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How to Apply

Interested candidates must apply through the UM Jobs website ( A cover letter, not to exceed one page, is required and must answer the following questions:

Please explain how your past experience relates to this position.

Please share your values regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single electronic document. Candidates who are not in compliance with these requests will not be considered.

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 Programs seek to advance student diversity, leadership and philanthropy by recruiting high achieving, motivated undergraduates to the nation’s preeminent public liberal arts college and increasing retention by providing access to scholarships and experiential learning. We seek a Scholarship Coordinator who will be responsible for managing our scholarship funding and budget process, manage several major scholarship programs, support the scholarship team, and serve as a contact for college department and program staff.


Fund and Application Systems Management

Create and maintain accurate scholarship files

Process, amend, and add new gifts into application system and scholarship files

Reconcile and report the operating budget for all LSA Scholarship accounts

Maintain accurate weekly and monthly accounting of scholarship activity

Maintain and update AcademicWorks scholarship application system

Coordinate application systems management with LSA Scholarship Office and LSA Opportunity Hub

Create scholarship applications, update student information, add scholarship funds, set-up reviewer groups, award and track students, manage award cycles, and edit and send messages within system

Serve as first point-of-contact with AcademicWorks regarding upgrades and system questions

Scholarship Coordination and Administration

Review and interpret student financial aid packages and enter student awards in M-Pathways

Access Student Records to view transcripts and applications

Issue disbursement overrides for funds

Manage and award LSA Spring/Summer Scholarship Program

Collaborate with LSA departments, including Program in the Environment, Biological Station, Camp Davis, Semester in Detroit, Bridge Second Summer, and others

Assist in administration of LSA Emergency Scholarship Program

Meet with students experiencing financial hardship

Assist with all scholarship communications for all LSA Scholarship Programs

4-Year Scholarships, Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter, Transfer, Study Abroad, and Emergency programs

Office and Department Liaison

Draft and edit LSA Scholarship website content

Meet with prospective and current students and parents seeking scholarship information, and provide assistance and referrals as needed

Document and update LSA Scholarship standard policies, procedures, and processes

Serve as liaison for inquiries from fundraisers regarding scholarship and student inquiries

Represent LSA Scholarship Office in meetings with LSA Development, Marketing, and Communications, Departments, and Programs as needed

Stay apprised of state/national issues and best practices in scholarships, financial aid, and student development. Stay apprised of changes in College and University policies associated with financial aid and student life. Attend training sessions and represent the LSA Scholarship Office as needed.

Attend and support LSA Scholarship events as needed

Supervision Exercised:

Will coordinate the work of some temporary staff/students, student volunteers.

Required Qualifications*

Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience in a higher education setting. 

Experience working with sensitive and confidential data.

Ability to interpret student financial aid packages and transcripts.

Experience updating web content and departmental policies.

Experience coordinating student activities and/or volunteers.

Strong writing skills.

Demonstrated ability to work in team environments.

Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively  with students, faculty, administrators and student organizations.

Results driven, solution-oriented and strong consensus building skills.

Ability to organize and coordinate a diverse workload with attention to detail, and meet deadlines. 

Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and implement changes.

Demonstrated commitment to helping students and sensitive to issues of diversity.

Passion for student success and supporting access and opportunity to diverse student populations.

Capacity to use independent judgment, diplomacy, and maintain confidentiality with a positive service-oriented attitude. 

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. 

Experience with Google Drive (Docs, Spreadsheets, Slides), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), enterprise application system

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree. 

Three or more years of experience working in student services or student facing administrative position.

Experience in administering a scholarship program

Demonstrated experience developing and implementing student focused programming including communication planning, community building and implementing service and social student programs.

Reasonable knowledge of University policies, rules, and administrative procedures.

Strong experience using Google Drive (Docs, Spreadsheets, Slides), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), AcademicWorks,  AEM, M-Pathways and Business Objects.

Additional Information

The target salary range for this position is mid-upper 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.