Assistant Coordinator for Administrative Operations

College Park, Maryland
Starting salary in mid to high-$40,000s.
Oct 24, 2022
Nov 28, 2022
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

Campus Information

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.


Department Information

The Department of Resident Life serves a highly diverse population of approximately 12,500 undergraduate students living in traditional residence halls, apartments, and suites including some public/private partnership apartment communities. About 46% of all resident students are enrolled in twelve living-learning programs covering a wide array of academic areas. Resident Life employs a diverse workforce of 88 full-time and graduate staff members and about 600 undergraduate student staff members. The Department values respectful, equitable, and inclusive practices and actively seeks candidates who can represent and serve the diversity of persons who live and work in the University of Maryland’s residence halls. The University of Maryland campus is located in the greater Washington, DC metro area just eight miles from downtown DC and 30 miles from Baltimore, MD. Additional information about the Department of Resident Life is available at


General Description of Duties

The Assistant Coordinator of Administrative Operations is a full-time, exempt position which assumes responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations of two to five 24-hour service desks in the residence halls, supervision of two to five Customer Service Supervisors (CSS, undergraduate student supervisors), and other Administrative Operations functions on behalf of residents and the Department of Resident Life. The Assistant Coordinator of Administrative Operations is responsible for the hiring, training, and evaluation activities of up to 70 Community Assistants (CA, undergraduate student staff members) who work at the service desks. This position provides leadership and support to Administrative Operations projects such as room damage inspections and billing, accurate key records, and between term room transitions. The Assistant Coordinator serves as a liaison to other units within the Department of Resident Life and the Division of Student Affairs.