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Administrative Coordinator – 2568

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Baltimore, MD, United States

General Responsibilities:

Provide administrative and research support to faculty members of the Berman Institute of Bioethics. Work assignments cover a range of activities including project management, grant proposals, budget monitoring, research, and general administrative support.


 Manage assigned projects through to completion. Provide support for academic and policy-oriented inquiries. Draft and edit manuscripts, ad-hoc reports, and correspondence ensuring they adhere to the stated preferred writing style.

 Assist in preparation of grant applications/renewals in conjunction with faculty members and research staff.

 Coordinate reimbursement materials for submission to finance department.

 Serve as the administrative point of contact for assigned faculty and fellowship program. Manage calendars for assigned faculty, prioritizing multiple requests, and ensuring conflict-free meetings and appointments. Create and manage tickler files and follow up regularly on activities and tasks. Effectively communicate with academic and administrative leaders, faculty, students, other staff, and external contacts on behalf of Berman Institute faculty and postdoctoral fellows. Efficiently manage faculty’s time and travel in accordance with their specified preferences.

 Manage communication regarding the fellowship program to current postdoctoral fellows and faculty members. Assist with orientation preparations, guest speakers, and fellowship events. Maintain databases with application materials, admission statistics, and current fellow and alumni information. Support the admissions committee members and communicate with candidates throughout the application process.

 Coordinate and execute routine meetings and special events; organize travel arrangements, catering, venue reservations, contracts, conference lines, A/V support, and other aspects as needed. Prepare agendas and meeting materials for distribution. Attend meetings and record minutes. Compile decisions and action plans discussed in meetings and ensure the appropriate follow-up is conducted.

 Produce reports utilizing Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and other software. Proofread and edit confidential and sensitive information, and prepare official documents for signature. Analyze existing systems for improvement, design and maintain administrative filing systems to include: filing, retrieval, storage, coding, updating, and destructions.

 Maintain gradebooks, syllabi, course pages on CoursePlus, and communicate with students and guest presenters on behalf of the course instructors.

 Perform other duties as assigned.


High School Diploma/GED required. Three years of progressive administrative responsibility is required. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience; up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 Possess excellent computer literacy, word processing, and spreadsheet skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, RefWorks, library and online research to include online journal databases, with the ability to quickly learn new software is required.

 A demonstrated attention to detail is vital as the incumbent will be required to work with a high degree of accuracy to independently complete tasks, resolve administrative issues, edit written submissions, prioritize and manage various projects with concurrent deadlines, and respond to changing priorities within a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

 Highly motivated self-starter with excellent organizational skills. Able to utilize discretion and diplomacy when working with sensitive and privileged subject matter, maintain confidentiality, and exercise good judgement.

 Adept in effectively communicating through excellent oral and written skills to a wide range of constituents internally and externally.

 Ability to work efficiently as a collaborative team member with BI faculty, staff, leadership, and external contacts. Embrace the mission of the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Preferred Qualifications:

 Bachelor’s degree preferred.

How to Apply:

Please complete an application at, and include a resume and cover letter detailing why you would be a good fit for this opportunity. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on our mission and projects, please visit

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