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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.


The Associate Director of State Outreach serves as a University liaison with community leaders and groups throughout the state for the purpose of promoting the University as a resource in meeting the varied needs of the citizens of Michigan; serves as a personal contact/communications link between Michigan communities, in particular their public and private sector leadership, and the University, providing information advice, referral and other services; maintain regular contact with key community leaders, and groups in the state; represent the University at various community events/meetings; assist in matching community interests and challenges to the University's faculty, research, consulting and technical resources, working with administrative and academic units and the Alumni Association; assist in the development of statewide outreach strategies; arrange campus tours/visits for community representatives; arrange University exhibits, programs and/or speakers at selected community sites; assist in the design, production and placement of promotional material; help maintain a comprehensive file on the University's various state outreach programs/services and constituent contacts; work with alumni around the state, enlisting their support in promoting the University's resources.  Assist and actively participate in the planning, preparation and execution of the University's Michigan Road Scholars program where UM Faculty spend one week traveling throughout the state. 

Must be willing to travel within the state of Michigan several days a month. 


Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; at least three years of experience in public service, public relations or similar fields; demonstrated ability to work well with people, including those in leadership positions; strong organizational skills and an ability to work on multiple tasks; proficiency with computers, preferably Macintosh, excellent communication skills (oral and written); Michigan drivers license. 

Desired Qualifications*

Familiarity with the University's programs, policies and traditions. Some knowledge of the economy, government and politics, culture, educational systems, health and social issues, history, and geography of the state of Michigan. 

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.