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Education Coordinator

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Baltimore City
Categories: Program Coordination, 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 antiracist 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 Assistant Director of Education, the Education Coordinator implements high quality, high impact programs for college, career and civic readiness. The Coordinator will coach young people on goal setting and support them in goal acquisition. They also maintain and build strong partnerships with Baltimore City schools in an effort to remove barriers to college and career for young people. This is an entry-level staff position responsible for establishing a youth-centered culture aimed at creating pathways and access to college and careers for high school students.

The position is housed at the Choice Program’s Cherry Hill Office in South Baltimore, and will directly serve a group of up to 20 young people from across Baltimore City. An Education Coordinator also supports the management and development of Choice’s Youth Advisory Board, a key platform that will serve as an opportunity to provide coaching and leadership development to young people and encourage youth participation in additional education program initiatives such as College Nights and youth arts and activism workshops.

The Education Coordinator position is directly responsible for partnering with city schools for the recruitment of young people into the program. The Coordinator will support the development and goal attainment of 20 young people as they navigate goal planning strategies related to college, career and civic readiness. This structure requires the incumbent to collaborate with The Shriver Center’s service learning unit to recruit and train student volunteers.

A successful Education Coordinator will be someone who is passionate about working with young people on their goals, is organized and able to communicate ideas across an organization with multiple stakeholders. This will require someone who can balance the direct responsibilities of the position with serving on committees, supporting community events, attending and leading training and networking in youth development both within The Choice Program and across Baltimore City. 

Required Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • One year of experience working with youth on college, career and civic readiness
  • Ability and experience with focusing on removing barriers to college by demonstrating respect, fairness, patience and efficiency to participants, employees and employers
  • Ability to identify and/or anticipate a problem and, when appropriate, identify solutions and implement a course of action
  • Strong attention to detail and quality and the ability to effectively network with others, particularly employers
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Two or more years experience in developing programs
  • Experience in building new community linkages
  • Familiarity with youth leadership 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 May 23, 2022 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: $45,000
Hours: Full-time
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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