Coordinator (Academic Programs)
The Department of Animal And Avian Sciences, in the College of Agriculture And Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, College Park seeks to hire a Coordinator (Academic Programs). The position (#103153) is 12-month full-time position that will be responsible for providing administrative support to the academic programs unit. Graduate Program support will involve communicating with graduate constituents both internal and external; advising graduate students and administrating the graduate program including admissions, communicating with students, administrating graduate admissions, and maintaining records; keeping up-to-date on changes that impact both programs; assisting with recruitment by coordinating advertising and meeting with prospective undergraduate and graduate students and giving tours; planning, executing and running departmental and recruiting events such as the Graduate Student Review Day and the Annual Symposium; maintaining graduate program website. Undergraduate Program Support will involve serving as the scheduling officer for the department for classrooms, undergraduate and graduate courses; ordering textbooks, and coordinating online course evaluations; assisting with new student orientations; preparing administrative paperwork for both programs. As well as other department and College related projects and duties (including committee service) as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a field related to Agriculture required. At least three years of experience providing administrative support, and at least one year of experience in a higher education setting required. Animal Sciences background strongly preferred. Must have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including proofreading and editing documents; the ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders in a courteous and efficient manner; the ability to handle unique needs with respect to students’ concerns both diplomatically and professionally. Must have a general knowledge of and skill in the practical application of generally accepted office practices and procedures; skill in computer software, such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation programs, and email. Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute multiple and continuing assignments. Some experience with public speaking and presenting in front of large groups preferred.
COMPENSATION: Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Fringe benefits are offered.
APPLICATION: Applicants must apply through eTerp at: www.ejobs.umd.edu. Candidates should upload a resume, a cover letter with a brief description of previous experience, unofficial transcript, and contact information for three professional references. The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.