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Director of Administrative Services

University of Maryland College Park - Chemistry & Biomolecular Engineering
College Park, MD Full-time
Posted on January 29, 2020

Position Vacancy Announcement

Title:                                        Director, Administrative Services

Department(s):                        Chemical & Biomolecuar Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, &

                                                Fire Protection Engineering

Category:                                 Exempt Staff (105642), 12month full-time

Position Available:                   Immediately

DUTIES:  University of Maryland College Park – The Director of Administrative Services will manage the day-to-day financial, administrative and personnel operations for the Department(s) of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE), Fire Protection Engineering (FPE), and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), which includes the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2).


Decisions and recommendations made involve non-routine situations within established Departmental and Institutional protocols, guidelines and/or policies. Incumbent is required to oversee, maintain and modify internal office infrastructure to insure that institutional/state/federal policies and procedures impacting all three departments are fulfilled. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Education -- A Baccalaureate degree is required.  A minimum of 10 – 15 years of experience to include 5 years of supervisory experience, as well as experience in positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of finance, personnel, management, research grant and contracts management.  Experience in budget management and oversight.  Previous experience in higher education.

Requesting knowledge of general accounting principles and University policies.  High level of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as, excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to anticipate and initiate appropriate action in support of the Chairs and department faculty.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.  Excellent record of maintaining positive interpersonal relationships and in providing effective feedback, guidance, and mentorship to departmental staff to foster effectiveness, morale, and engagement.  Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact.  Demonstrated attention to detail and proactive work style.
Ability to learn and teach technological and analytical tools for business purposes.  Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills..

To APPLY:  A cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references should be submitted electronically to: under position number 105642.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  For best consideration, applications should be received by 10 February 2020, but applications will continue to be considered after this date until the position is filled.  

Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Ray Phaneuf (email:

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.