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The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

Please include a cover letter with your resume.  Your cover letter should indicate how your experience is relevant to this specific position.  

Job Summary

http://lsa.umich.edu/math/Mathematics has several events each day along with special events each month.  The department is large (150+ faculty), 180+ graduate students, and 500+ majors.  

The Events and Communications specialist will be responsible for assisting faculty with workshops, conferences, symposia, lectures, and speaker series.  This work will include catering, hosting, venue reservations, accommodations, and travel arrangements.   The department website maintenance, updating content, and preparation of marketing material are part of the responsibilities.  Effort for this part of the position is 50% (20 hours per week on average).

The Mathematics Center for Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics (MCAIM) is a center with a broad aim of serving as the focal point for activities that integrate mathematics with the sciences across the University.  The aim of the Center is to enhance research and education in applied mathematics.  This Center is located in Weiser Hall and this position will assist the Director with duties directly related to the Center.  This position has a functional line to the Director with an administrative line to the Mathematics Chief Administrator.  The Center is intended to improve and unify activities in the application of mathematics to science, engineering, medicine and public health.  Several visitors, events, seminars, workshops, and other outreach activities will be part of this Center. The effort for this part of the position is 25% or approximately 10 hours per week.

The target salary range for the position is $40,000-$45,000 (full-time effort).  The actual salary offered may be higher based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Responsibilities*

50% effort, 20 hours per week
Program development and outreach:  Seminar/workshop/event planning and scheduling  - 5 hours per week

  • Coordinate schedules of visitors and logistics for them.
  • Reserve rooms for events and hotels for visitors
  • Update calendars for events


Administrative duties – 10 hours per week

  • Assist with information requests
  • Create letters for director for invitations to visitors, assist with reports to stakeholders
  • Attend meetings for Center with Director
  • Monitor budgets for Center
  • General financial/HR support:  works with transactional teams for HR/finance appointments, payments, and reimbursements

Website/Social Media - 5 hours per week

  • Manage content updates for Facebook, Twitter, and other media including announcements, informational updates, and communication to participants

Required Qualifications*

High school education or equivalent and two to four years work experience.  Experience with social media platforms; experience with google calendaring and documents; experience and ability to work with minimum supervisor; excellent communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work with external stakeholders; 1+ years experience with event planning and/or  program support.

Desired Qualifications*

3 years event planning and support; Bachelor’s degree in related field; knowledge of University systems and academic environment; significant familiarity with budgeting and expense processes. 3-5 years experience with program management.  Experience in Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) desired.  Social media experience desired.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

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.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven 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.