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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.  Candidates who fail to meet this requirement will not be considered for the position.

Job Summary

The Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) is a Michigan Learning Community within the College of Literature, Science and the Arts designed to develop outstanding scholars at the University of Michigan. The program offers intensive and holistic advising (academic, personal, and financial), pre-professional advising, credit-bearing, intensive, introductory courses in select disciplines, a summer bridge program, tutoring services, skills workshops, first year interest groups, and other enrichment activities appropriate to a highly diverse group of students. The major objective of CSP is to retain and graduate students who, with intensive support and encouragement, will persist and graduate at the same outstanding rate for which the University of Michigan is known.

You can learn more about CSP and the Summer Bridge Program at


Administer Bridge Programs

  • Create and manage student cohort model
  • Design and implement Summer Bridge Scholars orientation programs, including parent orientation
  • Develop communications to all admitted Summer Bridge Scholars Program prior to, and during their time in the Summer Bridge Scholars Program
  • Manage all events, campus connections, and programming during the summer half term for all Summer Bridge Scholars
  • Work closely with University Housing staff to coordinate all aspects that impact the residential component of the Bridge programs
  • Develop and manage the application process for Bridge Scholars PLUS and Bridge Second Summer
  • Teach the membership course for all admitted Bridge Scholars PLUS students
  • Continue the expansion of Bridge Programs from a 2-year academic success program to a 4-year academic success program, including spring and summer terms
  • Design and implement an effective series of academic and cultural events and workshops throughout the year
  • Assist the CSP Business Manager in the development and monitoring of operating and programming budgets for all Bridge programs
  • Work closely with Development, Marketing, and Communications (DMC) office to ensure proper stewardship of external Bridge Programs donations
  • Collect data for all parts of Bridge Programs and disaggregate data and create reports for the Director of the Comprehensive Studies Program and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts’ Dean’s Office
  • Develop and evaluate a LSA Winter Bridge cohort model for first term students beginning in winter term

Hiring, Supervision and Staff Development

  • Supervise the Bridge Programs Assistant
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate staff including Peer Advisors (PA), Residential Coordinators (RC), and Academic Coaches (AC)
  • Recruit and train faculty and Alumni mentors

Administer CSP Summer Program

  • Work closely with CSP leadership team to develop, implement, and manage, a cohort model for the incoming CSP summer admitted students (non-bridge), including programming and appropriate staffing

Cultivate University Relationships

  • Represent CSP and the Bridge programs to various campus partners including Student Life, Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion, and Academic Affairs, Office of the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, Michigan Learning Communities and others
  • Summer Bridge Scholars Program and CSP Summer outreach and recruiting in collaboration with the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (OUA) with the goal of admitting prospective students and reducing “melt.”
  • Represent CSP and Bridge Programs at recruiting events on and off campus
  • Work closely with the Center for Global Intercultural Study (CGIS) to sustain the LSA passport program for Bridge Scholars
  • Work closely with the opportunity HUB to develop internship and career placement opportunities for first-senior year Bridge Scholars
  • Work closely with LSA Scholarships Office to ensure proper administration of the Bridge Second Summer Scholarship, and all other future scholarship programs

General Administrative Duties

  • Manage strategic planning of Bridge Programs, including development of bridge program staff models
  • Work with the Associate Directors for Instruction and Advising to establish education and advising models for Bridge scholars
  • Provide timely updates on Bridge Scholars PLUS and CSP Summer for all CSP staff, faculty, and community partners
  • Exercise initiative in the ongoing efforts of the CSP organization to improve quality of service
  • Serve on CSP committees as required
  • Reconcile expenses for employees


Required Qualifications*

Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and university administrative experience; 3-5 years of progressive program administrative/coordination experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal and customer services skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate with a diverse group of people; ability to work both independently and in teams; ability to lead and develop teams; experience with public speaking; strong organizational skills, with attention to accuracy and detail; excellent computer skills.

Desired Qualifications*

Exemplary work ethic and job performance that exceeds standard levels of expectation; strong administrative experience, including projecting and managing budgets; capacity for exercising initiative and innovation; awareness of the developmental process experienced by college students; familiarity with the college student developmental process and the college environment; ability to equip students with the skills to define educational goals and strategies for achievement; demonstrated experience fostering and articulating the vision and goals of liberal arts academic advising and education.

Work Schedule

40 hours per week, full-time.  Monday through Friday.  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Hours negotiable based on unit need.

NOTE:  This position will require occasional evening and weekend hours.

Additional Information

The salary range for this position is $57,500 to $70,000 annually.  A higher salary may be possible for well-qualified candidates.

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.