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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123611
Title: Faculty Assistant
Functional Title: Program Manager
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: ARCH-Environmental Finance Center
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 Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation is one of ten University-based centers across the country providing communities with the tools and information necessary to manage change for a healthy environment and an enhanced quality of life.

It will be the primary responsibility of this position to provide program development, program management, and outreach leadership that supports and expands the EFC’s programs and communications efforts. In keeping with the EFC’s mission of strengthening the capacity of local decision-makers to analyze environmental problems, develop innovative and effective methods of financing environmental efforts, and educating communities about the role of finance and economic development in the protection of the environment, this position will focus on the following tasks and responsibilities:

Program Administration and Management

• Develop work plans, reports, and supporting documents per project administration.
• Execute data management and performance tracking.
• Produce original quantitative and qualitative analysis on a variety of issues including water quality, resilience, finance, and community sustainability.
• Work with EFC’s Director to ensure proper processing of all grants and contracts.
• Monitor and manage all aspects of assigned project and program activities to ensure successful program outcome, including tracking and maintaining all documentation related to project budgets and reporting requirements.
• Follow and adhere to current guidelines issued by the University and agreements with funders and sponsors.
• Research topics relevant to select projects and programs and brief EFC staff and sponsors on findings.
• Manage multiple projects at once and quickly transition between tasks.

Program Development

• Research and pursue state, federal, and private funding opportunities related to a variety of environmental issues including water quality, resilience, finance, and community sustainability.
• Manage all aspects of grant applications per funder and University guidelines.
• Build partnerships and develop relationships that will enhance the technical resources and knowledge available to EFC.
• Assist EFC Director in the development of general EFC grants if needed.

Outreach and Technical Assistance

• Develop a broad range of technical understanding on current regulatory and policy issues related to water quality, sustainability, climate mitigation, and resiliency in the Mid-Atlantic.
• Represent EFC at various events and functions.
• Provide content for EFC marketing materials such as website development, fact sheets, and press releases, annual reports, etc.
• Promote collaboration and cooperation with other organizations including local, state, and federal agencies, non-profits, private businesses, and others.
• Improve awareness and understanding of the mission of the EFC through community outreach projects, events, and activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in environmental science, public policy, finance, economics, or similar with a minimum of five years work experience in a related field. Bachelor’s degree with ten or more years of work experience in a related field may also be considered.

Prior experience with project coordination/management is required.

Demonstrated ability to identify, pursue and secure grant funding.


Demonstrated understanding of, and experience with, water resource, climate, sustainability and resilience issues, particularly at the community level. Understanding of methods used to finance community-based environmental efforts also preferred. Project coordination/management experience, including demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and work with shifting priorities. Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and complete projects with minimal supervision. Strong interpersonal skills, including experience with community-based outreach, working with diverse groups, and relationship building. Proficient in the use of computer software and Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

The starting salary range for this position is $75,000 to $85,000.

This is a full-time, grant-funded position with full University benefits.

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; and Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription coverage.

This is not a teaching or research position.

Occasional travel throughout the Mid-Atlantic region is required.

Posting Date: 01/11/2018
Closing Date: 02/08/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 01/31/2018
Physical Demands

Traditional office environment. Must have visual acuity and be able to read computer monitors; able to hear and talk to communicate; able to sit at a desk for extended periods; able to operate manual and automated office equipment; able to lift up to 10 pounds occasionally. Ability to travel around and off campus – occasionally out of state within the Mid-Atlantic region – for meetings or other duties.

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. Writing Sample 1
  4. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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