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(Residential) Office Manager

The office manager's primary responsibility is to assist the site director in all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the site's main office, including bookkeeping. The office manager is the central figure in providing the friendly, organized, and professional office environment that is necessary for everyone else to do their jobs successfully. The office manager supervises one or more residential program assistants (RPAs) who provide logistical support to the office manager and run errands on and off campus. Additionally, this position is customer service oriented, as office managers are often the first point of contact for staff, students, parents, and the host institution.

The office manager's work schedule is arranged with the site director and varies depending upon the demands of each day. Hours worked per week total about 45 once a session is underway, but considerably more hours are required during the start-up, intersession, and closing weeks.

Terms of Employment

  • Starting salary is $4,800 for a seven-week period at residential sites
  • Room and board are provided for residential program employees
  • Attendance the first weekend in June at an orientation in Baltimore, Friday to Sunday (no additional compensation, but CTY pays travel expenses and provides room and board)
  • Occasional telephone and email consultations during the year, as needed
  • Employees pay their travel to and from domestic program locations
  • Travel assistance is provided for international travel to sites outside of North America

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in a fast-paced work environment
  • Supervisory/leadership experience
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Word and MS Excel
  • Willingness to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • Adaptability in changing environments
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor
  • At residential sites only, for insurance purposes, at least 21 years of age with a valid driver's license and good driving record

Programs run from late June to early August. Please refer to the Site Locations & Dates page for the specific dates of employment.

Complete Job Responsibilities (PDF)

If you have questions about summer employment with CTY, email us or call 410-735-6185.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.