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Johns Hopkins University Director, Outside Interests, Office of Policy Coordination in Baltimore, Maryland

The Office of Policy Coordination (OPC) occupies a unique position in the School of Medicine. It develops and manages implementation of policy in the areas of conflict of interest, conflict of commitment, misconduct, research integrity, and use of the institution’s name. Members of the Office work closely with faculty members; institutional leaders and staff of the University and Johns Hopkins Medicine; the Office of General Counsel and JHM Legal Office; and individuals outside the institution.

We are seeking a Director of Outside Interests who will report to the Vice Dean for Research. They will direct and lead the implementation of School of Medicine policies and operations involving conflict of interest and commitment. The Director collaborates with colleagues within and outside OPC on related School and Johns Hopkins Health System policies.

Supervises and directs the work of Outside Interests staff; works cooperatively and collegially with other OPC staff; collaborates with senior officials in other University divisions and in the Health System; presents information clearly and succinctly for a variety of audiences.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serves as senior staff to the Committee on Outside Interests (COI) and is responsible for the preparation of cases for review by the COI.

  • The Director is responsible for all activity related to outside interests and activity reports by faculty including but not limited to: solicitation and review of disclosures and other relevant information; administration of the annual outside interests statement process; review, documentation, communication, and administration of conflict of interest cases, including reporting and other activity associated with the institution’s compliance with applicable laws and regulations; advising faculty, staff, institutional leaders, and individuals outside the institution on relevant policies and procedures; preparing reports on conflict of interest and outside activity data; developing and implementing publicity and education initiatives in these areas; and managing and updating policies and procedures.

  • Understands the institutional, local, and national environments related to academic-industrial relations.

  • Develops procedures and oversees operations in order to ensure effective service delivery and compliance with relevant policies.

  • Continually evaluates and revises processes and procedures.

  • Collaborates with IT staff to refine and update existing databases and workflow products and identify new information technology resources as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • A Master’s, Doctoral, or advanced professional degree in the academic or professional field involving science, law, business or public policy.

  • Three to five years of related experience is required.

  • Experience in a large academic or complex health care setting is strongly preferred.

  • Experience in academic medical center or research university a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in academic medical institutional setting preferred.

  • Knowledge of conflict of interest regulations and standards strongly preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals of all responsibility levels within and outside the organization.

  • Is highly organized and able to prioritize multiple complex tasks in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment.

  • Ability to complete complex tasks efficiently with a minimum of supervision.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Interpersonal skills to work collegially in a small office.

  • Must be self-confident, articulate, and service-oriented.

  • Must demonstrate initiative and independence as well as ability to work as part of a team.

  • Must be proficient in recent versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as in web-based research.

  • Must be able to quickly learn new programs, particularly database applications.

Classified Title: Sr. Policy Associate

Working Title: Director, Outside Interests, Office of Policy Coordination

Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF

Starting Salary Range: ​​​​​​​$80,665 - $110,880 annually (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5 pm

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: ​​​​​​​JH Downtown Center

Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Admin Policy Coordination Office

Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University

The 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 jhurecruitment@jhu.edu . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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