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Administrative Specialist

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 4, 2024

Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.

We are seeking anAdministrative Specialistwho will manage the administrative and operational activities for the department of Mechanical Engineering and three related centers. This includes supervision of one administrative coordinator and two senior administrative coordinator positions.

The Administrative Specialist performs all day-to-day administrative activities supporting the Mechanical Engineering Department Head and Administrator. The Administrative Specialist manages all fiscal and non-fiscal activities for the Mechanical Engineering Seminar account and is the main liaison for faculty searches and appointments.

This role manages department activities and programs that involve faculty, students, and staff, along with partnerships with other organizations and communities. Duties will be of a sensitive and confidential nature. This support spans across academic and non-academic activities for the department.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Anticipate needs for the overall effective functioning of offices and administrative team including staffing, facilities, recurring events, and space. Problem-solve issues and concerns impacting the department and centers, prioritizing appropriately.
  • Supervise a team of three Administrative Coordinators in the Mechanical Engineering department and its related centers with hire/fire/discipline authority.
  • Train, provide technical support, and provide administrative direction for three administrative staff supporting the department and three Mechanical Engineering centers.
  • Assist with posting and recruitment processes for vacant staff positions.
  • Onboard new administrative staff. Set, share, and monitor expectations of performance for all administrative staff. Provide career development, coaching, and performance management for staff, including goal setting, mid-year reviews, and annual performance appraisals.
  • Manage processes and staff around overall administrative functions including room reservations, calendaring, travel coordination, purchasing, front desk duties, etc.
  • Initiate and lead regular administrative support staff meetings and professional development sessions.
  • In partnership with the Administrator, define and document standard office policies and processes for department.
  • Manage and provide comprehensive administrative and project support to the Mechanical Engineering department Head, the Directors of the associated centers, and the department Administrator.
  • Draft, prepare proofread, and edit confidential and sensitive information for signature.
  • Independently manage tenure-track and teaching faculty recruitment processes including development and approval of the job post, initiating and maintaining advertising, related Interfolio processes, through the completion of multiple offers and hires.
  • Onboard new faculty including processing payroll documents and fielding questions from new faculty members.
  • Manage the appointments process for new faculty and postdoctoral appointments including document collection, faculty votes, correspondence with dean’s office, and completion of necessary hiring and payroll processes.
  • Manage all appointment renewals, including related salary changes, ensuring completion in a timely manner for faculty and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Manage all HR payroll activities for postdoctoral appointments. Prepares all payroll documents, hiring and termination, including ISR’s, EA’s and OMT’s. Independently tracks appointments for terminations and re-appointments.
  • Serve as the international employee liaison and manage the visa process for all international appointments to include the communication and coordination with third-party visa sponsors and the Johns Hopkins Office of International Services.
  • Work closely with the Mechanical Engineering Grants and Contracts Manager and Finance team to oversee the administrative tasks necessary for smooth operation of internally funded projects and completion of financial transactions related to department and center activities.
  • Oversee and approve procurement transactions via SAP and P-Card process (orders placed, deliveries, shipments, follow up on status)
  • Manage all aspects of the Mechanical Engineering Seminar including coordination of logistics and visiting speakers, oversight of advertising, tracking expenditures, coordinating purchases and supplies, submitting invoices, reimbursements for travel, etc.
  • Manage special events for department including special lectures, faculty retreats, staff retreats and social activities, advisory committee meetings, and offsite conferences.
  • Schedule meetings and work collaboratively with internal and external organizations to ensure an accurate calendar at all times.
  • Collaborate and liaise extensively with a variety of individuals including WSE dean’s office staff, Homewood Academic Council, financial offices, department heads and center/institute directors, and prospective faculty.
  • Coordinate and plan department and center related events.
  • Prepare materials for meetings, educational seminars, training programs, community forums, and conferences.
  • Use various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble and format data and reports.
  • Gather data for reports and initiate preparation for various print and web-based publications.
  • Arrange for and manage delegations of international visitors and other special visitors. This diverse set of activities and programs involve faculty, students, staff, and partnerships with other organizations and communities.
  • The Administrative Specialist formats power point presentations, publications, and report documents, converts statistical data to charts, tables, and graphs.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Ability to effectively and appropriately communicate and deal with a wide range of people in a positive and professional manner.
  • Ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgment to resolve administrative problems. Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and complete tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Effective team player with excellent interpersonal and public relations skills.
  • Quantitative skills to conduct basic analyses and produce summary tables and graphics. Ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgment to resolve administrative problems.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, behave flexibly, communicate tactfully, and maintain rapport.
  • Demonstrate careful judgment, a high level of discretion and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage high volume of work and multiple priorities.
  • Excellent organizational, oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams (email, calendar, and contacts) and internet browsing.
  • Proficiency with WordPress or similar web publishing tool.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Five years in providing high level expertise.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, 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. 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: Administrative Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC
Starting Salary Range: $53,300 - $93,500 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: 37.5 hrs/wk, M-F
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​Department of Mechanical Engineering
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering

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:https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
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.

EEO is the Law:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visithttps://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visithttps://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visithttps://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
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EEO is the Law
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Important legal information
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