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Job Description

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Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

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AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the stateís flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nationís 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 nationís 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:

To provide administrative support to the multi-level administrator: Dean, AGNR; Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES); and Director of University of Maryland Extension (UME), as well as to the Assistant to the Dean. The Dean/Director oversees a budget of $54.1M (state and federal funds) and approximately 742 FTEs. The position requires extensive skills and knowledge for working with the three diverse components of the college: Instruction, Research and Extension and the many internal and external constituents by serving as one of the resource persons for the unit, representatives of the Dean/Director, and as a liaison between the Dean/Director and his senior and junior staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelorís Degree in Administration, Management, or other related field.

Five (5) years of administrative experience demonstrating broad and diverse organizational and administrative assignments.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to independently organize, prioritize, delegate, and handle complex administrative and clerical duties.†
  • Broad administrative skills, strong communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic research methodology.†
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Gmail Suite.
  • Application of principles of office management.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as writing skills for composing and editing routine and complex correspondence/reports.†
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate sensitive issues with discretion and professionalism; work with a diverse audience, ability to prioritize many and constantly changing assignments, and organize time and work for optimum efficiency.


  • Experience in a higher education setting.
  • Strong writing abilities.

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

Position involves good deal of sitting at a computer for extended periods of time throughout the day. May require the lifting of boxes, moving of items for events not exceeding 20 pounds.

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Closing Date:


Open Until Filled


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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