Job Opening: Administrative Coordinator, Japan Studies, Johns Hopkins University

job opening - 5Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD
Education: BA preferred
Personnel Area: SAIS
Org Unit: Japan Studies

General Description:
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a leading graduate school of international relations, educating students for professional careers in government, business, journalism, international organizations, academia and nonprofits. SAIS enrolls about 600 full-time students in Washington, D.C., primarily in the schools two-year Master of Arts program. Approximately 30 percent of the students are non-U.S. citizens coming from more than 70 countries. About 190 students study at the Bologna Center in Italy while about 200 students attend the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in China. To learn more about SAIS, visit

SAIS is currently seeking an administrative coordinator in the Japan Studies and Reischauer Center Programs. While reporting to the Director, the position will provide administrative support to the tenured and adjunct faculty as well as students of both programs. This position is the primary point of contact for the programs and other SAIS academic and administrative programs/offices in coordinating teaching schedules and course requirements.

The duties of the administrative coordinator will include facilitating all aspects of planning, organizing and implementing special events; managing the programs budgets and grants as well as authorizing and processing expenditures. Other duties include: providing assistance and support to faculty, visiting scholars and students; assuring the smooth functioning of the programs courses. The position is also the liaison between faculty and students, administrative personnel and outside resources. Perform other duties as assigned.

A High School Diploma is required. Three years of previous administrative experience is required. (Additional education can be substituted for some experience). Candidate must possess excellent computer skills to include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel. Research and web management skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:
A Bachelors degree is strongly preferred. Fluency in speaking and writing Japanese is a plus. Experience with event planning and organizing is highly desired. Previous experience and/or knowledge of the Japanese higher education and/or business structure are necessary. Previous travel or living experience in Japan would be a plus.

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