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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.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Detroit Center serves to facilitate and support U-M/Detroit community partnerships. In addition, the office acts as a visible and prominent representative of the University of Michigan in Detroit. Through community engagement, it will demonstrate the University’s strong ties to the state’s largest city as we act as intermediaries for community, civic and educational organizations seeking U-M partnerships or expertise.

The individual serving in this role, will receive day-to-day supervision and guidance from the Detroit Center director and associate director, and will also serve as a member of a team led by the Office of the Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion.


Required Qualifications*

  • Associate’s degree (preferably in business/office administration), and a minimum of 2-4 years of work experience in a private business or university environment
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions
  • Must have the ability to operate standard office equipment, including pertinent information technology and software applications; and prepare and maintain accurate records
  • Ability to write documents following prescribed formats, and present information to others; and solve practical problems
  • Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: business telephone etiquette; strong communication skills; and office practices and procedures
  • Experience scheduling activities, meetings, and events; gathering and collating data; and using basic, job-related equipment
  • Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups
  • Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines
  • Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; being attentive to detail; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; working as part of a team; and working with frequent interruptions 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior problem solving skills
  • Competency using M-Pathways or equivalent (i.e. PeopleSoft). Experience using Concur Travel and Expense system
  • Experience with project or organizational programing and implementation
  • Knowledge of Detroit and its institutions


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.