Coordinator for Student Engagement
Position Number: 109031 Title: Coordinator Functional Title: Coordinator for Student Engagement Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular Applicant Search Category: Staff University Authorized FTE: 1.000 Unit: UGST-HCOL-Gemstone Program Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, DC, 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. Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The Coordinator for Student Engagement aids and supports the Gemstone Program. Primary responsibilities include academic coordination, general student leader advising, marketing and communication efforts, and assistance with hallmark Gemstone programs. Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree is required. A combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the degree. Must be able to demonstrate success in advising students. Must be able to multitask, plan well, be attentive to detail, and organize a number of different events and activities. As this position involves a large amount of student contact, one must feel comfortable and enjoy working with students and possess a general knowledge of how students develop. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational, administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills, be able to learn quickly, work independently and cooperatively, enjoy creative projects, and be accurate and flexible. Preferences: A master's degree is preferred and/or 2 years of experience working in a college or university setting with living-learning communities is highly preferred. Additional Certifications: As this position involves a large amount of student contact, one must feel comfortable and enjoy working with students and possess a general knowledge of how students develop. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational, administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills, be able to learn quickly, work independently and cooperatively, enjoy creative projects, and be accurate and flexible. Additional Information: The Gemstone Program at the University of Maryland is a unique interdisciplinary four-year research program for top undergraduate honors students of all majors. Under the guidance of faculty mentors and Gemstone staff, students design, direct and conduct significant research exploring the interdependence of science and technology with society. Gemstone students are members of a living-learning community. Students work cooperatively in diverse environments in which they are challenged and supported in the development of their research, teamwork, communication, and leadership skills. Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position Physical Demands Able to arrange tables and chairs for a meeting, carry boxes of printed materials, physically participate in community outreach and social events. Posting Date: 03/23/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 04/13/2021 Diversity Statement: 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.