Center Coordinator, Center for Public Health Advocacy - Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD

Range: MC
Level: 3
Status: Full Time
School: Bloomberg School of Public Health
Location: School of Public Health
General Description:
A Center Coordinator is wanted for a newly established Center for Public Health Advocacy within the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive HealthJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The Center is a major interdepartmental initiative in the field of public health advocacy and science. The Center will focus on the School’s three pillars of excellence: research, training, and practice.
The Center Coordinator will coordinate and guide Center efforts to: lead in pushing for and recognizing advances in advocacy research and evaluation, and sharing them with the wider community; be a hub for gathering and implementing best practices in the teaching and training of public health advocacy, bringing these to the future generation of public health advocates; and provide a space for understanding how best practices from the field can inform the design, strategy development, implementation and evaluation of advocacy efforts.
Primary duties of the Center Coordinator
Lead efforts to identify and secure funds from institutional and individual funders to support the Advocacy Institute Manage the development of inaugural activities of the Center, including:
A certificate program in Public Health Advocacy; A Summer Institute, a learning forum for public health advocates, tentatively scheduled for summer 2017; A “distinguished speaker” series featuring thought leaders and leading practitioners in advocacy
Develop promotional materials for the Center, including a web site Coordinate regular meetings with the Advocacy Working Group, a trans-departmental network of colleagues who collaborate towards fulfilling the aims of the Center
Work regularly with key staff on other tasks related to establishing the Center Manage and plan other events related to the Center, as needed. Specific tasks performed include Development of a business plan and budget for the Center; Coordination of identification and cultivation of potential donors and development of proposals and reports
Development of marketing plan and materials for the Center and its activities as needed Filing administrative paperwork for the Certificate Program Coordination of logistics related to the Summer Institute
Developing documents for the Center Participation in training activities of the Center Lead and coordinate formative evaluations of the Center’s work to assist in improving and expanding its activities
Coordination of meetings with key faculty and staff to gather feedback and input Representation of the Center in relevant meetings


Bachelor's degree required. Masters of Public Health or a similar degree in a related field such as public policy preferred. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Two years of advocacy and/or community organizing experience in public health, domestically or globally
Fundraising experience preferred, preferably with major foundations and high net-worth individuals.
The position is part of the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. The Coordinator will report to the founding Director of the Center.
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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