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Job Summary

The University of Michigan, School of Public Health is accepting applications for the position of Administrative/Program Coordinator for the Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded program.  The program is a contractual agreement between the University of Michigan, School of Public Health and the CDC, and is part of a national effort involving institutions of higher education.  The Michigan FPHLP is designed specifically to reach students who have been historically underrepresented in health programs within academic institutions, specifically public health and the biomedical sciences.  The FPHLP is principally a competitive summer immersion program that seeks to expose a select number of students to the disciplines of public health and to the contextual factors that underlie health disparities in the United States. 

Overall, the program seeks to improve participants’ understanding of public health, and to increase their involvement in advance study and professional employment in the public health system.  The Program Coordinator is responsible for working in partnership with the CDC, the network of funded institutions, the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, and a specified group of mentors and mentoring agencies to advance the agenda of the project.   The project will serve approximately 40 students per year, and ongoing interaction will be required for the term of the grant.


50% Administrative Support - Provide general administrative support, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Procurement of supplies and vendor services
  • Preparation of expense reports, purchase orders and Non-PO vouchers
  • Preparation of travel arrangements for students, faculty and staff
  • Typing and editing correspondence
  • Initiating, coordinating and scheduling individual and group meetings
  • Creating emails and other announcements using Mail Chimp
  • Assisting students, faculty, staff, alumni, community partners and visitors as needed
  • Actively promoting excellent customer service
  • Responding to data/information requests for internal and external audiences
  • Managing program website and social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
  • Working closely with the team to fulfill on-going and periodic grant reporting requirements

 45% Program Coordination

  • Engage and interact with FPHLP prospective, current and alum students via email, telephone and social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, FaceBook)
  • Assist with event planning, coordination, training and logistics
  • Manage and update course materials, announcements and communications
  • Participate in the development of outreach/marketing materials
  • Develop and administer Qualtrics surveys for program logistics and quality improvement of the program
  • Provide coordination for educational webinars

?5% Other duties as assigned that include providing support to team members of Public Health Practice.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health or in the health and social sciences
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and Google Docs
  • Strong writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience assisting with financial reconciling, including pcards
  • 2-4 years of administrative experience

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or other related field desired
  • Experience working with young-adults from diverse cultures and backgrounds

Desired Qualifications*

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

*This position is grant funded.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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