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Job Req ID:  107993

Language Technology Program Manager

The Johns Hopkins University has an immediate opening for a Language Technology Program Manager at the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE). The incumbent will have two major responsibilities at the HLTCOE: (1) first, developing and managing programmatic deliverables related to language technology research to meet contractual requirements. This includes organizing academic conferences and workshops on HLTCOE research and other research-related customer deliverables, as well as technical reports. (2) second, managing the HLTCOE data collection program by interfacing between HLTCOE researchers, sponsors, and annotation teams. The ideal candidate should demonstrate a high degree of independence and a passion for language-related research in support of client needs. The candidate should be able to take responsibility for successfully accomplishing organizational goals and initiatives with a high degree of accuracy and independence in a client-focused domain.

The Johns Hopkins University Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE) is a world-class research center creating advanced techniques for analyzing a variety of video, image, speech, text, and document image data in a wide variety of diverse languages. Established in 2007, the HLTCOE is home to a growing group of outstanding research scientists and graduate students who utilize state-of-the-art technology to address unique and exciting challenge problems.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Organize the themes, expected outcomes, reports, and logistics for 3 annual client workshop events. These include coordinating closely with customers to align deliverables to their needs, identifying the venue, sending out invitations, advertising, post-event follow-ups, and management of interactions with attendees.
  • Organize, prioritize, and track the daily operations of the HLTCOE Data Annotation Program to ensure research relevance and progress. This involves close interaction with researchers to identify resources, schedule annotation training, and meet deadlines. Manages the resources needed to complete the annotation efforts. Provides status and metrics on the annotation efforts.
  • Assist the HLTCOE Director in preparing and publishing a variety of technical reports to meet client and organizational needs.
  • Manage the publication review and submission process for the customer.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Experience performing language-related research.
  • Experience leading small teams.
  • Experience aligning resources and deliverables with client needs.
  • Excellent oral, written and analytical skills, including the ability to effectively and concisely present academic information.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage numerous tasks concurrently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated success working in a highly collaborative, team-based environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Evidence of a passionate commitment to the full range of tasks required for an organization to perform successful research and technology transfer.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field.
  • Five years related experience including, demonstrated success in client-focused research delivery and foreign language or linguistics expertise.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Related Masters preferred.

Additional Information

  • Candidates for consideration must be eligible to work in the Unites States. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
  • The position is full-time. Occasional telework is permitted.


Classified Title: Research Program Manager 
Working Title: Language Technology Program Manager   
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME  
Min/Mid/Max Salary Range: $62,780-$86,390-$110,010 (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee Group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Center of Excellence  
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers 


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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

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 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.

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