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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. Candidates should submit the following as one document:

1. Letter of interest/cover letter.

2. Resume.

3. REQUIRED - One page statement that discusses/shares a recent experience; what was learned from this experience, and what you did with what you learned.

Mission Statement

About the Office

The SSW Career Services Office offers a variety of services to students and alumni of the School of Social Work. Our goal is to provide leadership and encourage career exploration and development through innovative workshops, individual counseling, and technical support. We foster an environment that supports the mission of the school to prepare students for advanced social work practice and lifelong professional growth and development.


The Office of Career Services Coordinator is responsible for fostering graduate student career advancement through direct service delivery: career coaching, resume, field placement goal statement and cover letter reviews, interactive programming, appropriate referrals when needed, etc. to guide student and alumni through the phases of their career development process.  The Coordinator will assist with general operations of the office and administer the annual alumni employment data. This position reports to the Office of Career Services Director. 


Duties and Responsibilities

45%     Advising and Program Administration

  • Meet with students during walk-in hours and scheduled meetings.
  • Assist with reviewing documents for student field placement application - goal statement and resumes.
  • Assist with reviewing documents for employment - cover letters and resumes.
  • Assist with mock interviews.
  • Gain familiarity with print and on-line resources, including assessment tools and career exploration and job search resources.
  • Assist with event planning and implementation including workshops and networking trips to Washington DC, San Francisco and Chicago.


30%     Office Administration

  • Provide administrative support to Director of Career Services.
  • Assist with daily office operations including scheduling students and alumni for  ASWB practice test.
  • Maintain and update job bulletin and job postings.
  • Use various online systems to update student  and alumni data, monitor programs, and create reports.
  • Attend events and meetings as a representative of the Office of Career Services.
  • Assist with relevant program resources, marketing materials, and manage web content.


25%     Manage Annual Career Services Alumni Employment Data       

  • Distribute and collect the annual alumni career survey.
  • Analyze and produce reports based upon data. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years office experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal. Strong drive to deliver excellent customer service. Reliable, highly organized and detail oriented with excellent time management skills. 
  • Experience with using Windows-based computer programs; proficient and comfortable with working independently on computers and with a variety of applications including database/data entry. 
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and employ basic reasoning skills. Demonstrated maturity and ability to make decisions regarding handling procedures for student and agency paperwork; ability to work independently and to interact professionally with School of Social Work students, administrative staff, faculty, Associate Deans and community-based partners. 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience/understanding of relational databases and web-based applications; experience with Wolverine Access, PCard reconciliation, Concur, Constant Contact and Drupal.
  • Experience and a strong desire to work with students with a focus on support, relationship building and customer service.

Additional Information

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Routinely communicates with students about programs, events, and activities.
  • Routinely presents information at events.
  • Occasionally moves through the buildings to attend meetings/events and access files or information.
  • May move materials weighing up to 20 pounds throughout the School or to other University venues for presentations or meetings.
  • May require work during early mornings, nights, and/or weekends. Some travel. 

The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline - In order to receive full consideration for your application, please submit your bid within the first seven calendar days of this posting. UM job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days and the SSW may start the review/selection process as early as the eighth day after posting. 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.