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Assistant to the Senior Vice President

Job Description

Position Number:



Assistant to the Senior Vice President

Functional Title:

Assistant to the Senior Vice President

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



SVPAAP-Sr VP Academic Affairs & Provost

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.

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:

The purpose of the position is to provide executive-level professional assistance to the Senior Vice President and Provost, to the Director of the Office of the Provost, and to select members of the Provost Senior Staff Leadership Team. This role serves as the lead scheduler for the Senior Vice President and Provost. Additionally, this position will provide communications support to the office that includes drafting executive level briefings and editing the Provost Website. The position will also serve as support to various Provost’s Office committees, task forces, projects, and initiatives. Other responsibilities include serving as transportation coordinator, scheduling conference spaces, managing subscriptions, ordering supplies, general office operations and other projects as assigned.

Benefits Summary

Top Benefits and Perks:

Exempt Benefits Summary

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree required.

A minimum of three years of UMD campus or executive-level scheduling experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated aptitude for cultivating good working relationships with people at all levels. 
  • Expert-level understanding of G Suite, especially Google Calendar, is essential. 
  • Attention to detail including proficiency with editing and proofreading is crucial. 
  • This position requires a high level of professionalism and confidentiality at all times.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $67,200 – $84,000

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

Work is performed in a busy office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards. Must have the ability to lift and carry small parcels, packages, and other items. May be required to walk short distances, deliver and pickup materials, and travel to meetings on and off campus.

Posting Date:


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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