Associate Director

Do Good Institute

The Associate Director is the second highest senior executive at the Do Good Institute, which serves as the catalyst to transform the University of Maryland into the nation’s first Do Good Campus, where students are inspired to take action and spur innovations and solutions that tackle today’s social issues. The Institute aims to establish the University of Maryland as a globally-recognized, 21st century institution for research, philanthropy, social innovation and nonprofit leadership. This position reports to the Levenson Family Chair who is also Director of the Do Good Institute. This Associate Director position leads all Do Good Campus programs and partnerships for students and alums across College Park’s 14 schools and colleges. The Associate Director further manages all financial and human capital operations as well as all strategic planning and the communications team for the Institute.

This position is expected to directly supervise multiple supervisors and numerous staff members as well as numerous part-time staff and full-time Graduate Assistants in the deployment of DGI’s mission. The Associate Director works to establish the Do Good Institute, the School of Public Policy, and the University of Maryland as the global destination for doing good, nonprofit leadership, philanthropy, and social innovation. The Associate Director also manages relationships with external organizations and prominent supporters that foster partnerships designed to attract high caliber and diverse individuals to experiences that empower them to do good in ways they never imagined possible.

With the expectations outlined above, this position’s duties include leading the design of the Institute’s strategic direction as well as program development and implementation. Other duties include leading significant staff management; the Institute’s overall budget and finances; strategic human capital growth, management, and deployment; and major donor stewardship and partnership development.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate degree required
  • At least five years of work experience required
  • Experience supervising one or more employees required
  • Experience managing one or more budgets required
  • Experience with nonprofit leadership and management, philanthropy, and social innovation required
  • Fundraising experience with a record of results required


  • University experience preferred
  • List of References (no emails sent from system)
  • Proven record developing external and internal partnerships preferred
  • A track record of excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities preferred
  • A track record of problem solving preferred
  • Excellent communication, presentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills preferred
  • A track record of successfully working with and supporting diverse constituencies, including faculty, staff, students and administrators in units across campus as well as external stakeholders and partners preferred
  • Experience handling sensitive and confidential information preferred

Detailed information about benefits offered by the University of Maryland can be found online here

Salary based on qualifications and experience

Physical Demands
Required to stand, walk and sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or controls; reach with hands and arms. Regularly required to stoop, kneel, bend, crouch and lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Best Consideration

Campus Information
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Diversity Statement
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References (no emails sent from system)

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Opportunity type



Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Job function

  • General Management
  • People/Human Resources
  • Project/ Program Management
  • Strategy

Areas of impact

  • Social Sector
  • Social Entrepreneurship