Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact seeks a Director for its GovEx Academy. The Director will head GovEx Academy and is responsible for the oversight of a team dedicated to designing, developing, and improving online, in person, and blended learning experiences to advance the knowledge of governments and their employees to use data for improved decision making and outcomes. The Director will work collaboratively with the entire Civic Impact team to develop and deliver innovative, evidence-based learning opportunities for public-sector staff.
The selected candidate is a strong leader with excellent management skills who will direct a team developing high-impact resources and training materials to help governments implement successful practices. The Academy Director is also responsible also coordinating and collaborating with the Directors of its sister centers, GovEx and the Center for Applied Public Research, as well as with researchers at Johns Hopkins University and others around the world.
The Director of GovEx Academy must have a forward thinking mindset and experience developing and implementing new curriculum, as he/she will be responsible for the development of new content and delivery methods, as well as mechanisms to fund both. The selected candidate must be a strong writer and convincing communicator, as he/she will work to identify and propose new funding opportunities, including but not limited to philanthropy, direct fee for service, and membership models.
This position reports to the Civic Impact Deputy Director.
Specific Responsibilities for the Director of GovEx Academy Include:
Creating and overseeing a long-term strategic vision for GovEx Academy
Managing multiple grant-funded training programs in coordination with university staff, partner organizations, and philanthropic funders
Managing a growing and diverse team responsible for curriculum design and delivery; project, program, and course management; video and media production
Building the GovEx Academy team as necessary to support the design and development of trainings and courses
Overseeing the development and implementation of online, in-person, and blended courses and other educational programs according to best instructional practices, current research, and accessibility guidelines
Identifying, proposing, and closing on new funding opportunities to support the further expansion of the GovEx Academy
Representing GovEx Academy to external stakeholders including governments, philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, and industry leaders
Overseeing the planning of appropriate instructional strategies and objectives
Developing and maintaining fidelity to a strategic plan to create and offer courses and trainings responsive to the needs of government employees and funders
Defining clear goals for the GovEx Academy and measuring progress towards those goals
Ensuring that trainings, materials, and courses meet their stated goals
Maintaining an understanding of digital and in-person teaching methods and tools
Maintaining an understanding of trends in government data usage, including open data, performance management, analytics, and other areas as identified by Civic Impact and its associated centers
Supporting the teams at Civic Impact and its associated centers in the effective development of resources and materials used in trainings and courses
Ensuring learners and other stakeholders are kept in frequent communication and productively participating in training and courses
Developing fee structures for courses to ensure costs are covered
Building and maintaining a list of potential clients to receive training
Collaborating with outside institutions and organizations in coordination with clients to develop training materials that are locally applicable
Conducting workshops, presentations, seminars, and other training methods for government staff, as necessary
Other duties as assigned
The GovEx Academy Director must be an energetic, engaged professional with outstanding interpersonal skills. Qualifications include:
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Graduate Degree in a related professional field.
Five years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for experience, and additional experience may substitute required education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proven ability to effectively communicate with external stakeholders
Ability to manage and create diverse content in a variety of formats, including recording and producing video and audio, text production, and digital learning
Capacity to convey content in a manner that engages learners and improves retention rates
Proven means to work with diverse groups and individuals at all levels
Extreme proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Google apps
Excellent oral, written, and research skills
A commitment to a collegial workplace
A Master’s degree (preferably in instructional design, educational administration, public policy or administration, or government analytics)
At least five years management progressive management experience especially of diverse teams
At least two years experience developing or delivering training or courses
Additional Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
Ability to work independently and in a results-oriented workplace
Proven ability to coordinate and inspire the work of others
Demonstrated effectiveness consulting with subject matter experts to assess learning needs and recommend high-impact learning solutions and curricula
Familiarity with funders focused on public sector, civic data, government, or educational investments
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
An understanding of quantitative research methods
Ability to work with and understand complex datasets - including protocols for optimizing data hygiene and working with sensitive data
Knowledge of how to create data visualizations in D3.js, RStudio,or Tableau
Familiarity with TalentLMS
8 supervisees’ total
(1) Training Project Manager
(1) Sr Research Data analyst
(2) Curriculum Developer
(2) Sr. Research Program Coordinator
(2) Sr. Instructional Technologist
Classified Title: Instructional Technology Manager Working Title: Director of GovEx Academy Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 5/37.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60006654-KSAS - Centers for Civic Impact Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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