Assistant Director, Baltimore City Government & Community Affairs
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 110641-en_US
The Johns Hopkins University is seeking a motivated and a team-oriented problem-solving Assistant Director, Baltimore City Government & Community Affairs to play a key role in the management of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine's Baltimore City's legislative efforts, and the University's community and economic development activities. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Baltimore City Government & Community Affairs and will work with a team that is responsible for government-relations activities on the local level, focusing on issues involving research, healthcare, higher education and advancing the institution's commitment to Baltimore City. The Assistant Director will interact with government officials and staff, administrators, and policymakers on legislative, regulatory, and other matters representing Johns Hopkins' priorities on local issues. The position will also work closely with the Director of Baltimore City Government & Community Affairs to collaborate with community partners and administer the University's economic development and place making priorities near the Homewood Campus.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Serve as a Johns Hopkins registered lobbyist with Baltimore City's executive and legislative.
branches. Identify relevant government issues and trends including analyzing a range of proposed local legislation, regulation, and policies to determine how it will affect Johns Hopkins and advise on the development of Johns Hopkins position or course of action.
Meet with elected officials and local policy leaders to advance the legislative and regulatory priorities of Johns Hopkins. Communicate the Johns Hopkins position to local policy makers on a wide range of issues, representing Johns Hopkins before legislative committees and regulators.
Work to influence the development of legislation, regulation and programs.
Enhance the visibility of Johns Hopkins by creating opportunities to expose, promote and showcase Johns Hopkins needs and achievement to local officials, such as arranging meetings with local officials and leadership, site visits to various campuses and programs, facilitating faculty/staff expert testimony before legislative hearing and briefings, and forwarding items of interest to officials and staff.
Be responsible for monitoring and attending City Council meetings and Committee meetings and hearings, and Baltimore City Board of Estimates meetings on relevant issues to Johns Hopkins.
Coordinate action or response between city departments and Johns Hopkins representatives on city service needs or issues.
Collaborate and communicate with government relations representatives from business, nonprofit and trade organizations on shared interests.
Collaborate with partner organizations near the Homewood Campus to support needs and investments that are aligned with the University's economic development and place making priorities.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to develop and implement strategies that advocate institutional positions on legislation, regulation, or government trends.
Demonstrated ability to establish effective, collaborative relationships internal and external to the organization.
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and function independently as part of a government relations team.
Prior work experience with universities, health systems or government. Capability to establish coalitions and realize objectives in a decentralized environment.
Knowledge of Baltimore City's issues, laws, regulation, reporting requirements, and political processes.
Knowledge of public policy issues affecting research universities, non-profit organizations, urban institutions, the Johns Hopkins University, the Johns Hopkins Medicine, and affiliated institutions, including labor and employment matters and economic and community development.
Knowledge of real estate development, zoning/land use, and community and economic development.
Three year's experience.
Advanced college degree in law or related field is desirable.
At least 4 years related experience in government affairs or public policy.
Classified Title: Assistant Director Government Affairs Working Title: Assistant Director, Baltimore City Government & Community Affairs Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF Starting Salary Range: Min $84,700 - Max $148,300 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30a-5:00p Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Eastern High Campus Department name: City Relations Personnel area: University Administration
Total Rewards The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.
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