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Senior Research Program Coordinator – 1175

General Description:

The Berman Institute of Bioethics is seeking a Sr. Research Program Coordinator to work collaboratively on the PREVENT project: Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics, and New Technology. The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will work with a multi-disciplinary team of experts in ethics, public health, vaccine science, and maternal medicine to provide research and administrative support.

PREVENT is a grant-funded project at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics focuses on producing action-oriented guidance for how vaccine research and development (R&D) for new epidemic threats can be inclusive of and responsive to the health interests of pregnant women.

Zika virus, H1N1, and Ebola have called attention to the ways in which infectious disease outbreaks can severely – and at times uniquely – affect the health interests of pregnant women and their offspring. These examples also highlight the critical need to proactively consider pregnant women and their offspring in research & development (R&D) efforts to combat emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. This is especially true for vaccine R&D, since vaccines are often a critical component in the public health response to epidemic threats.

The project has already developed its first set of guidance on Zika virus vaccines (available at: www.zikapregnancyethics.org). The work currently underway supports development of an ethics framework for vaccine R&D addressing a broader range of pathogens and epidemic threats.

To produce this guidance, the research team will be consulting and collaborating with international experts in bioethics, public health, medicine, and health law. We will also be conducting literature reviews and case studies.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct expert consultations and literature reviews related to the development of new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases and the pathophysiology of infectious diseases in pregnancy.
  • Assist in drafting select manuscripts. Edit scientific manuscripts, reports, policy briefs, and articles for publication, including reference formatting.
  • Work closely with the Project Director, Principal Investigator, and team members at Johns Hopkins and partner organizations on project planning, management and strategy development. This includes the development of work plans and timelines.
  • Identify experts within the applicable fields of study to provide consultation on the project, coordinate consultation activities, and oversee contact management. Analyze and synthesize the information gathered through the consultation.
  • Prepare progress reports for the funder.
  • Manage updates and maintenance of the project’s knowledge management platforms.
  • Manage the paperwork process for external contractors. Serve as a liaison between the project, finance team, and contractors.
  • Monitor monthly expenditures, reconcile accounts, and compile reports to ensure spending aligns with budgetary constraints. Prepare invoices and expenses for reimbursement.
  • Coordinate and organize conference calls, meetings, and retreats for the research teams, principal investigators, expert consultants, and other relevant partners. Ensure meeting space is appropriately configured, prepare agendas and presentation material, and record minutes of meetings.
  • Provide administrative support for all project activities.

Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred, preferably in science, public health, social science, or related discipline.  Some related experience is required; 2 or more years of experience is preferred.  Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience; up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Highly organized, proactive, and able to multi-task, set priorities, and meet deadlines among competing time and resource demands.
  • Effective communicator with excellent written and editorial skills. Able to analyze data and convey complex concepts to a range of audiences.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), knowledge management platforms, scientific databases, and the ability to quickly learn new programs. Adept in library and online research.
  • Highly motivated individual able to work independently and within the team structure.
  • Highly resourceful with strong problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working on women’s health issues.
  • Knowledge of bioethics literature, particularly research ethics
  • Knowledge of basic science, clinical trial design, vaccines and/or virology and immunology.

How to Apply

Please complete an online application at and attach a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this opportunity, as well as a resume.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.


Sr. Director of External Affairs –  1360

General Description:    

As part of the senior leadership team for the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Senior Director of External Affairs will plan, manage, and coordinate all external outreach including fundraising, marketing and communications, and media relations strategies and plans in support of the institute in partnership with associated faculty and staff. This will rely heavily on continued expansion of the base of constituents (donors and volunteers) affiliated with the institute which this position will oversee. The Senior Director will manage a team of two direct reports with a total staff of four.

This position will report jointly to the Director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations for the Johns Hopkins University.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:     

