University of Maryland
Coordinator for Academic Affairs
Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The Coordinator for Academic Affairs in Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering will provide customer service and address the needs of incoming student, current student, faculty and alumni associated with the Master of Engineering and Graduate Certificate in Engineering program. This position will provide quality information and analysis services to inform planning, decision making, student success, and institutional accountability. The portion is an integral part of the Academic Affairs team within MAGE.
Duties and responsibilities may include the following: coordinate student intake for new, incoming students each semester and student success for all continuing students. Provide transitional guidance to students each semester concerning international student English course requirements and documentation, admission provision guidance, and all other non-coursework related graduate studies areas. Conduct regular surveys and assessments. Provide faculty services for the successful implementation of MAGE courses. Plan and facilitate faculty communications and meetings; both large-scale and within specific programmatic areas. Manage the proctoring process. Plan and execute student curricular and co-curricular programming, including MAGE Graduate Student Events, MAGE Lecture Workshops, and MAGE Alumni Events. Conduct alumni tracking and engagement.
The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland serves as the catalyst for high-quality research, innovation, and learning, preparing our students to create innovations that will address the 21st century Grand Challenges (e.g., energy, environment, security, and human health) and improve the human condition. The Clark School is dedicated to leading and transforming the engineering discipline and profession, to accelerating entrepreneurship, and to transforming research and learning activities into new innovations that benefit millions.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in higher education is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact. Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for special events. Excellent organizational and communication skills. High attention to detail. Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment, prioritize tasks, think proactively, and work independently, using good judgment and experience to make decisions. Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and an innovative problem solver. Strong customer service, good judgment, and one who can work independently as well as in a team environment.
- Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or a related field. Past experience at UMD, with knowledge of UMD technology, including Student Information System (SIS) or similar software packages. Preference for work experience in admissions, academic affairs, or student affairs, particularly for graduate programs. Excellent workshop/lecture/event planning. Proven strategies to build a positive rapport with students while assisting them in matriculating through the program and with faculty.
- Predominantly sedentary position/work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to sit for an extended time and operate standard office equipment and keyboards. Ability to review, prepare, and analyze data and figures; transcribe; view a computer terminal; extensive reading. Ability to traverse on and off campus for meetings and to transport supplies and materials. Able to communicate with faculty, staff, and students who have inquiries and exchange accurate information in these situations. Some weekend and evening hours will be required.
Closing Date: 6/28/2022 – 7/19/2022
Salary: $49,600 - $62,000
Submission: Resume, Cover Letter and List of References via https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/97073
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.