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Program Manager- Events, Office of the Dean
University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
Date Posted 11/04/2022
Employment Type Exempt Regular
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Number:



Program Manager

Functional Title:

Program Manager- Events, Office of the Dean

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering

Campus/College Information:

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.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Manager of Events, Office of the Dean in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, administers the school’s signature on- and off-campus events, and key internal events. The position is responsible for:

  • event and program research, planning, and execution;
  • customer service and coordination with both internal and external constituencies, and;
  • analyzing, ordering and assessing school merchandise (eg: promotional items).

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland serves as the catalyst for high-quality research, innovation, and learning, delivering on a promise that all graduates will leave ready to impact the Grand Challenges (e.g., energy, environment, security, and human health) of the 21st century. The Clark School is dedicated to leading and transforming the engineering discipline and profession, to accelerating entrepreneurship, and to transforming research and learning activities into new innovations that benefit millions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required.

A minimum of six years of experience in providing operations, events, communications, budgetary, and/or administrative support in a complex and dynamic environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Proven knowledge of budget and fiscal management.
  • Highly professional with excellent interpersonal skills and the essential ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong verbal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, self-disciplined, possesses a strong work ethic and is capable of establishing priorities in an executive setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, yet an effective participant in a team environment.
  • Detailed-oriented, including excellent follow-through skills.
  • Capable of balancing multiple projects in stressful situations while meeting deadlines, achieving desired results, and maintaining positive relations.
  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality of data and information.
  • Established a network of connections to assist in executing events

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

This position requires some lifting of heavy boxes and materials (25-50lbs), transport of equipment, walking around sections of the building/event facility, and other expected hands-on special event-related activities. Significant evening and weekend hours.

Some work will be performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard equipment and keyboards.

Posting 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.
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