  • Partner with the Director and leadership of the institute along with the Associate Vice President to establish campaign priorities that align multi-year fundraising strategies and goals with priorities of the institute.
  • Provide support and direction for the Berman Institute Advisory Board (a twenty-six-member volunteer board that meets three times annually), the board’s Executive Committee (which meets twice annually), and the board’s Development Committee (which meets regularly). Work closely with and provide support to leadership of the board including the board chair and the chairs of the Executive and Development Committees.
  • Develop an overall fundraising strategy and plan for institute to include private donors along with corporate and foundation support. Build and manage a portfolio of principal, major, and annual giving donors and prospects. Develop cultivation and solicitation strategies. Lead and manage the external affairs team including two professional staff and one administrative staff in the planning and execution of this work.
  • Work closely with Director and Associate Vice President to establish annual fundraising goals based upon the multi-­year campaign goals as well as current priorities and opportunities. This will result in an annual work plan that will include specific monetary goals, targets for proposals, and visits planned in accordance with institutional standards.
  • Personally communicate with and visit major prospects and donors; advise them on specific devices for giving, both current and deferred, to maximize gift and tax benefits. Prepare and/or direct preparation of principal and major gift proposals, solicitation letters, cultivation materials, and stewardship information for prospects and donors.
  • Coordinate fundraising activities and prospect management with institutional development staff. Leverage central services and resources to support the institute’s development office and supplement its capabilities when needed.
  • Provide training and guidance to faculty and volunteers in the dynamics of major gift fundraising. Leverage them and partner with them to grow the base of donors and philanthropic support.
  • Manage and oversee on-site and off-site regional meetings and events such as advisory board meetings, research presentations, chair dedications, cultivation and stewardship visits with faculty to major gift donors and prospects; develop agendas and coordinate the participation of faculty, administration leaders, trustees, and volunteers.
  • Act as a member of the university’s senior development leadership team along with other Senior Directors and Associate Deans from other areas of the university. Participate in regular meetings to coordinate institutional planning and related activity.
  • Oversee and implement the institution’s comprehensive marketing and communications, and media relations strategies designed to increase the exposure of the Institute and broaden the base of interested “friends” and potential donors.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Seven years related professional level experience, including at least two years of management experience required.
  • Experience in major gift philanthropy within academic medicine or higher education and preferably including experience staffing a high-level volunteer board preferred.

Special Knowledge and Skill:

  • Strong desire to associate with Johns Hopkins University and champion the mission of the Berman Institute of Bioethics.
  • Ability to establish priorities, set objectives and achieve stated goals.
  • Comfortable working in a complex, multi-divisional organizational environment.
  • Broad understanding of multi-faceted campaign planning, implementation, and management.
  • Staff management experience in a proactive organizational environment.
  • Ability to work with broadly diverse groups of constituents to achieve fund raising goals with particular emphasis on working with volunteers.
  • Broad understanding and experience with building and implementing a comprehensive communications plan.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent presentation abilities.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.

How to Apply:

Please complete an online application and attach a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this opportunity, as well as a resume.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information on our mission and projects please visit www.bioethicsinstitute.org.


Events Specialist – 1178

General Description:

As a university-wide, independent, interdisciplinary institute, the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics (BI) identifies and addresses key ethical issues in science, clinical care, and public health both locally and globally.  With more than 40 faculty from five divisions, 50 staff and fellows, and many students, the BI engages in research, education/training, and policy-oriented activities.

