Coordinator Position 2018

University Senate Position Announcement

Exempt Staff
12-month, Full-Time
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The Senate Office is now hiring a new Coordinator to be a part of our team!


The Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the activities of three University Senate committees, and for coordinating the University Senate’s public relations & community engagement efforts.

Committee coordination includes overseeing all functions of the committees, with tasks related to committee oversight, committee management, research and reporting, and serving as an advisor to the committees. Committee oversight tasks include: tracking the progress of Senate legislation within committees; training the committee chairs annually; and maintaining archival records of committee actions. Committee management tasks include: scheduling meetings; helping to set meeting agendas; preparing meeting minutes; maintaining committee membership in the Senate database; posting relevant committee materials, meeting schedules, and membership lists on the Senate website; coordinating the transition of committee members each year, including notifying new appointees, continuing members, and outgoing members; and maintaining committee listservs. Research and reporting tasks include: researching policy issues; vetting proposed policy changes and/or recommendations through the Office of General Counsel and other offices as needed; and drafting committee reports and annual reports. Tasks related to the Coordinator’s role in serving as a knowledgeable advisor to the committees and chairs include: advising the committees on University policy; interacting directly with committee chairs and members during all meetings; and ensuring that the committees understand and follow the provisions of the Plan of Organization, the Senate Bylaws, and Robert’s Rules of Order.

Coordination of the University Senate’s public relations & community engagement efforts includes developing and disseminating a monthly newsletter; coordinating community engagement efforts online through social media; and developing and deploying new strategies to raise awareness about the Senate and its work in the University of Maryland community.

In addition, the Coordinator supports the mission and goals of the Office of the University Senate. The Coordinator provides general support during monthly Senate Meetings; assists with the Senate website and other communications; and works with the Senate staff to ensure that all aspects of Senate business are managed effectively.



B.A. or B.S. or equivalent experience may be substituted. Two years of experience in an administrative office working with high-level officials. Knowledge of computer systems and standard office software. Good communication and writing skills are essential. 


Higher Education experience. Ability to maintain effective working relationships and to work as part of a team. Knowledge of PC platform and applications. Knowledge of database systems. Knowledge of web editing tools. Ability to learn computer software easily. Experience with social media. Experience with project management. Experience with community outreach activities. Understanding of typical legislative processes.  Ability to understand governing documents and advise on major elements of those documents. Proficiency in taking notes and creating minutes of meetings. Ability to work with various campus constituencies, including students, staff, faculty, and administrators.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Benefits are offered. 

Closing Date:

Applications will be accepted through July 24, 2018 at Applicants must submit a cover letter of interest, a resume, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. Candidates selected for an interview will also be asked to submit two writing samples. 

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