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Job Req ID:  13044

Sr. Research Program Manager

Classified Title: [[Sr. Research Program Manager]] 
Working Title: [[Sr. Research Program Manager]] ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME 
Starting Salary Range: [[$60,342 - $83,034]]
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: [[Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 35.0 hours per week]] 
Exempt Status: Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10003595-PFRH WIC Project 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


General Summary/Purpose

The Johns Hopkins University, through a cooperative agreement with the USDA, will: 1) fund, support and evaluate innovative projects designed to improve participation and retention of children in the federally funded Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); and 2) provide evaluation technical assistance to other WIC retention projects throughout the Country. The Sr. Research Program Manager will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing all activities of the project.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Manage the day to day activities of the Project including: developing, implementing, and managing all Project protocols; establishing and coordinating all communication processes; organizing and leading Project meetings; organizing and leading all project trainings and events; supervising the preparation of program and event materials; being the point of contact for the Program Advisory Board and other professional partners; being the point of contact for both funded projects and technical assistance projects; developing and implementing the documentation and tracking protocol of all project activities; monitoring multiple funded projects to ensure progress and project fidelity; working with other Project staff to develop the evaluation protocol and data analysis plan, and carry out data analysis; working with other project staff to provide technical assistance to all funded projects; drafting reports to be submitted to funder and other relevant audiences; and presenting project information and results to multiple audiences.


The Sr. Research Program Manager will be required to attend meetings and off-site visits throughout the country. Some visits may require overnight lodging.  Participation in events and activities may require working beyond the normal working hours.


Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree or PhD in related discipline. 8 years related experience including significant experience in field conducting large research projects.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Implementing and managing large scale collaborative research projects

            Managing grant funded research

            Developing and implementing communication networks

            Manipulating administrative data bases (strongly preferred WIC administrative data base)

            Project evaluation

            Data analysis

            Public speaking

            Event planning

            Staff supervision

            Microsoft applications for production of documents, spreadsheets, tables, and slides

            Working with low income populations (preferably WIC participants)

            Drafting project reports for multiple audiences



            Research methodology, protocols and evaluation design

            WIC Program operations

            Web-based communication and training


Independent problem solving, judgement, and prioritization skills

            Excellent verbal and written communication

            Exceptional organizational skills


**End date Sept. 20, 2021**

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


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