job @ National Foreign Language Center

Program Director
Functional Title:Program Director of Business Development
Category Status:33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category:Staff
University Authorized FTE:100
Unit:ARHU-National Foreign Language Center
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.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:This position will direct and oversee business development and strategic communication for NFLC and serve as a member of the Center’s Executive Committee. The purpose of this position is to identify and pursue opportunities to promote the mission of the NFLC, including federal, state, and local grants, contracts, and partnerships, and handle all aspects of proposal development. The position will also develop and execute a comprehensive communications strategy, encompassing web and social media presence and outreach activities. As a member of the Center’s Executive Committee, this position will participate in the governance and leadership of the Center.
Minimum Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of ten years of relevant experience OR Advanced degree in a relevant field and a minimum of seven years of relevant experience
o Relevant fields include any of the following: Communications, Marketing, Business Administration, Education, World Language, Linguistics.
o Relevant experience includes any of the following: business development, proposal writing, website development and management, public relations, project management, organizational leadership, government contracting, world language education.
• Outstanding verbal and written communication, presentation, and relationship development skills
• Ability to work successfully in teams in a highly collaborative, goal-focused environment
• Demonstrated experience in communications, marketing, and/or outreach
• Demonstrated experience in at least three of the following areas:
o Identification and pursuit of new opportunities
o Partner and customer relationship building
o Proposal development
o Revenue generation
o Government contracting
o World language education
o World language product development
o Team supervision
o Project management
Preferences:Experience or certification in sponsored research administration; experience developing work breakdown structures and project budgets; strong non-specialist understanding of one or more key disciplines, including world language education and assessment; face-to-face, distance, and blended learning delivery methods; web and social media communication.
Additional Certifications:Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus
Additional Information:
Job RisksNot Applicable to This Position
Physical DemandsTravel is required for this position.
Posting Date:01/16/2020
Closing Date:
Open Until FilledNo
Best Consideration Date02/07/2020
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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