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Volunteer and Marketing Coordinator

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123568
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Volunteer and Marketing Coordinator
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
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:

The Alumni Association connects, cultivates, and channels the power of Terps to enrich themselves and advance the University. The Volunteer and Marketing Coordinator will play an integral role in fulfilling this mission by identifying and connecting alumni with meaningful volunteer opportunities that provide value to the University community. Additionally, the Coordinator will create original content for the Alumni Association marketing channels that highlights alumni accomplishments and promotes the University brand.

The Coordinator will be responsible for creating a robust database of volunteer opportunities from across divisions at the University. S/He will match alumni with roles that suit their interests and skills, and ensure all volunteer activity is tracked in the University database. The Coordinator will analyze data and prepare reports to demonstrate volunteer impact. Additionally, s/he will create follow-up plans with the goal of driving future volunteerism, membership, and philanthropy.

The Coordinator will collaborate with the teams in the Engagement and Outreach, Membership, University Marketing and Communications, and other campus partners to develop original content to use on Alumni Association digital channels, including a podcast and video series. S/He will also create written content for use on the website, alumni magazine, and alumni newsletters. The Coordinator will also be responsible for updating all Network webpages with current and relevant information.

The Coordinator will assist in developing a segmented marketing strategy to communicate with alumni based on age, industry, interest area, and other affinities.

This position will be required to work occasional evening and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

A minimum of two years of experience in marketing, alumni relations, communications, or related field.
Experience working with volunteers.
Experience with Advance or similar databases.
Data analysis and reporting.
Experience managing websites and social media.
Experience writing profiles, features, or spotlights.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
Creative thinker and problem solver.
High degree of attention to detail.
Collaborative and able to interact effectively with both external and internal audiences and capable of building strong working relationships in a complex environment.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment, prioritize tasks, think proactively, and work independently, using good judgement and expertise to make decisions.
Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive.
Ability to work occasional evening and weekends.


An understanding and appreciation of the values of a public higher education institution and ability to articulate it to internal and external constituencies.
Prior experience with an institution of higher education.
Experience with Drupal, InDesign, and other similar software.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Traditional office environment. Will be required to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

For best consideration, please apply by Wednesday, December 13, 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: 11/28/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/13/2017
Physical Demands

Traditional office environment. Will be required to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

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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