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Associate Program Director

University of Maryland

Job Description

Position Number:



Associate Program Director

Functional Title:

Associate Program Director

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



UGST-Academic Achievement Programs

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.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Associate Program Director of AAP oversees and manages, general program operations and special projects including, but limited to (1)strategic liaison with both internal and external stakeholders and foster effective collaboration with AAP staff, campus and community partners, (2) develop, produce and distribute program marketing materials and publication-including website monitoring/updates, program updates, and annual stakeholders reports and coordinate alumni outreach and communications (3) support program directors with strategic event planning and coordination, (4) and (5) manage special projects, support grant writing data collection and other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Executive Director.

Benefits Summary

Top Benefits and Perks:

Exempt Benefits Summary

Minimum Qualifications:

A master’s degree in one of the following areas: Higher Education Administration, Business Administrative, Communications or other related areas.

  • 4-7 years of experience working in higher education or similar environment.
  • Experience working closely with leadership. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abiliites:
  • Ability to work with multiple deadlines and projects.  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and speaking skills. 
  • Demonstrated diplomacy and ability to work with all levels of staff.


  • Trio Experience
  • Experience working with sponsored projects
  • Community advocacy experience
  • Experience working with diverse populations including low-income and first generation college students or related population.

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

Office work environment. Ability to sit for long periods of time in front a computer. Ability to lift up to 25lbs and travel across campus and local surrounding areas.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled


Best Consideration Date


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.

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