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Coordinator for Commuter Success

Apply now Job no: 492848
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Student Affairs


Off-Campus Student Services

Off-Campus Student Services is a Department within the Division of Student Affairs that offers services, programs, and academic and social support to commuters, transfers, veterans, and adult learners. The mission of OCSS is to meet the diverse needs of UMBC students who live off-campus and to support their social and academic development. 



The Coordinator for Commuter Engagement will support the priorities of the Division of Student Affairs and Off-Campus Student Services by contributing to the growth and development of commuting students. The incumbent helps students engage in self-directed learning, connect with campus resources, and participate in educational programs and support services. Specific duties include: supervising and developing student staff; coordinating off-campus students’ leadership and involvement programs; serving as an event manager for large scale campus events; managing a programming budget; contributing to assessment efforts; using social media and other print and web technology to market to college students; and performing other duties as assigned.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree in higher education or a related field, preferred). Must have knowledge of college student development theory and practice.  Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, customer service, organizational and time management skills required. Must be proficient in collaborating with and motivating college students to engage in campus life. Must have the ability to interact effectively with broad campus constituents and community college partners. Requires proficiency with common office software and social media platforms.

Preferred Qualifications: 

An understanding of the commuter process, academic demands/expectations preferred.

Understanding of the collegiate academic environment and student peer mentorship is highly desired.

Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references (including current telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) with your application.

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration, submit application materials by March 8, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits: UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contractual/Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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