialization among faculty/researchers. The Fellow will serve on a small team under the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and will work across JHTV’s business lines (e.g. Marketing, Tech Transfer, FastForward, Finance) and with peers across the university to design and implement new projects.


Office of Diversity and Inclusion (https://diversity.jhu.edu/)
The Fellow in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will work closely with the newly appointed Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and their team to identify data and evidence-based approaches to develop scalable solutions to goals related to Diversity and Inclusion across the university. The Fellow will work with partners in many areas of the university to design programs and tactical activities aligned with business strategies and identify what additional resources might be required to support brand, policy, and programmatic changes for Diversity and Inclusion.


Office of General Counsel (http://web.jhu.edu/administration/general_counsel/)
The Fellow in the Office of General Counsel will have a unique opportunity for exposure to the practice of law and the complex legal issues that face Johns Hopkins as a major research university. The Fellow would not be assigned to a single practice group, but rather would look for the Fellow to have access to and experiences across the Office and its practice groups (litigation, student affairs and employment, business and commercial transactions, and healthcare and research).  The Fellow would have a number of roles and responsibilities including: research, document management and production, participation in client interviews and meetings and work involving policy issues.


Student Health & Well-Being (https://www.wellness.jhu.edu/)
The Fellow supporting Student Health and Well-Being will work under the Director of Wellness and Health Promotion and other members of the senior leadership team to research current and planned health policy initiatives and inform ongoing efforts to improve student health and well-being. The Fellow will support outreach, communications, engagement, and evaluation efforts across the university through analyses and consultation with key stakeholders and students.


Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education (https://provost.jhu.edu/education/graduate-and-professional-education/)
The Fellow in the Office of the Vice Provost of Graduate and Professional Education will work on one or more of several high-priority projects including development of quantifiable evaluation criteria for PhD programs across the university, support of efforts to increase engagement among underrepresented groups in doctoral programs and academia, and PhD alumni career outcome tracking and analysis. In addition to these critical projects, the Fellow will also contribute to the office through data analysis, research of peer university best practices, and other efforts to improve graduate education at Johns Hopkins.


Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.





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