Please use this page to find available full and part-time staff positions as well as student opportunities.
Current Staff Positions
The Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) is currently seeking a full-time Programmer Analyst to:
- Work with different project arms to program/develop computational models and tools that address questions about the prevention and control of obesity
- Develop computational models in line with GOPC research projects with other team members
- Write and document code (Python, C++, Java) to match model specifications
- Test/QA projects
- Train others to run developed models and tools
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The GOPC offers continuous opportunities for students in fields related to obesity prevention and control (e.g., food systems and physical activity), systems modeling, infectious disease and more.
The areas of opportunities range from:
- Data collection and analysis
- Conceptual modeling
- Literature reviews
- Manuscript drafting
- Intervention implementation
- Transcription of in-depth interviews
- Social media support
- Event planning for policy stakeholder meetings
For further information, please inquire here.
The Aspen Institute is looking for a full-time Project Director for their Project Play 2020, a multi-year effort by leading sport, health, media and other organizations to grow national sport participation rates and related metrics among youth.
The founding members of Project Play 2020 (PP2020) are NBC Sports Group, Nike, Target, the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, Dick’s Sporting Goods, U.S. Olympic Committee, Hospital for Special Surgery, PGA of America, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, New York Road Runners, National Fitness Foundation, American College of Sports Medicine, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment, Sports Facilities Advisory, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, and our Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) at Johns Hopkins University. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is Technical Liaison to the group. Other organizations will be invited to join a broader coalition of groups that align efforts.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage the overall activities of Project Play 2020, creating the conditions for success
- Support the development of priorities and deliverables shaped by PP2020 members
- Develop and activate a broader coalition of aligned organizations
- Create agendas and coordinate all group calls and in-person meetings, including those of working groups and related Aspen staff meetings, in consultation with the leadership of each group; develop summary reports and related materials; ensure that next steps from each meeting and call are identified, and follow-ups are tracked and completed
- Facilitate continuous communication efforts across the membership, working groups and coalition to share relevant and timely updates about PP2020 and emerging opportunities
- Research opportunities for shared actions among members, and advise members on the development of individual, mutually reinforcing actions in service of the shared goals
- Guide work groups and organizations toward commitments in service of shared goals
- Lead or assist in the development and distribution of related tools and resources
- Assess the projected impact of potential interventions by PP2020 members, in coordination with the Global Obesity Prevention Center at Johns Hopkins University
- Capture, develop and analyze data to help the members assess progress related to key metrics, working with organizations including the Sports & Fitness Industry Association
- Create public-facing content that elevates the activities of group and individual members
- Administrate any effort to verify and/or measure and evaluate commitments
- Contract and supervise vendors as necessary for project-specific work
- Manage and maintain PP2020 calendar and project systems, including computerized resources, administrative files, subject files, and online resources.
- Support overlapping Project Play activities, including the Project Play Summit and community-based initiatives in which members could introduce pilot programs
Applicants should answer two questions (250 words max), submitted on a separate Word or PDF document when uploading their resume and cover letter:
- Please describe a time when you rallied and organized disparate parties around a key initiative, the results achieved, and the process you used to achieve those results.
- Two of the Project Play report’s eight strategies – Encourage Sport Sampling and Train All Coaches – will be an initial focus of Project Play 2020. Through work groups, members will develop opportunities to introduce kids to more sports, and to grow the quality and quantity of coaches, as measured by annual survey data. Please describe one idea for a shared action (product, policy, campaign, toolkit, etc.) in each of those two areas, and the key components of each deliverable.
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