Assistant Director

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG)
Rockville, Maryland
Oct 31, 2022
Dec 05, 2022
Full Time

Position Number: 122013

Payroll Title: Assistant Director

Functional Title: Assistant Director, Oral and Written Communication

Category: Exempt Regular

Location: The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD 20850

Posting Date: 10/28/2022

Best Consideration Date: 11/25/2022

Position Information:

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a University System of Maryland (USM) Regional Higher Education Center (RHEC) offering upper level undergraduate and graduate education in Montgomery County, Maryland. The John and Effie Macklin Center for Academic Success, in collaboration with USG’s university partners, contributes to the goal of producing a “highly educated and skilled workforce,” by providing customized academic services and disability support. The Macklin Center assists students with developing strategies and applying learned skills to achieve their academic goals and become independent learners.

Under the supervision of the Director for the Macklin Center, the Assistant Director will provide general strategic management and oversight of the oral and written communication skills programs and services. Specific responsibilities include development, implementation, and management of programs and services; assessment and evaluation of programs and services; hiring and supervision of program staff; conducting individual sessions and group workshops for students, staff, and faculty; managing schedules; and serving on committees, as needed. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:


▪ Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university


▪ At least seven years of full-time experience working with students in an advisory or teaching capacity, providing academic learning support.

▪ At least three years of experience with direct support service to students in higher education.

▪ At least three years of experience managing staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

▪ Knowledge of oral and written communications principles and practices.

▪ Knowledge of teaching and learning strategies that support the development of critical thinking skills and problem-solving. ▪

Ability to effectively work with a diverse student population, staff, and faculty members.

▪ Ability to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

▪ Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.


Preferred Education:

▪ Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Education or related field

▪ Master’s Degree

Preferred Experience:

▪ Experience analyzing data and generating reports from a variety of data sets and/or databases.

Additional Information:

▪ This position is located in Rockville, MD.

Physical Demands:

▪ Professional environment. Limited physical activity includes transporting informational materials to and from various outreach events. This position requires working some evenings and weekends as needed

How to Apply:

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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.

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