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Customer Service Representative

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, United States, 21218

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Johns Hopkins University Press seeks a Customer Service Representative (CSR) who will join a team of exceptional professionals committed to bringing the benefits of discovery to the world by providing global access, impact, and influence for the scholarship that we publish and distribute. This position will help to ensure that the Press is a leader in the selection and development of innovative ideas and scholarship, the creation of pioneering technologies to enhance discovery and learning, and the connection of people to the most trusted knowledge from global researchers, scholars, and educators.

The CSR will provide excellent customer support services to journal subscribers, membership societies, and other clients of the Johns Hopkins University Press Journals Publishing Division. This frontline position will be responsible for order/payment processing and subscription fulfillment for journals published by the Press and its clients. The CSR will also serve as a customer service liaison with membership organizations and their members, and will see that all records are accurately maintained. This position is an interactive, operational part of the Press. This position reports to the Journals Customer Service Assistant Manager.

The Press is committed to honoring every person’s inherent dignity as human beings and making that the foundation of our organizational culture. We proactively find ways to ensure opportunities that promote diversity, equity, inclusion and access. We strive to publish courageously, giving voice to groundbreaking ideas. We support each other and our stakeholders and envision a future where knowledge enriches the lives of every person. The successful candidate will join a welcoming community that is inclusive and values the contributions and perspectives of individuals from all backgrounds.

The starting salary range for this position is $15.50 to $20.25 per hour. Actual salary may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Enter subscription and membership orders correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Process order payments.
  • Assist subscribers with placing orders and account maintenance (e.g., passwords, address changes and corrections, undeliverable accounts).
  • Provide basic membership and conference registration services for associations, including the review of daily membership reports for duplicates and errors.
  • Professionally respond in a timely manner to multichannel correspondence (phone, email, web form) from subscribers and journal contributors, members and society leaders, subscription agents, and bookstores (e.g., requests for invoices, claims for missing issues, product information queries, order/payment assistance).
  • Carefully document customer contact and issues.
  • Complete assigned projects (gratis lists, conversion lists, etc.) accurately and on time.
  • Run daily and monthly reports to monitor the status of customer accounts and orders.
  • Weave diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into all aspects of the work.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • Two years customer service experience required.
  • Additional education may substitute for some required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal customer service skills are essential, with aptitude for figures and attention to detail.
  • The ability to meet deadlines and work with little supervision is essential, with experience in a hybrid workforce environment a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite (particularly Excel, Teams, & Outlook) required. Must be able to acquire and maintain an excellent working knowledge of the fulfillment system, ticketing system, and other applications used by the Journals Division.
  • Specialized database, call center, and journals publishing/subscription fulfillment experience a plus.
  • Excellent critical thinking and communication skills
  • Superior problem-solving skills including using analytics to drive decisions.
  • Creative thinker; embracing new ideas; passionate about exploiting the potential of JHUP.
  • Inclusive in decision-making.
  • Excel in effective use of resources; keen self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses.

Classified Title: Customer Service Representative
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OC
Starting Salary Range: Min $15.50 - Max $25.00 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus
Department name: Journals Fulfillment
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers

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:

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.

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Accommodation Information

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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 visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on 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.

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