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Tech Program Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 493488
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Greater Baltimore County Area
Categories: Career Counseling and Services, Service Learning


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.


The Tech Program Coordinator will serve within the leadership team of the Choice Jobs Program. The Choice Jobs Program prepares program youth to successfully enter today’s workforce. We deliver community-based vocational services to young people, using a model that includes job readiness and life skills training, paid on-the-job training experience at our social enterprise and supported job placement. 

The Tech Program Coordinator has two overarching responsibilities: 1) Providing ongoing support for participants in the BGE Tech Academy Program, and 2) Working with Choice Jobs staff and partners to provide career readiness training for participants.


  • Establish and maintain relationships with UMBC Training Programs & other partners to directly benefit participants in the Choice Jobs Program in securing training and all necessary support with recruitment, enrollment and completion
  • Engage with Choice Jobs participants to match them with employment opportunities based on their skills, work experience and related training and interests in partnership with Jobs Coordinators and AmeriCorps members
  • Provide support for all partners to ensure all outcomes are being completed and provide direct reporting support for grants reports and monthly meetings
  • Provide support to participants through completion of training, early stages of work and complete retention check-ins for 12 months following completion of training
  • Document, consistently and accurately, in real time, all participant and employer contact, activities and outcomes into ETO (Efforts to Outcomes); provide regular reporting to Choice Jobs team and Choice managers on employment placement outcomes
  • Provide structured classroom and individual job training and life skills training sessions to participants
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree
  • One year of experience working with youth on employment readiness skills or job development skills
  • Ability and experience with focusing on workforce development by demonstrating respect, fairness, patience and efficiency to participants, employees and employers
  • Ability to identify and/or anticipate a problem & when appropriate, identify solutions and implement a course of action
  • Strong attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to effectively network with others, particularly employers
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience in starting new programs
  • Experience in developing new community linkages and familiarity with software development
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.  

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by October 10th, 2021  (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: $50,000
Hours: Full-time 
Type: Grant Funded
Additional Information:

This is a grant-funded position with guaranteed funding for 12 months after start date.

The schedule may include night and weekend duties and activities.

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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