Position Number: 125892
Title: Program Coordinator
Functional Title: Program Coordinator
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. 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 Program Coordinator supports the activities of the new BS Embedded Systems and the Internet of Things offered at the Universities at Shady Grove. Regular duties of the position include recruitment and outreach to prospective students, counseling current students on various issues related to academic and student services, and managing multiple special events throughout the year such as open houses, orientation, and professional development workshops. The Program Coordinator works closely with multiple university constituents including students, faculty, and staff.

  • Note: this position will be primarily located at the Universities at Shady Grove campus; there may be some occasional travel required to the College Park campus.
Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree is required with a minimum of two years of full-time related higher education experience. A Master’s degree in Higher Education or Student Affairs may substitute for experience.

The position involves a great deal of student contact and requires excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail. Successful candidates will possess enthusiasm and a positive approach to work, excellent rapport with diverse groups of people, and a commitment to the educational development of undergraduate students.


A Master’s degree in Higher Education or Student Affairs. Experience in undergraduate academic advising, higher education student personnel administration, and/or counseling in a higher education setting is highly desirable. Prior experience with peer mentoring programs and advising STEM college students preferred.

Additional Certifications:  
Additional Information:  
Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position
Physical Demands

• Normal office environment— sedentary work
• Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
• The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, extensive reading
• Ability to travel around campus and between the Shady Grove and College Park campuses for meetings and to attend to duties
• Occasional night and weekend work

Posting Date: 09/25/2020
Closing Date:  
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 10/09/2020. Apply by visiting: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/79548
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.

The Engineering Career Services Office helps students find co-op, internship, and summer engineering positions. Students participating in these programs gain professional work experience, earn a competitive salary, make invaluable networking contacts, integrate classroom theory into practice, and confirm their career choices. In conjunction with the campus Career Center, we also assist students in finding post-graduate positions. 

Engineering Career Services 
1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Hours:  8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday