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Job Summary

The College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) is looking for an Experiential Learning Program Specialist to support the development, implementation and coordination of curricular and co-curricular programs and activities for undergraduate and graduate students. The person in this position will play a key role in helping students discover opportunities to explore their potential as entrepreneurs and innovators. The right candidate will have a passion for working with students and providing multi-faceted support for the CFE educational programs.

If you are a high energy individual and see yourself as a champion for student services with a positive attitude, this is an opportunity you should consider. The person in this position must enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic, goal-oriented, and detailed-oriented team environment. An innate excitement for the CFE objectives and its culture will make the selected individual an immediate contributor to the CFE growth and provide ongoing opportunities for personal career success.

About the Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE)
The mission of The Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) is to empower the entrepreneurial spirit of The University of Michigan College of Engineering to drive the impact of innovation in the State of Michigan, the Nation and in the global economy.

The CFE provides active learning experiences to all students and faculty at The University through classes and programs that are designed to teach the skills needed to successfully translate high-potential projects and ideas into the world. In learning these skills, individuals become better prepared to identify and act on opportunities to solve problems in any organization, or entrepreneurial endeavor.

Responsibilities*

Educational Programs Support

  • Manage CFE course offerings and schedules in M-Pathways, on the CFE website, and in the CoE Bulletin
  • Support the CFE curricular/co-curricular programs and strengthen the CFE community for students enrolled in entrepreneurship programs
  • Coordinate data and reporting of academic and co-curricular programs using U-M Business Objects, CRM software, Excel, and other data systems, and assist in preparing annual reports and other data requirements (e.g., annual budgets, Princeton Review, etc.)
  • Help facilitate faculty needs in implementing their courses (e.g., scheduling classrooms, access to video services, etc.)
  • Mange recruitment process for CFE fellowship programs
  • Provide administrative support for CFE student grant program
  • Coordinate co-curricular workshops and events for CFE educational programs (ELP, TechLab, TechArb etc.) e.g., leadership series

Student Services

  • Coordinate and champion CFE course and program enrollment
  • Advise students interested in enrolling in engineering entrepreneurship courses
  • Collect course petition/approval requests and track decisions
  • Process graduation audits and curricular exceptions, including updating the Registrar annually
  • Support student organizations involved with the CFE programs and initiatives; provide guidance on U-M policies and procedures, event planning, marketing, fundraising, and group logistics; manage budgets for student organizations' sponsorships

Educational Programs Marketing and Outreach

  • Promote and support engineering entrepreneurship programs and courses to engineering students and faculty via information sessions, outreach events, cross-departmental meetings, recruitment and outreach events, and other partnership building activities and programs.
  • Provide updated information to maintain co-curricular and faculty content in the CFE website.
  • Plan annual CFE student events, such as beginning and end of year activities.
  • Provide support in creating entrepreneurship content that positions CFE as a leader in entrepreneurship education
  • Develop, coordinate, and oversee outreach programs to engineering undergraduate students
  • Ad-Hoc Projects and Requests

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as students and external sponsors
  • Strong time and project management skills
  • Results driven
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative within an area of responsibility
  • Independent and a relentlessly positive self-starter; persistent in follow-through; adaptable and versatile
  • Discretion, good judgment, and problem-solving skills
  • Expert computer skills with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), Google Apps, calendaring, and email systems
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Positive attitude and an ability to adapt to change within a highly collaborative group
  • Ability to multitask and self-prioritize tasks to be in line with those of the organization
  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Strong deductive reasoning
  • Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce reasonable answers

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working within an university environment
  • A demonstrated understanding of the College of Engineering and/or University of Michigan policies, procedures, and systems, including M-Pathways and Business Objects

Mission Statement

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/ .

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering  component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at: www.engin.umich.edu/...lege/about/diversity.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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