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Coordinator (ROTA) #125364

University of Maryland Extension (UME)
Baltimore, MD Full-time
Posted on October 27, 2019

University of Maryland Extension (UME) Coordinator (ROTA)

Coordinator (ROTA) (#125364)

Family and Consumer Sciences Coordinator with the University of Maryland Extension. Full- time, 12-month, Exempt Contingent II, Contractual position. 12-month grant funded contract that may be renewed annually for the duration of the two-year grant project. Bachelor’s degree in Mental Health required.

Closing date: November 15, 2019 best consideration.


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.

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director and Program Leader for UME’s Family and Consumer Sciences program (FSNE), the Project Coordinator will work to implement the goals of the Rural Opioid Technical Assistance (ROTA) grant. The Project Coordinator will provide administrative support, project coordination, and operational support for the grant project. The goal of the grant project is to increase the capacity of communities to address the growing opioid epidemic in rural Maryland.

This will be accomplished through a multi-prong strategy to include:

1) Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) curriculum;

2) Botvin Lifeskills (evidence-based programming) for youth and parents/ caregivers; and

3) Technical Assistance and Training for opioid prevention and treatment information.

The Project Coordinator will work with faculty and staff in UME to develop a web-based content management platform with resources for rural residents, and support for local practitioners.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in Mental Health, Social Work, Family Science or related field. Three years of professional experience managing funded grants or service delivery programs. Knowledge of Evidence Based Practices. Experience and proven skills in writing, verbal communications, grant management, and use of multimedia formats. Experience managing and working with diverse groups. Personal transportation and valid driver’s license. This position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check. Employment contingent upon successful completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record Check.


Knowledge of substance use and mental disorders preferred. Successful development and implementation of new programs and services preferred.


Coordinate program activities for the Project. Provide operational oversight of all project activities. Facilitate partnership development and management at state and local levels. Develop a communication and outreach plan for the Project. Provide administrative support for project faculty, subcontractors, and partners. Provide support and technical assistance for ROTA Extension Educators. Ensure that university and federal policies and guidelines are observed. Track project implementations. Coordinate the evaluation (e.g., data collection, data entry, data management) of the Project. Prepare federal reports. Schedule advisory council meetings and project staff meetings. Provide weekly updates to Principal Investigators (PIs) about the key aspects of the project (e.g., adherence to the timeline, staffing, recruitment and retention, scheduling training). This position requires moderate travel, both locally and in-state to conduct performance reviews, track implementation at local sites, attend meetings, make observations, and meet grant requirements.

Physical Demands:

• Nature of the Position: This position frequently presents and exchanges information through oral and written communication to individuals of various ages, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds.

• Physical Demands: A routine part of this position’s responsibilities would be to transport materials to and from teaching/event locations, including loading and unloading the vehicle. The employee will frequently lift and/or move items weighing up to 20 pounds. Set-up and tear-down of displays, tables, and chairs would be necessary at many teaching sites.

• Environmental conditions vary; primarily in office, but also exposed to gardens, farms, and other outdoor conditions.

• Visual Acuity: Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data and presentations.

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. MD