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Job Req ID:  61538

Logistics Coordinator


The Department of Student Transitions and Family Engagement seeks a Logistics Coordinator  (Program Coordinator) who will serve as the main point of contact for operations and logistics for the entire Student Transitions and Family Engagement Portfolio (ST+FE). Specifically, this position coordinates and manages all program logistics including but not limited to meeting space/classroom scheduling, arranging A/V equipment and support, parking/transportation, catering/dining, event signage, campus operations, equipment rental, vendor contracts, expense tracking, etc. This position will be the primary logistical liaison for all large-scale events within the ST+FE portfolio including Move In, Pre-Orientation, New Student Orientation (NSO), Family onboarding, and Family weekend as well as for smaller signature programming. The Program Coordinator will also coordinate all staff, volunteers, and vendors to optimize event impact and success. This role reports to the Executive Director of ST+FE, but works with all offices within the portfolio. Evening and weekend hours are to be expected during peak seasons.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with ST+FE staff to coordinate and execute all logistics for all ST+FE programs and events, including but not limited to Pre-Orientation, NSO, Family onboarding, Family Weekend.
  • Support the ST+FE team in defining and then achieving success at an event/tactical level; while also identifying areas to improve the student experience.
  • Maintain essential relationships with key on-campus partners including Residence Life, Scheduling & Event Services, Dining, Transportation, Kit Kats, Plant Operations, etc.
  • Initiate and maintain off-campus vendor relationships.
  • Review, negotiate, and process payment of all vendor contracts;
  • Manage and track all expenses related to ST+FE programs and events.
  • Recruit and manage staff to work large scale events.
  • Provide consultation as necessary for event-related publications and advertisement, such as invitations, flyers, and social media.
  • Provide on-site supervision for all event logistics and troubleshoot as necessary.
  • Help supervise and delineate work to undergraduate and graduate student workers.
  • Assist with onboarding of teammates.
  • Manage inventory for programs, including keeping supply inventory and shopping.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory)

  • High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. 
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Five years’ experience in events planning, logistics and/or coordination desired. Direct involvement and/or working experience within student affairs or higher education is preferred.                                                                                                

Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to a fast-paced working environment.
  • Ability to manage complex relationships in a dynamic environment – across departments and across campus.
  • Be an active problem solver and have a calm temperament, even under pressure.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population at all levels, and make logical decisions.
  • Anticipate potential issues or problems and put back-up plans in place.
  • Demonstrate a strong team-orientated approach to coordinate events with staff, faculty, students, families, campus partners, and outside vendors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional customer service.



  • Weekend and evening hours when required. 
  • The busiest time of year for this role is June – September.


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.       




Classified Title: Program Coordinator
Working Title: Logistics Coordinator 
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OF 
Starting Salary Range: $19.82 - $27.27/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: Homewood Campus 

Department name: ​​​​​​​Student Transitions & Family Engagement
Personnel area: University Student Services


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


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