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Manager of Personnel and Staffing

Apply now Job no: 493886
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Greater Baltimore County Area
Categories: Human Resources/Payroll, Service Learning


The Choice Program at UMBC provides mentoring and advocacy services to young people throughout the state of Maryland. We utilize an anti-racist, community-based, family-centered approach in order to promote high 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 practices. We strive to become an anti-racist organization grounded in core values: holistic development, belief in humans, and youth-centeredness.

Position Overview:

The Manager of Personnel and Staffing oversees recruitment, retention, learning and restorative practices. The position ensures that the organization’s policies, practices and programs align with established values of anti-racism, equity and wellbeing.

Why Work at UMBC?

UMBC offers competitive compensation. The starting salary range is $63,000 - $68,000 and has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.

What is it like to work at UMBC? Check out Glassdoor or Indeed. And read about our recent award, UMBC is a 2021 Great College to Work for…. In every category.


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.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develops best practices for managing people that hold high expectations, promotes accountability and uses restorative processes with corrective action
  • 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, implements, improves and assesses strategies for recruitment, onboarding and retention
  • Supervises members of the personnel and staffing team
  • Ensures compliance with policies set forth by UMBC Human Resources and AmeriCorps recruitment, onboarding, retention, reclassification and separation from the organization (i.e. submitting accurate personnel actions to HR, verifying background checks, maintaining accurate records of separation, coordinating site visits, responding to formal inquiries)
  • Maintains accurate, confidential personnel files and data in secure databases including PageUp and eGrants
  • Facilitates referrals to UMBC Office of Equity and Inclusion, HR and other partners
  • Facilitates strategic planning processes in conjunction with leadership teams
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Two years of supervisory/administrative experience
  • Two years of direct service in human services
  • Driver’s license and use of a vehicle with current registration and insurance 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Three years of supervisory/administrative experience
  • Three years of direct service in human services
  • 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 the names and contact information for three references.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

UMBC offers a rich benefits package.

Regular and grant funded regular positions (Full benefits summary click here):

Generous Leave which includes accruing:

  • 22 Days of Annual Leave  
  • 15 Days of Sick Leave  
  • 15 Holidays
  • 3 Personal Days

Tuition Remission:

  • 8 credit hours per semester
  • Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment

Additional Benefits:

  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement plans (including the choice of joining the pension plan)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Wellness opportunities
  • & Much more
Salary: Salary starts at $63,000 - 68,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time 
Type: Grant Funded
Additional Information: This position is Grant Funded, wherein employment is contingent upon award renewal.
FLSA Status: Exempt
 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.

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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