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START Opens Search for New Education Coordinator


START Opens Search for New Education Coordinator

March 8, 2010

The START Education Coordinator is a full-time position at the headquarters of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, College Park. The position is a one-year appointment with the possibility for follow-on work. The Education Coordinator will work with START's Assistant Director for Education and START's Executive Director to support the development, maintenance, and evaluation of the center's education-related initiatives.

More specifically, the Education Coordinator will: - Support research aimed at developing and implementing educational evaluation tools for START programs (e.g. new learning outcomes assessment plans, new student and faculty performance metrics, etc.); - Track and analyze student performance metrics (e.g. job placement, scholarships and awards, publications, etc.) and student feedback on/assessment of programs; student participation in START educational programming, including funding management; START faculty members' participation in educational programming, including teaching courses, developing curriculum materials, leading trainings, and overseeing student research; - Serve as first point of contact for START's undergraduate, graduate, and professional students; - Assist senior management in planning and overseeing educational programming; and - Assist in special projects, as required. To succeed in this position, a candidate should have the ability to multitask successfully and to balance multiple projects simultaneously.

In addition, the Education Coordinator needs keen problem-solving skills and will need to learn the specifics of all of START's educational programs as well as relevant University of Maryland rules and processes for such programs.

Some flexibility in terms of hours is required for occasional work in the evenings and/or weekends for special events. Requirements for this position include: - Bachelors degree (demonstrated interest in/knowledge of terrorism/homeland security preferred); - Demonstrated interest in and experience working with students; - Previous experience in a professional office environment; - Strong oral and written communication skills; and - Strong organizational skills. Salary: $28,000 - $35,000/year, commensurate with experience, plus University of Maryland benefits Starting Date:

The ideal candidate will be available to begin work within one month of selection, but it may be possible to delay the start date through May 2010 for a strong candidate completing his/her senior year of college. Please send cover letter and resume via email to education@start.umd.edu or via regular mail to: National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism Attn: Education Coordinator Search Committee 3300 Symons Hall College Park, MD 20742