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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 Office of Student Affairs supports and enhances the academic mission of the College of Engineering and the University of Michigan. As a resource for students, faculty, families, and staff, Student Affairs provides a wide variety of services and programs to encourage the intellectual, personal, social, vocational, and cultural development of Michigan Engineers. The Associate Director position works closely with the Executive Director as a member of the leadership team to advance the mission of the unit. This position works with colleagues from across the College and campus to promote student success for Michigan Engineering students.


  • Directs and trains students and student organization advisors on all aspects of organizational structure and resources.  This includes advice and step-by-step training on assessing resources, logistics for programs or events, program development and management, leadership transitions, and organization budgets.
  • Directs all aspects of undergraduate and graduate student leadership, activities, and resources for engineering student leaders, groups, teams in the College, including allocation of funds to support these efforts aligned with the College mission, values, and DEI commitments.
  • Manages student organization recognition/publicity in the College.  This includes coordination of the annual College Leaders & Honors Brunch for both Undergraduate and Graduate Students.
  • Leads and serves on College and University-wide co-curricular, student leadership and organization efforts and initiatives- CCI Academic Partners, Wilson Center, MLK Symposium, Ginsberg Center, Pierpont Commons Boards, etc.
  • Provides comprehensive management assistance to the Executive Director in all aspects of the unit's operations.  May act as the Executive Director in periods of absence.
  • Oversight of student communications, including strategic initiatives and collaboration with CoE Communications & Marketing team.
  • Oversees Academic Services, including the direct supervision of 1.5 reports and functional supervision of 2.0 reports every week. Management duties include interviewing, selecting and training of employees; setting and adjusting their rates of pay and hours of work; planning and directing their work; appraising their productivity and efficiency for the purpose of recommending promotions or other changes in their status; handling their complaints and grievances and disciplining them when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

Master's degree with 7+ years of related experience.  Knowledge of student development/student affairs theories to practice.  Ability to analyze, compare, and independently choose the correct course of action.  Manage multiple facets within the Office of Student Affairs (i.e. student recognition events, communications, student organizations, teams and groups, leadership and organizational development programs).  Budget management.

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: .

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:

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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