Senior Advisor

The Bloomberg Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University (GovEx) is looking for a Senior Advisor to join our team of government, data, and performance practice experts to support senior government leaders across Canada, the United States, and Latin America to strategically use data to get better results for residents.

GovEx has supported over 12,000 public sector leaders and 240 cities in 20 countries since 2015. We provide coaching and technical assistance; research and analytics; training and capacity building; and human resource support. For more information, please visit

Senior Advisors play a critical role in our organization, as the staff who directly interact with city leaders. Senior Advisors deliver world class coaching and technical assistance, facilitate training and workshops, collaborate on the design of new learning opportunities for city teams, and support cities to create enduring organizational impact.

Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion: GovEx is committed to addressing structural and entrenched racism and recognizes the public sector’s role in perpetuating these legacies. We are looking for candidates committed to dismantling structural and entrenched racism and addressing these issues, both as we build a new organization and advance this work in communities.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide coaching and direct technical assistance to city teams in the development and implementation of data and performance management practices.
  • Facilitate on-site and virtual trainings and workshops for city teams with academic, government, nonprofit and other external partners.
  • Design and develop new learning opportunities, curriculum, and resources in collaboration with GovEx’s Learning and Development team.
  • Prepare reports, summaries, presentations, and other work products for distribution to the Center’s leadership and external partners, including Bloomberg Philanthropies.
  • Contribute to internal strategy development, continuous improvement of existing programs, and the design and execution of new programs.
  • Identify, recruit, and liaise with new government partners to participate in our programming.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Deep knowledge of local government data and performance management efforts.
  • Strong attention to detail, project-management skills, and experience managing complex programs from initiation to completion.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills, facilitation skills, and the ability to support senior officials from public sector organizations to advance their strategic goals.
  • Outstanding ability to collect, synthesize, and communicate program information to varied audiences, including supervisors, external partners, funders, and senior officials.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in related discipline.
  • One-year related experience. Require highly specialized advanced knowledge, education and/or training in a specialized field of study to conduct research.
  • Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ten years relevant experience.
  • Bi-lingual / Multilingual (Spanish and/or Portuguese) candidates are encouraged to apply given our growing work across Latin American cities.


Classified Title: Sr. Research Data Analyst 
Working Title: Senior Advisor   
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD  
Starting Salary Range: Min $54,080 – Max $94,710 Annually ($105,000 budgeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 37.5 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Ctrs for Govt Excellence & Public Innova  
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees’ health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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.

**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.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

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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