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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123418
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Coordinator
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: VPR-Office of Technology Commercialization
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:

Since the Office of Technology Commercialization’s (OTC) inception in 1986, its mission includes the management of a portfolio of diverse technologies, ensures intellectual property rights through patents or copyrights, negotiates and executes licensing agreements and, when feasible, assists in the formation of start-up businesses that utilize university technology to benefit the state and local economy.

The Coordinator assumes a high level of responsibility related to the invention disclosures of campus researchers including: managing the disclosures submission process, providing guidance to inventors on the process, and compliance reporting. This position will coordinate actions related to inventions such as intellectual property protection, marketing, licensing, and finance. Under the supervision of the Manager, the Coordinator will also provide support of the daily business operations of OTC.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.

Three (3) years of experience providing administrative support to a program or office; seven (7) years without a degree.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of research commercialization, intellectual property protection procedures, or invention disclosure process.
• Knowledge of docketing procedures.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
• Strong organizational and analytical skills.
• Computer literacy and advance user of standard word processing, MS Office Suite (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint), email, Internet applications.
• Ability to work independently and in teams.
• Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion, tact, and confidentiality.
• Ability to use and navigate through various databases.
• Ability to interpret data to create reports.


• Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• University experience preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

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

Posting Date: 09/29/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 10/13/2017
Physical Demands

Sedentary work performed in a normal office environment. The position does occasionally require walking some distance to attend and set-up events/meetings, or delivery documents. Ability to lift boxes, meeting/conference materials. Ability to rearrange furniture for events and meetings. Spending long hours in front of a computer screen.

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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