The University of Maryland School of Dentistry is seeking a Senior Program Specialist. This position will provide guidance and support to the Chair with overall administrative oversight of operations for the Department of Advanced Oral Sciences and Therapeutics. The Department of Advanced Oral Sciences and Therapeutics seeks to bring together the clinical and scientific expertise of endodontics, periodontics, dental hygiene, prosthodontics, biomaterials and tissue engineering to challenge existing barriers to oral health.
This is an exempt, regular position and offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Prepares, coordinates, and maintains program content and delivery methods for the daily operations and events of the department.
Identifies and assist in the development of future business process changes. Coordinates the use of databases and team based interactions to analyze criteria and deliver data in support of departmental continuous quality improvement.
Organizes and participates in various committees and teams to consult with program heads and administrative officials on policy and program needs as well as various administrative issues.
Serves as an information resource to coworkers, the university, and external figures.
Supervises, trains, supports and evaluates professional and clerical staff.
Works with senior management in developing program goals and milestones.
Assures effective use of resources within department. Researches, analyzes, and resolves special projects, requests, or questions as needed.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, and/or related field.
Experience: Three (3) years of related administrative or program coordination experience.
Other: One (1) year in work coordination, training, and daily oversight of staff, students or volunteers preferred.
Preferred : Master's degree.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Possess knowledge of business systems applications, processes and practices. Able to perform position in compliance with all requirements, regulations, and laws. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base. Ability to apply deductive reasoning and draw conclusions in order to solve problems and facilitate decision making processes.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.