Position ID

Position Number: 123862

Payroll Title: Coordinator

Functional Title: Coordinator, Experiential Learning and Career Readiness

Category: Exempt, Regular

Location: The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD  20850

Posting Date:  04/15/2022

Best Consideration Date:  07/02/2022

Position Information:

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a unique, highly successful regional higher education center developed as a part of the University System of Maryland. The campus offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs from nine Maryland public universities on one convenient campus in Montgomery County. USG helps prepare students for rewarding careers in the region’s most high-demand fields. Students who complete their coursework on the USG campus graduate with a degree from one of its nine partner universities. Through on-campus services such as academic coaching, career advising, internship preparation, personal counseling, and leadership training, students leave the USG campus with the academic skills and real-world experiences needed for successful careers.

The USG partnership universities provide programs with current enrollments of nearly 4000 students with the capacity to grow to 8000 students and beyond. STEM-based programs will be expanding. A state-of-the-art Biomedical Sciences & Engineering opened in 2019 that includes interactive learning labs, classrooms, a dental clinic, and new student affairs offices, including an expansive Career & Internship Services Center (CISC).

Position Information: Position assigned to the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) Career & Internship Services Center (CISC) located in Rockville, Maryland. Reports to the USG Career & Internship Services Center Director. The position is offered and held by the University of Maryland, College Park as the current administrator of USG. This position is a full-time, exempt, and the compensation includes salary, benefits, and tuition remission for USM institutions.

This position is needed to provide critical support for the Career and Internship Services Center including student support services and academic outreach, with a particular emphasis on STEM student populations. This position will play a fundamental role in CISC’s collaboration with academic partners, faculty, and the regional business community to deliver co-curricular career readiness support to students at USG. Key responsibilities include, but not limited to oversight of direct service to students, group career coaching, development of career exploration programs and events, coordination of experiential learning activities and both traditional and non-traditional internship placements, coordination of professional development programming, quantitative and qualitative assessment and reporting, coordination and presentation of workshops and group career development activities, event planning, outreach to USG’s academic partners, outreach to the regional business community, and development of programs and services tailored to individual student cohorts at USG.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education required

Required Experience:

  • Minimum two years of professional, full-time equivalent experience related to coaching of diverse youth populations and development, implementation, and management of career readiness programing such as mentoring programs, engaged learning, or experiential learning.


Preferred Education:

  • Master’s degree with an emphasis on counseling, higher education, student affairs, workforce development, business management, or human resources.

Preferred Coaching Certification:

  • Career Coaching certification issued by NACE, PARW/CC, NCDA, or another professionally recognized certifying agency.

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous professional experience with the University System of Maryland, its partner institutions, regional higher education centers, or other college/university setting strongly preferred. Some experience with STEM populations, graduate/professional students, nontraditional students, veterans, or other special populations preferred. Previous professional experience and understanding of the Montgomery County and State of Maryland regional business communities preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidates must possess knowledge, skills, and abilities in the areas of career coaching and consultation, career readiness programming, project management, and event planning. Demonstrate leadership skills, the ability to work well both individually and within a group, and the ability to successfully collaborate with USG’s partner institutions, partner Career Centers, and academic program representatives. Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Demonstrate excellent written and communication skills and strong public speaking skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills consistent with counseling and building developmentally supportive relationships with students. Candidate must possess excellent customer service skills and an ability to handle a fast-paced work environment. Professional demeanor a must.
  • Candidates should possess knowledge and experience in the areas of strategy implementation, service delivery, project management, performance management, strategic partnerships, and talent management. Demonstrate skills to be able to successfully navigate in a higher education environment, with the ability to manage direct services and programming for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other constituents. Candidates should have an understanding of career readiness competencies, general employment guidelines and trends, employer hiring/human resources processes, and regional workforce needs.
  • Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the policies, practices, and procedures involved in a career services operation in a university environment, including knowledge of business and industry opportunities. Strong candidates will possess some knowledge and understanding of strategic planning, development of meaningful learning outcomes, and both qualitative and quantitative assessment.

Physical Demands

Professional, office working environment. Light lifting, event set up, and the ability to set up of materials to and from various events (outreach activities, employer events, job fairs, etc.) both on and off-campus required. Limited regional travel to partner institutions, various employer sites, workforce and community events, career-related events, and training activities may be required. Some occasional evening hours also required.

Additional Information:

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.

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.

This position is located in Rockville, MD.

To apply for this position, please visit https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/96051

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