Collaboration and Outreach Coordinator

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, College Park, is hiring a collaboration and outreach coordinator (University rank: Faculty Specialist or Senior Faculty Specialist) to work with the ICONS Project, START’s in-house simulation and wargaming team, across its full portfolio of projects.

The ICONS Project creates simulations and scenario-driven exercises to advance participants’ understanding of complex problems and strengthen their ability to make decisions, navigate crises, think strategically, and negotiate collaboratively. ICONS develops and manages the ICONSnet software platform for hosting role-play simulations, computational models, wargames, and scientific research on topics affecting democracy, security, and prosperity.

This is a full‐time position, with an initial term of 12 months (starting in Summer 2024), with potential for renewal given availability of funding. The salary range is $65,000 to $85,000 per year depending on qualifications. ICONS is a small team, so the individual hired for this position will have a broad range of responsibilities. The primary set of responsibilities will be to understand, engage, organize, strengthen, and grow ICONS’s networks of stakeholders to further ICONS’ mission and attract revenue at larger scales. The main metric for success in this role will be growth in the number of people using ICONS simulations, collaborating with the ICONS team on research and sim development, and engaging with the team across ICONS’s full range of activities and issues areas. The secondary set of responsibilities is more administrative in nature: project management, customer service, oversight of the internship program, research support on projects and proposals, and other forms of administrative support.