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Job Req ID:  9665

Research Program Coordinator

Program Details

The Poverty and Inequality Research Lab at Johns Hopkins University is a collaborative, mixed-methods research center focused on policy-relevant scholarship in the areas of family, education, housing and neighborhoods. We are seeking a research program coordinator interested in working with Dr. Stefanie DeLuca and a team of graduate students on “Who’s Moving In: Repopulation, Reinvestment, and Pathways to Revitalization,” a four-year longitudinal study funded by the Annie E.. Casey Foundation and Office of the President at Johns Hopkins University. The study examines neighborhood change in Central Baltimore and East Baltimore, two regions of the city that have been the subject of substantial policy intervention and private sector investments. 


The start date for this position is August 2018. The position is full-time.


Job Responsibilities for the Research Program Coordinator include:

  • Conduct in-depth interviews with landlords, investors, homeowners, residents, and other key informants
  • Attend community events and write field notes
  • Help manage a group of undergraduate research assistants in conducting systematic social observations in the neighborhoods
  • Engage in data analysis



Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and some related experience required. Master’s degree in sociology, public policy, or related field strongly preferred. Three years of related experience preferred. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Applicants with experience with qualitative or mixed methods are preferred. Applicants should have strong research skills, a substantive background in areas of housing policy, neighborhood revitalization, or urban governance. Must have excellent communication skills and able to work well as part of a team.


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.


Role/Level/Range: ACRO/3/CD

Starting Salary Range: $15.78 - $21.69 per hour

Employee group: Full-time

Schedule: 37.5

Employee subgroup: Non Exempt

Location: Baltimore, MD

Department name: Sociology

Personnel area: KSAS


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

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