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Job Summary

Department Summary

Student Life is committed to facilitating student learning and the development of the whole student while cultivating a diverse and inclusive campus community. Through our programs, services, facilities, and partnerships, we provide opportunities for students’ transformation and enrich their education. Student Life includes over 1200 professional and bargained for staff across 25 units. For more information, check out our website.

In this role, you will join the Student Life Human Resources (SLHR) Department and execute various initiatives that support our efforts to make our teams and campus a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place for all.

Functional areas within SLHR include recruiting, compensation practices, employee and labor relations, and performance management and employee development. The fifteen (15) team members that make up the department work in various capacities including HR Generalists, Staffing and I-9 specialists and payroll representatives. This position reports to the Student Life Talent Management Lead (Stephani Curlin).

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail her at


Job Summary

You will manage key initiatives and activities related to the Student Life Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) Staff Plan and Divisional Priorities including (but not limited to):


  • Direct an Intercultural Development Inventory pilot for Student Life Staff
  • Develop a next level Unconscious Bias curriculum in conjunction with the training team
  • Collaborate with the University Career Center to manage the Student DEI Internship program
  • Propose and implement projects to increase the diversity of our applicant pools, mitigate bias in the selection process, reduce time to fill and enhance candidate experience
  • Analyze outcomes across these efforts and propose adjustments and enhancements as needed to achieve goals 

These projects are shared work and you will work in partnership and collaboration with Student Life Staff at various levels throughout the division.


PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-year term-limited appointment with the potential to reevaluate for an extension.


Project Management (40%)

  • Provide meeting management, timeline development, process planning, and feedback processes for divisional initiatives and committee work
  • Develop new curriculum in partnership with Student Life committees and provide project management leadership in design and assessment
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders that support Student Life strategies for enhancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Implementation/Execution (40%)

  • Manage implementation of ongoing programs and initiatives
  • Create marketing and communication efforts to achieve optimal attendance levels by planning and executing various communication strategies including content creation
  • Facilitate staff training and professional development workshops related to Diversity in Hiring Search training, Unconscious Bias, Intercultural Development Inventory sessions, etc

Assessment/Evaluation (15%)

  • Create and administer internal assessments and evaluations of programs, meetings, initiatives, etc.
  • Analyze the results of assessments and propose program changes to positively impact outcomes
  • Develop an efficient and sustainable reporting structure

Perform other duties as needed (5%)

Examples may include special projects, research, benchmarking initiatives, etc.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field* or four years of combined relevant experience and education

    *For example: Human Resources, Organizational Development, Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education, Social Work

  • 2 years of relevant experience 
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship

Desired Qualifications*

  • Facilitation experience with diverse audiences of 10-30+ individuals 
  • Knowledge/experience with Unconscious Bias, Intercultural Development Inventory or similar programs
  • Work experience at a large complex organization, higher education environment, and/or the University of Michigan
  • Work experience in recruiting, retaining and developing talent to support an organization's goals and priorities
  • Curriculum design experience related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and analyzing assessment measures (e.g. surveys, focus groups, etc.)

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a two-year limited-term appointment with the potential to reevaluate for an extension.

Relocation will not be offered for this position.

This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.

Position Criteria:

  • An understanding and commitment to the value of a diverse and culturally intelligent staff who thrive and contribute to an engaged and inclusive environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of different cultures, backgrounds, ideologies, and personal and social identities.
  • Strong relationship focuses on excellent communication, collaboration, flexibility, and trust as well as the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Growth and learning orientation; actively seeking out ways to personally and professionally model continuous improvement
  • Strong administrative, organizational and creative problem-resolution skills
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, responsible individual able to take direction, demonstrate initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to manage time, competing priorities, and changing demands.


     Physical requirements


    Travel as required across the UM-Ann Arbor campus. The position requires the frequent use of a laptop computer and working in various workspaces (conference rooms. “phone booth” offices, resident and dining halls, etc)


    Direct reports


    May supervise over student employees





U-M EEO/AA Statement

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