The Manager is part of the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) staff and guides the vision for supporting the success of 700 student organizations and provides leadership to a team of full-time, graduate, and undergraduate staff with this focus. The responsibilities include oversight for a number of resources including a facility, programmatic efforts, policy development, assessment, student organization management system, support to organization advisors, and is a part of the team advising the Student Government Association. The Manager will coordinate operations and staffing for the Student Involvement Suite (SIS), a dynamic facility in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life (Stamp), designed to provide support to student organizations, promote intergroup collaborations, and to educate students about involvement opportunities. Management of the Student Involvement Suite includes implementation of systems to manage room and storage space reservations, access to resource supplies and equipment, assistance with technological resources and general upkeep of the space. The Manager will assess the impact of the Student Involvement Suite facility, services, and programs on student groups and student engagement. Additionally, the Manager will provide expertise on the TerpLink (Anthology’s Engage platform for student involvement) user experience and serve as a general resource to help increase the platform’s utility to student organizations and campus departments. The Manager will also coordinate the event approval process in TerpLink which facilitates communication between student organizations and relevant offices to their event planning. The Manager will provide oversight, in working with the staff, of programmatic efforts including workshops and the fall and spring involvement fairs. The position will also focus on the engagement of students who are seeking involvement opportunities. The creation of more comprehensive resources and support to student organization advisors will also be a responsibility of this position. The Manager will advise the Student Government Association’s Governance Board and Elections Board. The Manager will have oversight of Senior Class Council advisement. This position is part of the Activities Team within the LEAD (Leadership Engagement Advocacy Diversity) Unit of Stamp. This Unit is composed of four programmatic areas Activities, Engagement, Leadership and Community Service Learning (LCSL), and Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA). The Manager will collaborate with these areas to inform and maximize resources and support to student organizations. An ongoing partnership with the LCSL to develop leadership skills for student organization members will continue with guidance from the Manager. Additionally, collaborations with other offices such as Stamp Marketing, Events and Guest Services, and Fraternity and Sorority Life are also key to this position. The Manager will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and make efforts to best ensure SORC policies, procedures, practices, and impacting student organizations align with Stamp’ values of providing a safe, inclusive, and affirming space for the Maryland Community. This mindset will also inform the development of student leaders in the success of their organizations and advisors. The Manager will supervise the Program Coordinator of Student Organization Development, and has oversight of a graduate assistant, and 8-10 student staff.
Work takes place in both an office environment and in on-campus buildings; will require ability to travel throughout campus. There may be occasions when the incumbent will need to work outside their normal work shift to accommodate other events and activities that exist in the organization for purposes of meetings, programs, training, etc.
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.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. Four years full-time experience advising and/or providing support to student organizations is required. The person should possess strong organizational skills. Must have the ability to build positive relationships with campus colleagues. Must be able to work some nights and weekends.
Master’s degree in College Student Personnel or related field is preferred. Experience in managing operations and staff for a facility is highly preferred. Experience utilizing student organization management software, particularly Anthology, and social media is highly preferred. Ability to direct and supervise others, incorporate student development theories and technology in the advisement and provision of services to student organizations is preferred. Experience with program development is also preferred. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.