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Job Req ID:  60876

Program Manager

We are seeking a Program Manager  for the newly established Ralph O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI) at the Johns Hopkins University. ROSEI is a University-wide initiative housed in the Whiting School of engineering dedicated to energy innovations and related implementation and policy to realize a sustainable energy future and address the greatest underlying driver of climate change. 


The Program Manager will report to the Director and be responsible for overseeing the achievement of ROSEI’s program and its goals. The projects and activities of ROSEI are varied, but include programs related to (1) research and translation, including facilitating research proposals from ROSEI faculty, overseeing PhD and postdoc fellowships programs, seed grants, and connections with APL and the state of MD in translating research, (2) direct efforts to build the ROSEI community, including weekly, quarterly, and annual events for faculty and students, (3) education, outreach, and training, including fellowship connections for ROSEI graduate students in policy, facilitating a new BS energy minor, and providing coordination for the various MS energy minors, and K-12 energy-motivated outreach,  (4) advocacy and impact, including promoting ROSEI research and its research teams, providing support for advocacy efforts related to ROSEI’s goals, and (5) partnerships, including key internal JHU partnerships and strategic external partnerships with funding and academic partners. The Program Manager will be assisted by a financial analyst and a communications specialist as well as the Director in facilitating these programs.


We are seeking a highly skilled professional with a “start-up” mentality willing to assist in both high level and lower level tasks, to the betterment of ROSEI as an organization. This person will be committed to helping the organization stay on schedule and the advancement of coordinated efforts across the schools to support ROSEI’s upward trajectory of success and growth.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative leadership for the organization. Works closely with the Director to envision and promote the long-term sustainability and outreach of the Institute.
  • Work closely with the Director in seeking grant opportunities and provide technical and administrative oversight and support in preparations of grant applications. This could include overseeing the preparation of budgets and editing proposal documents in coordination with a financial analyst.
  • Oversee the key energy-related research, educational and innovation efforts across the University.
  • Oversee multiple programs and project teams and plans, ensuring goals are reached and multiple components and cores are integrated across the various schools such as WSE, KSAS, BSPH, SAIS and APL.
  • Manage the fiscal functions of the institute with the assistance of an analyst.
  • Support the strategic planning and work-plan development and implementation for ROSEI.
  • Oversee internal and external Institute communications and assist in building and managing partnerships. Coordinating with the appropriate persons in other departments and schools with interest with the assistance of a communications specialist.
  • Provide stewardship of partnerships, collaborations and sponsors.
  • Maintain organizational standards of satisfaction, quality, and performance. 
  • Support leadership in planning including scoping projects, defining deliverables developing work plans, and setting budgets.
  • Assist the Director in the faculty search process of new faculty and the Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships.
  • Create and manage funded fellowship programs for undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral fellows.
  • Responsible for the overall planning and execution of technical reviews and major events and meetings.
  • Generate annual progress reports.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five years related work experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Master’s degree preferred and experience in research and education environments providing project and/or program management preferred.
  • Possess excellent project management skills including outstanding skills in communication, scheduling, critical thinking, task management, and personal organization. 
  • Interact with a variety of faculty members and staff, throughout the university and individuals outside the university, therefore strong interpersonal communication skills are essential.
  • Maintain a team-oriented approach and possess the ability to cultivate positive and collegial workplace relationships.
  • Positive, dependable, possessing a “start-up” mentality, and providing attention to detail will be vital to success in the position. 


JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 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.


Classified Title: Program Manager

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME 
Starting Salary Range: $60,945 - $83,865 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, 7.5 hrs daily 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: Homewood Campus 

Department name: Department of Civil Engineering 
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering


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


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