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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.

Note: This is a one year term-limited appointment, subject to extension.


Job Summary

The Duderstadt Center (DC) on the University of Michigan’s North Campus provides a broad range of resources and expertise to help students, faculty, and staff create, collaborate, research, teach, and learn. The Center’s creative resources include a gallery, state-of-the-art video and audio recording studios, visualization spaces, design labs, a fabrication lab and a team of technology consultants and developers.  Student staff members help support each of these resources, gaining experience in customer service and project management while they develop technical skills to complement their academic goals.  

Working under the direction of the Associate Director for Academic Initiatives, the Student Program Coordinator will design and implement an administrative process to promote communication and collaboration among resource managers, and facilitate a progressive learning experience for student staff members.  This position will include opportunities to develop models for student resource support that integrate instructional design principles and prioritize academic community building. Creative participation in academic projects will be encouraged.



  • Design and implement a student employment process to promote student employee growth and development through mentoring and skills sharing across Duderstadt Center resources.

  • Partner with department colleagues to tie content into larger Duderstadt Center strategic planning and instructional development for student staff members.

  • Apply technological knowledge and partner with Duderstadt Center stakeholders to connect student assignments into the larger development program.

  • Model exemplary team resource support and customer service.

  • Develop and deliver training for student staff members.

  • Supervise student staff participation in Duderstadt Center tours.

  • Serve as the administrative point person for student staff members.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the Duderstadt Center’s resources or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education.

  • Ability to design and develop creative solutions to complex challenges.

  • Strong organizational skills, with a demonstrated ability to collaborate on complex projects with multiple participants.

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach or mentor diverse learners.

  • Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with instructional design or user-centered design principles.

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.