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Job Req ID:  107567

Executive Assistant

Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) supports Johns Hopkins focus on research, teaching and patient care, and its role as a national and global leader in higher education. We create and foster enduring relationships that result in advocacy and philanthropic support for Johns Hopkins University & Medicinestrengthening the institution through partnerships with donors, alumni, volunteer leaders, faculty, students, staff, and patients.

This position provides expert administrative support for the Senior Associate Vice President (SAVP) for Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) and the Associate Vice President of Campaign Operations (AVP). The Executive Assistant is proactive, anticipates the future needs of the SAVP and AVP, and demonstrates responsiveness, strong customer service, independent thinking, and solid judgment in a demanding and fast-paced environment.

Administrative responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, scheduling appointments and travel, reconciling travel expense reporting, providing reports, working in the Relationship Management System database system, composing gift acknowledgment letters, maintaining confidential information, and other administrative tasks.

The Executive Assistant position will require skills in managing and prioritizing multiple projects across a number of DAR divisions in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. The Executive Assistant serves in an important and visible role, communicating and interacting with senior leadership (including, but not limited to, DAR managers and leadership, the president, vice presidents, provost, deans, and faculty) and important external clients (such as trustees, key donors, and alumni). The Executive Assistant reports directly to the SAVP.

Administrative Support:

General Administrative:

  • Maintain a conflict-free calendar of meetings and appointments and plan travel, ensuring efficient use of time for the SAVP and AVP. Arrange all aspects of travel, including but not limited to airfare, hotel, rental car, and scheduled meetings for the SAVP and AVP.
  • Provide project management, administrative support that may include but will not be limited to phone support, document writing/editing and management, agenda creation, all aspects of trip planning and coordination, and calendar coordination and management, and presentation material creation, coordination and distribution.
  • Carries out important tasks including developing plans, defining and communicating alternatives, and making recommendations regarding appropriate courses of action based on thorough understanding and knowledge of desired outcomes and expectations.
  • Responsible for correspondence and special reports. Creates and develops management narrative and statistical reports for institutional leadership. Composes and edits a wide range of letters including donor proposals, giving statements, and other correspondence for the SAVP and AVP.
  • Develops the agenda and related materials and creates professional, accurate, and succinct reports and presentations.
  • Plans special events such as all-staff luncheons, retreats, receptions, donor lunches, and dinners as needed.
  • Acts as a liaison between SAVP, AVP, and all other DAR professional staff, leadership, and various other internal and external constituents.
  • Represents and speaks on behalf of the SAVP and AVP to members of a broader community such as development and alumni relations staff members, donors, volunteers, including the authority to commit and make some important decisions independently. Responsible for resolving problems of significance, answering questions, providing guidance, and disseminating information.

Budget and Financial:

  • Will need to acquire a working knowledge of SAP financial system and Concur.
  • Process receipts, coordinate payment of SAVPs and VPs executive credit cards and administrative purchasing cards. Coordinate payment process for external vendors. Properly document all charges and account for all receipts.

Development Database:

  • Maintain knowledge of the Relationship Management System (RMS), including an understanding of central clearance process and development research protocols. Maintain prospect/donor data entry for SAVP and AVP in the RMS to track actions. Enter all prospect-related actions and backup (calls, letters, visits, etc.) in the RMS.
  • Produce a variety of reports using the RMS.


  • Must maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and professionalism and have the ability to develop and maintain sound professional relationships.
  • Must be skilled in managing and prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously and effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Manages the SAVPs and AVPs priority projects and initiatives and assists as needed on initiatives in the Schools and Operational Units that fall under the SAVP and AVP.

Note: This position may require working outside of normal business hours and/or weekends.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Five years' experience in providing progressively responsible administrative support with experience working on a wide variety of special projects and special assignments.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and composed in rapidly changing situations and to thrive in an extremely fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to perform within severe time constraints with the highest degree of accuracy, effectiveness and diplomacy.
  • Must possess exceptional organizational skills with a high-functioning attention to detail.
  • Ability to make independent decisions using careful judgment and action in order to determine priorities.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Creativity and curiosity a plus.
  • Willingness to travel domestically for the purpose of donor relations or stewardship, as needed.
  • Must be able to sit for eight hours.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

All applicants are expected to uphold the universitys 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: Executive Assistant 
Working Title: Executive Assistant   
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OG  
Starting Salary Range: Min: $23.30 - Midpoint: $32.00 - Maximum: $40.80 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001645-Associate Vice President 
Personnel area: University Administration 


Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:


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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.


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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