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Job Req ID:  107143

Research Program Coordinator

The Center for Global Digital Health Innovation (CGDHI), previously known as the Johns Hopkins Global mHealth Initiative, is a multidisciplinary Center within the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Center aims to develop responsive digital health innovations and provide rigorous, evidence-based support for scaling digital technologies and advancing health equity to improve health – with a focus on resource-limited settings.

We are looking for a passionate Research Program Coordinator who would be interested in a unique opportunity in helping shape and build the foundation for the Center. The right candidate will be highly motivated, creative, self-directed, and collaborative to join the team. In our first year of operations, the Research Program Coordinator would play a critical role in setting the culture and tone for the Center – they must be able to work closely with the Center leadership to align with the broader vision for the Center and help create/improve the pathways to achieve it. The Research Program Coordinator will work closely with Center leadership as we develop policies and protocols around Center operations, manage Center grants and finances, oversee the digital health-focused academic programs, and would be responsible for internal (within Johns Hopkins University) and external communications. The position would also include student supervision. Preference will be given to candidates who have prior experience working within global health - or global digital health.

This is a one-year position starting in January 2023, with a possible extension for a second year. The position is based in Baltimore, MD – with the expectation that the candidate would be based in the area and come into the office 1-2 days/week. The Research Program Coordinator will report to the Center Director.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Center Management

  • Development of and adherence to protocols, guidelines, and workflows that support Center management and operations in a timely manner
  • Keep track of a high-level overview of all grants Center faculty are involved in, including continually updating the list so it is accurate
  • Manage technical financial administrative tasks related to the Center budget, processing reimbursements, invoices, and honorariums, and booking travel and lodging where appropriate.
  • This will include collaborating with the department-level grants finance management team.

Center Communications

  • Develop and maintain Center website, with the support of student interns. This includes development of website content (text and image-based)
  • Develop an annual report detailing Center activities and disseminate accordingly.
  • Manage communications between Center faculty, including organizing Center-level meetings.
  • Develop a communications strategy within the Johns Hopkins University and external to the University to share and publicize Center activities (including social media). This will include collaborating with the department-level communications team.
  • Coordinate Center events – related to research dissemination, workshops, seminars, and meetings.


  • Support development and management of research grants, including developing scope of works, memorandums of understanding, and managing the University-level workflow to ensure the grant is correctly processed and awarded.
  • Support IRB submissions and management for research grants on an as-needed basis.


  • Support development and communications around digital health training programs.
  • Manage course communications for the three digital health-related courses at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Manage certificate for Global Digital Health (forthcoming, not active yet – but once active, expectation is to manage Certificate related communications with the student body)

Student Engagement

  • Manage the digital health student body and student group (Digital Health Society)
  • Manage list of practicum and capstone opportunities and facilitate communications between students and potentially relevant opportunities.
  • Supervise students who are supporting Center activities (i.e., website development and maintenance).
  • Oversee student hiring processes for grants in collaboration with Department level management.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  •  Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum of 1-year of related experience in research coordination and management within a public health context.
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, and can communicate to a wide range of audiences.
  • Graphic design experience, including experience using Canva or another similar software.
  • Detail-oriented and able to multitask and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team-based environment, think creatively and strategically, and can problem-solve effectively.
  • Produce activities/deliverables in accordance with relevant timelines/deadlines.


  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience working in global health, digital health, or global digital health.
  • Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies.

Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator   
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD  
Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 9 am – 5 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/School of Public Health 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Global Disease Epidemiology and Control  
Personnel area: School of Public Health 


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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

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