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Advocacy Director

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 19, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Johns Hopkins University is one of the world’s leading research universities. The mission of the University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.

As a leading international authority on public health, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives. The School works to keep millions around the world safe from violence, illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying its knowledge and expertise in the field and educating tomorrow’s scientists and practitioners in the global defense of human life.

The Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse is part of the School.The mission of the Center is to support and conduct research that advances our understanding of child sexual abuse, educates policymakers and the public and cultivates partnerships with organizations to develop proven strategies that prevent child sexual abuse. We believe that everyone shares the responsibility for prevention, and everyone benefits when children remain safe from abuse.

We are seeking a Moore CenterAdvocacy Director (Program Officer) who will be a strong conceptual and strategic thinker who will work closely with colleagues at the Center and across our national and global network to conceive and execute powerful advocacy campaigns driven by strategic communications.They will design and implement a national and international advocacy strategy in collaboration with the Communications Director and other Center staff as well as external experts and consultants.

The goal of the advocacy strategies will be to increase funding and advance effective interventions to prevent child sexual abuse and the advocacy work will be initially concentrated at the state and national level within the US and the European Union. It is also possible there may be several countries targeted within the European Union. Our advocacy strategy will also involve ensuring that Center faculty and staff are continuing to serve on national and international panels, committees, and task forces to encourage the implementation of effective child sexual abuse prevention policy and practice.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

The Advocacy Director responsibilities will include:

  • Providing vision, leadership and counsel for the Center’s advocacy efforts, including ensuring an integrated advocacy and communications plan that advocates for the Center’s important role in both changing perceptions and furthering understanding of child sexual abuse with an emphasis on prevention as well as increasing funding for child sexual abuse prevention efforts in the US and EU.
  • Engaging with collaborating organizations, senior legislative staff and policy makers to achieve desired policy and budgetary outcomes.
  • Leading on shaping special events to advance the advocacy agenda.
  • Representing the Center in meetings with government officials, academics, advocates, and others in the policy community.
  • Evaluating the Center’s progress against the intended outcomes in the advocacy plan and leading on adapting as required to changing external circumstances.
  • Shaping and managing the international advocacy campaign budget.
  • Hiring and managing relevant consultants internationally to advance the work in the European Union and elsewhere.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in public health and/or child sexual abuse prevention is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years designing and implementing advocacy campaigns and advancing policy work inside the US and the European Union or other international settings.
  • A Master’s degree in public policy, communications or political science is a plus but not required.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Fluency in other languages such as French, German and/or Spanish is a plus but not required.
  • Outstanding management and planning skills, including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a decentralized environment.

Classified Title: Program Officer
Working Title: Advocacy Director
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: $35,568 - $36,951 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Part-time
Schedule: Monday-Friday/19/hr. per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Public Health
Department name: ​​​​​​​Mental Health Research Projects
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 atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, please visit:https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/

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

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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School of Public Health - East Baltimore Campus


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 jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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