Associate Director for Programs

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 100507
Title: Associate Director
Functional Title: Associate Director for Programs
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPSA-University Recreation & Wellness
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:

Provide leadership and support for University Recreation & Wellness programs, specifically Fitness & Wellness, Intramural Sports, and Club Sports and the Communications & Marketing function. Serve on the department leadership team and provide direct oversight of assigned initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Recreation, Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related field.
Eight (8) years of progressive full-time professional experience developing and administering collegiate or community recreation programs.
Knowledge of recreation program/event management, student development, risk management, and program assessment.
Demonstrated supervisory experience.
Demonstrated leadership and budgeting skills.
Excellent writing skills.
Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.


Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and web-based applications.
Some knowledge or experience with communications and marketing.
Member of the Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals (RCRSP).

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

For best consideration, apply by January 12, 2018.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience; the range is $100,000-$112,500.
Benefits: 22 days annual leave, 12 paid holidays, 3 days personal leave, 15 days sick leave, university contributions to health insurance and retirement plans, tuition remission.

Posting Date: 12/18/2017
Closing Date: 01/30/2018
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date 01/12/2018
Physical Demands

Typical office work environment

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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