The University Of Maryland, Baltimore is seeking an Advisor to the President.  This position is responsible for providing professional, high-level staffing of the president and his agenda on a daily basis.  The tasks included are planning and coordinating long- and short-term projects in the university’s priority areas; and acting as a liaison between the president’s executive office and others, particularly on internal, oftentimes confidential, matters requiring tact, discretion, and judgment. 


The position will work closely with the Vice President and Chief Communications Officer/Special Assistant to the President and the Senior Director of Leadership Communications to ensure efficient and seamless continuum of support for the President.  This position will be privy to specialized, sensitive, and private confidential information, conversations, and communications.


President’s Office

Jay A. Perman, MD, became the sixth president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) in July 2010. UMB is Maryland’s only public health, law, and human services university.

Dr. Perman is strengthening UMB’s role in improving the health and well-being of its closest neighbors. In 2013, he established the Center for Community-Based Engagement and Learning to expand UMB’s scholarly work on behalf of children and families in West Baltimore. He subsequently inaugurated the Office of Community Engagement to coordinate UMB’s varied outreach projects—again, with special emphasis on West Baltimore—and to leverage resources so that the University may respond quickly and effectively to identified community needs.

UMB delivers more than $40 million each year in uncompensated care to the citizens of Maryland. The University’s students, faculty, and staff contribute 2 million hours of service annually, providing programming that improves Marylanders’ health and wellness, advances justice, promotes economic development, and strengthens families and communities.

The University offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and 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.


Essential Functions:

Provide assistance and support to the president by planning, developing, and coordinating long- and short-term, often complex, projects.  Prepare status reports on project plans, progress, and results of activities. 

Support the president by overseeing external commitments, facilitating access to the president, and coordinating projects and initiatives.

Act as a liaison with external constituencies including city and state government officials, Board of Regents, University System of Maryland president colleagues, community and corporate leaders, Board of Trustee members, alumni and others.

Prepare briefing materials for presidential meetings; participate in meetings and provide after-meeting briefings and updates to relevant leadership.  Attend meetings with the president as well as represent the president at meetings.

Collect data or research on topics internally or externally related to the needs of the president and president’s office staff and present findings in a manner for executive level reporting.

Perform other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education:   Master’s degree.

Experience:  Eight (8) years of higher education, health care, non-profit, or state government experience. Occasional travel, as well as evening and weekend work may be required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Based on the access to private, sensitive and confidential information, the selected candidate must be of unimpeachable integrity and function within the strictest of confidence.

Skill in exercising initiative, resourcefulness, and sound judgment with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.

High energy, a very positive attitude, orientation to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Exceptionally strong writing and editing abilities.

Effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts.  Write and present information in a clear and concise way.  Interpret and understand written information and be able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.

Reach compromise and consensus to influence and negotiate. Ability to manage conflict, and work well with a diverse community of colleagues and constituents.


Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience

If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.