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Development Coordinator for the School of Public Policy

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 119858
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Development Coordinator for the School of Public Policy
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1
Unit: VPUR-Development
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 Division of University Relations is hiring a Development Coordinator for the School of Public Policy.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for the programmatic coordination of fundraising activities such as stewardship and alumni relations events and for directing the administrative support functions for the Assistant Dean of Development and, at times, the Dean when involved in fundraising activities. This individual oversees the daily development activity of the Assistant Dean, including managing the stewardship activities for the unit and securing and scheduling internal and external appointments with donors/prospects. Prepares briefings for the Assistant Dean and Dean and finalizes itineraries for their travel, as necessary. Is also responsible for maintaining a special events calendar for the office and coordinating the involvement of the School’s faculty and staff.

The coordinator oversees the unit’s budget for events and other activities and tracks and manages the expenses and payments to internal and external contacts with the Assistant Dean. This individual also works directly with vendors, campus contacts, divisional colleagues, and other university administrators for the School’s alumni/donor events and activities. Attendance at events during and after regular office hours and weekends may be necessary. Limited travel, primarily in the College Park area, is necessary.

The coordinator works with Business Systems Resources Advancement Services database system and other university databases, prepares Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs), Letter of Agreement (LOAs), and acknowledgement letters. Also works with Foundation Management to compile data and produce reports to monitor budgets and donations, to assist the Assistant Dean in tracking performance metrics and to detail the progress/impact of programs and initiatives. The coordinator understands and successfully follows all university policies.

The Development Coordinator may assist in identifying and recruiting efforts to increase relationships and participation of volunteers in the school’s Alumni Chapter and/or the Board of Visitors for the school. Through personal outreach, organizes events and appropriate fundraising activities to engage and support volunteers. The Development coordinator, working with the Assistant Dean will help to implement and coordinate activities designed to increase membership in the alumni chapter/board of visitors, and involve individuals in networking/friend building activities that increase involvement with the School and help to provide support for the Alumni Chapter/Alumni Chapter Board and/or Board of Visitors.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from a accredited college or university and at least three years of administrative experience.

Additional related work experience, education and/or certifications may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•High degree of attention to detail.
•Able to work with figures and manage budgets.
•Collaborative and able to interact effectively with both external and internal audiences and capable of building strong work relationships in a complex environment.
•Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment, prioritize tasks, think proactively, and work independently, using good judgment and experience to make decisions.
•Able to utilize software to create and present documents, charts, graphs and spreadsheets.
•Ability to think independently, contribute as a problem solver, handle complex tasks while maintaining deadlines, be well organized and multitask, communicate clearly, have proficiency with various software packages (Microsoft Office).


Prior experience in fundraising/development environment is preferred.

Understanding of public policy is helpful.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Traditional office environment. Available to work evenings and weekends as necessary. Some travel, usually in immediate College Park area, may be necessary.

For best consideration, please apply by Monday, February 13, 2017.

The salary range for this position is $53,000s to $ 66,300s.

Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Number: E0006093
Posting Date: 01/31/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/13/2017
Physical Demands

Traditional office environment. Available to work evenings and weekends as necessary. Some travel, usually in immediate College Park area, may be necessary.

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.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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