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Senior Program Manager, Community Health Design & Innovation

Requisition #: 503907
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC 20016
Category: Leadership
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: April 5, 2022

GENERAL SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Government and Community Affairs, the Senior Program Manager of Community Health Design and Innovation will support, advise, and collaborate with Sibley and Johns Hopkins Health System leadership on organizational priorities focused on fostering innovation and design within community health, community based programs, and other opportunity areas, such as patient access and reduction of social barriers for vulnerable populations. The position will also direct innovation and design initiatives that will advance one of Sibley Memorial Hospital’s highest strategic priorities, Ward Infinity. Ward Infinity is a ground breaking multi-sector social innovation program, pioneered by Sibley and Johns Hopkins Medicine, that drives innovation in healthcare and advances health equity through community-led and community-owned solutions. This position will provide strategic advice on Sibley’s business role in social impact, manage internal and external relationships, influencers, and partnerships critical to the success of the program, and create a framework for Sibley’s short, medium and long term approach to addressing the social determinants of health through the lens of innovation, advocacy, and community engagement.


  1. Build effective and mutually beneficial external and internal partnerships with private, public, and community sectors to drive the impact of Ward Infinity, in line with the community engagement priorities of Sibley and Johns Hopkins Medicine.
  2. Establish a shared value framework for Ward Infinity within Sibley, Johns Hopkins Health System, local stakeholders, and the national health innovation community.
  3. Build the brand of Sibley and Johns Hopkins Medicine in Washington, D.C., particularly around our role in innovation, inclusive economic growth, and social impact.
  4. Support, advise, and collaborate with Sibley and Johns Hopkins Health System leadership on organizational strategic priorities focused on fostering innovation within community health, community based programs, and other opportunity areas, such as patient access and reduction of social barriers for key communities.
  5. Strengthen the organization’s approach to social innovation through partnerships with community entrepreneurs, innovators, and community based organizations.
  6. Design necessary external programmatic engagements such as thought leadership, events, and stakeholder convenings, in close coordination with internal partners such as Marketing and Communications, the Sibley Foundation, and other colleagues.


  1. Minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility and experience directly related to the responsibilities and duties of the job.
  2. Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in policy, public health or related field preferred.
  3. Strong project management experience.
  4. Extensive experience leading health innovation and design thinking required.
  5. Demonstrated experience and subject matter expertise developing programmatic changes in an urban environment, particularly an environment with strong political and community interests.
  6. Experience in grassroots program implementation, community organizing and community capacity building aimed at disrupting the status quo in an urban setting.
  7. Commitment to social justice issues and an understanding of social determining factors that create disparate indications in race, ethnicity, age, gender choice or language spoken.
  8. Knowledge of health, public health, and/or community development policy preferred.
  9. Strong organizational skills and ability to work with and coordinate multifaceted groups across many communities both in teams and independently.

Sibley Memorial Hospital provides a smoke-free workplace.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.


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