Job Req ID:  107245

Academic Program Coordinator

The Berman Institute of Bioethics is seeking an Academic Program Coordinator who will provide academic coordination, administrative assistance, and scholarly support to the Institute. This includes providing assistance to and support for the Director of Education Initiatives, Assistant Director of Science Programs, and the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine. Requires strong organizational, analytical, and management skills, including project management, data analysis, and special projects as required. The Academic Program Coordinator will report to the Academic Program Administrator.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Hecht-Levi Fellowship

  • Serve as the administrative point of contact for assigned faculty and fellowship programs.
  • Respond to inquiries from prospective fellows.
  • Communicate admissions decisions, maintain academic files, track trainees progress in their respective programs.
  • Monitor enrollment and anticipate problems.
  • Collect, process, and transmit information to designated staff, fellows or external agencies or partners.
  • Assist with orientation preparations, guest speakers, and fellowship events. Maintain databases with application materials, admission statistics, and current fellow and alumni information.
  • Effectively communicate with academic and administrative leaders, faculty, students, other staff, and external contacts on behalf of Berman Institute faculty and postdoctoral fellows.

Masters in Bioethics (MBE) Program

  • Support admissions committee members and communicate with candidates throughout the application process.
  • Respond to inquiries from students.
  • Submit scholarships via DGA as needed.
  • Assist with planning and execution of student orientation and graduation activities.
  • Assist with monitoring course schedules/deadlines and communication.
  • Maintain gradebooks, syllabi, course pages on CoursePlus, and communicate with students and guest presenters on behalf of the course instructors.
  • Other activities supporting students and program as needed.
  • Effectively communicate with academic and administrative leaders, faculty, students, other staff, and external contacts on behalf of Berman Institute faculty and MBE students.

Administrative Support

  • 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.
  • Submit reimbursement requests via Concur and order supplies for Shopping Cart. Submit check request via SAP.
  • 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.
  • Draft letters and memoranda, prepare final edits, and mail or distribute to appropriate individuals, both internally and externally.
  • Manage assigned projects through to completion.
  • Provide support for academic and policy-oriented inquiries.
  • Assist in preparation of grant applications/renewals in conjunction with faculty members and research staff. Maintain and update as necessary CVs, current and pending support, and biosketch documents for NIH and NSF awards.
  • Produce reports and documents 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.
  • Provide support and or manage special programs, scholarly initiatives or projects as assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & 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 and professionally as a collaborative team member with BI faculty, staff, leadership, and external contacts. Embrace the mission of the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • Three years administrative/academic related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree preferred



Classified Title: Academic Program Coordinator    
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OE  
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $17.95-$25.30-$32.60 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health 
Department name: Bioethics Institute  
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers 


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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:

JHU Equivalency Formula: 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.

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