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Job Summary

The Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) offers an opportunity for engagement with fulltime professionals with a range of student affairs/academic affairs and K12 outreach experience. OAMI provides an opportunity to be involved in a small dynamic, friendly work environment that values innovation, collaboration and flexibility. We seek an intern who is self-motivated, energetic and willing to challenge themselves to grow in the profession. We are seeking an employee to join our team to assist with the design and planning for GEAR UP? a precollege program.

If you want to be a part of a program that really makes a difference in schools, this could be the job for you. University of Michigan GEAR UP provides college readiness programming to a cohort of students as they matriculate from 7th grade through their freshman year in college. In partnership with other institutions we work with school communities to provide the best academic, social and personal skills for post-secondary readiness. As the GEAR UP office assistant, you will support the Project Director and other coordinating staff by keeping up with routine office tasks and projects.

This position includes assisting the Director, and program staff with GEAR UP events, projects by preparing necessary materials, annotating articles and working on projects and presentations. Responsibilities include completing reading assignments and producing scholarly summaries, data entry, transcribe data for research projects, organize and maintain electronic and paper filing and storage systems, perform errands that assist general functions, answering telephones, greet and assist office guests, forward inquiries to appropriate staff, update/modify complex excel sheets, copy materials, create files and folders, running errands, and other tasks as assigned. The employee may also be assigned to other projects that support the work of the OAMI including providing administrative support for general, day to day operations of the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives.

Required Qualifications*

We seek an intern who is self-motivated, energetic and willing to grow in the profession. A successful candidate will have stron communication skills. Must be capable of exercising initiative and possess a positive service oriented attitude and follow through to plan, organize and manage a diverse workload with excellent attention to detail, and an ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner. Consistent attendance, dependability, and punctuality and reliability are essential. Some college and experience in an office setting are necessary. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are expected. Familiarity with multiple Internet browsers and effective Internet research abilities, organization, resourceful, flexible in a changing environment, and willing to learn new things. Must demonstrate the ability to undertake multiple tasks at the same time and be able to prioritize among those multiple projects with a high value placed on detail and accuracy. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are preferred. Employee in this position must be able to take initiative and think creatively in order to solve problems with minimal supervision. Good communication skills and commitment to demonstrating exceptional office etiquette are needed. 

Additional Information

For more information about the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), please visit us at http://www.oami.umich.edu. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE SEND YOUR RESUME AND THE HOURS YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO WORK MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM TO LHELAIRE@UMICH.EDU

This is a 15 to 20 hours per week position.

Compensation $12.00/hour to $15.00/hour

Time Frame: April – August 31, 2017

Contact Person: Lumas Helaire

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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