Manager of Administrative Services

Updated: 25 days ago
Location: College Park, MARYLAND
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Posting Details


Position Number: 106036
Title: Manager
Functional Title: Manager of Administrative Services
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: SPHL-Family Science
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.
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.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Department of Family Science holds diversity, equity, and inclusion at its core. The Department Manager will be part of a diverse, collaborative and supportive team providing resources and support to approximately 250 undergraduates, 50 graduate students, 20 faculty members and countless external guests and visitors. The Department Manager is the senior administrator for the Department of Family Science.  Reporting directly to the Chair of the Department, the Department Manager is responsible for the oversight of day to ­day operations of the department and will collaborate with the FMSC administrative team to ensure successful execution of all administrative aspects of the business office, undergraduate and graduate programming, staffing and faculty affairs. This position is responsible for the management, supervision and training of the Program Administrative Specialist, (1) graduate assistant and (1) hourly student worker to support administrative operations, the maintenance of the physical plant, oversight of IT related services and facility needs. 
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree plus 3 or more years of progressive responsibility and supervisory experience in human resources, personnel and/or office management is required. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to work independently on assignments. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact. Ability to perform in a high pressure, fast paced working environment. Ability to initiate a proactive approach to problem-solving and organization. Ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty and staff.  Proven proficiency with standard office, business software applications including Microsoft Office Suites, Google Forms and databases. 
Preferences:
Minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Master’s degree in higher education, human resource management, family science, public health, or related field. Five or more years of senior level administrative and supervisory experience. Experience working in an academic institution is highly desired. Preference will be given to those with University of Maryland experience 
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Additional Information:
Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position
Physical Demands
Work takes place in both an in-person office environment and in on-campus buildings; will require ability to travel throughout campus 
Posting Date: 07/16/2021
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 07/30/2021
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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