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Faculty Director, Nonprofit Executive Education and Training

Job Description

Position Number:



Clinical Professor

Functional Title:

Faculty Director, Nonprofit Executive Education and Training

Category Status:

15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



PLCY-Do Good Institute

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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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of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.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 final title of Associate Clinical Professor or Clinical Professor will be determined by the applicant’s education and experience.

The faculty member and Director should be an impressive educator, entrepreneurial in their work, and a talented leader with a passion for nonprofit leadership and social innovation.

The position is a collaboration between the Do Good Institute and the School of Public Policy. The position’s main roles include:
  • A faculty appointment in the School of Public Policy with teaching responsibilities,
  • Leading the development and expansion of Nonprofit Executive Education and Training, and
  • Fundraising, revenue generation, and partnership development.

This position teaches and leads the creation, development, and success of revenue-generating nonprofit executive education and training (credit and non-credit) to enhance the ability of nonprofit leaders and social innovators to be successful and amplify their impact on the world.

This position will manage partnerships, raises funding for fellowships and other program funding, and oversee fellowship awards for aspiring and current nonprofit professionals to access education and training programs through the Do Good Institute and the School of Public Policy. The Director’s fundraising and revenue generation efforts will be supported by DGI, SPP, and university development professionals.

The position will serve as the Academic Director of the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program, which is an executive education partnership between the Institute and the School. The Academic Director will provide continuous evaluation and improvement to ensure a high-quality and relevant program, assistance with identifying program instructors, and faculty support.

The position will directly supervise one or more individuals and manage budgets with the support of DGI’s Assistant Director for Operations and their Operations team.

The position is expected to be a 12 month appointment.

Teach three courses every 12 months that advance credit-based Nonprofit Management and Leadership education. The courses will have a focus on experiential social impact. The courses could also include a focus on social innovation, nonprofit leadership, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, or related areas. 
Nonprofit Management & Leadership Graduate Certificate, revenue generation efforts, fundraising, and partnerships 
The position provides leadership for the growth of the Graduate Certificate, which is an executive education partnership between the Institute and the School.    
Training Programs, revenue generation, fundraising and partnerships
The position provides leadership for the development, evaluation, and/or advancement of training programs through the Institute and for nonprofit leaders and social innovators.  
Service and Leadership to SPP 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in higher education, business, nonprofit, public, or social sector(s) or other fields relevant to the position.

  • 10+ years of relevant professional work experience in higher education, nonprofit, public, or social sector(s)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and grow programs as well as generate revenue and/or fundraise.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated excellence as an educator, including overwhelmingly positive feedback from students and peers
  • Instructional expertise and experience in experiential learning educational programs
  • Ability to manage, mentor and support the development of multiple team members and faculty
  • Experience developing and implementing revenue generation and fundraising strategies
  • Ability to cultivate and steward important partnership relationships
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills to manage multiple deadlines, projects, contacts, and details
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a team environment
  • Ability to think strategically and turn ideas into action
  • Must possess sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in working with a variety of personalities and constituencies internally, across UMD, and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging.
  • Demonstrated commitment to expanding multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced by demonstrating self-awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion.
  • Established knowledge and interest in theories and best practices related to philanthropy, nonprofit leadership, student leadership, service-learning, civic engagement, social impact, or social innovation.


  • Experience leading a nonprofit organization
  • PhD given the position will teach graduate courses
  • Familiarity with the systems and processes of the University of Maryland or a similarly large and complex university or similar educational organization.
  • Experience and knowledge of how to effectively deliver education in virtual, in-person, hybrid, and other educational mediums.
  • Emerging or established knowledge and interest in theories and best practices related to philanthropy, nonprofit leadership, student leadership, service-learning, civic engagement, social impact, or social innovation.

Additional Information:

Office/Department Information:
The Do Good Institute (DGI), housed in the School of Public Policy (SPP) at the University of Maryland, operates across the entire campus and provides education, opportunities, and resources to develop the next generation of nonprofit leaders, social innovators, and civic-minded students. The Do Good Institute serves as a catalyst for the University of Maryland’s Do Good Campus, which advances the University of Maryland’s Fearlessly Forward strategic plan by supporting the growth of experiential, campus-wide learning experiences (reimagining learning inside and outside the classroom) and students who are inspired to tackle today’s grand challenges. Ultimately, the Do Good Institute exists to ensure Terps will be known for being effective leaders, impactful individuals, and pioneering social innovators who fearlessly change the world.

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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