Program Manager, TerrapinSTRONG

College Park, Maryland
May 12, 2021
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Four-Year Institution

University of Maryland, College Park

Title: Program Manager

Functional Title: Program Manager, TerrapinSTRONG

Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category: Staff

Unit: PRES-VP for Diversity & Inclusion

Position Number: 126187

Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. 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/Purpose of Position:

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) provides expertise and leadership at the University of Maryland around equity, diversity and inclusion work. The following units are within ODI: Diversity Training & Education, Bias Incidents & Support Services, LGBT Equity Center, Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct, Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education (OMSE), and Nyumburu Cultural Center.

The Program Manager will lead the university’s TerrapinSTRONG on-boarding initiative—a Presidential initiative to onboard and orient all new students, faculty, and staff to our institution’s history, values, culture, and traditions; to promote a positive campus climate where new members of the Terrapin community feel a sense of belonging on campus and that they matter; and to ensure each Terrapin engages in inclusive excellence in all that we do. Specifically, the TerrapinSTRONG on-boarding initiative should help new Terrapins to:

  1. Treat members of the community with thoughtfulness and care in ways that foster a deep sense of belonging and mattering at UMD.
  2. Engage in meaningful dialogue about identity and difference.
  3. Begin to develop anti-oppressive practices related to how we engage in our work and how we treat members of the Terrapin community.
  4. Recognize how certain aspects of the institution’s past have contributed to a history of exclusion at the University of Maryland, while facilitating a collective sense of curiosity and responsibility to critically examine our past in order to contribute to a more inclusive future.

The Program Manager will manage the TerrapinSTRONG program both administratively and curricularly, develop inclusion-focused on-boarding curriculum, develop and implement TerrapinSTRONG facilitation avenues to train others in facilitating TerrapinSTRONG on-boarding programs within their communities, consult and liaise with colleges, schools, and divisions to effectively implement TerrapinSTRONG on-boarding programs within their communities; and support diversity training and education needs within the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. This position is newly created and will report directly to the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion.

Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field; and five (5) years of experience implementing a program specifically around diversity, education, and inclusion in an education setting which includes two (2) years experience in curricula development. Proven experience forecasting potential issues and proposing preventative actions. Proven experience analyzing training needs and developing learning objectives.


• Knowledge of equity, diversity and inclusion framework and best practices.
• Knowledge of training curriculum, creating and updating training programs materials, and developing course content.
• Knowledge of adult learning theory, training evaluation, and transfer of learning
• Intermediate to advance user of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access).
• Intermediate to Advance user of GSuite and Adobe Acrobat.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet responsibilities.
• Ability to work with a wide diversity of stakeholders (internal and external).
• Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion, tact and confidentiality.

• Master’s degree in education or a related field preferred
• University experience is preferred
• Passion for supporting marginalized and historically underrepresented student populations and community members.
• Ability to be proactive and keep abreast with best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion and any changes in relevant legislation.
• Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
• Supervisory experience is preferred.


Additional Certifications:


Additional Information:

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Number: E0008509

Posting Date: 5/6/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Best Consideration Date: 5/31/2021

How to apply: All interested applicants must apply online through

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Physical Demands:

Sedentary work performed in an office environment. Regularly required to attend meetings, events, etc. both on and off campus. Ability to travel both domestic and international. Regularly required to communicate and exchange information and to use technology/devices. Ability to attend events, meetings, trainings after normal business hours. Ability to manage multiple priorities and competing demands.


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, protected veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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