Coordinator to the Associate Vice President for Innovation & Economic Development

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123438
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Coordinator to the Associate Vice President for Innovation & Economic Development
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: VPR-VP Research
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 Coordinator provides executive level support to the Associate Vice President for Innovation & Economic Development. This position will evaluate and prioritize all activities for the AVP by deciding which issues require the AVP’s involvement and immediate attention, if an issue requires additional information before being presented to the AVP, and what can be delegated to other members of the AVP’s leadership in the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC), the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Maryland International Incubator (MI2), or other project/program leaders.

The Coordinator will assess issues and conflicts arising from competing demands, anticipate potential problems and provide solutions, and/or elevate the issues appropriately. This position researches, harvests, and compiles background information on potential collaborators and stakeholders; coordinates the AVP’s involvement in customer relations and outreach to academic, local, US, and foreign government, and private industry partners and clients; and coordinates and facilitates briefings and other meetings that may include interfacing with high-ranking government, industry, and/or international visitors requiring additional government or diplomatic protocols.

The position will also coordinate and prioritize action items necessary to implement the strategic business and research development initiatives; draft and edit correspondence that includes confidential and sensitive material; and coordinate and control the daily and long-range schedule of the AVP.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

At least five (5) years of administration experience working with high-level university, private industry and/or federal government administrators/researchers including planning and supporting senior-level and executive meetings required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize and demonstrate good judgment in handling faculty and administrative staff; creativity and flexibility in accomplishing demanding work tasks and schedules.
• Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
• Proven ability to analyze situations, develop plans, ensure successful and efficient implementation.
• Ability to work independently on complex and time-sensitive projects and demonstrate diplomacy and a positive attitude.
• Proven ability to adapt to a growing and changing staff and office environment.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and exercise discretion as appropriate.
• Strong computer skills, including advance user of MS Office and ability to conduct comprehensive online searches.
• Ability to work on deadlines with attention to detail.
• Ability to handle the stress of a very active work environment.


• Bachelor’s degree in a Business related area, Computer Science, Engineering or the Physical Sciences.
• Experience preferred in a university/academic setting working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.
• Experience with entrepreneurial activities, such as startup companies or intellectual property patents/copyrights.

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: 12/20/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 01/17/2018
Physical Demands

Sedentary work performed in a normal office environment. Ability to travel locally, in state, and out of state to attend and/or set-up meetings, conferences, and other events. Spending long hours in front of a computer. Regularly required to stand, walk, sit, reach, lift/move (up to 20 pounds), point, talk, and hear. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

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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