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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 office of Community-Engaged Academic Learning (CEAL) is currently seeking a Curriculum Coordinator to join its team. CEAL was established in 2013 to support courses and academic programs that bridge classroom and community-based learning (CBL). In addition to coordinating several LSA initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion, CEAL works directly with faculty to promote pedagogical innovation; with staff to support CBL-related programs; and with students to help them become adaptive, creative and impactful in their engagement with the world. CEAL helps further the University of Michigan's larger mission of promoting academic excellence and civic engagement.

CEAL is seeking a Curriculum Coordinator who will help support and expand its curricular initiatives. These initiatives are designed to enhance the quality and quantity of engaged learning opportunities, support course development, and provide a platform for increased student participation and leadership in engaged learning.            `

A cover letter, resume and evidence of teaching and workshop facilitation is required for consideration for this position. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


40% Curricular

  • Provide consultations and workshops around curricular and pedagogical best practices in CBL course design.
  • Deliver academic support programming, including designing, coordinating and facilitating workshops to train students in the ethics, theories, and practices of community-based learning.
  • Provide program and course-design consultation for faculty and graduate fellows. 
  • Support and expand the CBL Consultants Program. 
  • Draft plan for implementation and expansion of new curricular initiatives, in consultation with Director and relevant staff.

30%  Program Support

  • Offer logistical support and coordination for engaged learning, transfer student, and diversity, equity and inclusion programs, as needed. 
  • Identify and propose plans for evolving program needs. 
  • Support CEAL’s Student Advisory Group on Engagement (SAGE) projects.
  • Develop resource materials (guides, surveys, forms, etc.) related to program creation, operation and risk management to facilitate the creation of new courses and partnerships.
  • Assist the Director with the coordination and implementation of CBL programming.

15%  Outreach 

  • Outline communication plan regarding CEAL support in consultation with the Director.
  • Work with Director to determine optimal ways to represent CEAL in various campus venues.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with partners within and beyond the University.
  • Help organize relevant campus and community events (forums, symposia, panels, videoconferencing, etc.).
  • Contribute web content regarding CEAL projects.

10%  Research & Evaluation

  • Work with the Director, faculty, departments, and community partners to develop assessment tools for related programs.
  • Design, administer and collect student and community feedback surveys related to engaged learning.

5%  Administrative 

  • Assist with CEAL’s day-to-day operations, as needed. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree highly desirable or equivalent combination of education and experience in humanities, social sciences, education or other relevant field. 
  • Proven excellence in University-level teaching.
  • Experience creating and facilitating workshops.
  • Experience with community- or problem-based learning or knowledge of engaged academic learning best practices.
  • Direct experience working in higher education and collaborating with students, university faculty, staff and community partners.  
  • Demonstrated experience with all aspects of programming including goal setting, project planning, implementation/logistics, evaluation and reporting.
  • Professionalism, work ethic, attention to detail, and excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to self-initiate, work both independently and collaboratively. 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and successfully meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to work with diverse communities.
  • Applicants should have a valid driver’s license according to the laws of the State of Michigan and must meet the requirements of the Fleet Services Vehicle Operator Policy.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Capacity for creative problem solving, innovation and for anticipating future needs. 
  • Knowledge of academic applications for various technologies (videoconferencing, ePortfolios, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of a second language.

Work Schedule

  • 40 hours per week, full-time
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours required
  • A more flexible schedule may be possible and will be based upon unit need.

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.  

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit

To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles visit

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.