University of Maryland, College Park Program Manager in College Park, Maryland

Posting Details

Campus/College Information

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park 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.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position

The Program Manager will serve as the primary administrator, resource and liaison for a large graduate program. Will liaison between administrative and academic sides of an umbrella graduate program with four distinct concentration areas and over 300 students and faculty. Duties include program administration, providing supplementary mentoring to students, participation in strategic planning for the program, design and operation of a student data management system, support of and participation in graduate-education related research proposals, supervision of the admissions process, organizing a professional development program, including teaching a related first-year graduate student class, and coordinating teaching assistantship assignments and other forms of student support.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s in Biological Sciences or related discipline and 3 years of administrative experience managing a large graduate program or related experience. OR PhD in Biological Sciences or related discipline and 1 year of administrative experience managing a large graduate program or related experience.

The successful candidate must be a strong team player, able to develop and maintain constructive and collaborative working relationships with faculty, staff, and graduate students. Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Also important are excellent time management skills, and a high level of initiative.

The position requires a highly motivated self-­starter who takes direction well but can also work independently. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong organizational skills, good attention to detail, and excellent ability to handle multiple independent tasks (“multi-tasking”) and ability to manage a high volume of work.

Key attributes are the ability to solve problems, to handle sensitive materials and maintain confidentiality. Essential skills include knowledge and use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and other standard software to create complex documents and materials requiring the interpretation and manipulation of data. These include, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.



Experience using FileMaker Pro and with website development and educational information technology is helpful.

Additional Information

For full consideration, candidates must submit a cover letter, CV or resume (uploaded as the required resume document), and the names of three references with contact information.

Physical Demands

Sedentary 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. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

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.

Position Number: 114918

Title: Program Manager

Functional Title: Program Manager, BISI Programs

Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category: Staff

University Authorized FTE: 1.000

Unit: CMNS-College of Computer, Math & Natural Sciences

Posting Date: 12/15/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Best Consideration Date: 01/08/2018