Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator

locationCollege Park, MD 20742, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/7/2024
ExpiresExpires: 8/6/2024
Education / Training
Full Time
5 - 7 Years
$51,000 to $60,000 per year

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. 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.

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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Do Good Institute is seeking an outgoing, energetic, process-oriented professional to assist with the management of the programs that serve graduate students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership (CNML), as well as the development, launch, and management of the Do Good Institute’s nonprofit executive education and training portfolio.


The Program Coordinator will report to and work closely with the Faculty Director for Nonprofit Executive Education and Training to create and manage the recruitment efforts for new students while serving current students in the Graduate Certificate program. The coordinator will lead and support several CNML projects, including but not limited to the portfolio of student fellows, student orientation, professional development programming, and troubleshooting issues in partnership with our Office of Executive Programs.


The Program Coordinator will also work with the Faculty Director, as a thought partner to create and develop revenue-generating nonprofit executive education and training (non-credit) to enhance the ability of nonprofit leaders and social innovators to be successful and amplify their impact locally and globally. In this role, the coordinator will help identify best practices and opportunities for programmatic marketing and recruitment, engage a roster of facilitators, work to build strategic philanthropic partners, as well as coordinate the training schedule.


The Program Coordinator must be very intentional, well-organized, entrepreneurial, and passionate about the educational advancement of aspiring and current nonprofit leaders. They will join a growing, talented team and will collaborate with a variety of internal and external constituencies in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Benefits Summary

Top Benefits and Perks:

Contingent II Benefits Summary

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, student affairs, higher education, public policy, public administration, marketing and communications, nonprofit management, or related fields.


  • At least three years of relevant experience within business administration, student affairs, higher education, program management or recruitment, public policy, public administration, nonprofit management, or related fields.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills to manage multiple deadlines and details simultaneously.
  • Skilled in designing and implementing systems and processes for the execution of several concurrent projects.
  • Demonstrates initiative and self-starting capabilities, fostering innovation and creative problem-solving.
  • Ability to think and engage creatively and outside the box.
  • Cultivates strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills, effectively communicating with stakeholders at all levels, including staff, faculty, students, and alumni.
  • Capable of collecting, organizing, and analyzing data to facilitate decision-making.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, ensuring effective and clear messaging.
  • Exemplifies a customer service-oriented approach in all interactions.
  • Balances the ability to work independently with effective cooperation and strategic collaboration within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to expanding multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self-awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and/or Google Suite, and knowledge of Box.


  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in business administration, student affairs, higher education, public policy, public administration, nonprofit management, or related fields.
  • Passion for nonprofit management, social impact/innovation, social change, and racial equity.

Additional Certifications:

Additional Information:

Certificate in Nonprofit Management Leadership (CNML) Program Recruitment and Engagement: The Program Coordinator will collaborate with the Faculty Director to develop recruitment strategies and support the existing programs for CNML. Responsibilities include managing and organizing continuous written and oral communications with prospective students, current students, and alumni. Duties include but are not limited to, recruitment/inquiry phone calls, orientations, course inquiries, and email communication. The Program Coordinator will keep detailed records of program activities, student engagement, and any other relevant activities. The Program Coordinator will support the fall and spring program cycles, including marketing, recruitment, and enrollment. Finally, the successful candidate will serve as an expert liaison with multiple SPP and University stakeholders including current and prospective students, and must use discretion in managing sensitive information as well as thoughtfulness to identify opportunities for systems efficiency.

Supporting the Executive Training Program: The Program Coordinator will work alongside the Faculty Director to design, develop, launch, and manage the Executive Training component of the Do Good Institute. They will play a key role in logistics management, such as scheduling sessions, arranging venues (on and off campus), and ensuring necessary materials and resources are available. The Program Coordinator will also be responsible for taking the lead with participant engagement, including communication with participants, collecting and analyzing feedback from participants and instructors to assess the effectiveness of training program(s). They will liaise with instructors or facilitators to coordinate their schedules, provide necessary information, and ensure they have the resources needed for effective training sessions. Relevant knowledge and appreciation for capacity-building, curriculum development, and training for nonprofits is important.

Marketing and Promotion: Contributing to the marketing and promotion of both the CNML and executive training programs will be essential. Working in partnership with the Do Good Institute marketing and communications team, the Program Coordinator will need to think creatively and strategically to attract and retain students and participants. The Program Coordinator will help to create promotional materials, utilize various social media channels, and create content for internal and external communications materials.

Partnership Support: An aspect of this role will be the support of various partner relationships, including funders, organizational partners, and institutional partners. This will include but is not limited to assisting with funder reports, presentations, and developing student engagement opportunities, as needed.

Other Duties as Assigned: There will be other assigned responsibilities related to the Nonprofit Educative Education and Training program and the DGI team, as needed.


Salary Range: $52,000 to $60,000

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.

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Closing Date:

Open Until Filled


Best Consideration Date


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.

Fields of study

  • Business administration / Management

Required degree level

  • Bachelor Degree

Years of experience

  • 5 - 7 Years

Salary range

  • $51,000 to $60,000 per year