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BioEYES Director

Johns Hopkins University

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BioEYES Director
BioEYES is an award-winning, K-12 science outreach and teacher professional development program that uses live zebrafish to excite children about science. The program was started 20 years ago by an elementary teacher and a scientist with a vision to embed cutting-edge, rigorous science instruction in K-12 education. Since then, over 165,000 children and 1,500 teachers have participated in its programs. The mission of BioEYES is to:
  • Foster enthusiasm for science by offering students opportunities to explore life science through real-world applications using a hands-on approach to learning
  • Provide teachers with a student-centered approach to classroom instruction that they can apply to multiple subjects BioEYES is a decentralized program currently operating in a dozen locations in the U.S. as well in Australia and China.

We are seeking a BioEYES Director who will oversee and direct the regional activities of the BioEYES program in Baltimore, MD, which is a major hub. The majority of children and teachers served by the program are from the Baltimore City Public Schools. The Director will also oversee program staff, volunteers, and products while prioritizing multiple projects and deadlines to achieve the mission of BioEYES. In addition, the Director will interface with BioEYES National and participate as a member of the BioEYES Senior Leadership Team.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies and priorities to secure philanthropic support for BioEYES
  • Develop budgets, and create fiscal year summaries and projections
    Conduct grant research, writing, processing, and reporting
  • Collaborate internally with the Office of Sponsored Projects and the Development Office to ensure that grants are appropriate, and have been reviewed
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with funders, including corporate partners, private and public foundations, and governmental agencies
  • Recruit faculty partners internal and external to the university for collaboration on the “broader impacts” component of federal grants; develop and oversee the activities, evaluation, and reporting of such projects
  • Manage and expand the donor program - Conduct gift processing; steward, cultivate, and meet with donors; and track, analyze, manage, and protect donor data
  • Coordinate BioEYES fundraising events

Program Growth
  • Co-develop the strategic direction for the BioEYES program alongside the Senior

Leadership Team
  • Develop the strategic direction for the K-12 science activities of BioEYES in the Baltimore region
  • Develop and nurture partnerships with K-12 STEM education organizations, local school districts and teachers, and university faculty and students
  • Oversee the K-12 teacher professional development (PD) workshops whereby classroom teachers from the local area are trained on the BioEYES instructional model
  • Expand the BioEYES Model Teacher Corps. BioEYES Model Teachers are classroom teachers that have been trained to implement BioEYES instruction autonomously over 2-3 years
  • Manage the capture of diverse metrics and datasets (volunteers, donors, teachers, students, partners, and participant demographics) to inform growth initiatives; maintain data confidentiality and integrity
  • Oversee volunteer programming, including the recruitment and training of JHU student volunteers
  • Lead select program replications at national or international universities
  • Oversee the development of new curricula that aligns with strategic goals
  • Oversee IRB research protocols; oversee and manage sensitive data including the participation of minors; oversee data collection; create evaluation summaries; participate in research compliance courses as needed
  • Ensure compliance with Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee guidelines as they relate to BioEYES activities
  • Prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals for publication, conduct literature reviews as needed Communications and Events
  • Write and prepare donor communications such as annual appeals, newsletters, program updates, and thank you letters/phone calls
  • Oversee regional marketing and communications including media inquiries and press releases
  • Provide art direction and editing for regional BioEYES communications
  • Direct the coordination, preparation, and staffing of events (public STEM events and student tours and demonstrations)
  • Coordinate BioEYES advisory committee meetings and communications and execute key initiatives
  • Conduct community outreach and build partnership/stakeholder relationships
  • Promote BioEYES via speaking opportunities at events, conferences, and meetings
  • Produce visual materials for reports, presentations, and recruitment efforts
  • Lead the performance reviews and annual goal setting for staff
  • Oversee and manage BioEYES contracts
  • Provide reports and program updates to upper management
  • Perform select duties that benefit all BioEYES centers as needed and collaborate with staff
    at other BioEYES Centers

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science or Education and five years' related experience (preferably in nonprofit management)

  • Master's Degree in Science or Education and three years related experience (preferably in nonprofit management)

Special Knowledge, Skill & Abilities:
  • This position requires excellent, diverse skills in outreach and nonprofit management, strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and a passion to deliver equitable, culturally appropriate science education for all children, with a special interest in urban education
  • Proven success in a senior leadership role with a demonstrated ability to manage the strategic, financial, team leadership, and operational needs of a dynamic program
  • Highly motivated self-starter who can work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, meticulous attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm for developing new skills and expertise
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse group of participants and stakeholders
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Valid driver's license
  • Occasional evening or weekend work is required

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Filemaker Pro
  • Slack
  • Mailchimp
  • Acrobat Professional
  • Zoom
  • Design software (Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, etc.)

Physical Requirements:
  • Occasionally lifts and/or carries objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Occasionally stoops and bends
  • Occasionally climbs step ladders
  • Occasionally reaches and grasps with arms and hands above head
  • Work is routinely performed in an office where there are relatively few physical discomforts due to dust, dirt, noise, or similar agents
  • Occasional, hands-on work in a zebrafish research facility or laboratory bench is required

Supervisory Responsibility:
  • Hire, train, and supervise BioEYES staff including, two BioEYES Outreach Educators, and commit to their growth and development. BioEYES Outreach Educators are responsible for delivering BioEYES instruction in schools and assisting with the recruitment and training of classroom teachers on the program's instructional model.

Classified Title: Program Officer
Working Title: BioEYES Director
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: $53,020 - $72,930 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Homewood Campus
Department name: Biology
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences

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.

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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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