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Assistant Director of Regional Programming - West Coast

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 120315
Title: Assistant Director
Functional Title: Assistant Director of Regional Programming - West Coast
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
Unit: VPUR-Univ Alumni Association
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:

As a member of the University Relations Department of Alumni Relations, the Assistant Director of Regional Programming is responsible for the planning and implementation of strategies, programs and projects that increase alumni participation and engagement in the Western United States (Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Phoenix, Seattle and growth markets), the greater alumni community and the University of Maryland. The Assistant Director will recruit and support volunteers, identify and engage alumni for future volunteer leadership and philanthropic support, manage and execute events, ensure effective alumni communications and quality alumni data, and effectively coordinate specific alumni relations strategies and programs into the overarching alumni relations and campaign strategies for the University of Maryland. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and is based in California (preferably Los Angeles or San Francisco).

This position requires availability to work evenings and/or weekends are necessary. Some heavy lifting required during events. 50 % travel (plane, train, other) required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s Degree required.

A minimum of 3-5 years professional experience working in alumni relations, marketing, program development, and/or relationship management capacity.
Strong experience with program budgeting, strategic planning and marketing programs to increase participation are essential.
Demonstrated experience managing volunteers, working with committees and boards; and coordinating special events are essential.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrating proficiency at multi-tasking; excellent written and oral communication skills; computer literacy, including Microsoft Office.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must.
Ability to work collaboratively with a group of fund-raising professionals and program staff professionals, faculty and program staff.
Good understanding/appreciation of the values of a public high education institution and ability to articulate it to internal and external constituencies.


Master’s degree preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Availability to work evenings and/or weekends are necessary. Some heavy lifting required during events. 50% travel (plane, train, other) required.

For best consideration, please apply by Thursday, June 15, 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: 06/01/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 06/15/2017
Physical Demands

Availability to work evenings and/or weekends are necessary. Some heavy lifting required during events. 50% travel (plane, train, other) required.

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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