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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 Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach (CEDO) is seeking an ambitious, collaborative, energetic, enthusiastic, goal-oriented, hands-on, and well organized self-motivated leader who embraces and initiates change. Reporting directly to the managing director of CEDO, the program manager will significantly contribute directly to the achievement and maintenance of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community in the College of Engineering (CoE).  The program manager will develop, lead, facilitate, manage, and/or support outreach and enrichment programs (K-12) during the academic year and summer camp season.

The program manager will collaborate with internal and external university partners, CoE leadership, academic departments, faculty and staff, students and student organizations to develop collaborative partnerships that aim to achieve the CoE diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. 

Skills needed for these responsibilities include the ability to develop and lead programs that are designed to deliver an integrative STEM education experience. This experience incorporates project based learning, situates scientific inquiry and the application of mathematics in the context of technological design and problem solving. The curriculum must excite, motivate, and engage students while educating them on the math and science aptitude needed to study engineering, and encouraging them to prepare themselves adequately to pursue engineering. Some nights and weekend hours are required.


Administrative – 40%

  • Forecast, reconcile, and manage assigned program budgets to ensure sound fiscal stewardship
  • Develop and maintain a database and web presence detailing CEDO programming and partnership opportunities for diversity, outreach, and broader impact requirements for funded research
  • Create and maintain a process for long term tracking of program participants
  • Create and manage a database of outreach contacts to foster and develop collaborative partnerships 
  • Create and manage a centralized database of outreach activities within the CoE
  • Assist with the collection and analysis of data, maintain program records, and monitor student progress
  • Develop, maintain, and manage online presence including social media for assigned areas of responsibility
  • Foster and develop collaborative partnerships with school districts, community organizations, and STEM based youth organizations
  • Assist with the design and development of marketing and promotional materials
  • Assist with fundraising to seek and secure external funding sources
  • Hire, train, and supervise temporary program staff

Student Learning & Development – 60%

  • Design, deliver, and conduct assessment of existing K-12 pipeline programs, including review and improvement of content, oversight of logistics and documentation of results vs. objectives
  • Create, plan, and implement assigned K-12 pipeline programs in a manner that ensures an inclusive environment for all participants
  • Create and manage ambassadors program designed to help train U-M students and/or student groups interested in outreach and instructional programs for the K-12 area
  • Serve as curriculum coordinator for engineering camps and programs, including serving as an instructor where appropriate
  • Work to strengthen, build, and maintain strategic partnerships to provide opportunities for students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved communities to participate in programs designed to expose them to engineering
  • Serve as a resource for engineering faculty aspiring to link research efforts to K-12 opportunities to fulfill requirements for broadening participation  of diverse populations in engineering research projects
  • Develop policies, processes and procedures for designing program content, lesson plans and syllabi for course and experiential learning, and for out of class activities for students in residence, and expectation for faculty and staff performance and evaluation
  • Maintain a working knowledge of emerging national trends and best practices in the areas of  outreach, pre-college initiatives, STEM pedagogy and  diversity as it relates to student success

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, science, technology, engineering, or mathematics
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience teaching STEM subject matter in a K-12 classroom or equivalent experience teaching and/or managing STEM based out-of-school programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and application of  Next Generation Science Standards
  • Knowledge in physical sciences, life sciences, space sciences, engineering and technology
  • Experience creating, implementing and evaluating  K-12 STEM programs and curriculum
  • Strong computer skills and experience utilizing technology, including social media, to deliver programs and services
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to develop and lead programs that are designed to deliver an integrative STEM education experience
  • Capable of self-motivation and an ability to use initiative
  • Demonstrated organizational, management, and project management skills
  • Demonstrated skill in fostering new relationships, marshalling professional networks, budget management, and strategic planning
  • Experience adapting to changing environments and navigating organizational dynamics
  • Ability to build relationships of trust among various college departments and divisions
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently develop and execute several key projects while simultaneously and continually setting priorities on emerging requirements and changing timelines
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentially, discretion and integrity
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to positively liaise with diverse groups of students, faculty and staff in a high-volume, fast-paced program
  • Proven commitment to promoting equity and diversity and demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and concerns of a diverse and inclusive population
  • Demonstrated growth and commitment to continuing education in DEI and other professional competencies
  • A strong desire to improve opportunities for the academic success of students from culturally and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds

Desired Qualifications*

  • Secondary teacher certification in math or science
  • Five (5) or more years of experience teaching STEM subject matter in a K-12 classroom or equivalent experience teaching and/or managing STEM based out-of-school programs
  • Master’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics
  • Demonstrated learning and/or work in the area of intercultural competence and social justice education
  • Action oriented, program development skills, and skill in leveraging resources effectively and efficiently

Additional Information

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: 

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering  component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at: 

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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