The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Sr. Research Program Coordinator

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Posted On: Monday, 10th September 2018
Category: Administrative
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
111 Market Place, Ste. 840, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

General Summary/Purpose

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) is seeking a full time Sr. Sr. Research Program Coordinator to join its Food System Policy Program team.  The position involves the development, implementation, and evaluation of program activities that promote the engagement and mobilization of the public health field in agriculture and food system policy. Working closely with CLF’s Food System Policy Program Manager and Program Director, with the direct reporting to the policy program manager, the Sr. Research Program Coordinator manages a diverse portfolio of projects and activities aiming to advance food policies that protect the public’s health and the environment by supporting a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system.

The Sr. Research Program Coordinator is supervised by CLF’s Policy Program Manager and provides both administrative and project development coordination to support CLF’s Food System Policy Program and other facets of CLF’s work as needed.  The Sr. Research Program Coordinator is responsible for a range of activities regarding research, technical assistance, education and communication.  The areas of content focus include:  industrial food animal production, agriculture and animal livestock legislation at the local, state, federal, and international levels, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Act, and other topics.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Specific roles and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Perform ongoing assessment of levers of change in food, agriculture, environment, and public health issues. Levers of change may include, but are not limited to, regulatory activities by agencies, legislative activities at the local, state and federal level, market place advocacy, investor trends, and corporate initiatives;
  • Conduct active surveillance of food policy issues with implications for public health;
  • Performing literature review re.. selected food system and public health topics and in line with CLF’s research portfolio;
  • Draft needed documents and coordinate processing of internal approval document (i.e., Activity Brief Approvals, Research Brief Approvals, Travel request) for the Food System Policy Program to ensure adherence to the center’s and JHU policy and procedures;
  • Assist with the drafting of proposals and reporting documents for donor organizations;
  • Assist with policy outreach and organizing activities to develop a network of organizations and individuals focused on the public health/food/agriculture nexus;
  • Coordinate gathering background information in the ongoing CLF focus group and polling project;
  • Support policy program manager in organizing and convening policy-oriented meetings and events for CLF;
  • Contribute to the development and writing of policy papers; op-eds; fact sheets; blogs, and other communications materials as needed in support of program and CLF objectives;
  • Participate in public health focused activities related to agriculture which may include conferences, field work and coalition meetings;
  • Collaborate with CLF colleagues to develop strategic plans for effectively promoting health/food agriculture issues within policy arenas and ensure synergy throughout CLF;
  • Participate in CLF research projects as appropriate, including the design and implementation of relevant policy research;
  • Work with CLF’s communications and public affairs teams to produce needed science translation materials and social media products;
  • Develop project and program level reports, contracts with partnering organizations and/or suppliers, and grant proposals on an as needed basis;
  • Perform other roles and responsibilities as needed and agreed upon with the supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required, along with three (3) years of related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree preferred (in public health, policy, or related field). Relevant work experience within an academic environment, university system, federal agency and/or with non-profit organizations is a plus.


Contact Carolyn Hricko, CLF Food System Policy Program manager at: with questions.

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