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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Graduate Education, work on initiatives in the College of LSA, particularly focusing on recruitment of prospective graduate students, support of initiatives that improve the experiences of graduate students, and provide high-level engagement to LSA graduate programs. Assist with projects on behalf of LSA Associate Deans, as well as staff and faculty in LSA graduate programs, staff in Rackham, and other campus units.  

Serve as a resource for department staff and faculty, solving complex problems related to student academics, funding, and general student affairs issues;  assist with graduate student services staff organization and coordinate related programming; coordinate the New Degree Program process; assist with launch of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives for LSA Graduate Education, collaborating with Rackham, LSA departments, and other units, working with event planners on events, and participating in all aspects of DEI outreach and activities.

Assist in the recruitment of prospective graduate students by working with departments and Rackham on recruitment strategies, collaborate with other UM school/college representatives on campus-wide recruitment activities, attend national recruitment events as needed.  

Convey college policy and information to faculty and staff in LSA units through written communications (email, PowerPoint, etc.) about new initiatives and administrative updates, and respond to requests for information; serve on committees and project groups as necessary; onboard new student services staff by providing orientation meetings, oversee  updates to email communication groups, and develop staff training materials; provide content for graduate education websites (faculty/student); collaborate with Rackham staff in various projects in graduate education.

Coordinate LSA Dean’s Office participation in Rackham Program Reviews, using several data points to prepare graduate program summaries for use by Associate Deans and Manager of Graduate Education in advance of meetings; run Business Objects queries for recruitment, admissions, ethics training reports, and current student information; maintain records for tuition-only fellowship program; track requests, create communications for awards, and follow up on payments for the Graduate Student On-campus Events Funding program; use a variety of methods to research solutions to questions from Associate Deans, staff and faculty in LSA units pertaining to graduate education; maintain records for a variety of Dean’s Office programs; coordinate ad hoc graduate information exchanges between LSA and Rackham; manage national survey and internal data collection; track information that flows in and out of Dean’s Office related to graduate education programs.

The target salary range for this position is $38,000-$46,000.  The actual salary offered may be higher based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Required Qualifications*

Must have an ability to exercise initiative, analytic skills, independent judgment, diplomacy, and a positive service-oriented attitude as well as excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Must have demonstrated ability to work well within a team. Strong attention to detail and proofreading skills are required. Excellent computer skills and experience with web-based systems, word processing, databases, data management, and basic spreadsheets are a must. Ability to relate well with diverse students, faculty, and staff.

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with 3-5 years of experience in an academic setting preferably at the University of Michigan.  Administrative experience in a University of Michigan graduate program is strongly desired.  Some knowledge of the academic goals and issues in graduate education, and understanding of issues of diversity in higher education.  At least two years’ experience and/or demonstrated proficiency with Windows operating systems, MS Office suite, Google suite, M-Pathways including Business Objects, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.  Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Google Calendar, and Google Drive (documents, spreadsheets and forms), Access and SharePoint.  An ability to create infographic presentations desired, as well as project management skills. Familiarity with, and ability to, communicate University, LSA, and Rackham policies, procedures, and programs, particularly as they relate to graduate students. Excellent work ethic and attendance pattern.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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