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Administrative Coordinator for Rights & Responsibilities and Research & Assessment

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 100750
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Administrative Coordinator for Rights & Responsibilities and Research & Assessment
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPSA-RL-Director Salary/L&A
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 Administrative Coordinator supports and coordinates major programs and functions of the Department of Resident Life Offices of Rights & Responsibilities and Research & Assessment. This role coordinates management of conduct and research data using online databases, and MS Excel, Access, and Word Programs. This entails the entry of data, the manipulation of data, the preparing of reports, and the presentation of reports to various staff groups. The Coordinator also coordinates office operations including budget oversight, student staffing, records management, and purchasing necessary office support materials. The Coordinator responds to inquiries from parents, students, high-level University administrators, attorneys, and others requesting conduct records and/or student information. The Coordinator primarily assists the Assistant Director of Resident Life for Student Conduct and a team of resident life professionals who work collaboratively to manage student behavior, educate students on their roles as responsible ethical citizens, and ensure accountability for those who fail to meet the expectations of a residential academic community of approximately 12,000. The Coordinator also assists the Director of Research and Assessment with project management of research projects, compliance of ethical standards for handling data, creation and coordination of web surveys, basic data analysis, and reporting.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree is required. Two or more years experience required in student affairs or administrative work. Experience in residence life, assessment, and/or experience student conduct processes and student behavior management is preferred. Knowledge of basic data analysis procedures and programs, though not required, would be beneficial. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Position requires solid organizational and project management skills; strong computer skills (especially MS Excel and Access); strong attention to detail; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This position is responsible for managing the daily tasks associated with two functional areas and planning for ongoing projects. Must be able to work both independently (with minimal supervision) and collaboratively on projects.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

The Department of Resident Life serves a highly diverse population of approximately 12,500 undergraduate students living in traditional residence halls, apartments, and suites including some public/private partnership properties. About 46% of all resident students are enrolled in twelve living-learning programs covering a wide array of academic areas. Resident Life employs a diverse workforce of over 95 full-time and graduate staff members and about 600 undergraduate student staff members. The Department actively seeks candidates who can represent and serve the diversity of persons who live and work in the University of Maryland’s residence halls. The University of Maryland campus is located in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area just eight miles from downtown D.C. and 30 miles from Baltimore, MD. Additional information about the Department of Resident Life is available at

Applications must be submitted at Search for position number 100750. Applications must include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. The salary for this position is in the mid-40s.

Posting Date: 03/13/2017
Closing Date: 05/07/2017
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date 04/07/2017
Physical Demands

Evening and weekend work on a variable basis is required. Light lifting and movement around campus required to attend to duties.

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

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