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Global Obesity Prevention Center

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Please use this page to find available full and part-time staff positions as well as student opportunities.


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Programmer Analyst 
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The Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) is currently seeking a full-time Programmer Analyst to:

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Student Opportunities


studentsThe 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:

For further information, please inquire here.

External Opportunities


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:

Applicants should answer two questions (250 words max), submitted on a separate Word or PDF document when uploading their resume and cover letter:

  1. 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.
  2. 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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