Assistant to Director

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 104142
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Assistant to Director
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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 Assistant to the Director provides executive level support to the Director of School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC) and the Office of Academic Affairs. This position maintains the Director’s calendar, commitments, and correspondence; manages the SLLC Office of Academic Affairs; coordinates the faculty Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (APT) process; coordinates faculty searches; serves as primary point of contact for the School, communicating on its behalf with internal and external faculty, alumni, staff, students, and collaborators; coordinates the activities of various School committees.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (at least two years) in providing executive level administrative support in higher education or research institution
• Excellent communication skills (oral and written English)
• General knowledge of and skills in the practical application of standard office practices and procedures
• Friendly disposition and willingness to serve clients
• Strong computer skills and established skill set in using Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Professional, and Skype or video-conferencing applications
• Experience with Google calendar, Doodle or other online meeting scheduling sites
• Ability to independently plan, organize, prioritize, and execute multiple and continuing assignments with oral or written instructions
• Ability to interact effectively with internal and external parties in a professional, courteous, and efficient manner
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and exercise discretion as appropriate


• Experience with UMD proprietary systems such as ARES, eTerp, PCard, and TCard strongly preferred.
• Knowledge of UMD personnel policies and procedures for faculty and staff, including APT (Appointment, Promotion, Tenure)
• Knowledge of university business and travel policies and procedures

Additional Certifications:


Additional Information:
Posting Date: 12/12/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 01/13/2018
Physical Demands

Work is performed in a normal office environment, which includes operating standard office equipment (e.g., computer, keyboard, printer, fax machine, telephone, etc.).
Some lifting of supplies and materials.

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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