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Job Req ID:  19556

Administrative Coordinator

General Summary/Purpose:

The Administrative Coordinator will provide a high level administrative support to the Medical Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Associate Medical Directors, Director of Observation Services and other Faculty and Physician Assistants as needed.  This role will coordinate office services, administrative activities, manages, coordinates and stays informed of all projects assigned to the Director as well as his Direct Reports.  Interprets operating policies; exercises independent judgment in resolution of administrative problems, often acting in the stead of the Director.  This role will also participate in the development of ad-hoc reports.  Initiates and oversees organization and implementation of special projects. Represents the Director as appropriate in communicating professionally with his peers, staff and external contacts to respond to questions, resolve administrative problems and issues, and gather data as needed.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • MUST have ability to organize all facets of position. This includes electronic file organization. 
  • Conserves Director’s time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications.
  • Maintains Director’s appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences and travel.
  • Exercise independent judgment in prioritization of projects/events.
  • Initiate, develop and prepares agendas; prepare and distributes materials.
  • Provide follow-up information regarding committee actions and decisions.
  • Provide administrative support as needed for all director committees, i.e., tracks and assures assignments are on task.
  • Assembles and categorizes facts and figures for written computation and calculations.
  • Analyzes unit operation practices such as record keeping systems, creating new systems or revising established procedures.
  • Coordinates and implements office services such as purchasing, projects and budget accounting operations.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance; troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, space and furniture is always in a state of readiness.
  • Interprets and communicates operating policies.
  • Operates personal computer to access e-mail, electronic calendars and other office support software.
  • Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, and statistical packages and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Scope of Responsibility:

  • Knows the formal and informal department goals, standards, policies and procedures which may include some familiarity of other departments within the school/division. 
  • Is sensitive to the inter-relationship of both people and functions within the department.

Decision Making:

  • On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area.


  • Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring excellent oral and written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of college and five years of related experience desired.
  • Proficient at SAP system preferred.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • Skilled level of competencies in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook software.


Classified Title: Administrative Coordinator 
Working Title: Administrative Coordinator  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/OE 
Starting Salary Range: $17.42 - $23.95 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F; 8:30AM-5:00PM 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002842-SOM Em Med General Administration 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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


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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


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