The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural
Resources at the University of Maryland, College Park is seeking to hire an Assistant Director
(position #103132.) This is an Exempt, full-time, regular position.
POSITIONDESCRIPTION: The Assistant Director provides direction and support for an undergraduate
student services unit including advising, creating, planning, implementing and evaluating ANSC
undergraduate programs and managing day-to-day operations of the academic programs unit.
Duties include but are not limited to conduct advising for all first semester and non pre-vet
students, coordinate all spring semester advising sessions and provide academic stamps for all
students. Assign advisors, answer questions from both internal and external prospective
students, process changes of major, and work with all students who require additional advising
(including at risk and struggling students.) Work with faculty to provide clear expectations for
students and build mentoring relationships. Manage all events and recruiting for multiple student
events such as Maryland Day, Welcome Back, awards celebrations and attend all orientations for
new students. Actively work with department faculty in creating, planning, implementing and
evaluating ANSC undergraduate programs. Identify and nominate qualified students for
scholarships and awards. Coordinate ANSC scholarship process. Collect learning outcomes
assessments based upon outcomes determined by the department (and approved by the college).
Plan and manage academic program unit budget, supervise Academic Programs Coordinator and
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science required, degree in Animal Science
highly desired. At least 5 years of experience providing student services support and advising in
science curriculum in higher education setting. Experience creating course plans, understanding
and implementing university policies. Experience in creating and delivering presentations for
diverse audiences. Preference will be given to individuals with UMCP advising experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLSANDABILITIES: Ability to interact effectively and professionally
with internal and external stakeholders. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in
writing. Skill in various computer software packages, such as word processing, spreadsheets,
database, and presentation of programs, Internet, email software. Experience with student
information systems and degree auditing programs. Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and
execute multiple and continuing projects with limited supervision. Ability to solve problems,
find compromises and provide excellent customer service. COMPENSATION: Salary is
highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Fringe benefits are offered.
CLOSINGDATE: For best consideration, applications should be submitted by April 26, 2021.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. APPLICATION:
Applicants must apply through eTerp at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Completed applications must
have a letter of application addressed to Dr. Amy Burk, Committee Chair, Department of Animal
and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland. Candidates should upload resume, cover letter,
unofficial transcript and list of contact information of three professional references.
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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