The Office of Policy Coordination (OPC) occupies a unique position in the School of Medicine. It develops and manages implementation of policy in the areas of conflict of interest, conflict of commitment, misconduct, research integrity, and use of the institution’s name. Members of the Office work closely with faculty members; institutional leaders and staff of the University and Johns Hopkins Medicine; the Office of General Counsel and JHM Legal Office; and individuals outside the institution.
The Director of Outside Interests reports to and works closely with the Associate Dean for Policy Coordination. She/he directs and leads the implementation of School of Medicine policies and operations involving conflict of interest and commitment. The Director collaborates with colleagues within and outside OPC on related School and Johns Hopkins Health System policies.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Serves as senior staff to the Committee on Outside Interests (COI) and is responsible for the preparation of cases for review by the COI.
The Director is responsible for all activity related to outside interests and activity reports by faculty including but not limited to: solicitation and review of disclosures and other relevant information; administration of the annual outside interests statement process; review, documentation, communication, and administration of conflict of interest cases, including reporting and other activity associated with the institution’s compliance with applicable laws and regulations; advising faculty, staff, institutional leaders, and individuals outside the institution on relevant policies and procedures; preparing reports on conflict of interest and outside activity data; developing and implementing publicity and education initiatives in these areas; and managing and updating policies and procedures.
Understands the institutional, local, and national environments related to academic-industrial relations.
Develops procedures and oversees operations in order to ensure effective service delivery and compliance with relevant policies.
Continually evaluates and revises processes and procedures.
Collaborates with IT staff to refine and update existing databases and workflow products and identify new information technology resources as needed.
Other duties as assigned. Supervises and directs the work of Outside Interests staff; works cooperatively and collegially with other OPC staff; collaborates with senior officials in other University divisions and in the Health System; presents information clearly and succinctly for a variety of audiences.
Special skills and knowledge:
Excellent critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to organize and clearly present information to varied audiences
Ability to work independently, efficiently and with sound judgment at a high level
Ability to work collaboratively with others within and outside the office
Ability to work quickly with high accuracy, and to balance competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Ability to handle confidential or sensitive information with a high degree of discretion and professionalism
Ability to communicate effectively with various levels of management
Ability to facilitate educational training sessions
Knowledge of conflict of interest regulations and standards
Ability to effectively supervise other staff members
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
Advanced degree in an academic or professional field involving science, law, business or public policy, plus three to five years of relevant professional experience.
Experience in academic medical center or Research University a plus.
Experience in a large academic or complex health care setting is strongly preferred.
Experience in academic medical institutional setting preferred.
Knowledge of conflict of interest regulations and standards strongly preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with individuals of all responsibility levels within and outside the organization; is highly organized and able to prioritize multiple complex tasks in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment; ability to complete complex tasks efficiently with a minimum of supervision;; excellent organizational skills; interpersonal skills to work collegially in a small office.
Must be self-confident, articulate, and service-oriented.
Must demonstrate initiative and independence as well as ability to work as part of a team.
Must be proficient in recent versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as in web-based research. Must be able to quickly learn new programs, particularly database applications.
Classified Title: Sr. Policy Associate Working Title: Director Outside Interests, Office of Policy Coordination Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m./37.5 hours per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 23-MD:JH Downtown Center Department name: 10002695-SOM Admin Policy Coordination Office Personnel area: School of Medicine
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