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Applicants should submit a cover letter describing experience and interests in the position, resume, and contact information for two (2) references electronically.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Job Summary

The Child Movement, Activity, and Development Health (CMAH) Laboratory at the University of Michigan is seeking to hire a part-time, temporary Administrative Assistant. The CMAH Lab investigates motor skill acquisition, physical activity, and physical development in pediatric populations - The person in this position would coordinate research activities for a 5-year federally funded intervention study that focuses on motor skill competence, physical activity, and self-perceptions in preschool populations (i.e., A PATH for Children). The Administrative Assistant will oversee administrative (functional managerial) related activities for this federally funded project and other lab-related activities.


These entails but are not limited to:

  • Manage and assist research team members (undergraduate/graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty and/or staff).
  • Perform project/lab administrative duties (e.g., coordinate the day-to-day operation and management of the projects/lab, assist with IRB regulatory management, maintain paperwork, order equipment and supplies, contribute to the development of project reports, proposal, and presentations, and complete participant payment/incentive pay).
  • Oversee data checking and management process.
  • Use a script to provide information about the research study and keep call logs.
  • Act as a liaison between site personnel, research team, and PI.
  • Assist with:
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships with community partnerships (i.e., preschools and local schools).
  • Participant recruitment.
  • Communicating with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, etc.
  • Managing communication between PI and research team.
  • And other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree and/or the equivalent amount of relevant experience. Successful project management experience and organizational skills. Ability to use effective time management to ensure the tasks and goals are completed in a timely manner and in order of priority. Basic technical writing and computer skills. Fluent in Microsoft Office suite. Excellent interpersonal communication. Ability to provide own reliable transportation to off-site meetings. Must take initiative and work collaboratively.

Desired Qualifications*

Candidate must be comfortable interacting with people of all ages (e.g., preschoolers, students, adults) and from various backgrounds (e.g., race/ethnicity, education level, SES).

Additional Information

This is a part-time temporary position with an initial average work hours to be 20 – 30 hours per week, potentially up to 40 hour per week. The Lab may ultimately seek to fill this role with a full-time regular status staff member. Start date is immediate and salary is commensurate with experience.

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.

Application Deadline

Temporary job openings are posted for a minimum of two 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.