Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
The Department of Pathology is seeking a Program Coordinator who will provide a wide variety of tasks including administrative, financial and para-professional level sponsored funds support with specific responsibility for pre-award and post-award functions that include, but may not be limited to: proposal preparation, budget development, account maintenance and oversight, billing/invoicing, reporting, and closeout.

This role may assist with some less complex grants through the submission stage, with necessary oversight and direction. This non-exempt position supports multiple faculty/principal investigators in two or more departments and serves as a consistent point of contact for laboratory, faculty, and administrative staff across Pathology, JHU/SOM, and in partnership with other departments.

Independently reviews and processes accounting transactions, verifies budgets and expenditures to ensure compliance with university and/or agency regulations and restrictions. Uses various software applications, such as SAP, spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.

Position performs all administrative activities for one or more faculty/PI's to ensure a smoothly functioning office; interprets operating policies; exercises independent judgment in the resolution of administrative problems, prioritizing of workload, facilitating travel arrangements and expense reconciliation, purchasing supplies, coordinates special projects or programs, such as: seminars, courses, donation centers, training programs, etc. Serves as a resource in a team environment. Provides some support to faculty including appointments, transcription of medical records, correspondence, manuscripts, grant proposals and filing.

The Program Coordinator understands HIPAA and departmental specific policies relating to medical records policies in regards to discussion, faxing and handling of patient medical records. Customer service representative duties call for reports, slides, interface with patients, clinicians, outside institutions.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Administrative/Program Support
  • Helps coordinate and document management, narrative and statistical reports for private and government agencies.
  • Compose agendas, documents, correspondence, and memos on behalf of the faculty.
  • Transcribe and/or type manuscripts, technical documents, tables, graphs/charts, correspondence and notes, formatting and compiling information for grants, protocols, presentations, reports, manuscripts, etc.
  • Provide support for faculty's activities with national societies, research projects, and scholarly publications and presentations, serving as a liaison between department and vendors, other departments, and outside organizations. Reference Management.
  • Participate in the preparation of the medical records or research documentation, budget, administrative, and regulatory documents for patient records, grant proposals, clinical or research protocols, and/or contractual agreements.
  • Serve as coordinator for faculty travel and faculty-sponsored events.

Manage Scheduling/Calendars
  • Event planning and coordination, scheduling for major meetings, seminars, special guests and/or events.
  • Prepare routine, customized, and adhoc reports for both internal and external reporting.
  • Create and maintain spreadsheets utilizing appropriate software applications.
  • Perform ad hoc research and fact-finding on a wide variety of administrative issues and items; know the formal and informal Institute goals, standards, policies and procedures.
  • Create, maintain, & analyze electronic and paper record keeping systems including retrieval, retention, storage, compilation, updating, and destruction of files; creating new systems or revising established procedures as needed.
  • Maintain equipment and service contracts including computers, office equipment.
  • Analyzes office-operating practices such as record keeping systems, forms control, personnel requirements, recommending new systems or revising established procedures.
  • Interprets and communicates operating policies.

Laboratory Support/Inventory & Expenses
  • Responsible for day-to-day basic budget management including purchase orders, travel reimbursements, reconcile expenses based on JHU Compliance guidelines, identify and communicate budget issues, provide alternative solutions, and resolve problems.
  • Order office and lab supplies and equipment.
  • Responsible for SAP transactions per policy and department procedures.
  • Reconciliation and documentation.
  • May be assigned responsibility for procurement card (P-Card).
  • Monitor monthly expenditures through reconciliation of monthly financial statements.
  • Oversee the expenditure of funds, ensuring that funds are expended according to sponsoring organization's stipulations and appropriate university guidelines.
  • Distribute monthly financial statements.
  • Provides communication support and coordination between labs, staff, faculty; as well as department and institution wide.

Development & Academic Support
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of on- and off-campus special events including lectures, workshops, seminars, and meetings.
  • Work to ensure appropriate pre-and post-event outreach, communication, and dissemination.
  • Network within Johns Hopkins and throughout the community to develop and maintain strong working relationships.
  • Serve as the liaison to internal offices, technical staff, and external organizations/contacts.
  • Carefully plans events, travel and expenses within budget constraints and with a fiscal responsibility to reducing costs where possible. Monitors, tracks, and reports all expenditures per JHU and Department policies.

Grants & Contracts
  • Partner with departmental faculty and/or budgetary staff toward the planning and development of application submissions to various federal offices, private agencies/foundations and commercial companies.
  • May work with representatives from ORA, under the guidance of more senior members on the departmental research/administration team.
  • Understand and utilize institutional policies for pre-award grant process and sponsor guidelines.
  • Assist with sponsored project proposals for assigned grants of moderate complexity. Review involves accuracy, content, adherence to all relevant guidelines.
  • Provide instruction, preparation assistance and support related to grant application procedures, at the direction Analyst and/or Manager.
  • Serve as liaison between research units, central offices and funding agencies for grants of moderate complexity.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets and related justification for appropriateness and completeness of content.
  • Ensures that all applicable and indirect costs have been applied. Involves more senior members of the research team for direction, as needed.
  • Ensure compliance in all other areas related to grant and contract management, including sponsoring organization guidelines, internal protocols, accurate protocol information within grant documents, conflicts of interest, etc.
  • Coordinate related details for all assigned grant submissions to ensure timeliness and accuracy.
  • Support all relevant post-award responsibilities, as requested by senior members of the grants & contracts team, including account reconciliation, cost transfers, paying invoices, closeouts and related faculty support.
  • Participate in the preparation of the medical records or research documentation, budget, administrative, and regulatory documents for patient records, grant proposals, clinical or research protocols, and/or contractual agreements.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 5 years of relevant experience (administrative/budget/finance/research programs).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with research grants and contracts.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, problem solving abilities, and attention to detail required.
  • Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines required.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects independently and work constructively as part of a team required.
  • Operates personal computer to access email, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software.
  • SAP transactions including order of supplies (Shopping Cart).
  • Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.
  • Utilizes Internet to search for information, contacts for research, and clinical consultation, international contacts for teaching and travel.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, e mail communications, electronic calendaring, transcription, excellent spelling and grammar, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to handle multiple complicated tasks, prioritization skills.
  • Must have the ability to coordinate multi-faceted types of work.
  • Excellent typing, communication and medical terminology skills are necessary.
  • Related work experience in clinical or medical research field.
  • General understanding of external Federal Guidelines, funding/sponsor communication & grant/contract best practices.
  • Intermediate mathematical skills.
  • Able to work independently or with minimal supervision.
  • Great organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks.
  • Skilled at working as a member of a team.

Job Scope/Complexity:
  • Employees in this role function under the direct supervision of a more senior member within the research/administrative functions and receive guidance from higher level personnel related to the pre-award and post-award process.

Physical Requirements:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (sitting at computer/desk) up to 85% of the time.
  • The employee is required to operate computer keyboard for majority of work time and other office equipment like calculator or copier throughout the day and for prolonged periods.
  • Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, and statements.
  • May transport from one area to another (in the administrative office or building) or be required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides (example: paper supply boxes, document files, large mail bags/boxes for pick up or receipt). In some areas work space is confined.

Additional Information:
  • Staff may be required to complete annual competency review, and must insure compliance with Hospital Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices.
  • Role requires daily input and clear/consistent communication, coordination across varied areas necessitating work hours and presence consistent with those the position supports.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with a diverse workgroup.

Classified Title: Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/03/OF
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $20.02 - $27.51/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Pat Gynecologic Pathology
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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 Talent Acquisition Office at [email protected]. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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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.

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