Academic Program Specialist - ESCCRC

Salisbury University   Salisbury, MD   Full-time     Education
Posted on August 2, 2022
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Academic Program Specialist - ESCCRC

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., an area with a culturally diverse population with rich cultural experiences.

Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Academic Program Specialist in the Eastern Shore Child Care Resource Center (ESCCRC). This position is housed in the Salisbury office of the ESCCRC.

Primary Job Duties:  Coordinate daily operations of the program to include administrative processes and communication in a busy office focusing on the professionalism of the early childhood field. This includes but is not limited to reconcile budget, keep financial records, maintain transcripts and process confidential information. Prepare materials for large groups, assist with scheduling, and take an active part in supporting the mission of the ESCCRC.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education related field. 1 year of administrative support. Computer skills appropriate to a busy office environment: word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet, and email.

Able to work weekends with notification if necessary, creative planning vision, and works well in a team setting. Strong support person who is willing to take initiative, and contribute to agency growth. General knowledge of business English, spelling, and grammar. General knowledge of and skill in the use of word processing, database, and spreadsheet software to produce documents and maintain information. Skill in performing basic mathematical computations. Ability to present statistical material in table, chart, or graph form. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks and assignments. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters with tact and discretion. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to operate computers and other office equipment. Ability to train, supervise, and evaluate personnel. 

Preferred Qualifications: Director of child care program preferred. Knowledge of MSDE requirements for training, credentialing and accreditation.

This is a full-time, nonexempt, Contingent II (contractual), position with a limited benefits package including medical, prescription, dental, paid leave, tuition remission, and more. Starting salary is $18.81 per hour, approximately $39,232.00 annually.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Applications received by August 22, 2022, will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

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