Throughout the year, the BI plans, organizes, and hosts a variety of events that are designed to reach a range of communities and stakeholders.  These activities are core to the Institute’s mission and include symposia, seminar series, multi-day conferences, and endowed lectures and events, all of which involve national and international experts in a variety of fields.  The Institute also hosts research retreats, board meetings, fundraising events, community lunches, and various other special events.  The Events Specialist liaises with Institute leadership, faculty, and development and program staff to strategically plan and implement the above mentioned activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Independently conceptualize, implement, manage, and evaluate complex events and programs. Provide non-standard, non-routine event expertise for a wide range of events including endowed/gift supported lectureships and events, university-wide seminars, symposia and multi-day conferences, board meetings, research retreats, fundraising events, panel discussions, community events, and internal special events.
  • Develop and utilize knowledge about the Institute to design and manage events.
  • Lead coordination/planning, developing and implementing event timelines to ensure all events are executed efficiently and effectively with a focus on details. Consistently handle multiple events and priorities.
  • Research and recommend appropriate venues that may include hotels, museums, and campus buildings, performing site visits when required, and oversee rentals, décor, parking and public safety, and other venue matters.
  • Initiate request for proposals as well as select and negotiate vendors (printers, caterers, A/V groups, suppliers, mailing houses, photographers, florists and restaurants, etc.). On an ongoing basis, review vendors and services for competitive/current pricing as well as proactively research and contract with new vendors. Work with internal JHU services on various campuses (security, parking, facilities, catering, custodial services, etc.)
  • Work with the Institute’s Communications team to optimize visibility of events.
  • Coordinate closely with the Institute’s Development team on donor and development related events including but not limited to board meetings, donor tours and luncheons.
  • Establish relationships, liaise, and work effectively with external and internal constituencies, including leadership, faculty, staff, students, board members, donors, dignitaries, speakers, participants, and others. Lead and cultivate collaboration with a broad range of JHU departments/centers or external organizations as needed to implement effective events of various scale and complexity.
  • Research and implement best practices, maintaining up-to-date knowledge of event principles and appropriate event planning concepts, including knowledge of protocols to ensure that Institute and donor/participant expectations are met.
  • Provide necessary follow-up for all event activities. Prepare reports incorporating the analysis of event effectiveness and lead efforts to improve and adjust strategy, methods, and practices.
  • Supervise student and/or volunteer workers while in the event setting. Oversee and lead all aspects of scheduling, training, task assignment, and/or job direction as needed.
  • For internal events, purchase event supplements, hands-on setup/preparation, address issues that arise, and oversee group clean-up/close out of the event. Ensure A/V equipment, tables, chairs, and other event related equipment is configured appropriately for the space and function.  Oversee the replacement and/or repair of event items as needed.
  • Conceptualize, plan, and host Institute-wide training meetings focused on event planning and work with research/administrative coordinators on effective communication with vendors.
  • Lead the preparation of budget projections and forecasts on an annual basis for event centered accounts. Create and manage budgets and initiate internal approval documents for major Institute events, including monitoring of expenditures and preparation of reports. Work closely with Institute finance team regarding purchasing and accounts receivables.
  • Staff seminar committee, organizing meetings, working with faculty to set agendas, and ensuring follow through occurs with various offices. Serve as Institute’s point of contact for seminar guest lecturers, ensure that accurate scheduling and program adherence occurs, process and execute all necessary paperwork, oversee set up of presentations, collect communication pieces (bio, photo, release signatures, etc.), and oversee air/rail travel, transportation, and hotel accommodations.
  • Staff assigned projects, providing support as needed. Collaborate with the project team to create the project timeline with objectives and deadlines.  Create spreadsheets to track milestones and data.  Correspond with senior leadership, faculty, and staff to obtain and present information related to the project.  Organize information in electronic and physical files for easy access.
  • Develop policy and procedure manuals for individual events and projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. Two years of related experience required.  Three years progressively responsible related experience, preferably in office management, project management and/or planning and managing large-scale and complex events in higher education providing high level administrative oversight, coordination, and support preferred. Additional related experience may be substituted for required education and additional education may be substituted for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience; up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

 Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated excellence in written, verbal and inter-personal communication and the ability to skillfully and diplomatically relate with diverse groups including VIP guests, donors, board members, faculty, staff, students, Hopkins community members, and the general public.
  • Must enjoy and possess strengths in organizing and problem-solving, and demonstrate a strong ability to work both independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Comfortable in a position requiring multi-tasking, must function effectively and professionally in a fast-paced environment while managing stressful situations calmly and gracefully, and must have the ability to focus on details and follow through to completion within time constraints.
  • Must be able to determine priorities, and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality, comfortably taking initiative and exercising independent judgment to resolve issues as they arise.
  • Possess excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point), internet research, and the ability to learn and implement new software.
  • Ability to move easily throughout the campus and to off-site event locations to pick up/deliver materials and set up/take down for events.
  • Evening work with some travel for selected events is possible.

 How to Apply:

Please complete an online application and attach a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this opportunity, as well as a resume.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information on our mission and projects please visit www.bioethicsinstitute.org.


Senior Academic Program Coordinator – 1174

General Description:

