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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 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (LHSP) is a living-learning community at the University of Michigan that is focused on writing and the arts. It is a welcoming and diverse educational environment for first and second year students from all UM undergraduate colleges. The curriculum focuses on writing and artistic expression, as well as leadership development. Special programs enhance the curriculum and reinforce learning outside the classroom; students experience the best of a small college community with all the advantages of a major university.

Located in Alice Lloyd Hall, LHSP is open to all incoming first-year undergraduates attending schools and colleges on the UM-Ann Arbor campus and provides students with:

  • A small community focused on writing and the arts
  • Access to faculty who teach innovative courses
  • A place to get to know faculty through small classes and informal interactions
  • Group projects focused on creative writing, art, music, theater, photography, dance, spoken word, etc.
  • Author readings, guest speakers, field trips, art workshops, and social events
  • Classes taught in the residence hall
  • Peer Writing Center in the residence hall where students can get help with their papers
  • Art studio in the residence hall which is open 24/7
  • Social, cultural, and academic programming, including plays, art exhibits, and museums
  • Courses which cross disciplines

For more information: www.lsa.umich.edu/lhsp

Responsibilities*

The Communications and Arts in Leadership Coordinator works both independently and as part of a team to further the mission and aims of the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, particularly in the areas of student leader development, social media, alumni, and climate and diversity.

50%    Second-Year Program

  • Plan and lead student leader trainings and meetings. Bi-weekly meetings include workshops and discussion sessions around issues in the arts and leadership, as well as facilitation and organizational strategies for the student leaders, who run various clubs, events, and groups for first-year students. 
  • Work with the directors of the program to help develop and contribute to the second-year student leader class in community and the arts.

 

20%    Management of Social Media Sites

  • Expand LHSP’s social media presence and represent the “Voice of LHSP” on social media sites by facilitating student leader participation. This includes both long-range visioning (for example, giving LHSP more of an online presence), and shorter-term maintenance of sites in order to improve our program communications with current student members and strengthen the engagement of lesser involved students. 

 

20%    Alumni and Recruitment Development

  • Develop and implement a plan to expand LHSP’s alumni network. This includes innovations to connect our current students with alumni for support and mentorship related to internships, career explorations, and support; and to upper level undergraduates for academic and extracurricular mentorship, particularly related to arts and writing opportunities on campus. Such a network would also connect alumni with one another, engage upper-class alumni with program events, and facilitate greater alumni cohesiveness.
  • Work with recruitment team and LHSP Administrators to advance the mission of the program and increase the applicant pool.

 

10%    Climate and Diversity

  • Work with staff, faculty, and students to develop workshops and trainings for student leaders oriented towards diversity and climate. Help ensure that recruitment, social media, and alumni efforts emphasize diversity and positive climate and promote the academic and social benefits of the Michigan Learning Communities.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree. Experience teaching or working with undergraduate students in an academic setting.  Excellent communication and time management skills; talented in anticipating contingencies, problem-solving, and seeing projects through to completion.  Commitment to our program; honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, and a well-defined work ethic. 

Desired Qualifications*

Master’s degree preferred. Experience working in arts and writing. Experience in alumni relations preferred.  Background in diversity education. Social media experience highly desirable.

Additional Information

Position runs from August 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. Seasonal position.

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 http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity--equity-and-inclusion.html

To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles visit http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/faculty-staff/human-resources/lsa-staff-guiding-principles.html

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.