Through innovative partnerships and education, HEAL expands access to responsive health care and supportive services for immigrant survivors of torture and trauma seeking refuge in the US.


The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine’s Hospitalist Division seeks an experienced Research/Clinical Program Manager to work closely with Department of Pediatrics Assistant Professor and research/program team.


Under limited supervision, job supports grant-funded research and program activities related to the HEAL Refugee Health and Asylum Collaborative, a partnership among JHU, Catholic Charities of Baltimore/Esperanza Center and Loyola University of Maryland. HEAL aims to 1) support and sustain comprehensive, strengths-based, trauma-informed, and culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies and services to help survivors of torture/trauma and their families heal and receive humanitarian protection where indicated; and 2) develop and maintain a network of service providers to provide culturally responsive and specialized mental health services to survivors of torture/trauma and their families. HEAL is fiscally and programmatically centered within the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is supported by Centro SOL (the Center for Salud/Health and Opportunities for Latinos). Additionally, job supports grant-funded medical-legal partnership with the International Refugee Assistance Program to increase access to forensic medical affidavits/medicolegal documentation, health care, and social services for asylum seekers presenting to the southern border (Ciudad Juárez, Mexico) through remote platforms.



The successful candidate will have a background in social work and human rights research with extensive program management experience and fluency in Spanish. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: grant-related finances and budget planning, grant writing, developing and implementing research and program standard operating procedures and protocols; building monitoring and evaluation capacity; training, supervising, and coordinating program assistant and volunteers; liaising with community providers; data collection and organizing collected information; records management, expenditure oversight, and communicating with team members on the status of project(s).


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Assist in managing grant-related finances and budget planning.

Assist in identifying and writing grants to expand services offered and maintain funding.

Assist investigator in development and initial implementation of research protocols.

Develop research and monitoring and evaluation capacity, which may include: abstracting data from program records; monitoring data quality and accuracy as required by research protocols; running pre-established queries or developing ad-hoc queries/reports as requested; utilizing working knowledge of study(s); participating in meetings to provide operational updates, report on any operational issues, and make recommendations for resolutions; coordinating study meetings.

Supervise rotating MSW students and interns.

Supervise asylum clinic days (occurring after hours from 4:30-8pm on two Tuesday afternoons per month).

Assist with building standard operating procedures.

Assist with developing curriculum and training materials for allied volunteers and students/trainees as needed.

Liaise with community partners to provide coordination of care.

Provide oversite for coordination and supervision of clinic/research volunteers/assistants, including onboarding and follow-up efforts.

Provide outreach and build relationships with local attorneys and legal service organizations.

Represent research/program activities in various outreach and engagement forums.

Provide ad hoc interpretation (if credentialed to do so).

Conduct independent literature searches and locate references for research projects.

Study coordination, including hiring and supervision of graduate students and research assistants/coordinators; assisting investigators with recruitment protocols that are practical and efficient.

Coordinate training of study teams on eIRB and CRMS systems.

Prepare and submit protocols for submission to the JH School of Medicine Institutional Review Board (or similar IRB) including the management of ongoing submissions (i.e., change in research requests, continuing review reports, adverse events, significant adverse events).
Troubleshoot IRB communications problems.
Maintain and track all study approval dates and timelines for required communication to IRB.

Prepare dissemination materials (ppts, documents, reports) for relevant agencies (e.g., funders, IRB, scientific team, key stakeholders, community advisory board/s) and other forums for dissemination of interim or final study results.

Assist with tracking and reporting milestones for financial invoicing.

Take study meeting minutes and develop and track action steps.

Other duties as assigned.


Additional Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Excellent organizational skills required.

Excellent attention to detail skills required.

Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.

Knowledge of research and program management practices and principles required.

Ability to understand financial management of program budgets.

Excellent time management skills.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Ability to work in a team and demonstrated interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of basic statistics.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline. Related Master’s preferred.
Five years related experience, including demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s in a related field (e.g., MSW) preferred.
Five years related program and/or research management experience in an academic, government or non-profit industry environment.
Demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities.
Background on immigration law and legal services.
Sensitivity to working with individuals affected by significant trauma.
Background on health and human rights.
Social work background strongly preferred.
Must have a strong background in research methods.
Extensive experience with clinical research sciences, regulatory affairs.
Extensive experience with protocol and informed consent writing and data analysis.
Must be familiar with MS Access and MS Excel.
Fluency is Spanish language.
Classified Title: Research Program Manager
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: $54,080-$74,390 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30 – 5
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Ped EB Hospitalists
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a 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.


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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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About HEAL Refugee Health and Asylum Collaborative

Through innovative partnerships and education, HEAL expands access to responsive health care and supportive services for immigrant survivors of torture and trauma seeking refuge in the US.