[COMM-ORG] job: higher education, Maryland

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 From: "James V. Riker" <jriker at umd.edu>

Announcement of Position Vacancy

Assistant Director, Beyond the Classroom Living and Learning Program

Office of Undergraduate Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

Position Number: 111940 (Exempt Staff position)

The University of Maryland, College Park is seeking an Assistant
Director for the Beyond the Classroom (BTC), a selective,
interdisciplinary living and learning program dedicated to equipping
upper-level undergraduate students with the educational and professional
leadership skills that support understanding and constructive
contribution to civic engagement and social change in a global context.
We are seeking an Assistant Director who will engage actively with and
contribute to the program’s intellectual agenda to prepare students for
civic leadership on vital public issues through exciting internship
experiences and academic opportunities. The Assistant Director will play
a key role in the program’s ongoing teaching responsibilities as well as
in managing and contributing to the program’s administrative,
curricular, communications and outreach capacities. The Assistant
Director will work with the Program’s Director in implementing
meaningful internship placements for students; teaching one 3-credit
course on civic issues each year and at least one section of UNIV 326
each fall, spring and summer; coordinating programs; and managing
outreach and communications with key campus and off-campus
constituencies. For Program details, see our web site at:

Core Responsibilities:

· Teaching a new seminar on social media for social change and sections
of BTC internship and experiential learning courses for fall, spring and

· Overseeing student progress each semester by administering the
program’s database, developing effective communications, and providing
outreach to key constituencies through the program’s main media (i.e.,
newsletter, web site and calendar);

· Working with the director to develop an active community for students
by providing appropriate programming for all students and overseeing the
program’s recruitment and admissions procedures;

· Working with the director in the development and advising of
internship placements for students;

· Coordinating and facilitating BTC housing assignments with our campus
partner organizations.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in the social sciences or public
policy and at least two years full time experience working on civic and
social change issues is required. Relevant experience includes previous
work in program administration, planning, management, and communications
and outreach. Computer skills should include knowledge of Microsoft
Office and familiarity with web-based and other social media
applications. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated
commitment to social change and previous community service and/or
leadership experience in the nonprofit sector. Previous teaching,
communications and social media, and advising experience is preferred.

Salary and Benefits Information: This position is a 12-month, full-time
exempt staff status. The salary will be commensurate with the
candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Application Process: Submit applications electronically at:
https://jobs.umd.edu. Search for Position Number 111940. For best
consideration, applications should include: (1) an updated resume; (2) a
cover letter; (3) the names of three professional references; and (4) a
5-page writing sample on a vital civic issue. For information, see:

The University of Maryland, College Park actively subscribes to a policy
of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any
employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual
orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin,
or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


James V. Riker, Ph.D.

Director, Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program

University of Maryland

(mail) 0200 Calvert Hall

(office) 1104 South Campus Commons, Building 1

College Park, MD 20742-5251 USA

Phone: 301-314-6622; Fax: 301-314-6623

E-mail: jriker at umd.edu

Web: www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu

"Civic Engagement and Social Change in a Global Context"


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