The Senior Academic Program Coordinator will work with the Assistant Director of Education Initiatives and provide critical process development and support for the Institute’s educational programs including a Master of Bioethics degree, certificate programs, minors, as well as non-degree programs such as external education initiatives.  This position will develop, institute, and manage processes for programs; coordinate with multiple divisions (and areas within those divisions including the Registrar, IT, Student Accounts, International Office, Communications, etc.); resolve administrative, coordination, and process issues; and provide support for programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, institute, manage, and refine processes for educational programs.
  • Draft and work with Assistant Director on program proposals and accreditation materials.
  • Manage recruitment efforts, promoting and publicizing the program through wide ranging venues including recruitment fairs, professional conferences, and colleges, which will involve travel.
  • Work with Berman Institute communications staff to coordinate program marketing and development of marketing materials as well as evaluate the effectiveness of marketing initiatives and shift approaches accordingly.
  • Serve as the first point of contact and resource for prospective students, students, and others engaged in Berman Institute educational programs. Develop base of knowledge to provide information and support to students, assisting them with academic and program requirements and processes.
  • Manage practicum process, including collaborative planning for practicum and experiential placements.
  • Work with Assistant Director to coordinate faculty recruitment, training, and logistics for teaching.
  • Monitor course schedules/deadlines and communicate with faculty and staff to ensure appropriate action is taken in scheduling and transmitting curriculum materials.
  • Engage with partners regarding the Executive Education Program. Seek out new partnerships and establish relationships to facilitate their engagement with the Berman Institute. Research and work with faculty and consultants to develop new groups of participants.
  • Manage teaching assistants for programs, including hiring, oversight, and evaluation processes as well as scheduling teaching assignments.
  • Work with Assistant Director to develop metrics and measures for programs. Develop and ensure that evaluation processes are in place for programs, courses, and students.
  • Serve as liaison and ensure that information and data flows smoothly among divisions, organizations, and companies engaged in educational activities. Develop network of contacts with academic staff and offices throughout JHU.
  • Plan and execute student orientation and graduation activities.
  • Handle logistics for offsite teaching in executive education program.
  • Other activities supporting students and Program as needed.

Qualifications:

High school diploma/GED with minimum five years progressively responsible administrative/academic experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. 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.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be proactive with the ability to manage high volume of work and multiple priorities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of academic programs and requirements, or ability to quickly learn.
  • Collegial with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a broad spectrum of internal and external high-level professionals including academic and administrative leadership; corporate leaders and personnel; vendors; faculty, students, and staff.
  • Excellent and professional oral and written communication skills with ability to draft reports, professional documents, and correspondence.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn and work with various types of databases.

How to Apply:

Please complete an online application and attach a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this opportunity, as well as a resume.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information on our mission and projects please visit www.bioethicsinstitute.org.


Research Program Coordinator – 1674

General Description:

The Berman Institute of Bioethics is seeking a Research Program Coordinator to support a multi-faceted research project. The project’s objective is to better understand patients’ attitudes and preferences about how they want to be informed about a particular type of medical research. The project’s focus will be on how different factors affect patients’ views about which ways of being informed about research they prefer, and which help them to feel more respected.

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Senior Research Program Coordinator and the Project Faculty, the Research Program Coordinator will participate in multiple research project responsibilities, with responsibilities involving assistance with day-to-day operations, coordination of project related meetings, administering questionnaires to patients in local clinics, management of databases, organization of conference calls, computerized literature searches, and preparation of materials for reports and manuscripts. The Research Program Coordinator will be expected to assist with drafting sections of manuscripts. It is preferred that s/he also have expertise in both quantitative and qualitative data analysis as well as in web content generation under the guidance of the project team. The Research Program Coordinator will also be expected to communicate with the Institutional Review Board and other similar ethics review committees with regards to this project. The Research Program Coordinator will track project related work and assist with other duties as required. The Research Program Coordinator should be able to manage many of the above described tasks in a self-directed independent manner.

The Research Program Coordinator will work closely with the Senior Research Program Coordinator and the Project Faculty and will facilitate communications internally among members of the project team (including faculty investigators and other research staff) and externally with additional team members and experts providing input during key phases of the project.

The Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the investigators in administering a survey instrument on iPads to patients receiving care through Johns Hopkins HealthCare in clinic waiting rooms. This position will include travel within Baltimore City and County.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. Some related work experience preferred. Additional education may substitute for experience. Candidate must have excellent written, communication, and interpersonal skills; organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and complete work independently; library and online research skills; and computer skills, including familiarity with word processing, data entry programs, and research tools. Candidate also must be detail-oriented.  Preferred qualifications include familiarity with administering survey instruments, and data analysis skills.

How to Apply:

Please complete an online application and attach a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this opportunity, as well as a resume.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information on our mission and projects please visit www.bioethicsinstitute.org.


