Position Description

Assistant Program Associate


Established in 1997, the College Park City-University Partnership is a non-profit community development corporation whose Board of Directors represent key officials from the City of College Park and the University of Maryland. Its purpose is to promote and support commercial revitalization, community development, quality housing opportunities, a walkable community, and strong public education in the City of College Park while continuing to strengthen ties between the City and the University.


The Assistant Program Associate reports to the Executive Director and is part of a 3-person team responsible for implementing strategic and operational goals of the organization. This includes, but is not limited to, implementing the current University District 2020 Vision Plan and future plans. More information on the Partnership’s work can be found at www.collegeparkpartnership.org.


  • Drive implementation of the 2020 Vision with independence, while working under direction of the Executive Director, and collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, as well as assist in strategic plan update.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the effectiveness of Strategy Area Committees:
    • Education
    • Public Safety
    • Transportation
    • Housing and Development
    • Sustainability
  • Support an excellent working relationship among the Partnership’s Board of Directors and staff, the Partnership’s sponsoring organizations and community stakeholders.
  • Promote the Partnership’s strategic direction, goals and priorities and present the Partnership to the community and stakeholders in a strong, positive light.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university.
  • Public or private community development experience, preferably with a higher education and local government partnership and experience related to some or all the five Strategy Areas noted above.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the organization’s mission.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in office programs and design software preferred.
  • Ability to organize and carryout events.
  • Ability to lead multiple on-going projects.
  • Goal-oriented, creative, adaptable and a proven ability to work effectively in collaboration with a diverse group of people.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work long and/or irregular hours.

Salary and Benefits

Total Compensation: Low to mid-$30’s, based on experience and skills. Can include benefits package with health and dental.

 How to Apply: For consideration, apply by August 19, 2019. Please send your resume, a cover letter that includes your relevant experience in any of the five areas of partnership initiatives identified above and 3 references to: Valerie Woodall, Senior Program Associate, vwoodall@collegeparkpartnership.org

Nondiscrimination: The Partnership does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of age, race, color, creed, pregnancy, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical characteristic or other unlawful basis of discrimination.

Position Available: Assistant Program Associate