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QUEST Honors Program Manager

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 104880
Title: Program Manager
Functional Title: QUEST Honors Program Manager
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: BMGT-Other Programs-IBM/Quest
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.

One of 12 schools and colleges located on the University of Maryland, College Park campus, the Smith School is a recognized leader in management research and education for the global economy. A comprehensive business school, Smith offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, Executive MBA, PhD, and non-degree executive education programs as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school is consistently ranked among the top business schools by leading business publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times, Business Week, and The Wall Street Journal.

For information about the Robert H. Smith School of Business, visit our Web site at

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The QUEST Honors Program is a multidisciplinary, cohort-based honors program consisting of 270 undergraduates from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.

The Program Manager will work closely with the QUEST Executive Director, program staff, faculty, students, alumni, and corporate partners to manage QUEST’s relationships with corporate partners and engage the QUEST alumni community. The position will manage corporate and alumni relations and activities and design and deliver relevant QUEST course curriculum. The position will manage corporate and alumni relations for sponsorship of program activities. QUEST relies on corporate partners and alumni to participate in QUEST courses and relevant events to provide valuable learning opportunities for QUEST students. The position will develop, implement, and assess strategy for engaging QUEST alumni and corporate partners, including individual and corporate giving to the program. Communicate with corporate partners (project sponsors) and alumni who participate in QUEST’s capstone course, QUEST Consulting and Innovation Practicum and manage project pipeline for QUEST’s introductory course and capstone course. Mentor QUEST students in their career and academic development. Manage and execute QUEST’s alumni relations strategy and serve as liaison to the QUEST alumni board.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years professional work experience required.
Experience working with high achieving students is also required.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
-Strong interpersonal, teamwork, customer service, communication and stress tolerance skills
-Ability to build rapport with a variety of individuals at all levels inside and outside of the University (e.g., Faculty, Students, Staff, Top Management, Campus/Corporate Officials, Alumni, Vendors, etc.)
-Ability to handle challenging situations
-A self-starter with a strong learning orientation and flexibility
-Must be ability to work extended hours and weekends as needed
-Ability to focus on tasks in an environment that is surrounded by ongoing activity.


Master’s Degree in Business, Engineering or Science discipline preferred.

Experience with corporate relations

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience. The University also 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.

When applying, please upload a PDF version of your cover letter, resume and list of references.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No H1-B Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

For more information about the University of Maryland, please visit

Posting Date: 06/23/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 07/07/2017
Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push,
pull or otherwise move objects.
Repetitive motion.
Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer
terminal; extensive reading.

Light lifting in conjunction with event set-up

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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