University of Maryland, College Park Assistant Director in College Park, Maryland

Posting Details

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

The Assistant Director, Human Resources will work closely with the Director of Administrative Services to oversee all departmental human resources, hiring, and employment related services for all faculty, staff, and students in the department. The position will also oversee the areas of purchasing and travel cards, and travel approvals and encumbrances. This position will also directly supervise 3-4 staff engaged in human resources services, IT services, and the webmaster / multimedia specialist.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Accounting, Finance, or related field.Three or more years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, personnel, or office management. Proven proficiency with standard office and business software applications. At least 2 years working for an academic institution. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to work independently on assignments. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact. Proven supervisory capabilities of at least 2 years.


Master’s degree in business administration, human resources, or related field. Five or more years of professional experience in an academic institution.

Additional Information

This position is only open to current University of Maryland, College Park employees.

Physical Demands

To sit and or stand for long periods of time. Able to lift 20 pounds.

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.

Position Number: 103192

Title: Assistant Director

Functional Title: Assistant Director

Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category: Staff

University Authorized FTE: 1.000

Unit: AGNR-Environmental Science & Technology

Posting Date: 08/09/2018

Closing Date: 08/24/2018

Open Until Filled: No