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Assistant Director

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 112563
Title: Assistant Director
Functional Title: Assistant Director
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: UGST-Office of Letters & Sciences
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 Director reports to the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director for Letters and Sciences (LTSC). This position serves as a member of the administrative leadership team and provides analysis of policies, procedures, and structures to support the goals of LTSC.

This position oversees transfer and international student initiatives, and provides leadership to the Transfer Coordinator, TAP Coordinator and, IAP Advisor. Also assists with the coordination of the student-athlete advising initiative and serves as the liaison/point-of-contact to the Student Success Office.

The Assistant Director advises a caseload of up to 200 students, including; high credit transfers, student-athletes and the Freshmen Abroad program. Performs the function of advisor-on-duty, co-leads Change of Major Workshops and teaches a UNIV course each semester. Participates in all orientation programs conducted in summer (June/July/August) and winter (December/January) and all recruitment programs held in the fall and spring.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Education or related field. Minimum of four years experience in academic administration, working with undergraduate students in the collegiate setting, and with progressively increased responsibility. Experience with academic advising, program planning and teaching. Demonstrated knowledge of student and staff development program planning.

Possess strong written, verbal, interpersonal and analytical skills. Well-organized, extremely motivated, has the ability to keep multiple projects and responsibilities current, and demonstrates excellent judgement.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a large diverse staff and with representatives from across campus. Ability to quickly learn campus electronic advising tools and proficiency with MS Office Suite.


Knowledge of University of Maryland academic policies, procedures, resources, systems and major requirements. Proficiency using campus UMD advising technology (e.g. Testudo, SIS, u.Achieve and Advise on the Web).

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 02/28/2018
Closing Date: 03/23/2018
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date
Physical Demands


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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