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Job Summary

Department Summary

Center for Campus Involvement  (

The Center for Campus Involvement (CCI) in University Unions within Student Life at the University of Michigan is a dynamic, student-focused department that serves all undergraduate and graduate students through student programs, student services, and student development. Through meaningful involvement, CCI creates transformative experiences, a vibrant community, and lifelong memories for University of Michigan students. CCI recognizes and supports over 1,400 student organizations through education, advising, advocacy and services. CCI also implements hundreds of social, educational, cultural, and recreational programs each year, focused on building community within and beyond University Unions’ facilities.

University Unions (

University Unions is a self-funded auxiliary enterprise which serves the campus through its three historic unions (Michigan Union, Michigan League, Pierpont Commons), academic meeting and dining facility (Palmer Commons), Center for Campus Involvement (over 1,400 student organizations and hundreds of programs), and works in close partnership with Conferences & Event Services and Michigan Dining to provide student-focused and customer-oriented service to the campus community. Total budget volume for University Unions approximates $20 million. University Unions directly employs over 80 regular staff and 250 student staff.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan has developed a five-year strategic plan for creating a vibrant, diverse and inclusive campus in which every individual has the opportunity to be heard, to contribute and to excel. As part of the strategic plan, the Center for Campus Involvement, a student-focused department within University Unions, is hiring a Program Manager to provide strategic leadership and consultation for diversity, equity, and inclusion to maximize student success across three functional areas and set of essential responsibilities – Student Development, Student Programs, and Student Services. The Program Manager will implement Center for Campus Involvement (CCI), University Unions (UU), and Student Life (SL) unit collaborations and partnerships using best practice and data-driven decision-making to strengthen the capacity of existing initiatives that foster identity awareness, cultural and ally competence, student organization leadership development, student access to involvement resources and opportunities, and a more inclusive campus climate.


Student Life Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Partnerships (40%)

  • Create a sustainable infrastructure by collaborating with other Student Life units to build capacity for all student organizations and student leaders in the areas of social justice, identity development, cultural competence, ally development, and intergroup relations.

  • Develop, implement and facilitate diversity, equity, and inclusion curriculum for trainings and workshops for students and their organizations in collaboration with other Student Life units and departments.

  • Utilize multiple mediums (in-person, online) to provide education and advance DEI work with student organizations.

  • Refine curriculum based on benchmarking, literature review and professional networking to ensure best practice.

  • Continually assess the effectiveness of learning and development programs in delivering on Student Life learning outcomes.

  • Represent CCI in partnerships and collaborations with other Student Life units or on Student Life initiatives, such as the First Year Experience (FYE) Initiative.

  • Cultivate collaborative, positive, and productive relationships among and between CCI and University colleagues, with an emphasis on creating a unified co-curricular student experience.

Strategic Leadership for Campus Involvement Initiatives (40%)

  • Collaborate on support for identity-specific student organizations and identify gaps (i.e., faith-based groups) and support needed.

  • Consult and collaborate with the ongoing work and goals of the CCI Inclusive Excellence Team, an internal staff group focused on supporting continuous improvement across all functional areas.

  • Provide guidance for student leaders that empowers them to lead their programs, organizations and achieve desired outcomes.

  • Advance strengths and emotional intelligence as student leader capacities for inclusion.

  • Foster atmosphere of student growth and well being through engaging students in reflective practice and self-discovery.

  • Partner with staff to implement a robust student organization leadership development plan, engaging emerging and experienced student leaders, focused on leadership for social change.

  • Maintain shared responsibility for the direction and strategic goals of the department, and serve as an active member of the CCI team.

Community Development within University Unions (20%)

  • Develop and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development for full-time staff and student employees.

  • Support the growth of community within UU facilities, focused on student access, advocacy, and inclusion.

  • Partner with students and staff to strengthen students’ stories within University Unions.

  • Collaborate with staff to create an intentional plan for student life within UU facilities and across campus spaces.

Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in relevant field: Higher Education, Social Sciences, Social Work

  • A general understanding of Student Life philosophy and commitment to student development

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, or relevant field preferred (Social Work, Higher Education, Counseling, etc.) 

  • Five years or more of professional experience (including graduate program work experience)

  • Facilitation and teaching experience in areas of social justice education

  • Knowledge of leadership skills needed to operate with a Higher Education Student Life context

  • Possess or be willing to develop skills to work across Student Life to build upon our collective strength in providing developmental support for students

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE:  Actual salary commensurate with experience, education and equity factors.

Position Criteria

  • Demonstrated learning and/or work in the area of intercultural competence, social justice education and social identity development.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work cooperatively with others in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to accomplish tasks autonomously and efficiently. Strong administrative and organizational skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication.

  • Direct experience, understanding and engagement with issues impacting diverse populations and those who have experience oppression, specifically in areas of race/ethnicity.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, ideologies, populations, including personal and social orientations (e.g. nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, and other social identities)

  • Experience working with student organizations in an advisory capacity.

  • Ability to set expectations and achieve results while contributing to the larger unit goals & mission.  

  • Flexible work schedule required for occasional weekend and evening programs.

Financial/Budgetary Responsibility

General Fund and Auxiliary Fund program expenses

Working conditions

Flexible work schedule required for occasional weekend and evening programs

Direct reports

Potential for student or staff supervision as the organization evolves


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.