Innovation Fund Recruitment and Referral Manager

Innovation Fund Recruitment and Referral Manager

We seek a highly motivated Recruitment and Referral Manager to join our Innovation Fund for Community Safety team. Applicants should be committed to enhancing community safety, evaluating public health interventions, and addressing the social determinants of violence. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the Innovation Fund for Community Safety team.

The individual should be a connector, convener, community-focused, and outcomes-driven with a passion for and commitment to strengthening Baltimore through the assets of its people. This individual should

have a history of working in Baltimore City, understand Baltimore's neighborhoods, be willing to engage with civic organizations, and support and represent the efforts of Johns Hopkins, its grantees, and the overall intent of the Innovation Fund. Finally, the individual should understand system approaches and the importance of community history and cohesion. Hours are flexible. Hybrid position.

  • Work with grantee organizations to develop plans for recruitment and retention of people at higher risk of experiencing or perpetrating violence.
  • Establish relationships and memoranda of understanding with local law enforcement and other institutions that serve justice-involved individuals.
  • Obtain and facilitate warm referrals from the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (Parole and Probation), Baltimore City Police Department, the State Attorney's office, Courts, through street outreach efforts, and partnerships with established violence prevention programs such as Safe Street and ROCA to grantee organizations.
  • Assist with data collection and analysis of recruitment and referral information.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with program implementation and evaluation.
  • Strong organizational skills, with significant attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in using Google Docs, Microsoft Office, reference managers, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required.
  • Strong understanding of the social and structural determinants of violence and safety.
  • Knowledge of the history and current reality of the Baltimore Criminal Legal System.

  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Five years related experience required.
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience in accordance with the JHU equivalency formula.

  • Knowledge of and experience working in Baltimore City.
  • 3 years of community-based work experience.
  • Experience recruiting or referring individuals to programs.
  • Experience working within or in partnership with government agencies.
  • Preference is given to applicants who are from or have lived in Baltimore for at least 5 years.

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.

Classified Title: Community Program Coordinator
Working Title: Innovation Fund Recruitment and Referral Manager
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CF
Starting Salary Range:
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 03-MD:Eastern High Campus
Department name: 10000004-Economic Development
Personnel area: University Administration

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at [email protected]. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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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