Administrative Coordinator – REQ 2568

 General Description:

Provide administrative and research support to faculty members of the Berman Institute of Bioethics.  Work assignments cover a range of activities including project management, grant proposals, budget monitoring, research, and general administrative support.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage assigned projects through to completion. Provide support for academic and policy-oriented inquiries.  Draft and edit manuscripts, ad-hoc reports, and correspondence ensuring they adhere to the stated preferred writing style.
  • Assist in preparation of grant applications/renewals in conjunction with faculty members and research staff.
  • Coordinate reimbursement materials for submission to finance department.
  • Serve as the administrative point of contact for assigned faculty and fellowship program. 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.  Effectively communicate with academic and administrative leaders, faculty, students, other staff, and external contacts on behalf of Berman Institute faculty and postdoctoral fellows.  Efficiently manage faculty’s time and travel in accordance with their specified preferences.
  • Manage communication regarding the fellowship program to current postdoctoral fellows and faculty members. Assist with orientation preparations, guest speakers, and fellowship events.  Maintain databases with application materials, admission statistics, and current fellow and alumni information.  Support the admissions committee members and communicate with candidates throughout the application process.
  • 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.
  • Produce reports 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.
  • Maintain gradebooks, syllabi, course pages on CoursePlus, and communicate with students and guest presenters on behalf of the course instructors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

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

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience; up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

How to Apply:

 Please complete an online application, and include a resume and cover letter detailing why you would be a good fit for this opportunity.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information on our mission and projects, please visit www.bioethicsinstitute.org.


Sr. Administrative Coordinator – REQ 2672

General Description:

Provides high-level administrative assistance to an extremely busy senior faculty leader, the Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics, at the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

The overarching responsibility of this position is to maximize the efficiency and productivity of the Wagley Professor. The person in this position has complete responsibility for managing the Wagley Professor’s complex work flow, including maintaining a robust, interactive “to do” list of all of the Wagley Professors obligations and deadlines, triaging higher priority items, and ensuring that the Wagley Professor is aware when deadlines loom and that she has all the materials and information she needs to complete them expeditiously. Management at this level requires staying in regular contact with the staff and faculty on all of the Wagley Professor’s diverse and ever-changing projects, as well as access to and triaging of the Wagley Professor’s  email and responding to email, as appropriate. Management at this level also requires maintaining good relationships with senior staff across the University, including staff to University leaders and Trustees.

This person also has complete responsibility for managing the Wagley Professor’s complex calendar, including making independent judgments about how best to maximize her time. S/he will independently triage the priority of requests for meetings, their location and duration, as well as triaging requests for speaking engagements and journal and promotion reviews, and media requests.

This person will also initiate and oversee special projects for the Wagley Professor. S/he will represent the Wagley Professor, as appropriate, in communicating professionally with a wide range of people, both within and outside of the University. This person will exercise independent judgment in resolution of all  administrative problems and will be viewed by colleagues and staff who work with the Wagley Professor as an authoritative source of information about and from the Wagley Professor.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage projects, determine priorities, and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality, comfortably taking initiative and exercising independent judgment to resolve issues.
  • Gather information and materials as needed to expedite triaging of project demands and scheduling, and to prepare for all meetings and travel engagements.
  • Conserve faculty member’s time by reading and routing email correspondence. Manage conflict-free calendars of meetings and appointments. Exercise a high level of independent judgment in prioritizing requests for appointments and resolve scheduling conflicts.  Align travel itineraries with scheduled commitments.
  • Efficiently triage calls, messages, and correspondence on behalf of faculty. Organize all facets of the position and proactively follow up on tasks and assignments.
  • Provide interface with department, school, and university offices on behalf of faculty and independently anticipate issues to ensure efficient service and operations. Effectively communicate with academic and administrative leaders, faculty, students, applicants, guests, and other staff.
  • Design and produce reports, as required, using various software including Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Coordinate meetings and special events; organize travel arrangements, catering, room reservations, advertising/publicity, A/V support and other aspects as needed.
  • Draft and prepare for signature office communications, as well as proofread and edit confidential and sensitive information.
  • Analyze operation practices, such as record keeping systems, creating new systems or revising established procedures.
  • Maintain office equipment and back up data.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED required with five years of progressive administrative experience.  Additional education may be substituted for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience; up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent writing, editorial, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgement to resolve administrative and management problems.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong computer literacy skills and ability to learn new software. Fully knowledgeable of all Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, and quickly respond to changing priorities.
  • High degree of trustworthiness and capacity to maintain and respect confidential information
  • Excellent at identifying ways to improve the efficiency of work flow and email management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of two years’ experience.

How to Apply:

Please complete an online application, with a resume and cover letter detailing why you would be a good fit for this opportunity.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.


Questions may be directed to Erin Law, Human Resource Coordinator: elaw1@jhu.edu