Associate Director

DATE POSTED:2013-08-30
POSITION TITLE:Associate Director
PERSONNEL STATUS:Exempt, Full-time, Regular
DEPARTMENT:Walter Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program
CLOSING DATE:2013-09-13
RESPONSIBILITIES:: The Associate Director will work collaboratively with the Director of the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program and UMBC faculty and staff in developing the program and supporting its students. The mission of the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars program is to recruit, educate and graduate elite undergraduates who have a career interest in public affairs/public service and to help them secure appropriate post-graduate academic or work opportunities. The position advises, supports, and works under the direction of the program director. Responsibilities include: advising, communicating with, and otherwise managing 60+ students; maintaining communications with more than 100 alumni; interacting with more than a dozen high schools for recruitment purposes; establishing and maintaining relationships with numerous government and non-profit organizations for developing, maintaining and supervising freshman-year service and junior-year internship placements, both of which are program requirements; supporting and handling all logistical operations for the Social Science Forum programs; and performing other duties as assigned. The incumbent also may participate in the classroom experience of the freshman cohort in the fall and spring semesters. In addition, the position is responsible for carrying out other activities as determined by the Director, such as required student activities and recruitment efforts with UMBC faculty which are important to the success of the program. For information on the Sondheim Program please visit: http://www.umbc.edu/sondheim/
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education/Experience: Requires a Masterís degree and five (5) years of related experience, preferably in a higher education or equivalent setting. Candidates with a Bachelorís degree and five years of related experience including two years of experience directing an undergraduate program or other comparable learning activities will also be considered. Familiarity and comfort with technology and UMBC administrative processes are desirable. Must have excellent organizational and communications skills, ability to work with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and community organizations, an understanding of civic engagement and service learning concepts, and experience with advising and/or directly interacting with undergraduates. Position requires limited travel off-campus to high schools for recruitment purposes and to service/internship placement sites. Note: Position will require a background check.
SALARY:Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION:For best consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references by September 13, 2013 (resumes will be accepted until the position is filled) to: Professor Arthur Johnson, Political Science Department, PUP 313, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, Email: ajohnson@umbc.edu, Subject Line: Associate Director Search

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