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Program Coordinator, Smith Business Leadership Fellows Program

Job Description

Position Number:



Program Coordinator

Functional Title:

Program Coordinator, Smith Business Leadership Fellows Program

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

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University Authorized FTE:




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.

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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.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

SBLF is a two-year learning community designed for like-minded business students of all majors who wish to engage both in and out of the classroom exploring the future of you, business, and leadership. This new program welcomed its first cohort of freshmen in the Fall 2022 semester and is excited to welcome 75 newly admitted students this coming Fall 2023.

The SBLF Program Coordinator will lead retention and engagement efforts for SBLF students, including coordinating daily operations; overseeing program social media efforts; planning extracurricular events, orientations, and student communications; advising students and student organizations; and assisting the program staff and faculty as needed. Some evening and weekend work is required. The Program Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director for Smith Fellows Programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelorís degree required.

A minimum of two years of experience working with students in a role related to student retention, student advising, and/or student programming.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strong organizational, teamwork, customer service, and communication skills with a student-centric mindset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of students, administration, faculty, staff, and other constituents and colleagues.
  • Ability to handle challenging situations; high levels of self-directedness, flexibility, and proactive orientation; willingness to speak up and offer novel ideas for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the SBLF Program.

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

Ability to lift ten lbs.

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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