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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.


The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office seeks an organized and efficient individual to perform a variety of professional and administrative duties in support of the day to-day operations of the Office.  This office reports within the Office of the Vice President for Communications and fulfills the University of Michigan’s legal responsibilities to provide documents when requested under the Freedom of Information Act.  This person would report to the Freedom of Information Act officer to assist with the effective, timely and thorough compliance with requests for documents concerning University of Michigan business. The person would retrieve records, and with the Freedom of Information officer, evaluate various courses of action and interpret and analyze information to ensure that responses are complete and accurate. This person would maintain a database and produce reports of results to executives.

This position requires 2-3 years administrative support experience. Employees in this classification typically analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities. Primary activities and decision- making authority are predominantly performed independently affecting business operations to a substantial degree. Under FLSA, incumbents in this position meet the criteria for exempt status.

Required Qualifications*

  • 2-3 years of administrative support experience
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Attention to details
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly efficient and responsible
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Strong sense of ethics and understands the need for confidentiality
  • Proficient in Word program and ability to work in a database

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

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.