University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business


Program Manager, Custom & Partner Programs (2)


Collage Park, Maryland, USA

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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 requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. 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of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.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:

The Program Manager coordinates all aspects of program design, development, implementation, and evaluation for a range of non degree programs for the Office of Executive Education. Programs may be delivered both in-person and online. Working collaboratively with staff, faculty, and clients, the Program Manager will manage programs as assigned and be responsible for ensuring that programs are developed and delivered on time, on budget, and to the highest quality.

Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree required


  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in project management, educational program development, or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex projects involving multiple stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to think critically about complex issues, leading to thoughtful recommendations and action plans.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with, Google suite, Microsoft office, Adobe products, and learning management systems: e.g., Canvas LMS.
  • Ability to learn quickly, especially the ability to learn and use technology tools in the classroom.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve minor AV/IT problems as they occur.
  • Superior interpersonal skills to interact effectively and represent the school well with participants, faculty, administrators, and corporate contacts.
  • Ability to be a team player who works well with other members of the staff.
  • Proven ability to work successfully in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Ability to flex schedule to work nights and weekends as required for programs.
  • Proven organizational skills, including the ability to organize and manage multiple projects and processes simultaneously.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and adapt to faculty requests, with the goal of delivering a successful program.


This position may require the ability to travel both domestically and internationally.


  • Master’s degree in Learning Science, Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Design, or other education-focused field plus 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in instructional design, course development, and/or educational program development.
  • Demonstrated experience in a Research I university as an instructor, instructional designer, instructional coach, or graduate student.
  • Experience managing major corporate client relationships and/or events, managing multiple projects simultaneously, and facilitating the delivery of world-class service.

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.

Required Documents

  • Rêsumé
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References (no emails sent from system)