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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 Educational Outreach (CEO) seeks an energetic and knowledgeable person to lead CEO’s K-12 and college student initiatives. The Program manager will lead and deliver powerful campus visits for underserved schools and community organizations as well as lead the Project Inspire program which provides grants, workshops, and consulting to student organizations interested in educational outreach. In addition, the Program Manager will lead the Watson A. Young Scholarship a need-based scholarship to support participation in U-M summer programs. The Program Manager acts as a liaison between schools, community organizations and the University and assists with monitoring of program expenses.


  • Provide strategic vision and management of assigned outreach programs (ie. Campus Visits & Project Inspire), including establishing and articulating the vision, developing the goals/objectives and activities, as well as, program logistics, supervision of staff, budget management, and program evaluation.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationship with K-12 students, community organizations, schools, U-M college student organizations, and U-M partners (faculty/staff) within the University.
  • Provide consultations with UM students and student groups.
  • Supervise, manage and direct student leaders or student organizations in all aspects of campus visits.
  • Design and execute a campus visitation program that informs, engages, and inspires K-12 students including collecting data to track and monitor students served and to connect students to future opportunities at U-M. 
  • Responsible for supervising youth during campus visits and ensuring U-M student organizations are prepared to supervise youth during their programs; ensuring student safety and security is in accordance with all related University policies and procedures.
  • Perform data collection and informational analysis to ensure that all programming goals and objectives are met in a timely and cost-effective manner and to inform process improvement.
  • Serve as a program lead for the Watson A. Young Scholarship by managing the marketing campaign and sustaining existing relationships and fostering new relationships with faculty and staff who host summer programs.
  • Market CEO work to ensure that effective communication goes out to CEO staff, ODEI staff, and UM community.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, social work, or related field is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with all aspects of educational programming, including goal setting, project planning, implementation/logistics, evaluation and reporting.
  • At least three years of previous experience working with pre-college students, K-12 schools, educational programs, college students, or community-based organizations, particularly those that serve traditionally underrepresented youth.
  • Extensive knowledge of the college going process and the barriers that underrepresented students face.
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to the psychological, behavioral, social, and educational issues affecting the learning potential of low-income, potential first-generation, and multicultural youth.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, education or related field.
  • Three to five years of related educational programming experience.

Additional Information

This position starts at $54,000, may pay more for skills and experience.

CEO is the right place for you if:

  • You have a career commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • You are passionate about education and believe all students deserve equal access to the opportunities and resources to pursue their goals.
  • You are a team player with a superb work ethic.
  • You build relationships and connect the dots to strengthen outcomes.
  • You believe we are stronger together and that the work is more powerful and rewarding when in partnership.
  • You have a strong sense of personal accountability and a drive to exceed expectations.
  • You have a keen attention to detail and a desire for continuous learning.
  • You are committed to creativity and innovation including taking calculated risks.

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.