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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, your career aspirations, and any experience that directly relates to this position.


Job Summary

The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Program Manager will develop, implement, and monitor programs to advance the diversity goals of the library community.  This person will be responsible for developing training and initiatives to create and foster an open and inclusive environment. In fulfillment of this objective, the DE&I Program Manager will work in support of the U-M Library Diversity Strategic Plan and effectively build relationships with key stakeholders to develop and promote DE&I activities.  

The University Library strives to develop and nurture the skills that will allow us to manifest diversity as engagement, innovation, and above all, respect for all individuals. These skills are vital to the library, which offers its wide-ranging and diverse content, services, and expertise to the entire U-M community and beyond. We seek out and celebrate diversity in all of its forms, and more importantly, we embrace it as an organizational priority. The library has a long history of actively engaging in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility work, which is vital to the overall success of an academic research library and the tenets of diversity are infused into all aspects of our work.

Term Appointment Language

Note: This position will be a full-time, 2 year term appointment with the possibility of renewal.



  • Contribute towards the development of policies and programs to attract, retain, and promote a diverse workforce for the library

  • Actively work with leadership and staff to ensure DE&I practices are understood and supported

  • Design and execute a comprehensive training plan to help library students and staff grow their DE&I related knowledge and abilities

  • Develop training schedules to educate the library community on how to recognize, accommodate, and appreciate individual differences and bridge those differences back to mission of the library

  • Determine and implement measurement strategies and performance analysis of data related to DE&I programs, services and initiatives

  • Prepare data reports and presentations for library community about the state of DE&I activities

  • Serve as a backup to the Library DE&I Lead.  Attend university level meetings and programming  

  • Keep current on diversity programs and developments by maintaining contact with others serving in a similar role

Reporting Structure:

  • The DEI Program Manager will work under the supervision and direction of the library Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, who will manage the DE&I programming budget and establish DE&I related priorities and goals as detailed in the library Diversity Strategic Plan.    

  • The DE&I Program Manager will be a collaborative part of the library Deans’ Office and will represent the Deans’ Office across the library.   The Deans’ Office is led by the U-M Library Dean and Associate Dean and includes the following functional areas of the library;

    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    • Communications

    • Finance

    • Human Resources

    • Assessment

    • Project Management

    • Development

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and three or more years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. (For librarian appointment, an ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience is required.)

  • Experience in successfully planning, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of diversity, equity and inclusion focused programs, events and/or services.

  • Strong understanding of all aspects of diversity and the ability to leverage the value of diversity’s importance within a complex organization.

  • Experience in successfully collaborating with diverse teams or diverse populations using a positive and engaging approach.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively network, build relationships and collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills including hands-on experience developing and presenting workshops, classes, information sessions, and individual/group meetings.

  • Proven success leading projects as well as contributing in groups and committees.

  • Experience in gathering, analyzing and utilizing assessment data.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with trends and issues in academic librarianship

Additional Information

Rank, salary, benefits

Appointment is anticipated at the Associate Librarian rank or a non-librarian Diversity Trainer classification. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the library's process for librarian promotion and advancement.  

The actual salary offered may vary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  

The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities.

This position receives 24 days of vacation a year and paid sick leave with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.


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.

Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.


U-M EEO/AA Statement

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