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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 Office of Academic Innovation is recruiting Course Advocates for multiple courses, representing a variety of disciplines.

Help us advance digital education at the University of Michigan by working with the Office of Academic Innovation to monitor and support massive open online courses (MOOCs) on platforms such as Coursera and edX.

Course Advocates assist faculty in the development and management of their online courses. Additionally, they provide oversight of course websites and related resources, with special attention to learner support and issues arising in discussion forums, while closely monitoring course websites.

Educational value of this job is to develop skills in learner support and engagement, facilitation, content development, refinement, and iteration, and troubleshooting.

Required Qualifications*

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Comfortable working on tight deadlines and juggling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work autonomously

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent experience
  • Basic understanding of course design and underlying pedagogical principles
  • Experience working in higher education, particularly in roles supporting faculty
  • Working knowledge of basic HTML code

Additional Information

Note: Work is primarily performed remotely. The position pays $15/hour for 10 hours per week.

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.