Adjunct Professor_470.623 Nonprofit Program Development and Evaluation

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 16, 2020

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
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Full Time

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) unit of the Krieger School seeks an Adjunct Professor to refresh and teach the online course of 470.623 Nonprofit Program Development and Evaluation for the Master of Arts degree in Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Management and the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management .

The MA in NGO Management is the first of its kind to be international in scope, but domestic in practice. Students acquire the leadership, management, and organizational skills needed to succeed in the nonprofit sector, both domestically in the U.S., and abroad. The MA in NGO Management is made up of ten asynchronous online courses (6 core courses, 3 electives, 1 capstone). Courses focus on leadership, fundraising, grant writing, strategic planning, project management, communications and resource development. Students complete their studies with a capstone project that focuses on a real-world issue which is relevant to present or future employers. This course is one of the core course requirements of the degree.

We invite applications to fill an adjunct teaching position (10-15 hours/week), non-tenure track, semester-by-semester hire. The degree and certificate programs are fully online. The adjunct professor will report to the Program Director for the MA in NGO Management and the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

As the nation's oldest and one of the most prestigious research universities, Johns Hopkins offers high-quality master's degrees and post-baccalaureate education to students located in the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. regions and throughout the United States and abroad.

Course description:

The principal aim of the course 470.623 Nonprofit Program Development and Evaluation is to help students think more critically about the effectiveness of nonprofit programs – about how effectiveness can be defined and understood, evaluated, and developed further. The first specific goal is to help students understand how a nonprofit’s effectiveness can best be understood in relation to its progress against its mission. We will pay special attention to four major types of intended beneficiaries of nonprofit activity: individuals, communities, organizations, and systems. Evaluating how well a nonprofit delivers intended benefits requires an understanding of its “theory of action,” and the culture and context in which the organization operates in the U.S. and abroad. The second specific goal is to help students become more proficient in managing an evaluation inquiry. We will explore: the variety of purposes of an evaluation inquiry in relation to various stakeholders’ needs to know; the essential elements of an evaluation inquiry; “measurement” and the nature of good evidence; ways to communicate evaluation findings; uses of evaluation findings in developing or strengthening the organization; and strategies for managing an evaluation process.

Instructional and administrative responsibilities of the position include:
  • Teach one online graduate course (unless there is a demand for more than one section) using Blackboard per year;
  • Personalize the graduate course through Blackboard by identifying relevant academic materials, resources, digital media, recording original content for lectures; designing learning objectives and assignments.
  • Use online tools such as Voicethread, Panopto and Adobe Connect;
  • Grade assignments and provide regular feedback to students on the online discussion threads and in the grade center;
  • Answer student inquiries via email within 24 - 48 hours;
  • Complete other administrative duties associated with teaching as assigned;
  • Report to and be in regular touch with the Program Director on policy updates, faculty summits, advisory committees, curriculum development, etc.

Desired qualifications:
  • PhD or academic equivalent is preferred but not mandatory if applicant meets all other requirements. Must possess a master's degree from an accredited college or university in nonprofit management, finance, business administration, business development, international development or a related field with atleast ten years of related experience;
  • Strong familiarity with program development and evaluation as it relates to the performance of nonprofit organizations and NGOs.
  • Past work experience in a role of senior management such as in a position of executive leadership, or on a board or advisory committee;
  • Familiarity with key performance indicators, program design, evaluation, and its relevant to nonprofit performance for quarterly and annual reports, strategic planning, among others.
  • Familiarity with teaching onsite or online courses at a graduate level, and working with online or digital media or relevant software, Outlook, Blackboard, Microsoft Office Suite and any nonprofit accounting software/databases (such as Quickbooks, Razors Edge, others);
  • College-level teaching experience is highly desirable with a proven record of effective online teaching and familiarity with adult learning techniques, and various learning management systems.
Application Instructions

How to apply:

For consideration please apply by August 1, 2020. Please submit the following: (a) cover letter; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) list of two references with names, titles, institutions, email addresses, and telephone numbers; and (d) any end-of-semester student evaluations for any previous courses taught (if available). Candidates may online apply online by clicking the Apply Now button below. If you have any questions, you may contact the Program Director, Karin Orr,

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