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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 University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMCCC) is seeking highly motivated and experienced candidates for a new position to coordinate UMCCC educational activities. The Education Coordinator will partner with the Associate Director for Education and Training and Chief Administrative Officer to design, implement, and execute educational initiatives targeting junior faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and high/middle schools in the community. This new position will be responsible for developing objectives and goals for educational activities, coordinating seminars and events, and recruiting speakers and educators. This position is a 50% appointment.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Design curriculum for educational events (determine target audience, set objectives, design curriculum to meet objectives, conduct surveys to measure stated objectives)
  • Create and maintain menu and calendar of educational events (e.g., seminars, workshops, outreach)
  • Identify and plan speakers for internal seminars
  • Create network of internal educators to call upon for community outreach events
  • Develop comprehensive plan for educational community outreach program
  • Coordinate logistics for all UMCCC-sponsored educational events (setting agendas, designing communications, coordinating rooms/catering)
  • Establish comphehensive plan for Cancer Center educational events across all target audiences
  • Communicate with Cancer Center investigators and community leaders to create summary of current activities and opportunities for future events
  • Track progress of cancer research trainees post-training
  • Communicate seminars and events to internal and external audiences
  • Other activities as needed

Required Qualifications*

BA/BS degree, 5+ years of experience in a research environment, experience in research-based education.

Desired Qualifications*

MS/PhD degree, 5+ years of experience in a cancer research environment, experience in research-based education, strong interest in promoting biomedical sciences in the community and advancing the careers of undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in cancer research. Preferred candidates will be highly motivated, able to work independently, strong communicators, have excellent organizational skills, and able to partner with faculty and research trainees.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

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.