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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123200
Title: Faculty Specialist
Functional Title: Program Director
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: BSOS-African American Studies
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 Program Director will work within the Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center for Education, Justice and Ethics. This center is part of the African American Studies Department within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. This individual will develop and implement programs consistent with the mission and objectives of the Judge AW Center. The incumbent reports directly to the Executive Director.

This position is necessary in order to take the Center to the next stage of growth. An individual is needed to create and manage Center programs in order to fulfill our outreach goals, as well as identify funding opportunities, manage the resulting contract work and oversee office staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A Bachelor’s Degree is required as a minimum, but Master’s degree highly preferred.
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Five or more years of experience in a non-profit organization or institution of higher education, preferably with management responsibilities
• Ability to develop and manage effective center-sponsored programs related to education, justice and ethics.
• Experience with grant proposal writing
• Supervisory experience
• Budget development and management experience


• Master’s Degree or equivalent
• Education and/or background in either public policy, criminology, criminal justice, education or social reform
• Familiarity with local and state political structures and political sensitivities
• Knowledge of UMD structures, assets, policies and procedures
• Track record of developed and operationalized strategies that have taken a non-profit organization to the next stage of growth
• Experience within a higher education, soft funded center
• Organized and attentive to detail
• Possesses the ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 08/17/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/15/2017
Physical Demands

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 travel within campus and around the Metropolitan D.C/Baltimore area.

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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