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Job Summary

Department Summary
The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) is a joint program of the Division of Student Life and College of Literature Science and the Arts focused on intergroup and social justice education. IGR works proactively to promote understanding of intergroup relations inside and outside of the classroom. Multidisciplinary courses and co-curricular programs utilize experiential learning and models of dialogue to help students learn about social inequalities, intergroup relations and social justice. 

Job Summary
This position is primarily charged with the involvement and support of undergraduate and graduate students in the various curricular and co-curricular (voluntary and paid) opportunities of IGR; and, the implementation and programmatic management of the IGR Student Engagement Team.  This team is responsible for gauging the needs and desires of students currently involved in IGR in various areas by planning events and developing programs to match those needs, utilizing social media to publicize and communicate events, and building a community of IGR students.

Normal work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Flexible work schedule required for anticipated frequent weekend and evening programs.


Program Development & Direct Service (50%)

  • Oversight of IGR Student Engagement efforts
  • Support of IGR student involvement in the various programs, courses and activities of IGR (including dialogue and workshop facilitators, research assistants, volunteers and student staff)
  • Soliciting feedback from students about their IGR experience
  • Oversight of various IGR programmatic events (e.g. open houses, study breaks, etc.) and collaborative events with other units
  • Coordination and collaboration with other Student Life units and mutual programmatic efforts
  • Administering assessments/gathering data on the IGR student experience, Student Engagement Team Program Assistant experience and growth, and Student Engagement Team programmatic offerings

Campus Outreach (10%)

  • Promote the awareness and visibility of IGR’s opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students (including tabling at campus fairs, attending student organizational meetings, etc.)
  • Engaging students using a variety of social media. Coordinating social media and outreach efforts with the Communications Specialist and Senior Program Manager
  • Liaising with IGR Recruitment Team and supporting other IGR recruitment efforts
  • Coordination and collaboration with other Student Life units and mutual programmatic efforts then promoting these opportunities to students

Alumni Outreach/Relations (5%)

  • Create opportunities for current students to develop relationships with IGR alums
  • Support graduating students in thinking about their desired alumni engagement and directing them toward IGR Alumni offerings

Supervision (25%)

  • Train and supervise 2-3 undergraduate students working on the Student Engagement Team
  • Provide guidance for students that empowers them to lead their programs and achieve desired outcomes
  • Foster atmosphere of student growth and development through engaging students in reflective practice and self-discovery

Other IGR Responsibilities (10%)

  • Participate in IGR committees to further the collective work of IGR
  • Attend regularly scheduled IGR staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Education, Social Work or related field
  • Understanding and commitment to intergroup and social justice education and student development


Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures related to Student Affairs.
  • Experience in supervising undergraduate and graduate student staff

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE:  Relocation will not be offered for this position.

Position Criteria

  • Demonstrated learning and/or work in the area of intercultural competence, social justice education and social identity development.
  • Knowledge of intergroup relations, student development practices, and inclusive and multicultural education practices
  • 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.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Direct experience, understanding and engagement with issues impacting diverse populations and those who have experience oppression, specifically nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, and other social identities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, ideologies, populations, including personal and social orientations (e.g. nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, and other social identities)
  • Demonstrated experience working with and supporting students working on projects and programs, or in a role as a peer educator.
  • Ability to set expectations and achieve results while contributing to the larger unit goals & mission.  
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, faculty, students and diverse groups
  • Experience in program development and implementation
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment with students, staff and faculty
  • Excellent organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Creative, self-motivated, responsible, reliable, detail-oriented and willing to take the initiative.


Working conditions

Program Coordinator’s standard work day will be 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Flexible work schedule required for anticipated frequent weekend and evening programs.

Related Duties:  Must be able to work evenings and weekends

Supervision Received:    Supervision provided by the Senior Program Manager


Physical requirements


Must be able to move and transport objects weighing up to 15 pounds.


Direct reports


Temporary undergraduate or graduate students


U-M EEO/AA Statement

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