Graduate Program Coordinator | Bethesda Magazine

Graduate Program Coordinator

University of Maryland

College Park | Other | Entry-level | Full-time
Date posted: 12-30-19

Position Summary/Purpose Of Position

The purpose of this position is to support the administration of the Ph.D. and M.S. academic programs and student services in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering. Responsibilities of this position include providing administrative support to the graduate program activities, counseling current graduate students and, during peak advising times, undergraduate students on various issues related to academic and student services, supporting the department's graduate admission and recruitment efforts, and managing multiple special events throughout the year such as graduate student orientation, open houses, and professional development workshops.

The department serves approximately 500 undergraduate students and 85 graduate students. The coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Academic and Student Affairs.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of work experience in administration and customer service or master's degree and 0-2 years of work experience in higher education administration.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to use technology efficiently.
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and time management skills.

Preferences
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in an academic setting, particularly with graduate programs.

Commitment to higher education administration and experience working with diverse groups of students.
Physical Demands
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 for meetings and to attend to duties. Occasional night and weekend work.
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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