Educational Program Specialist

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 3 months ago

General Summary/Purpose

Based within the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) is seeking an Education Program Specialist (EPS) to advance CLF's education program. In line with JHU's mission of providing education and academic training, CLF implements a dynamic portfolio of food system and public health education activities, including: online and in-person coursework and practice, a certificate program, an MPH concentration, the CLF-Lerner Doctoral Fellowship program, an online teaching curricula and resource, a series of professional networking opportunities, and the mentorship of students and professionals.

The EPS serves as CLF's principal ambassador and liaison with students, faculty, staff (including colleagues in administrative and academic offices throughout the School), and is a primary point of contact for prospective and current students interested in CLF education activities. The position is based at CLF's offices, located at 111 Market Place, but requires regular time on site at the School's Wolfe Street Building as needed for meetings and events.

The EPS collaborates closely with project-based teams including offsite faculty and staff to facilitate the efficient and effective management of CLF's education portfolio. A high priority for this position is to identify needed process refinements to strengthen and align CLF-led coursework, training and experiential learning opportunities to reflect CLFs broader educational goals.

Essential to successfully fulfilling the roles and responsibilities of the position are strong communication, organizational, analytical, and project management skills. The EPS is expected to thoroughly understand relevant institutional policies and procedures, public health curricular goals and standards across the School's departments and degree programs, as well as the major responsibilities of other JHSPH and Departmental student services offices, including SOURCE, to inform CLFs education-related goals and strategies.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Specific roles and responsibilities of the position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain clear understanding of University, School and departmental policies and procedures related to academic program requirements, recruitment and funding;

  • Maintain frequent and transparent communication with CLF's education, administration, and leadership teams, including offsite faculty and staff.

  • Provide counsel to prospective and matriculated students regarding requirements, policies and procedures related to CLF's certificate program, MPH concentration and doctoral fellowship program, in consultation with JHU administration, CLF faculty and staff as needed;

  • Coordinate and participate in the application review and selection process of the CLF-Lerner Fellowship program, certificate program and other CLF-affiliated scholarships/funding opportunities for students

  • Oversee the planning of student meetings, events and specialized training activities for CLF-affiliated students

  • Track progress of CLF-affiliated students, lead efforts to assess and document impact of engagement activities with students, alumni and other key stakeholders to assist the program, students, and leadership with critical decision making

  • Serve as CLFs liaison to SOURCE and facilitate the development of projects to fulfil capstone and practicum requirements for MPH and other masters' students

  • Identify opportunities to strengthen synergies among education program components, e.g. courses, experiential learning opportunities and trainings, the Food System Lab urban teaching farm and CLF's online teaching resources.

  • Represent CLF and participate in School-wide and departmental recruitment events including open houses and new student orientation activities.

  • Lead efforts to strengthen and leverage CLF student alumni networks

  • Independently respond to an array of inquiries and requests from JHSPH faculty, staff, students, external agencies, and community partners for CLF education program information

  • Serve as the education representative within various CLF teams and coordinate action in pursuit of CLF education program goals and objectives, outreach opportunities, including national meetings such as APHA

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external business, academic and leadership offices.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree;

Three (3) years progressively responsible experience in program administration in an academic environment; and evening and weekend work is required occasionally.

Additional education may substitute for some experience, and some additional experience may substitute for some education, to the extent permitted by the 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 the 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in public health or related field preferred. Two to three years of relevant experience in higher education program management and/or food systems-related work required.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Experience with or understanding of public health research and practice, such as research methodologies, writing funding proposals, and/or program planning and


  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; and the ability to proactively manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Must possess strong communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills and the ability to interact effectively and diplomatically with students and faculty

  • Proficiency in computer applications such as MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), SharePoint, and social media.

  • Knowledge of Johns Hopkins academic programs and/or data systems (SIS, SOPHAS, and Course Plus) is strongly preferred.

Classified Title: Administrative Program Coordinator

Working Title: Educational Program Specialist

Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC

Starting Salary Range: $50,700- $69,780 /commensurate with experience

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:30a-5:00p / 37.5 hours per week

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health

Department name: 10001082-Environmental Health and Engineering

Personnel area: School of Public Health

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Educational Program Specialist

Johns Hopkins University