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Coordinator, Graduate Student Life

Adele H. Stamp Student Union
College Park, Maryland
Pay range is $61,500-$65,500, commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time

Coordinator, Graduate Student Life

University of Maryland, College Park

The Adele H. Stamp Student Union

For details and to apply:

Position 101004 or 

Best Consideration: September 3, 2023

The Coordinator for Graduate Student Life is responsible for leading the outreach and services for UMD’s graduate students. The Coordinator does so by developing, organizing, and delivering programs that enhance and support graduate student life and graduate students’ co-curricular experiences, and by being accessible to UMD’s master’s and PhD students to serve as a resource and assist with navigation of the university.  This coordinator serves as the primary advisor for the Graduate Student Government. The Coordinator works with the Graduate School in the advising of Graduate Student Government and to ensure Graduate Student Life programming aligns with the Graduate School’s strategies for advancing the intellectual, cultural, social, and personal development of all students. Student engagement through Graduate Student Life supports the scholarly development of graduate students, taking into account their various identities, and by developing community across disciplines and schools. This position is also accountable for a variety of administrative responsibilities including but not limited to the management of program budgets, purchasing, timesheets and hiring paperwork, marketing and outreach, managing students, student processes, and program assessment. Conducts other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree is required. 1-3 years of professional experience in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or related area required. Experience in working directly with graduate students—including student services, leadership programs, or organization advising—is preferred, although transferable experiences are acceptable. Candidates should have knowledge of adult development theory and graduate students experiences. Candidates should demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and decision-making skills, and high personal performance standards.


A Master’s degree is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate effectiveness in working with students and colleagues as an educator, advocate, advisor, and leader, and, ideally, also will have experience with fiscal management, personnel management, and supervision of a diverse staff.

Physical Demands: 

Work takes place in both an office environment and in on-campus buildings; will require ability to travel throughout campus. There may be occasions when the incumbent will need to work outside their normal work shift to accommodate other shifts that exist in the organization for purposes of meetings, training, etc. Will involve lifting things to setup for events, nothing more than 25-40 pounds, must be physically present and on-site to meet with students and implement programs for students, etc.

Additional Information: 

UMD offers generous retirement, leave, and benefits packages. Salary range is $61,500-$65,500, commensurate with experience.

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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