Graduate Program Coordinator

UMBC, Division of Professional Studies   Baltimore, MD   Full-time     Other
Posted on January 7, 2022
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The Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC) works with and through others, building and maintaining relationships, and creates success within established guidelines of the unit, program objectives and funding limitations. The GPC must be aware of and responsive to students' needs and concerns in a service-oriented work environment with professional communication and confidentiality. The GPC is part of a larger team working together to provide the best student service to build and maintain strong relations with students and internal customers. Primary responsibilities include graduate student recruitment, graduate student support, faculty support, large and small-scale event coordination, data tracking and analysis and execution of communications and daily operations of assigned programs.


Specific duties include:


  • Organize and manage faculty review of student applicants by managing a database of review results and maintaining records on applicant acceptance.
  • Provide support, coordination, or direct handling of graduate admissions, including the provision of the holistic, equitable, and fair evaluation of admissions applications according to best practices, Graduate School policies and procedures, and specific program guidelines and requirements.
  • Coordinate, facilitate, execute and assess graduate student recruitment into the assigned program(s), achieving annual enrollment goals.
  • Build relationships with prospects and applicants, maintaining regular communication with the applicant funnel (application, admitted, yield, enrolled) through telephone, email, and video call, with the intent to influence decisions to enroll.
  • Construct and present prospective student events in both virtual and in-person modalities.
  • Develops and maintains recruitment resources, processes, and tools.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and two years of related full-time, professional-level experience.


Preferred qualifications include a Master’s Degree in a related field and three or more years of related experience in a public higher education institute, preferably in graduate level recruitment and enrollment.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is full-time and includes a generous university benefits package. For best consideration, submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references by January 28, 2022 to: 

UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks the applications of minorities, women, Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Information about Title IX and contact information for the Title IX Coordinator is available at: