How to Apply
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.
Our Mission: With sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as our framework, the Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and as members of communities. Our work is accomplished through a student-centered, intersectional lens.
The Program Manager for Education & Training provides vision and direction to the Center’s Education and Training portfolio. This Program Manager is responsible for leading the design, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of all Education and Training initiatives. These include: tailored workshops, My Voice speaker panels, Allyhood Development Trainings, and consultations. All of our Education and Training offerings are requestable and open to the University of Michigan, other higher education institutions, and local organizations and corporations. The Program Manager for Education and Training supervises graduate and undergraduate students who supports this set of work.
Candidates are encouraged to learn more about the Spectrum Center and its programs by visiting: spectrumcenter.umich.edu.
Internal & External Education & Training (65%)
- Lead the design, coordination, and implementation of all education and training efforts that enhance the learning and development of our students, the University of Michigan community, and other key constituents.
- Provide consultation to campus and community partners around gender and sexuality.
- Facilitate new partnerships based on expressed or known need for knowledge and skill development both on and off campus.
- Design, implement, and evaluate Spectrum Center facilitator trainings.
- Serve as the lead facilitator for the Spectrum Center and provide coaching through one-on-one and group workshops to staff and student facilitators.
- Collaborate with the Spectrum Center Communications Team to assess outreach needs for E&T programs and develop marketing and communications plan for strategic growth.
- Provide resources and support to all Spectrum Center staff and student staff around development of conference proposals, workshop development, and facilitation techniques.
- Support the Assistant Director for Learning and Development with campus capacity building as a part of Student Life’s five-year Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan.
- Continually assess education and training needs throughout the campus and community.
- Utilize project, process, and outcome evaluation to drive changes in E&T offerings and processes.
- Develop and maintain all tracking and reports for E&T offerings.
- Actively participate in national best practices around gender and sexuality education and training through local and national conferences.
All Staff Responsibilities (15%)
- Provide divisional and university-wide leadership around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Actively engage in Student Life and University-wide committees and collaborations.
- Publicly represent and answer questions about the Spectrum Center at informational events, such as orientation fairs, campus programs, and community events.
- Actively engage in all Spectrum Center team meetings and supervision sessions.
- Invest in the development of all staff, student staff, and volunteers associated with the Center.
- While the aforementioned duties are the priority for this position, all staff members are expected to be available and willing to perform other duties necessary to the effective functioning of Spectrum Center as a whole. You are encouraged to manage your time in such a way as to allow for adequate time to complete your job responsibilities within your allotted hours. Flexible work schedule required for weekend and evening programs.
- Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, or relevant field (Social Work, Education, Counseling, etc).
- Experience in workshop design, facilitation, and evaluation.
- Learning and/or work in the areas of intercultural competence, social justice education, and social identity development.
- Engagement with the complex and intersectional experiences of queer people, with specific focus in race and ethnicity.
- An understanding of Student Affairs philosophy and commitment to student development.
- Ability to set expectations and achieve results while contributing to the larger unit goals & mission.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and work cooperatively with others in a fast-paced, changing environment.
- Ability to accomplish tasks autonomously and efficiently. Strong administrative and organizational skills.
- Two years full time experience working in Student Affairs.
PLEASE NOTE: Relocation will not be offered for this position.
- Experience with various types of facilitation including dialogue, educational trainings, group meetings, and one-on-one conversations.
- Demonstrated effectiveness in designing, implementing, and assessing initiatives.
- Ability to represent the Center through in-person and online communications
- Communicate effectively with Spectrum Center staff
- Manage Spectrum Center Education & Training Budget including allocating fiscal year budget and expense reconciliation.
- Work is 40 hours per week (exempt position), with regular evenings and weekends required.
- This position directly supervises graduate coordinators and undergraduate student leads within the Spectrum Center.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.