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Coordinator, Human Resources (Resident Life)

University of Maryland
Job Location:
College Park, Maryland
Residence Life and Housing
Department information
The Department of Resident Life serves a highly diverse population of approximately 12,500 undergraduate students living in traditional residence halls, apartments, and suites including some public/private partnership apartment communities. About 46% of all resident students are enrolled in twelve living-learning programs covering a wide array of academic areas. Resident Life employs a diverse workforce of 95 full-time and graduate staff members and about 600 undergraduate student staff members. The Department values respectful, equitable, and inclusive practices and actively seeks candidates who can represent and serve the diversity of persons who live and work in the University of Maryland’s residence halls. The University of Maryland campus is located in the greater Washington, DC metro area just eight miles from downtown DC and 30 miles from Baltimore, MD. Additional information about the Department of Resident Life is available at

Description of duties
The Coordinator is a member of the Human Resources team in the Department of Resident Life, Student & Staff Development unit. The Coordinator supports recruitment, selection, retention, and onboarding processes for all levels of staff. This position will serve as a department specialist for undergraduate student employment, and as a resource and support for hiring officials. Resident Life employs over 600 student employees in roles that serve in a variety of positions in the residence halls communities and at the community service desks, in roles that facilitate events or educational opportunities, in roles that support diversity/equity/inclusion practices, and in roles that support administrative offices. In particular, this Coordinator oversees all elements of the semester-long Resident Assistant selection process, which typically draws over 400 candidates, and works with candidates and coordination through to their placement in the position. In collaboration with the Coordinator for Payroll and Benefits, the Coordinator for Human Resources supports payroll initiation and maintenance processes for undergraduate student employees and supervisors in the departments of Resident Life and Conference & Visitor Services through communication and compliance related tasks.

In support of professional staff in Resident Life, the Coordinator also participates in department recruitment, search, and selection efforts for professional and graduate staff. The Coordinator assists with equity and retention practices and may serve as a liaison for staff seeking assistance with personnel matters. The Coordinator participates on departmental committees and is called upon to offer leadership to various departmental efforts.

Minimum qualifications
Education: Master’s degree in College Student Personnel or Higher Education Administration, Organizational Psychology, Human Resources, or related field and a minimum of two years full-time experience in college/university student affairs, residence hall, or undergraduate student employee management is required. If no master’s degree, four years full-time experience in college/university student affairs, residence hall, or undergraduate student employee management and a bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted.

Experience: Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships within a university setting is necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong administrative and organizational skills, developed verbal and written communication, and effective customer service skills. Demonstrate an appreciation for and promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of work.

Preferred qualifications
Three to four years full time experience with related master’s degree.. Direct experience with recruitment and hiring of student and/or full-time staff strongly preferred. Experience with student employment and payroll processes.

Salary and benefits
Expected salary range will be in the high $50,000s to low $60,000s. The University of Maryland provides a generous benefits and leave package including tuition remission which can be viewed at

Application instructions
The best consideration deadline is October 5, 2022. Submit resume, cover letter, and list of three references to

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