Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Program Officer, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Baltimore, MD
Program Officer
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Center for a Livable Future

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) is seeking a Program Officer for its Food Communities & Public Health (FCPH) Program. The program includes multiple projects involving the provision of technical assistance and working in close collaboration with organizational partners. In addition, the program builds upon strong relationships with a range of partners in the NGO, public health, community-based organization, and academic communities to improve food environments, increase access to healthy food, and inform food and nutrition policy. The primary role for this position is to lead CLF’s ongoing technical assistance and science advisory role with the national Meatless Monday (MM) Campaign, a non-profit public health initiative of the Monday Campaigns. As a core member of the FCPH program team, the FCPH Program Officer also plays a key role in implementing other projects and Center-wide activities as needed. The position includes multiple responsibilities requiring project management skills, technical expertise in public health, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
Specific examples of these responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Lead and/or manage a full range of technical assistance activities in accordance with CLF’s defined role with the MM Campaign, including: research and evaluation activities, communication of science, public health advocacy, and educational outreach.

Serve as CLF’s primary liaison with the Healthy Monday Program within the Bloomberg School’s Department of Health, Behavior and Society.

Lead activities to strengthen the scope of involvement and commitment to the MM campaign at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins University in general (e.g. MM in cafeterias, symposia, events, etc.).

Represent CLF in maintaining an ongoing consultative, collaborative, and advisory relationship with colleagues at the MM Campaign.

Work closely with the MM Campaign in developing strategies for campaign expansion within new arenas (e.g., international organizations, international health agencies, public health associations, federal and state agencies, and/or community organizations, etc.).

Lead efforts to harness expertise available within CLF and throughout JHU to address technical assistance requests of the MM Campaign and to implement project work plans supporting clear objectives that are in line with the goals of the MM campaign.

Provide technical expertise re. nutritional science, food system, and public health research in order to inform MM campaign (and other partner organizations’) work-planning, communication materials development, outreach activities, etc.

Represent CLF and the MM Campaign in appropriate professional and community settings. Representing CLF, speak with media representatives about the MM Campaign and the public health implications of meat production and consumption.

Work closely with the FCPH Program Director, serving as their deputy in coordinating program-wide activities.

Work closely with CLF’s communications and public affairs teams to produce needed science translation materials and social media products.

Speak publicly at key events, including conferences and guest lecturing in classes at JHU and other academic institutions.

Coordinate and participate in research projects as appropriate, including design and implementation, and the oversight of data collection and analysis.

Supervise FCPH program staff as well as undergraduate and graduate research assistant activities at CLF.
Bachelors degree in Public Health, Nutrition, or related field. Five years of relevant experience required working within an academic environment and/or university system. Demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities. Requires excellent organizational, writing, public speaking, and networking skills.
Will possess strong technical expertise and program management experience in one or more of the following areas: public health, food systems, human nutrition, behavior change communication, and health education and promotion. Must be organized, efficient, and detail-oriented with ability to multi-task and be flexible.
Independent, self-motivated learner and worker who also functions well in a team setting. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, & Power Point. Experience working with grassroots organizations, corporations, public relations agencies, and/or public policy decision-makers; with food and/or diet-related industries/issues/campaigns.
Will possess experience conducting advocacy activities, demonstrate a collaborative approach to work, are excellent communicators, demonstrate a strong capacity for initiative, recognize the value of rigorous analysis, enjoy problem solving and leading program work in both established and emerging areas. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. www.jhsph.edu/clf
Application available @: https://hrnt.jhu.edu/jhujobs/job_view.cfm?view_req_id=60956&view=sch