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Program Manager

University of Maryland

Job Description

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.


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


Vaccine Protocol
The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.


Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Program Manager is responsible for the support of all programs, including supporting the Full-Time MBA program at College Park and managing events across MBA programs – FTMBA, Flex and Online MBA programs. The Program Manager will be the main contact and support for the Full-Time MBA students which includes academic advising, course registration, graduation, and other program-related issues.
The position will assist in managing and enhancing the overall MBA student experience through event support to ensure positive student satisfaction. As such, this individual will be responsible for events designed for the MBA programs such as community lunches/dinners, feedback roundtables and focus groups as well as other student community events. The position will also be responsible for major MBA student events, including orientations/opening residencies, commencements, graduation celebrations, capstone courses and other on-campus student learning events.


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors degree required

  • 3-5 years progressive related professional experience.
  • 1+ years experience coordinating events, conferences, or management training programs.
  • Experience working in higher education, ideally with a graduate business school.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Friendly, flexible, service-oriented manner.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Advanced computer skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to integrate ideas and concepts.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, corporate clients, executives and staff.
  • Ability to respond positively under pressure and workload.
  • Ability to work in a highly independent manner at times across functions within the school.
  • Sound judgment

  • This position requires the candidate to possess and maintain a Driver’s License valid in the State of Maryland and be able to travel to College Park, Baltimore, Shady Grove, and Washington, DC campuses.
  • This position requires regular evening hours and occasional weekend hours.


Masters degree preferred


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Additional Information:


Job Risks
Not Applicable to This Position


Physical Demands
Constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Transporting of supplies and materials to and from other campuses.
Travel up to 10%


Posting Date:


Closing 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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