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Job Req ID:  100337

Communications Coordinator

General Description:

The Office of Communications for Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) helps Johns Hopkins realize its mission of providing knowledge for the world by communicating the successes and priorities of the Johns Hopkins University and Health System.

The team partners with colleagues within DAR and across Johns Hopkins University and Medicine to promote giving and engagement, helping to illustrate philanthropy’s impact and inform audiences of philanthropic opportunities.

As part of the DAR Communications team, the Communications Coordinator provides broad-based administrative support (see below) for an 8-person team and also participates in special projects.

Specific duties & responsibilities The Communications Coordinator will provide support for the following:

  • Finance/budgeting, including the use of SAP and Concur to assist with budget management and forecasting; P-card administration, receipt collection, reconciliation, and reimbursements; management of purchase orders; vendor management and invoice processing; and management of memberships and subscriptions (e.g., software licenses)
  • Office management, including ordering office supplies and equipment; meeting logistics and photo/video shoots (scheduling, etc.); assisting with file management (records, contracts, etc.) and team communication tools (e.g., MS Teams); triaging service e-mail accounts; verifying constituent data in alumni/donor database; and direct support (calendaring, etc.) as needed for the senior director
  • Events and special projects, including coordinating mailings and deliveries; assisting with print advertising purchases and schedules; assisting with photo library administration; and assisting team members with production of special projects as needed

Minimum Qualifications
  • Two years college coursework.
  • Some related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience in a higher education advancement setting is preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and working knowledge of SAP (or other accounting processing software) is required.

Special Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

This position requires excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, great attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multi-task, and integrity. The successful candidate will be able to work independently or in a team and have the ability to function in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

The incumbent will be trained in the use of the JHU development databases.

All applicants are expected to uphold the university’s core values which includes diversity and inclusion. All staff treat people with dignity and respect by being fair and consistent. We demonstrate an open-minded approach to understanding people regardless of their race, gender, age, national origin, religion, ethnicity, disability status or other characteristics. We show respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourage and promote practices that support cultural diversity; and discourage behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds.




Classified Title: Communications Coordinator 
Working Title: Communications Coordinator   
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OE  
Starting Salary Range:  
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001647-Development Communications 
Personnel area: University Administration 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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