Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) Executive Director

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Full Time
Johns Hopkins University seeks an **_Executive Director_** (Director of University Initiatives) for its Center for Government Excellence (GovEx). At the direction of the Executive Director, GovEx will affirm its global recognition advancing the use of data and evidence by the public sector, especially among local governments. The Executive Director will be responsible for GovEx's world class technical assistance program, as well as the continuous development and delivery of GovEx's curricula and training for public sector workers. In addition, the Executive Director will help launch a new initiative in partnership with JHU's Center for Systems Science and Engineering, which will aggregate data across key city outcomes and pair with world leading expertise.The goal is to make data from federal and state resources, utilities, and the private sector that are being underutilized in city halls across the country available and comprehensible for mayors and other local leaders. The Executive Director will develop this new initiative, as well as oversee the continuous design and delivery of technical assistance and educational programs, which support mayors and other government leaders to make data-driven decisions that improve the lives of their constituents. The Executive Director will work in close collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies, which has been a pioneer in supporting data-based cultures within city halls for the past decade and is the founder and major funder of GovEx. The Executive Director will lead the planning for the next phase of work for the _What Works Cities_ program, a leading philanthropic effort funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies to enhance cities' use of data and evidence.At the direction of the Executive Director, GovEx will lead the design and launch of a new training program for mayors and C-suite staff to assess and enhance the abilities of mayors and staff in their use of data for demonstrated results for their cities. GovEx will lead the training delivery, curriculum development, and ongoing support for 100 cities in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.The selected candidate must have real-world experience using data in the public sector and be a strong leader with excellent management skills and a proven track record of dynamic team leadership. In addition to deep public sector awareness and exceptional organizational leadership skills, we are looking for a candidate with fundraising, program management, and external communications experience. The Executive Director will build and deliver high-quality programming for city halls worldwide, catalyze research that advances our understanding of public data usage by creating quality training and curriculum which supports this goal and drives impact. The Executive Director will also work collaboratively with leaders of other relevant University centers, as well as with researchers at Johns Hopkins University, and others around the world to amplify impact and scale best practices.The Executive Director must have a forward-thinking mindset and the vision to build out an organization, provide strong leadership to an established, yet rapidly growing team, as well as design and deliver impactful programs that benefit cities and their residents. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong point of view on the opportunity to reimagine the role and opportunities data can play in local governments transforming the lives of their residents.The Center for Government Excellence is committed to addressing structural and entrenched racism and recognize the public sector's role in perpetuating these legacies over time and addressing them today. We are looking for a leader committed to dismantling structural and entrenched racism to addressing these issues, both as they build a new organization and advance this work in communities.**_**SPECIAL NOTE: This position will be accepting qualified applicants through September 10, 2021.**_ Specific Duties & Responsibilities:**+ Creating and overseeing a long-term strategic vision for GovEx+ Managing multiple programs in coordination with university staff, partner organizations, and philanthropic funders+ Recruiting and managing a diverse team overseeing a portfolio of programs which focus on promoting data usage by the public sector+ Establishing a global profile for GovEx+ Defining clear goals for GovEx and measuring progress towards these goals with the support of the Centers Monitoring & Evaluation team+ Building and maintaining strong relationships with city leaders, elected officials, and critical stakeholders nationally and internationally+ Cultivating productive partnerships with other Johns Hopkins institutions (eg, Center for Systems Science Engineering or SNF Agora Institute,) including opportunities for original research, program evaluation and improvement, and student learning+ Supporting the University's role in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations with a range of partners and stakeholders to advance research, policy, and practice, with a focus on how data driven decision making leads to equitable and sustainable growth in cities and other governments+ Representing GovEx to external stakeholders and serving as a thought leader through participation in conferences, writing opinion pieces, and contributions to other public activities+ Other duties as assigned**Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):**+ Master's Degree in Public Policy or related field+ Five years of experience in the fields of government data usage or related practices, including five years of experience managing diverse teams+ Additional education may substitute for experience, and additional experience may substitute required education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula+ **_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 the 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._**Preferred Qualifications:**+ Seven years of experience in the fields of government data usage or related practices+ Excellent oral, written, and research skills+ Commitment to a collegial workplace+ Capacity to work independently and in a results-oriented workplace+ Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently**Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:**+ Demonstrated effectiveness in coordinating with subject matter experts+ Understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods**Level of Independent Decision Making:**+ High**Supervisory Responsibility:**+ _Direct Reports:_ Current staff: Sr. Program Manager, WT GovEx Director+ _Future Staff:_ WT Director of Latin America+ _Indirect Reports:_ Current staff: Program Manager WT GovEx Deputy Director, Future Staff Program Manager, WT Deputy Director GovEx Exec program, Administrative Coordinator, Communications staffClassified Title: Director of University InitiativesWorking Title: Center For Government Excellence (GovEx) Executive DirectorRole/Level/Range: ATP/04/PGStarting Salary Range: Commensurate with ExperienceEmployee group: Full TimeSchedule: 5/37.5Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: Homewood CampusDepartment name: KSAS - Centers for Civic ImpactPersonnel area: School of Arts & SciencesThe 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 . 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