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Assistant Vice President for Administration
University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
Date Posted August 03, 2022
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Employment Type Exempt Regular
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Number:



Assistant Vice President

Functional Title:

Assistant Vice President for Administration

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



VPSA-VP Student Affairs

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 System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. 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:

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA), the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Administration serves as a member of the VPSA Council and Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team.

The Division’s sixteen departments are responsible for programs, services and resources designed to promote the growth and well-being of students, ensure the availability of a rich co-curricular experience for students, support and enrich the University’s educational mission, and to effectively meet the needs of a diverse student population and workforce. The AVP will directly supervise the focus areas of Data & Analytics, Information Technology, Assessment, Human Resources/Professional Development, and Finance & Business. The AVP leads divisional administrative strategic planning efforts by aligning resources with strategic plans and priorities. The AVP manages all policy and audit processes, ensuring that the division complies with relevant federal, state and university policies and procedures. The AVP is responsible for advising the VPSA and VPSA Council on decisions related to financial and human resources, information technology, data and analytics, assessment and professional development.

The AVP will serve as an advisor to the Vice President and confer with her on the Division’s policy support and special projects. In addition, the AVP will support and represent the Vice President in both internal and external matters and assist with the management of nearly 5000 employees (1,500 staff employees and 3500 student employees) and a $240 million budget.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • 12 years of progressive experience in administration
  • Leadership, management, and organizational development experience
  • Significant supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to build teams
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership and team building skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


Master’s degree

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

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 shifts that exist in the organization for purposes of meetings, training, etc.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled


Best Consideration Date


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.
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