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Business Coordinator

Job Description

Position Number:




Functional Title:

Business Coordinator

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the stateís flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nationís 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 nationís 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.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Business Coordinator will help design and promote the University of Maryland Radiation Facilities Outreach programs as well as provide Administrative and Procurement support for Operations and Finance. Occasional weekend or evening hours required.

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland serves as the catalyst for high-quality research, innovation, and learning, preparing our students to create innovations that will addressthe 21st century Grand Challenges (e.g., energy, environment, security, and human health) and improvethe human condition. The Clark School is dedicated to leading and transforming theengineeringdiscipline and profession, to accelerating entrepreneurship, and to transforming research andlearning activities into new innovations that benefit millions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelorís degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience plus two years of related experience.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with a bachelorís degree.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with an associateís degree.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience without a degree.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Must be able to manage high volume workload with many interruptions and professional demeanor, very service oriented.
  • Resourceful, creative, and able to cultivate relationships that support and enhance the business operation.
  • Mathematical skills necessary.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, strong overall computer & communication skills as well as, customer service skills/customer service focus.
  • Excellent attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task within deadlines in a challenging, fast-paced environment and strong computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Able to manage multiple assignments, prioritize workload, and engage in multiple tasks under time constraints.


  • Knowledge of University environment, business policies and procedures is highly recommended.
  • Working knowledge of query language /database structures and data base tables.
  • Knowledge of Priority Software. Detailed knowledge required of how to encumber payroll into the system plus knowledge on how to create reports for a Director.
  • Knowledge of University of Maryland software systems such as KFS, BPM, ELF, Universityís payroll process (PHR).

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. The worker is required to perform activitiessuch as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards. Must have the ability to traverse short distances on campus to attend meetings and/or pick up materials.

Posting Date:


Closing Date:


Open Until Filled


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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