Several years ago, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) embarked on a new commitment to strengthen the pipeline that leads Baltimore's children to rewarding careers in cancer-related health care and research, with a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), under the umbrella of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) Scholar Program expansion to UMB was groundbreaking in that it recruited students younger – starting in 6th grade – than had previously been done, and UMB implemented the program at the local level. The Program's focus is identifying middle school students with an interest in science from three partner Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) and nurturing their academic and personal development throughout middle school and their academic careers.
UMB is currently recruiting for an Executive Director . The Executive Director leads the strategic direction and directs the day-to-day operations of UMB's CURE program. She/he will be responsible for planning, implementing, directing and coordinating the program. This position will work closely with the community to direct the program with constant dialogue and feedback regarding its design and implementation. The Executive Director must possess passion for empowering and advancing children and positively influencing young minds within the Baltimore community.
UMB 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.
Designs and directs the strategic direction for the CURE Scholars Program, to include establishing achievable short and long range goals within the existing framework; identifies key stakeholders and target groups and secure their support; and create program content and delivery methods.
Creates and implements the admissions process for newly selected scholars and scholar recruitment and retention plans with incentives for longitudinal success.
Develops and oversees plan to recruit, train, and retain teachers.
Supervises and manages daily programming for scholars, ensuring a rigorous and engaging curriculum.
Creates and implements recruitment and retention strategies for mentors.
Develops and oversees family and community engagement planning, including home visits and opportunities for all family members to engage with UMB's Office of Community Engagement and Community Engagement Center.
Develops and oversees all communications, social media, and marketing for the program, often working with the UMB Office of Communications and Public Affairs; oversees the content and production of multiple promotional videos and the
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About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.