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Job Summary

The Law School, founded in 1859, is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and a long time pioneer in preparing its students for the global practice of law.  It has stood at the forefront of global legal education through its faculty, one third of whom teach in international, comparative, and foreign law; a student body keenly interested in global legal practice; a 150-year history of engagement with foreign legal institutions and students; a path-breaking required course for all students in transnational law; an extremely selective graduate LLM and SJD program for foreign students; clinical opportunities to work on transnational problems; a large network of alumni around the world in leading legal, policy, business, and academic positions; long-term institutional ties with major foreign law schools, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations; numerous programs and fellowships for study and work abroad; and close integration with other schools and departments of the University of Michigan focusing on international studies.


The University of Michigan Law School is seeking applications from exceptional individuals for the position of Reporting and Certification Manager.

The Reporting and Certification Manager will serve as an integral member of the Office of Student Records team. The office facilitates course registration, examinations, and degree audits. It also maintains student records and provides curriculum and student record data as appropriate to internal and external requestors, including state bar licensing agencies. The Reporting and Certification Manager will have the primary responsibility of overseeing data gathering and reporting for the Law School using Business Objects queries and other database-driven information. This person will also oversee the management of the student record system for approximately 1000 active records and 30,000+ graduate records. This task will involve working toward creating a digital student record management system. Finally, the selected candidate will oversee the bar certification process for the February and July bar exams.

In addition to the sole responsibilities for this position, this new staff member will also be engaged in duties with other members of the Office of Student Records, which include:

  • Ensuring student compliance with Law School academic requirements and policies as established by the faculty.
  • Assisting with the registration process, as needed.
  • Providing key exam administration support for the fall and winter exam periods (e.g., assisting with the printing and reconciliation of exams, preparing exam materials, etc.).
  • Ensuring that proper entries are made into the MPathways system.
  • Updating office web pages and the Law School’s Photo Directory.
  • Providing administrative office support, as needed.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least two years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Intermediate to advanced-level user of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and Access.
  • Strong technical troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work independently and exercise initiative and excellent analytical judgment.
  • Proficient at setting priorities, working simultaneously on numerous tasks, and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, efficient with attention to details.
  • Fast, independent learner able to navigate policy and technology.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • Diplomatic and discrete.
  • Experience in a professional team oriented environment with a deep commitment to customer service.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Writing and running queries in Business Objects and/or other database querying interfaces.
  • Comfortable using the Student Administration panels in MPathways.
  • Experience in academic advising/counseling in higher education.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field.

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.