We are seeking a Director for Economic Opportunity & Impact, to whom reports to the Vice President for Government, Community, and Economic Partnerships.
The Director will be responsible for building on the momentum of the HopkinsLocal program, including holding internal functional leaders accountable to goals and initiatives and expanding the reach of the program through internal and external partnerships, as well as playing a strong coordinating and support role for the broader BLocal initiative. The Director will be responsible for sustained success of the Ward Infinity Program and work to support the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) Baltimore program in partnership with the program director, program sponsors, Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies.
HopkinsLocal is a joint economic inclusion initiative between Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System to leverage Hopkins' economic power to expand participation by local and minority-owned businesses in construction opportunities; increase Hopkins' hiring of city residents, with a focus on neighborhoods in need of job opportunities; and enhance economic growth, employment, and investment in Baltimore through Hopkins' purchasing activities. BLocal is a commitment by more than 25 Baltimore area companies, including Hopkins, to infuse funding into local and minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged businesses.
The Director will lead the HopkinsLocal and BLocal initiatives, which includes
Establishing and maintaining the strategic direction and goals for HopkinsLocal and BLocal in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders;
Formulate a strategic vision for collaboration between and leverage of HopkinsLocal, BLocal and 10KSB initiatives to drive maximum economic impact;
Managing various economic inclusion programs/initiatives that fall under the umbrella of HopkinsLocal and BLocal such as the 10KSB program and other similar initiatives, in collaboration with the program sponsors;
Managing relationships with diverse, high-level stakeholders;
Leading regular accountability meetings to track progress towards implementation and identify potential challenges or issues ahead of time for both initiatives;
Analyzing the data that measures progress against goals for both initiatives and communicating this progress clearly and effectively;
Overseeing and managing the operating budget for HopkinsLocal and BLocal administrative infrastructure;
Drafting and delivering regular and timely public progress reports and other communications; and
Serving as primary point of contact for all stakeholders, program participants, and the public.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as trusted advisor and thought leader to Hopkins leadership and BLocal partners with regard to continued evolution of the institutions' commitment to the constituents of Baltimore
Partner with internal stakeholders implementing HopkinsLocal by collaboratively identifying opportunities to advance its goals and resolve challenges through regular meetings.
Build and maintain strategic relationships with BLocal partners and external stakeholders.
Represent Hopkins externally and identify collaborative opportunities with external partners, including, but not limited to, the Baltimore Integration Partnership and the District of Columbia Anchor Partnership Network.
Socialize and promote awareness of the importance of supplier diversity.
Manage supplier development and advocacy initiatives, benchmark against industry best practices.
Partner closely with internal stakeholders to ensure strategic coordination of activities and communication with key stakeholders including, but not limited to, elected officials and community organizations.
Resolve problems of significance and criticality, troubleshoot emerging problems, answer questions, provide guidance, and disseminate information.
Maintain mastery of, and comfort with, performance management data (i.e. databases, scorecards and dashboards) for HopkinsLocal and BLocal.
Oversee and manage the program budget.
Ensure successful coordination of events as needed.
Respond to inquiries from partners, participants, and the public in a professional manner.
Other related duties as assigned.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Ability to manage competing priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
Experience in navigating highly complex organizations.
Exceptional analytical skills.
Excellent team-working skills, flexible, unquestionable integrity and a good listener.
Creative and results-driven.
Strong organizational and team-working skills.
Ability to exercise independent judgment.
Outstanding interpersonal, customer service, and organizational skills.
Strong written and oral communications skills.
Demonstrated ability to negotiate, influence and persuade.
Facilitation experience and skills.
Excellent at maintaining confidential information with unquestionable integrity in a professional environment.
Comfortable with working in a supportive environment with minimal supervision.
Proven project management experience.
Significant experience with Microsoft Office products, internet research, and database systems.
Bachelor's degree required and relevant graduate degree preferred.
Minimum 8-10 years of related work experience demonstrating increasing responsibility. Experience should include direct project oversight experience. Candidate should have demonstrable experience managing sensitive projects that involve coordinating across a variety of stakeholders internal and external to an organization.
Experience managing or engaging with supplier diversity initiatives strongly preferred.
Classified Title: Director, Economic Development Working Title: Director for Economic Opportunity & Impact Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PH Starting Salary Range: Min: $115,400 - Max: 202,000 annually; (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid Department name: 10000004-Economic Development Personnel area: University Administration
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