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Associate Director
University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
Date Posted 06/24/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type Exempt Regular
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Number:



Associate Director

Functional Title:

Associate Director

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business

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.

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 System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. 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 Associate Director (Chief of Staff) has a large scale of duties that consist of supporting the Dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business on matters of importance and plays a high-profile role across the School. The Chief of Staff serves as the day-to-day operational leader in the Dean’s Office and works collaboratively with the Senior Associate Dean, Associate Dean, Department Chairs, and other leadership team members to ensure advancement of the School’s mission and initiatives. This positions incudes program and project management, direct contact with high level donors, alumni and constituents; and entails a high level of responsibility and a more detailed level of authority and visibility.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required with 5 to 10 years of administrative experience in higher education
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • The ability to problem-solve, collaborate, and work independently
  • The ability to initiate needed changes in work processes
  • 3-4 years’ experience managing a team.


  • Experience in higher education
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to collaborate
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to initiate needed changes in work processes
  • Team player
  • Ability to act as the reflection of the Dean’s intentions on occasion
  • Ability to serve as the Dean’s main conduit to manage Smith School relationships with selective high level development prospects
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion in sensitive communications
  • High degree of diplomacy, office management skills, initiative and self-motivation is required
  • Must demonstrate capacity to manage high volume of work and perform tasks from brief instructions
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours when needed
  • Advanced knowledge and use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and other standard software to create complex documents and materials requiring
  • the interpretation and manipulation of data to include MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google calendar.

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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