Program Management Specialist

Title: Program Management Specialist Working Title: Program Management Specialist Position Number: 103398
Category Status: Nonexempt Staff, Regular Unit: AGNR-UME-Prince George’s County

Location: University Maryland Extension – Prince George’s County Office (Clinton, Maryland)

Position Summary:

This position serves as the assistant to the Area Extension Director, including multiple budget responsibilities for 2- 3 offices, regular contact with county government officials and employees, problem solving and crisis management for offices in absence of AED, training and mentoring of new employees as needed. Review of Travel and TARs submitted by faculty and staff; contracts, initial position requests, preparation of Annual Reports, support volunteers, serve as IT support for offices.

Job Duties:

  • Serve as administrative support to Area Extension Director including preparation and management of county budget, including all required reports and updates for 2 separate county contracts plus several grants (Americorps, Tree ReLeaf, Melwood Job Training, etc); make referrals to program areas, represent UMEPGC to county agencies and NGOs, serve as liaison to counties and University of MD for specified tasks. Coordinate with UME administration to meet the needs of staff and volunteers.

  • Overall management of EAC accounts including reconciliation of accounts; advise on FSNE, Master Gardener, 4-H, Ag Marketing, EFNEP purchases; advise other Administrative Assistants regarding accounting practices, office procedures, computer issues, budgeting.

  • Ordering of supplies, management of University accounts including credit card purchases, travel, equipment, procurement (some involving contracts), postage; work with Business Manager on the preparation of contracts for temporary and part-time employees.

  • Preparation of confidential correspondence and reports, including personnel actions and evaluations.

  • Coordinate, advise and train new administrative employees; orient all new employees in designated areas. Staff coordination to ensure office coverage.



    Bachelors degree
    Two years experience in administrative staff work.
    Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal

    education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience

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Position 103398
Program Management Specialist

requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of

This position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check. Employment contingent upon

successful completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record Check.


Knowledge and experience to analyze and manage Kuali Financial system and Quickbooks. Compile and generate fiscal and program reports; be responsive to requests and work needs

relating to organization’s operations.
Knowledge of UME Extension procurement, finance, contracts, and all other business

functions required by extension field offices. ..Ability to work with diverse people with varying backgrounds, knowledge and skill levels both within UME & UMD and outside agencies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations; to present ideas and information clearly and concisely both, orally and in writing.

Perform mathematical computations.
Project a professional and positive image, using effective oral and written presentations. Handle sensitive situations with required confidentiality and communicate information

through the appropriate channels.

Physical Demands of the Position: This is an office position, but occasional travel and driving to meetings is required. This position is primarily sedentary work with occasional physical exertion to lift or move paper boxes or files weighing up to 15 pounds. Repetitive typing motions involved. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas. Hearing is required to perceive information. Visual acuity necessary to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data, figures, and presentations, reviewing forms documents for accuracy and thoroughness, viewing a computer terminal, and observing general surroundings and activities. The worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will commensurate with experience, with base salary of $38,204.00 per year. The University offers an extensive benefits package.

Applications: All candidates must submit their applications online at for position #103398.

Closing Date: June 26, 2019

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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