Senior Advisor, Innovation
Company: College of Charleston
Posted on: November 19, 2023
The Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins
University (the Center) seeks a Senior Advisor to support a new,
multi-year, multi-city domestic grant-funded program. The first of
its kind in the world, the Center aims to advance the field of
public sector innovation by marrying cutting-edge practice with
world-class research in order to transform the culture of
government, deliver exceptional results for residents, and inspire
trust in public service. The Senior Advisor will play a central
role in supporting and overseeing the work of multiple Innovation
Teams (i-teams) working in city halls around the country to build
prosperous futures through climate action and advancing racial
wealth equity. The Senior Advisor will do this by training these
teams to engage residents more effectively and apply approaches
such as human-centered design, crowdsourcing, and behavioral
science. Successful Senior Advisors are likely to possess deep
experience in successfully leading complex projects or initiatives
in government or large organizations; exceptional relationship and
stakeholder management skills; and the ability to balance broad,
strategic thinking with disciplined day-to-day project management.
The Center is committed to working with communities that are
focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and
oppression. The Senior Advisor must be willing to think about
reimagined government, knowledge Duties & Responsibilities
- Provide direct technical assistance to city teams in the
design, development, and delivery of new services and policy
approaches in coordination with staff, partner organizations, and
- Design and facilitate direct connections and collaborative
learning opportunities among cities.
- Serve as a subject matter and political context expert for
internal collaboration with other practice areas and operational
- Collaborate on the design and execution of new grant
opportunities and practice offerings.
- Prepare reports, summaries, presentations, and other work
products for dissemination to the Center's leadership and external
partners, including Bloomberg Philanthropies.
- Organize and support meeting facilitation with external
stakeholders including governments, philanthropy, nonprofit
organizations, and academic and public sector leaders.
- Contribute to internal strategy development and continuous
- Other duties as assigned. Special Knowledge, Skills, and
- Experience in local government, design, or management
- A thorough understanding of the types of challenges municipal
governments typically face.
- Experience project-managing complex initiatives from design to
- Superior organizational skills and ability to set priorities
and respond quickly as priorities change.
- Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build good
relationships with peers and interact with diverse
- Experience interacting with senior officials from public sector
organizations and supporting them in advancing complex issues and
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability
to collect and synthesize information.
- Ability to represent Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation and
its partners before mayors and other government officials.
- Ability to thrive in relationships with leaders in the civic
- Ability to manage external stakeholders and workflows.
- Excellent public speaking and training skills. Minimum
- Master's Degree in a related discipline.
- One year related experience. Require highly specialized
advanced knowledge, education, and/or training in a specialized
field of study to conduct research.
- Demonstrated ability on significant graduate projects or
additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the
extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Preferred
- PhD preferred.
- Five years of experience working in public policy, public
administration, or a related field, particularly with local
- Experience or familiarity with government innovation efforts,
including a strong conceptual and practical understanding of
innovation tools and the role of human centered design, data and
policy in the public sector. Classified Title: Sr. Research Data
Analyst Job Posting Title (Working Title):Senior Advisor,
Innovation Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: Min.
$55,200.00 - $96,600.00 (Targeted $150,00.00 Commensurate with
experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 37.5/5Monday -
Friday Exempt Status:Exempt Location: Modified Hybrid/Homewood
Campus Department name: Centers for Government Excellence & Public
Innovation Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers 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: 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.
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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. The
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