The Choice Program at UMBC provides mentoring and advocacy services to young people -- primarily Black and Latinx -- throughout central Maryland. We utilize a community-based, family-centered approach in order to promote quality outcomes for young people and families. We engage in a collaborative process of service: where young people set goals for themselves and are held accountable by supportive adults along the way. Our approach to youth development is grounded in applied critical race theory and culturally responsive, trauma-informed, restorative practices. We strive to be an anti-racist organization grounded in several core values: holistic development, the belief in humans, dismantling hierarchies, and youth-centeredness.
The Choice Program's Personnel Coordinator is a key member of the Personnel & Staffing team. The Personal Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment and onboarding of AmeriCorps Members and helps shape both the direct service and culture of the organization.
The Personnel Coordinator leads development, implementation, and management of the lifecycle of the recruitment process for all Choice AmeriCorps members (roughly 33 members annually) and assists with full-time staff including:
Taking the lead in recruitment for incoming AmeriCorps members (sourcing, screening, interviewing candidates and managing candidate contact in the PageUp personnel management system);
Implementing and shaping recruiting policies to ensure that our recruitment efforts control for bias, and align our organizational values and the tenets of anti-racism;
Marketing the program and finding creative ways to reach potential recruits (marketing materials, job posting language, social media content and engagement);
Representing Choice's mission, culture, and community at events, job fairs, etc.;
Preparing and maintaining personnel records including closeout of AmeriCorps records in egrants reporting system;
Enforcing staffing policies;
Building relationships with external partners (community groups, college departments, partner organizations) for the purpose of recruiting a diverse pool of candidates for AmeriCorps and staff positions;
Advising managers and employees on personnel and staffing policies and procedures;
Participating in organizational leadership activities including shared leadership of staff development activities, and participation in the organization's operations team activities;
Evaluating and revising the recruitment and selection processes as needed;
Supporting managers with training, evaluation, and report writing as needed;
Assisting staff and AmeriCorps members with navigating personnel concerns;
Facilitating the StoryTelling and Recruitment (STAR), a monthly organizational task team that is charged with visioning around recruitment, marketing, storytelling, and the creation of our alumni newsletter;
Performing other duties as assigned.
Note: Please note that The Choice Program has suspended all in-person contact until further notice. All services and activities are currently taking place virtually. In-person services are expected to resume during the Fall 2021 semester.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor's Degree;
One year (two or more preferred) of experience in Human Resources or Human Services;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Position requires use of automobile and a valid driver's license.
Due to the nature of the work flow and level of responsibility, this individual may be required to go beyond a 40-hour work week. The position may require limited travel. Evening and weekend work may be required occasionally.
Direct service experience in Human Services;
Ability and experience demonstrating respect, fairness, patience and efficiency when interacting with community members, employees and partners;
Ability to identify and/or anticipate a problem and, when appropriate, identify solutions and implement a course of action;
Strong attention to detail and quality;
Ability to effectively network with others;
Ability to work independently.
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by June 20, 2021(applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Note: This is a grant-funded position wherein employment is contingent upon renewal of the grant
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UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits.
Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Internal Number: 493375
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.