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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 Department of Mathematics, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, is seeking an experienced professional to work as part of a high-functioning team in the department’s student services area, focusing on graduate student professional services for the Master’s degree program in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management (QFRM).  Specifically, we seek an individual who will work with the program directors to provide employment opportunities for our students, and to provide overall professional services.  The person in this position represents the school and its mission to many audiences and must perform responsibly and professionally and exercise excellent judgment in dealing with the many internal and external constituencies.  More information on the QFRM can be found at our website https://lsa.umich.edu/math/graduates/quantitative-finance.html.

Responsibilities*

  • Provide strategic vision and guidance for the QFRM career services including database design, strategic partnership development, and thorough assessment of the needs of QFRM students related to career services.  
  • Coordinate, monitor, and manage all aspects of the student experience with career services. 
  • Be the outward face of the QFRM program for employer and corporate relationships. 
  • Cultivate relationships with employers for internships and future employment for students in the program.

Employer and Alumni Engagement

  • Proactively identify and pursue relationships with companies that are of interest to QFRM students, world-wide. 
  • Build QFRM’s professional network connections by nurturing strategic relationships with organizations that align with the mission of the program, and professionals in finance, risk management, and the business community.
  • Broker employment and internship arrangements.

Student Advising and Support

  • Define and track job placement metrics.
  • Oversee the establishment of new job recruiting pipelines which lead directly to employment opportunities for students.
  • Advise students on job and internship search process and professional skills development.
  • Work with students on resume writing, interviewing techniques and skills, and provide guidelines for overcoming language barriers.
  • Assist QFRM Director with recruitment of a diverse student population.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and at least five years of related management experience in finance, risk management, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in multi-tasking, initiative in creative problem-solving, and adaptability. 
  • Proven ability to network and form productive professional relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience in building the tools and databases required for evidence-based decision making. Expertise with computers and database/statistical software, and the ability to effectively integrate technology into service delivery. 
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills including verbal, written, and listening skills.  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate well to staff and a diverse student body. 
  • Desire to work in an office that places a high value on quality customer service, team orientation, and intentional planning. Ability to achieve results while contributing to the larger team.  Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a critical member of the team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations. 
  • Proven ability to handle detailed and confidential information in an accurate and timely manner. 
  • Demonstrated professional demeanor and presentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan strategically.  

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with University of Michigan policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of FERPA and other government policies related to higher education. 
  • Masters or Ph.D. in Mathematics or related field.

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.  

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.

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.