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Program Manager

Johns Hopkins University
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Program Manager
Johns Hopkins University Press seeks a Program Manager who will be responsible for managing multiple projects at Hopkins Press through July 2026. The Program Manager will work closely with the JHU Institutional History Project's Lead Author, who is a Senior Historian, and a Research Historian to ensure that the project is adequately planned and meets milestones and deadlines.

Collaborating with a Senior Historian and Research Historian, this person will provide overall management for an extensive project to research, write, and publish an academically rigorous, comprehensive history of Johns Hopkins University that will span the founding of the university in 1876 through recent times and be completed by early 2026. It is estimated that this project will occupy 60% of the full-time position for the first year of the project and 30% time annually for the balance of the project. The balance of this full-time position will be spent managing other programs and projects at Hopkins Press that could range from open access to innovation planning to information technology.

This person will also lead event planning and be responsible for all logistics involved in recruiting historians to serve in an advisory capacity and any formal meetings of groups or committees. Using project management software, the Program Manager will ensure that all collaborators have available a dashboard for monitoring their progress and will lead periodic update meetings. The other programs for which this person is responsible will require similar responsibilities and requirements. This position reports to the Executive Director of Johns Hopkins University Press.

The Press is committed to honoring every person's inherent dignity as human beings and making that the foundation of our organizational culture. We proactively find ways to ensure opportunities that promote justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We strive to publish courageously, giving voice to groundbreaking ideas. We support each other and our stakeholders and envision a future where knowledge enriches the lives of every person. The successful candidate will join a welcoming community that is inclusive and values the contributions and perspectives of individuals from all backgrounds.


This position will be worked from hire to July 2026.

This position is seeking the right candidate who has demonstrated experience managing numerous complex projects.

This position must be worked from within the U.S. and within commutable distance to Baltimore, MD.

This position does not offer sponsorship.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

For the History Project:
  • Provide program management for the JHU institutional history project including project tracking, creating milestones, assigning tasks, reporting, and follow-up.
  • Collaborate with the senior historian, research historian, and others in creating advisory committee(s) for providing feedback on the JHU history project.
  • Monitor resource needs and makes recommendations for adjustments to those resources; implement agreed-upon solutions, which may include hiring researchers and other labor to ensure the project runs on time.
  • Oversee efforts to bring historians together for providing advice whether in person or virtually, including event planning, acquiring transcription services, and providing information to team members in a usable format.
  • Manage budget in collaboration with the Press's CFO and the funding offices.
  • Provide team members with logistical support including coordinating with facilities management for transport of books and other documents, scheduling meetings on behalf of team members, drafting agendas, attending all meetings, and providing notetaking function.
  • Develop executive briefings and formal reports for Press and University leadership.
  • Prepare communications about the project as needed including written announcements and invitations to participate in advisory committees. May include developing a website in collaboration with internal or external web developers.
  • Weave diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion into all aspects of the work.

For Other Projects:
  • Provide overall program/project management including setting goals, creating workplans, project tracking, creating milestones, assigning tasks, reporting, and follow-up.
  • Manage program budgets in collaboration with the CFO and business leaders.
  • Work with business leadership, develop project proposals including preparation of budgets and managing proposals through the university's systems.
  • Monitor resource needs and make recommendations for adjustments to those resources; implement agreed-upon solutions including hiring researchers and other labor to ensure the project runs on time.
  • For IT projects, collect requirements in collaboration with IT staff and build project plans and tracking mechanisms.
  • Weave diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion into all aspects of the work.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor's Degree and 3 years of related experience.

  • Demonstrated experience managing numerous complex projects.

* 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in History or related discipline.
  • Additional years of experience.
  • Outstanding project management and organizational skills, including the ability to lead a project team, prioritize tasks, and provide strategic guidance.
  • Understanding of research methodology in History or related field.
  • Time-management skills that will allow for an efficient, high-quality set of processes.
  • Commitment to meeting deadlines and encouraging others to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated passion for collaboration.
  • Excellent critical thinking and communication skills including exceptional writing skills.
  • Superior problem-solving skills.
  • Creative thinker; embracing new ideas.
  • Inclusive in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Excel in effective use of resources; keen self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses.

Classified Title: Business Program Manager
Working Title: Program Manager
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD
Starting Salary Range: $61,070 - $83,900; Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus
Department name: 10000142-Press General Administration
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers

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

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Accommodation Information

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. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit

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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