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This position is necessary to provide career readiness programming and support for students along the Montgomery County ACES educational pathway. The Coordinator will organize programming and assist ACES students at Montgomery County Public High Schools in integrating classroom studies with continuous and progressive career-related workshops based on the NACE career competencies and work experiences such as job-shadowing, internships, mentoring, and apprenticeships, with a special emphasis on STEM pathways and careers.

Additionally, the Coordinator will collaborate with ACES academic coaches and staff at MCPS, MC, and USG to provide career readiness training, quality career coaching, and career experiences to students as they progress along the ACES Pathway. The coordinator will also manage resources provided from each of the partner institutions, employers, and the community that are designed to specifically assist ACES high school students.

POSTING DATE: 10/25/2022

BEST CONSIDERATION DATE: 11/22/2022. Open Until Filled


To apply for this position, please visit: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/101283



  • Bachelor’s degree required.


Two years of professional, full-time equivalent experience related to coaching and/or counseling of diverse youth population and experience providing career-readiness related programming and career exploration guidance.



  • Master’s degree preferred in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Human Resources, Business or a closely related field
  • Career coaching certification by NACE, PARW/CC, NCDA or other professionally recognized certifying agency


  • Previous professional experience and knowledge of the Montgomery County and State of Maryland regional business communities preferred
  • Professional experience obtained at the University System of Maryland, its partner institutions, and/or regional higher education centers highly preferred.
  • Direct service delivery experience working with youth population
  • Experience working with students, faculty, employers and community organizations in identifying available job opportunities, internships and career experiences
  • Experience in facilitating workshops related to job search process including resume and cover letter writing
  • Experience utilizing career assessment tools, on-line career planning tools, resources and reporting and data analysis tools


  • Ability to incorporate labor market information into career decision-making process
  • Knowledge of career development theories and job search strategies
  • Knowledge of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career competencies and experience using those competencies to develop programmatic goals
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships in order to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community


1). This position is located in Rockville, MD.
2). This is a contractual grant-funded position.


Extended periods of computer work, physical activities include set up and break down of events, and standing for long periods of time and travel to various locations ( i.e. to attend outreach events, employer events, community events, etc.) Ability to lift 25+lbs.

Ability to work some evening and occasional Saturday hours also required.


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.

Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Offers of employment are contingent on the completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.


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 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.