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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 Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach (CEDO) is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and highly organized team oriented professional to serve in a key administrative support role with emphasis on administrative support, customer service, and event support.  This position reports to the CEDO Managing Director.  The position is ideal for an individual seeking to provide a wide range of administrative support to advance CEDO’s mission to facilitate outreach, recruitment, retention, and overall success of all members of the CoE community, especially those from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in Engineering.

Mission Statement

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: .

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at:


  • Manage calendar, strategic projects, proposals, presentations, and communications for the CEDO Managing Director
  • Represent CEDO by greeting and directing visitors, answering phone calls, providing event support, ordering supplies, etc., while maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Manage, train, and supervise work-study students and temporary staff (when available) on administrative functions, front desk duties, and event support
  • Oversee office website activity, maintain assigned website content, and maintain knowledge of selected website platform, software and functionality
  • Manage daily written and email correspondence for CEDO
  • Build and maintain a master calendar of CEDO events and activities

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; 2+ years of experience providing administrative support; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; excellent attention to detail and desire to learn; demonstrated ability to take initiative, set priorities, and manage multiple projects simultaneously; exercise considerable discretion and independent judgment; capable of analyzing complex information requests; ability to manage budgets,  familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Apps; ability to work with confidential material and situations in a discreet and professional manner at all times; some flexible scheduling for occasional early morning, weekend and evening work.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with M-Pathways and procurement services (M-Marketsite, Concur); experience with budgeting (forecasting, tracking, and reconciling); experience with CRM platform

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job opening will remain posted until filled; it may be filled and removed from posting boards anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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