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Development Coordinator

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 108198
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Development Coordinator
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
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:

This position will provide administrative support to the Executive Director for University Development (EDUD) and to the Director of Campaign Planning (DCP) in the Office of University Relations. This position will have a dual report to both the EDUD and DCP.

The incumbent will assist with the preparation and content of presentation material for the campaign, meeting with the board of trustees, meetings with deans or staff, or other meetings as needed. S/he will manage and prepare reports to track capital campaign progress and staff meetings, development officer performance metrics, goals and objectives and other reports as requested by the DCP or EDUD.

S/he will assist in the scheduling and execution of campaign volunteer committee meetings, regional campaign events, the annual Campaign Leadership Council and Campaign Insider events, and professional development seminars and opportunities for University Relations staff.

S/he will handle the EDUD’s and DCP’s calendar, including meetings and travel arrangements as needed. S/he will be involved with (but not limited to) expense tracking and reimbursement procedures; event board and staff meeting planning and execution; preparation of correspondence, communications, minutes, and necessary briefings for university leadership and volunteer campaign committees as appropriate; preparation of internal reports as needed for staff and other meetings; drafting of internal communications to deans, senior development officers on campaign activities and progress, and other information and projects as needed.

This individual coordinates mailings and emails to volunteer leadership and staff with monthly Campaign Insider newsletters and other communications, to deans and staff on other University Relations projects and activities.

The Coordinator is responsible for handling travel and purchasing cards reallocations and reimbursements. The Coordinator is responsible for handling highly sensitive and confidential materials. The Coordinator may be required to assist the academic and non-academic units under the supervision of the EDUD in various initiatives, and the DCP for campaign work that involves the academic and non-academic units. This position requires an articulate, collegial and proactive thinker, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent computational and problem solving skills who can work in a team environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree required. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

At least two years of experience supporting an executive or senior staff member. Experience managing small to large projects independently, including research, budgets, written reports and presentations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Superb attention to detail, follow through and initiative. Excellent verbal and written communication skills including writing, proof reading and speaking. Strong computational and problem solving skills. Manages work assignments with minimal supervision and proactive in finding solutions. Provides outstanding customer service and builds strong internal and external relationships, and works in a strong team environment. Can work independently utilizing good judgment and decision making skills. Able to research, collect, organize and analyze data. Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, etc.) as well as Adobe InDesign. Excellent office and software skills. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact. Maintains confidentiality in all matters both externally and internally. Flexibility to respond effectively to short deadlines, and occasionally work evenings and weekends.


Familiarity with nonprofit institutions/fundraising helpful.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Traditional office environment. Will be required to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

For best consideration, please apply by Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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 Date: 04/20/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 05/04/2017
Physical Demands

Traditional office environment. Will be required to work evenings and weekends as 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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