Asst. Director of Research Administration Training


Job Req ID:  112494

Asst. Director of Research Administration Training

Join Johns Hopkins University's Research Administration (JHURA) team and be an integral part of a global institution dedicated to advancing knowledge and discovery. As the Assistant Director of Research Administration Training with JHURA, you will play a crucial role in shaping the learning and development landscape for the university's research administration community. We are looking for a dynamic individual who can lead with vision, strategic thinking, and operational prowess to optimize individual, team, and organizational performance.


Being a Part of Something Bigger Reporting directly to the JHURA Administrator, the Assistant Director of Research Administration Training will spearhead a new and expanded learning and development function within JHURA. This pivotal role will establish a vision and strategy that is closely aligned with current and emerging priorities by ensuring the optimization of individual, team, and organizational performance.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities


Training and Leadership (100%)

  • Oversee the development and execution of the expansion of training and education programs for JHURA research administration, including writing and delivering research administration training for the entire university.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for JHURA customer inquiries related to research administration training needs and JHURA systems training.
  • Facilitate engaging adult learning experiences through the development and delivery of participatory activities, both in-person and virtually.
  • Build effective research administrators through skill-building, feedback, and coaching.
  • Lead training development with co-facilitators and other training partners.
  • Implement a training quality improvement strategy.
  • Develop surveys and compile feedback for training activities.
  • Identify knowledge gaps throughout the research administration lifecycle and design educational/training solutions, incorporating changes in protocols, practices, and workflow.
  • Develop and administer learning management system components, including identifying appropriate delivery technologies and leading the preparation of training materials
  • Facilitate certified research administrator (CRA) study groups.
  • Host meetings with departmental staff for specialized training needs.
  • Maintain accurate data on all training program participants.
  • Anticipate future training needs and implement creative solutions.
  • Direct the activities of support staff.
  • Supervise 1 – 3 staff.


Required Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to train and mentor others.
  • Experience in research administration.
  • Excellent listening, public speaking, and team-building skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite of tools.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Adaptability to new assignments and changing requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written, writing samples required).
  • Self-starter attitude while working collaboratively with a flexible and dynamic team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field, master's preferred.
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience, preferably in Research Administration.
  • This is a flexible hybrid role that, when necessary, will require work on JHU campuses for the purpose of conducting training or meeting with stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience at Johns Hopkins in research administration.
  • Experience facilitating training in higher education programs.
  • Understanding of instructional design for engaging learning solutions.
  • Ability to assess and implement the right solution for identified needs.
  • Experience with learning management systems.
  • Knowledge of key principles of online education and adult learning.
  • Ability to use learning metrics and analytics for informed decision-making.



Classified Title: Training Manager 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Asst. Director of Research Administration Training   
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE  
Starting Salary Range: Min $72.600 - Max $127,000 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/Eastern High Campus 
Department name: Research Administration Ofc of  
Personnel area: University Administration 


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.

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Johns Hopkins University
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(410) 516-8000
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Background Information

High School
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  • College/University
  • Administrator or Administrative
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Security Clearance

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  • Full Time