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Job Req ID:  97116

Sr. Administrative Coordinator

We are seeking a Sr. Administrative Coordinator who will work directly with the Department Chair, and in cooperation with the Department Administrator to lead special projects as well as day to day operations of the Chair’s office in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society.  Responsibilities are heavily focus on significant and important project work and this position will provide non-standard, non-routine, varied, high level administrative expertise. Project assignments require considerable research, initiative, independent discretion and specialized knowledge and abilities as well as familiarity with the department, school and university.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Cooperate with various university offices, particularly the SPH Dean's Office, communication offices, Student Affairs, research administration, Development and Alumni Affairs, and IRB in   regard to Chair’s office and department special projects.
  • Responsible for ad hoc department initiatives and researching best practices, developing programs, and ensuring the necessary support for these along with recurring department initiatives, e.g. committee meetings, speaker series, annual reports, annual retreat, and faculty review cycle.
  • Department Chair produces significant volume of correspondence which requires taking initiative to know current issues, people and events and be able to have a comprehensive understanding at a level that allows critical thinking necessary to ensure accurate communications.
  • Responsible for appointments and promotion process and staffing faculty searches.
  • Collaborate with finance, academic office and human resources for faculty hires to ensure smooth onboarding.
  • Responsible for understanding and following international faculty and student visitor policies and initiating faculty visa requests.
  • Supervise HBS administrative staff (1-2 individuals).
  • Monitor Chair’s office workflow, assign projects, develop documentation of policies and office procedures as part of continuous improvement emphasis in department operations.
  • In collaboration with the departmental administrator, responsible for efficient office management including office space and equipment, purchase of office supplies, management of IT needs copiers, computers, printers, audio-visual equipment.
  • Provide administrative support for departmental committees (e.g., Executive Committee, Appointments & Promotions Committee) requiring high degree of confidentiality.
  • Execute departmental initiatives on gathering faculty and staff opinion through surveys and other modalities.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Chair and the Department’s student organization.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High School Diploma/GED. 
  • Five years progressively responsible administrative experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree. 
  • Two to three years supervisory experience. 


Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods. 


Classified Title: Sr. Administrative Coordinator   
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/03/OF  
Starting Salary Range: $20.40-$28.00 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Public Health 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Faculty Centers & Academic Program 
Personnel area: School of Public Health 


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.


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