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Assistant Director - Project Management

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 110273
Title: Assistant Director
Functional Title: Assistant Director - Project Management
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: ARHU-National Foreign Language Center
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 position is collaborative in nature and is responsible for directing the project management office. The position will assist project managers and other Center personnel with planning, estimating, directing, and administering programs and projects across the full lifecycle. Maintains a Center-wide master schedule and resource allocation spreadsheet.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree

5 years of management experience

Experience with MS Project, Workfront, or other portfolio and project management software
Experience working with Excel or other financial management software
Project management experience in all phases of the systems development lifecycle.
Hands-on technical experience a plus (e.g., developer, software tester).


Knowledge of software development methodologies (e.g., agile development, RAD, Waterfall SDLC, etc.)

Advanced knowledge of MS Project.

Knowledge of e-learning materials development.

Proficiency in Sharepoint.

Excellent interpersonal skills, to include written and verbal communication, conflict resolution, negotiation, and mentoring/coaching.

Ability to work with the technical team, understand their needs, and coordinate with technical team leads to deliver the final project solution


Advanced degree
PMP certification
Experience working with experts in multiple domains (i.e. web applications, media production, content development, etc.)
Experience in the world language education sector

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

The NFLC has several large sponsored projects and functions within a matrix management model. Candidates should submit 100-200 word vision statement regarding their management philosophy and how it relates to the NFLC’s mission and related projects. Information about the Center can be found at Please submit the vision statement under ’supplemental document 1."

Posting Date: 08/16/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/01/2017
Physical Demands


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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