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Assistant Director of Education

Apply now Job no: 493680
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Baltimore City
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Service Learning


Department 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 and management of the Associate Director of Programs, the Assistant Director of Education (AD) has the exciting opportunity to improve and implement education programming for young people in Baltimore. Choice’s Education Program’s long-term outcomes are to develop youth leaders in their communities and to careers that match their personal goals and strengths 

The AD manages a team of Education Coordinators (ECs), part-time contractual employees and volunteers. This team provides high-quality, high-impact direct services. The AD oversees College Nights, periodic activities that introduce young people to university campuses, and facilitates and manages youth-centered teams including the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) and Youth in Action (YIA), serving as a liaison between the organization’s full-time staff and these young leaders. YAB and YIA are efforts to develop young peoples' skills in leadership, self-expression and civic engagement. 

This is a multi-faceted role in which the AD builds relationships and develops teaching and learning opportunities for youth across Baltimore City. A successful AD will be able to shape abstract ideas into action items; set high standards for staff and volunteers while assisting in their development; build and manage strong partnerships; maintain accurate records; and navigate difficult conversations with an asset-based, solutions-oriented approach. This is a mid-level management staff position. The AD is a part of the organization-wide operational leadership team. 

The AD is responsible for the direct management of their team including having a deep understanding of each member's progress and areas for growth as well as the outcomes and support of youth-centered programs. The AD will lead Choice’s education program as it continues to grow and evolve in response to the needs of young people and changes within city schools.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related area required
  • Two years in a supervisory or direct management role
  • Two years working in youth development or out of school time (OST) programming
  • Experience mentoring youth, young professionals and/or AmeriCorps members
  • Valid driver's license
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience working or volunteering for an organization, institution or company with a commitment to anti-racist practices, equity and inclusion
  • Project management skills
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 May 9, 2002 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: $54,400

Full-time, rotating with some evenings and weekends. 

Type: Grant Funded
Additional Information: Note: This is a grant-funded position, wherein employment is contingent upon the renewal of the grant.
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: https://covid19.umbc.edu/vaccine/

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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