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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.  It must also include your current or ending salary.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways was established to increase the high school graduation rate, college acceptance and retention rates of academically promising scholars. The District Facilitator Assistant will provide exemplary service to the Ann Arbor main office and districts of Detroit, Ypsilanti and/or Southfield by supporting the District Facilitator(s), educational staff, scholars, and parents during sessions at the sites and in the office.



  • Coordinate a variety of projects, functions and program components (e.g. meetings, in-service events, etc.) in a timely fashion
  • Maintain a wide variety of manual and electronic documents, files, and records (e.g. student data, school information, etc.), providing up-to-date information and historical reference in accordance with established program guidelines and legal requirements
  • Check and respond to/send professional and appropriate email correspondence on a regular basis
  • Monitor scholar academics, attendance, and citizenship at their schools
  • Participate in a variety of meetings, workshops, and trainings for the purpose of providing or receiving information, maintaining community and parent engagement, and supporting the needs of the students
  • Procure supplies and materials for sites
  • Research a variety of topics (e.g. current practices, policies, education codes, etc.) in order to provide information and recommendations
  • Schedule a wide variety of activities (e.g. appointments, meetings, workshops, facility usage, etc.) for program
  • Working under limited supervision following standardized practices and methods; and leading, guiding, and coordinating others
  • Facilitate meetings, conversations, or activities with undergraduate interns    
  • Facilitate middle and high school students through activities throughout the day
  • Input data into computer systems including, but not limited to microsoft excel, google sheets, and database applications
  • Assist in recording attendance of hundreds of students, while upholding and enforcing the attendance policy
  • Thoughtfully plan balanced meals by selecting and coordinating caterers
  • Schedule the delivery and/or purchase of food for breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • Delegate tasks to interns to complete daily program functions efficiently
  • Follow a schedule and assist other staff and students keep the schedule while on site
  • Take notes while in meetings
  • Organize documents both physically and virtually for efficiency
  • Collaborate with other staff to troubleshoot a variety of situations, to include: issues with building facilities, scholars, educator, parents, and technology
  • Assist with event planning
  • Order supplies, technology, and services as needed by the program
  • Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the program



  • Pick up university vehicle each Saturday (fall and winter) or Monday-Thursday (summer)
  • Pick up last minute supplies from WP office and load the van with undergrads and supplies
  • Drive to site location
  • Unload vehicle
  • Delegate tasks to undergrads
    • Set up breakfast
    • Deliver bins to classrooms
    • Greet scholars
    • Collect paperwork
    • Take pictures of classrooms (before and after)
  • Lead assembly

Session Activities- Logistics

  • Call to check on lunch order- ensure the address and delivery time is correct
  • Collect attendance
  • Handling technology and supply  issues
    • Wifi, computers, chargers
    • Deliver additional supplies to classrooms
  • Offsite supply pickups


  • Oversee dismissal
  • Oversee site cleanup 
  • Make sure storage areas are clean and organized
  • Make sure all perishables are taken off site
  • Drive undergrads back to campus

Required Qualifications*

  • Some experience with administration/management
  • Must believe in the transformative power of education
  • Has a keen interest in social equity and justice
  • Some experience with student or group facilitation
  • Desire to be an advocate for the development of students
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Excellent driving record
  • Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; being attentive to detail; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; working as part of a team; and working with frequent interruptions. 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with project or organizational programing and implementation

Additional Information

There is one part-time, temporary, position available at each of our three site locations: Detroit, Southfield, and Ypsilanti.

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.