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Personnel Coordinator (Training and AmeriCorps)

Apply now Job no: 494269
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Greater Baltimore Area
Categories: Human Resources/Payroll, Service Learning, Other


The Choice Program

The mission of The Choice Program is to strengthen communities through innovative, family-focused strategies that connect youth to opportunities for positive choices. The mission is accomplished using a culturally responsive, trauma-responsive, community-based approach that identifies and links the youth and families with social supports; fosters caring relationships; develops high expectations; and provides meaningful participation in youth-centered, community-based activities.

Position Overview:

The Choice Program's Personnel Coordinator ensures that well-qualified staff and AmeriCorps Members are poised to provide high quality, direct services to young people. As such, the Personnel Coordinator is a key member of the Personnel & Staffing team, contributing to the overall culture of the organization through the implementation of in-service training modules, coordination of the AmeriCorps member experience, and regular assessment of staff needs. This role serves as the primary coordinator and supervisor of Choice AmeriCorps members and supports the overall work of the Personnel and Staffing team.


A hybrid telework schedule will be available.


The position works within The Choice Program to supervise AmeriCorps members and to provide enhanced training opportunities and team-building activities for Choice staff. The Choice Program utilizes an anti-racist, community-based, family-centered approach to promote high-quality outcomes for young people and families. The Choice Program engages in a collaborative process of service where young people set goals for themselves and are held accountable by supportive adults along the way. It is critical that The Choice Program's AmeriCorps members reflect the organization's core values, including holistic youth development, belief in humans and youth-centeredness. This position provides supports the professional development of AmeriCorps members with a focus on the Program's mission and values.

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Facilitating The Choice Program's training modules for full-time and part-time staff and AmeriCorps members 
  • Researching additional training opportunities for staff at all levels of the organization
  • Supervising Choice AmeriCorps members, fostering positive experiences and their completion of designated service hours
  • Participating in the onboarding process for new hires, including the coordination and facilitation of information sessions and interviews
  • Supporting organization-wide initiatives and projects and other duties as assigned


Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor's degree and one year of experience in Human Resources,  Human Services or related area.

Note:  A Master's degree or 15 graduate level credits in an accredited graduate program may be substituted for the one year of required experience.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Position requires use of automobile and a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Two or more years of direct service experience in Human Services.

Service year with organizations such as AmeriCorps.

Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter and a resume.  

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

Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position. 

Salary: Salary starts at $50,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time 

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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