Research Assistant at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Job Description:

Research Assistant

We are seeking a
Research Assistant
who provides research, administrative, and outreach support to the Institute for Education Policy Director Dr. Ashley Berner. This is a high impact position for entrepreneurial individuals with an interest in education policy and the motivation to grow.

Note: Position will be remote for the foreseeable future.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conducts research in support of Director's research projects: 40%

  • Supports the Global Educational Pluralism network on behalf of the Director, including identifying new scholars, maintaining contact between scholars, and planning virtual discussions across this international group
  • Conducts ongoing research for Director on her writing and speaking projects

  • Supports the Director's preparation for external meetings with partners: 20%

  • Researches individuals and organizations for upcoming meetings
  • Follows up on meeting take-aways as needed

  • Supports the Institute's growth and development activities: 20%

  • Becomes adept at using the Foundation Center website to identify potential benefactors and syncs up efforts with the School of Education's development team
  • Conducts initial outreach to potential funders on the Director's behalf

  • Formats the Director's presentations and updates the Director's CV: 20%

  • Designs PowerPoint presentations and formats reports for the Director
  • Supports the Director's grant-writing efforts; drafts scopes of work on Director's behalf

Level of Independent Decision-Making:

  • Must be able to work with a high degree of autonomy to carry out research and light administrative tasks, interact with influential policymakers and benefactors, and exercise good judgment on behalf of the Institute.
  • The Institute's leadership team does not expect to review and proof work for this position. Work must be of a caliber representative of the Director.

Internal & External Contacts:

  • SOE and departmental leadership.
  • SOE Faculty and staff.
  • External partners.
  • Experts in the field of education.
  • Event participants and attendees.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
  • Related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*


JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in education policy.
  • Experience in an office (virtual or in-person) environment.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have demonstrable, exceptional writing skills.
  • Strong MS Office suite skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of Apple iOS and MacOS is a plus.
  • Must be highly accurate, organized and highly detail-oriented (meticulous).
  • Proven track record of initiative and follow-through.
  • Must be highly collaborative, able to work with a diverse population and have strong teamwork skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be able to draft professional emails and short communication pieces without grammatical errors.
  • Ability to interact in a variety of important social contexts appropriately.

Classified Title: Administrative Coordinator
Working Title: Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OE
Starting Salary Range: $17.59 - $24.80/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F/37.5
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Telecommute
Department name: Institute for Education Policy
Personnel area: School of Education

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 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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