The Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University (the Center) seeks a Director to lead a new Buffalo Innovation Team (“i-team”).
Innovation Teams unlock creativity from within city governments and the communities they serve. These teams take partners and stakeholders through an evidence-based process to tackle the big problems in their cities no one has yet been able to solve, generate more ambitious responses, and test and adapt interventions until they produce impact. They also work closely with the Mayor, the City's leadership team, and City departments to change the culture of city government.
The Director is charged with leading an i-team focused on building prosperous futures through climate action and advancing racial wealth equity. The Director works closely with the mayor and their leadership team, as well as departmental staff, external experts, community organizations, and residents to ensure the i-team is delivering impactful solutions. The Director is an employee of Johns Hopkins University and based in the Mayor’s Office of Buffalo. They report to a senior official in the Mayor’s Office.
The first of its kind in the world, the Center aims to advance the field of public sector innovation by marrying cutting-edge practice with world class research in order to transform the culture of government, deliver exceptional results for residents, and inspire trust in public service.
The Center is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and oppression. The Director must be willing to think about reimagined government, knowledge, and engagement models through the lens of dismantling these legacies.
For more information, please download the Position Profile.