Saturday, June 21, 2014

Coordinator/Physics Education Initiatives, Outreach and Inclusion - UMD College Park [still open]

Position Number: 105312
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Coordinator/Physics Education Initiatives, Outreach and Inclusion
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: CMNS-Physics

Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. 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.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
Coordinator of Physics Education Initiatives, Outreach and Inclusion,
The coordinator will assist in developing and managing programs, implementing education goals, carrying out initiatives to advance existing programs, and building resources. The primary responsibilities include 1) coordinating inclusion and retention initiatives at undergraduate and graduate levels, including but not limited to recruiting activities, coordinating and developing first-year seminars and courses, 2) assisting with graduate teaching assistant training, assignments, evaluation, and student committee activities, and 3) coordination, implementation, and development of the Physics Department Outreach programs (both during the academic year and summer) including organization and communication with the public for outreach shows and camp programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the physical sciences, or the equivalent combination of education and experience and A minimum of three years of experience in higher education or in an academic environment.
Master’s preferred.
Superior organization, communication and presentation skills are critical. Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and a creative problem solver; must also project strong customer service values, a positive attitude, and strong work ethic and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Ability to interpret and apply policies, practices, and procedures; to organize data and present clear, concise reports; to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact. Must be able to work occasional weekends.

 Additional Information:
Posting Number: E0004569
Posting Date: 04/29/2014
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 05/13/2014

Diversity Statement:
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, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.