Coordinator for Graduate Admissions and Recruitment


Position Number:118028


Functional Title:Coordinator for Graduate Admissions and Recruitment

Category Status:33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:Staff

University Authorized FTE:1.000

Unit:ENGR-Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

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 requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Coordinator for Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, reporting to the Director of Admissions and Recruitment for Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering (MAGE), in the A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland. This position is responsible for managing student recruitment and admissions from inquiry through first time enrollment for MAGE, including performance of preliminary admissions duties for the application review process. Currently, the Coordinator manages over 1800 inquiries including more than 1000 applications per year. This position also serves as a pre-admission counselor to prospective students comprised of industry professionals, international applicants, and current UMD undergraduates. In addition, the Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of admissions efforts and events to increase targeted student recruitment and enrollment. This position represents MAGE programs at various regional and national conferences, open houses and recruitment efforts to enhance prospective student outreach and drive interest and engagement.

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland serves as the catalyst for high-quality research, innovation, and learning, delivering on a promise that all graduates will leave ready to impact the Grand Challenges (e.g., energy, environment, security, and human health) of the 21st century. The Clark School is dedicated to leading and transforming the engineering discipline and profession, to accelerating entrepreneurship, and to transforming research and learning activities into new innovations that benefit millions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education & Experience:


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required plus 1-3 years of related experience, including a minimum of one year assisting in the admissions process.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must possess a solid understanding of recruitment strategies, admissions processes and program details.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal including a customer service orientation and the ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals.


  • Must have strong analytical, research, and technical skills to evaluate data in planning and decision-making.



  • Prior experience with student information systems and/or other tools such as Salesforce and SIS.


  • Working knowledge and hands on experience using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and understanding of a prospect management system.


  • Working knowledge of international student admissions requirements.

Additional Certifications:

Must have a valid driver’s license, which must be verified prior to any official offer of employment.

Additional Information:


  • The target hiring range for this position is Mid 60s based on qualifications.
  • This position requires regional and national travel.


Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands


  • Predominantly sedentary position/work.
  • Exerting up to 15 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to sit for an extended time and operate standard office equipment and keyboards.
  • Ability to review, prepare, and analyze data and figures; transcribe; view a computer terminal; extensive reading.
  • Ability to traverse on and off campus for meetings and to transport supplies and materials.
  • Able to communicate with faculty, staff, and students who have inquiries and exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Some weekend early morning, and evening hours will be required.
  • Must be able to traverse around campus and have the ability to travel regionally and nationally approximately 25% travel.


Posting Date:09/22/2022

Closing Date:10/10/2022

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)