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Interested candidates must apply through the UM Jobs website ( A cover letter, not to exceed one page, which should explain why you are applying for the position, is required.

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Job Summary

LSA Development, Marketing and Communications (DMC) joyfully creates a culture of giving and engagement for the nation’s preeminent public liberal arts college. LSA Scholarship Office and the Kessler Presidential Scholars Program seeks a candidate for a split position as a Student Engagement Coordinator (SEC). This position provides direct administrative support with administrative functions including but not limited to communications and programming that help scholarship student cohorts and individual scholarship recipients at all levels understand the value of the student-donor relationship and philanthropy. This person will collaborate with program leadership, participate in strategic planning process and measures to ensure student programs and outcomes align with college and donor expectations. This position will support the development, implementation and review of community building programs for student scholarship cohorts including but not limited to the Kessler Presidential Scholar Program.

The SEC will extend visibility of programs throughout the College, build leadership and identity within scholarship cohorts and provide insight, ideas, and support related to serving students.


  • Increase student awareness and engagement with LSA Scholarship Office and Kessler Scholars Program initiatives (including but not limited to mentoring, service programs, leadership opportunities, student/donor networking and mentoring, student philanthropy and affinity), resources and communities that demonstrate the significance of donor support to the College of LSA Scholarship Program and the continuum of the cycle of giving
  • Manage Scholarship Office and  Kessler Scholars Program social media platforms by creating and sharing relevant content to support scholarship cohorts including Kessler Scholars
  • Support Scholarship Program efforts by engaging departments, students, and programs to maximize exposure and strengthen the student engagement programs across the College
  • Provide support for LSA Scholarship Office and Kessler Scholars Program activities and events as necessary, including student cohort organizations
  • Assist Kessler Scholarship Program and LSA Scholarship Office with informational events, meetings, student interviews and departmental programming/presentations
  • Conduct or lead student and parent focused scholarship informational presentations
  • Assess opportunities to leverage their college experience (success and connections) throughout their lifetime
  • Manage the student thank you letter process for all scholarships including incoming and outgoing student communications, collecting and recording responses, tracking participation and sharing results with DMC
  • Coordinate communications for student service requirements, track and report student volunteer hours and verify participation
  • Assist with student meetings directed to review academic requirements related to scholarship eligibility and promote positive academic outcomes through support and services
  • Provide assistance as needed with online scholarship application workflow and review for funding programs within the LSA Scholarship Office
  • Utilize AcademicWorks and University databases, processes and other technology to provide reporting for strategic planning, and program assessment
  • Initial contact for walk-ins, incoming calls from prospective and current students and parents
  • Demonstrates initiative developing student programming trends and research through regional/national professional associations, professional development, publications, etc.
  • Participate in and/or lead appropriate student cohort and student organization meetings
  • Represent the LSA Scholarship Office at internal and external functions as needed
  • Complete other projects and duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • An Associate’s degree and at least 1 year of experience working in a higher education setting
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with students, faculty, administrators individually or in a group setting
  • Experience in creating, leading, implementing, and/or managing student directed programming
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to working with culturally diverse groups
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure
  • Significant experience and comfort with Microsoft Office Suite, social media platforms, Google Drive, and the ability to learn and adapt to upgrades and new software applications
  • Exceptional organization, communication, presentation/public speaking, and interpersonal skills
  • Discretion and an ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Strong consensus building skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 year experience in a student service related position within higher education
  • Ability to interpret student financial aid information and determine appropriate funding for assigned scholarship program applicants
  • Passion for the University of Michigan and the liberal arts
  • Working knowledge of the University organizational policies, rules, and regulations is desired
  • Experience within a higher education advancement organization
  • Working knowledge of MPathways including but not limited to, Student Financials, Financial Aid, Student Records, and Imaging
  • Experience with or a working knowledge of the Academicworks scholarship management application

Additional Information

The target salary range for this position is low to mid 30s. Actual salary offered will depend on qualifications of selected candidate,

Note: This position will require some evening and weekend work.

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.