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Associate Director, Choice Program Personnel and Staffing

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Greater Baltimore County Area
Categories: Human Resources/Payroll, Service Learning


The Shriver Center - The Choice Program 

The Choice Program at UMBC provides mentoring and advocacy services to young people - primarily Black and Latinx - throughout Central Maryland. We utilize a community-based, family-centered approach in order to promote quality outcomes for young people and families. We engage in a collaborative process of service: where young people set goals for themselves and are held accountable by supportive adults along the way. Our approach to youth development is grounded in applied critical race theory and culturally responsive, trauma-informed, restorative practices. We strive to be an anti-racist organization grounded in several core values: holistic development, the belief in humans, dismantling hierarchies, and youth-centeredness.


Under the general direction of the Deputy Director, the Associate Director, Choice Program Personnel and Staffing oversees the Choice Program's recruitment, retention, learning and restorative practices and works to strengthens the organization’s policies, practices and programs to align with established values.

The incumbent leads efforts to maintain and strengthen a workplace culture that promotes inclusive excellence, learning and wellbeing. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that Choice staff and AmeriCorps members have what they need to provide high quality services to young people. The incumbent will achieve success by collaborating with internal and external stakeholders. 

Administrative responsibilities: 

  • Ensures compliance with policies set forth by UMBC HR and AmeriCorps recruitment, onboarding, retention, reclassification and separation from organization. Responsibilities include and are not limited to: verifying background checks, maintaining accurate information for separations and coordinating site visits and responses to formal inquiries.

  • Maintains accurate personnel files and data in secure databases including PageUp and eGrants.

  • Facilitates accurate personnel action submissions to UMBC HR: reclassifications, salary adjustments and position description updates.

  • Facilitates referrals to UMBC Office of Equity and Inclusion, UMBC Human Resources and other partners.

Leadership within Choice:

  • Strengthens and enhances a workplace culture that promotes equity and wellbeing.

  • Oversees learning communities that motivate AmeriCorps members and staff to work for racial justice within predominantly white institutions. 

  • Develops best practices for managing people that hold high expectations, promotes accountability and uses restorative processes with corrective action.   

  • Develops, implements, improves, and assesses strategies for recruitment, onboarding and retention.

  • Facilitates strategic planning processes in conjunction with leadership teams.

  • Supervises members of personnel and staffing team including coordinators and manager. 

Leadership with Shriver Center, UMBC and external partners:

  • Develops and maintains relationships with the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism/AmeriCorps as primary liaison (e.g. represent Choice at regular meetings, contributes to progress reports and applications).

  • Develops, maintains and strengthens relationships with Shriver Center leaders and business services staff, UMBC’s Human Resources, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Women’s Center, Restorative Practices in Residence Life and Universities at Shady Grove.  

  • Develops, maintains and strengthens relationships with community-based organizations and training providers throughout Central Maryland, regionally and nationally.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree for accredited university
  • Two years (three preferred) of supervisory/administrative experience
  • Two years (three preferred) of direct service in human services
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Two or more years of leadership in organization committed to equity and inclusion
  • One or more years of service/employment in an AmeriCorps organization
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references and essay below.

500 word essay:

Describe opportunities (and challenges) in strengthening a workplace culture that is committed to anti-racism in theory and practice.

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by September 29, 2021 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: $63,000
Hours: Full-time 
Type: Grant Funded
FLSA Status: Exempt
COVID-19 Vaccination: 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 System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMBC, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMBC, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required at the start of employment. Further information is available at:

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.  Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position. 

 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.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


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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