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This 75% FTE seasonal position (100% during the academic year with a summer leave), which runs approximately mid-August to mid-May, will be involved primarily in coordinating undergraduate student services aspects of the Department of Linguistics and the Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of the resume.  

Job Summary

This position will be responsible for the advising and recruitment of prospective students to the program, curricular and communications support, and oversight of all our awards processes. Details of the job are outlined below.

We are looking for a highly organized team player who demonstrates a high level of attention to detail and excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. This person will receive and respond to incoming emails and inquiries, respond to all requests in a timely and accurate manner, assist walk-in traffic, and triage as necessary.

Curriculum Management and Advising:

The candidate will offer student advising appointments for current and prospective majors; provide students with information regarding all aspects of the major and monitor student progress through the major; initiate course approvals and course offerings/descriptions; collect syllabi; monitor overall enrollments; coordinate overrides; schedule class times and rooms, adhering to Provost’s guidelines for classroom scheduling; create materials and content for information sessions and workshops; process new majors in MPathways; track data and create reports for program milestones to degree?completion; order and maintain course evaluations for instructional faculty and graduate student instructors; and coordinate with LSA Advising and Marketing in advertising the major.

Undergraduate Events and Marketing:

Work with Social Media and Events Coordinators to plan logistics for undergraduate events; oversee student community group events; assist in the development of a recruitment strategy to aid in the increase in the number and diversity of student majors/minors; work with Social Media and Events Coordinators to create course posters and publicity for new courses to spur enrollment; support initiatives to advertise department to students and increase visibility of undergraduate classes.

Required Qualifications*

High school diploma; 3-5 years of highly responsible and professional administrative support experience; Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written - with demonstrated ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive matters/materials; ability to edit and proofread documents; Ability to produce original documents of high quality; Strong attention to detail, analysis and decision making skills; Outstanding organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage a large volume of work in a busy environment; Outstanding interpersonal skills, with demonstrated commitment to creating a positive work environment; ability to work with students and their parents, faculty and staff.  Excellent computer skills; Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Demonstrated ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and the ability to prioritize your own workload. Must be a proven self-starter with strong initiative.

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree degree or equivalent combination of education and professional experience is preferred. A successful candidate will be a critical thinker, an innovative problem-solver, and will demonstrate the initiative to suggest, develop and enact improvements to the units involved. This person should be flexible and comfortable with the reasonable level of change that accompanies and enables our success. An interest in a career in student services and higher education is expected.

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.  

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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.