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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

The Department of Human Genetics in the Medical School is seeking an experienced professional to provide administrative support to the Genetic Counseling Master's program. The position is responsible for the management of recruitment, admissions and matriculation activities. This position regularly interacts with current and prospective graduate students, faculty, Medical School and University Departments.


-Advise prospective and current students and faculty on admissions policy, program requirements, financial assistance and other policy matters.

-Manage the processing of student applications, including third party vendor relationships, responding to general applicant questions on requirements, and initial application review.

-Act as liaison with faculty admission committees and manage candidate visits and admission offers.

-Administer student admissions and matriculation process including coordination with other University Offices such as Rackham and Office of Financial Aid

-Provide orientation and administrative support to current graduates in university and departmental policies and procedures.

-Implement and manage recruitment strategies and activities.

-Analyze admissions, student data, and financial data and present analysis to faculty and department administrator for further consideration.

-Coordinate work-study student activities related to recruitment and admissions processes.

-Provide administrative support related to academics, clinical teaching and accreditation activities as assigned.


Required Qualifications*

-Associate degree and a minimum of four years work experience in a higher education setting in an academic/student services area.

-Relevant experience in a role requiring confidentiality, timeliness, customer service, organization, prioritization, troubleshooting, and working independently to successfully achieve results.

-Excellent computer skills and experience with web-based systems, work processing, databases, and basic spreadsheets.

-Strong customer service and excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

-Demonstrative ability to work well within a team as well as independently; ability to exercise independent judgment when necessary and employ basic reasoning skills

-Strong attention to detail and proofreading skills

-Demonstrative data and quantitative analysis skills

-Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities and ability to prioritize accordingly

-Ability to work in a fast paced team environment

-Ability to relate well with diverse students, faculty and staff

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelors degree preferred and experience working with University of Michigan student systems and Rackham Graduate School policies and procedures.  Strong quantitative and data manipulation and analysis skills.  Experience developing analytical reports and writing queries in business objects.  Demonstrated knowledge of student financial aid policies and processes.

Work Schedule

This is a 20 hour per week position working Monday - Friday.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

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.