The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions is a groundbreaking initiative in the field of public health advocacy and science. The Center combines the expertise of highly respected gun violence researchers with the skills of deeply experienced gun violence prevention advocates. We use a public health approach to conduct rigorous scientific research to identify a range of innovative solutions to gun violence. Because gun violence disproportionately impacts communities of color, we ground our work in equity and seek insights from those most impacted on appropriate solutions. Using the best available science, our Center works towards expanding evidence-based advocacy and policy-making efforts. This combination of expertise creates a unique opportunity to turn public health research into action that reduces deaths and injuries from gun violence.
The Center is seeking an Assistant State Affairs Advisor to provide support to the policy and programming team for advocacy and implementation goals and objectives. This position will compile and organize research, data, and other resources to advance state policy efforts and engagement. This person will report to the State Affairs Advisor. A successful candidate will have experience working in a fast-paced environment, can work independently, and contribute to a team-based environment to advance the goals and messages of the Center for Gun Violence Solutions.
This is a full-time, hybrid post (2 days a week) in either Washington, DC or Baltimore, MD.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Assist in tracking and monitoring priority bills during legislative sessions.
Support the Policy and Programming team on executing strategies to support state partners, advocate for and assist with the implementation of evidence-based policies.
Support the development of website content for the Safer States Initiative.
Support development of fact sheets, guides, reports, and toolkits for key policy areas.
Engage with state-level partners and policymakers.
Provide logistical support for virtual and in-person events and convenings.
Coordinate weekly, monthly, and quarterly standing policy and implementation meetings.
Collaborate with policy and research teams to ensure all materials are based on the Center's most up-to-date research and reports.
Coordinate with Communications team on external release strategy of memos and reports.
Provide administrative support to Policy and Programming team.
Perform other duties as required.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Experience developing, advocating for, and implementing policy.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to communicate complex concepts to a wide and diverse audience.
An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.
Strong time management and organizational skills.
Ability to adapt with changes, delays, or unexpected events.
Ability to exhibit professionalism and interpersonal skills.
Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
Strong computer skills and technology competency.
Strong passion for preventing gun violence.
Experience considering the impacts of the work on multiple communities, including communities of color, in technical analysis.
Experience working on a diverse team.
Experience working with different communication styles.
High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
Five years progressively responsible related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Advanced degree in public health, public policy, law, related fields, or equivalent work experience.
Classified Title: Program Coordinator Working Title: Assistant State Affairs Advisor
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OF Starting Salary Range: $20.40-$28.00-$35.70 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health Department name: HPM-Center for Gun Violence Personnel area: School of Public Health
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