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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. It must also include your current or ending salary.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways was established to increase the high school graduation rate, college acceptance and retention rates of academically promising scholars. The District Facilitator Assistant will provide exemplary service to the Ann Arbor main office and districts of Detroit, Ypsilanti and/or Southfield by supporting the District Facilitator(s), educational staff, scholars, and parents during sessions at the sites and in the office.

Program Coordinator Assistants will work 16-24 hours per week from January 4 - May 1, 2021

Compensation: $16/hour

Mandatory Winter 2021 Session Dates: February 27 - May 1, 2021, Tentatively 

Professional Development/Scholar Orientation date below:

  • Staff Professional Development: TBD, Tentatively

  • Scholar Orientation: TBD, Tentatively


  • Support the development of a robust scholar summer program application process through team planning meetings, data tracking, and student outreach
  • Maintain a wide variety of manual and electronic documents, files, and records (e.g. student data, school information, etc.), providing up-to-date information and historical reference in accordance with established program guidelines and legal requirements
  • Support the design and development of academic and social skill workshops and materials that meet the needs of middle and high school scholars and their families
  • Check and respond to/send professional and appropriate email correspondence on a regular basis
  • Regularly check in with scholars and families around their academics and college applications
  • Monitor scholar academics, attendance, and citizenship
  • Participate in a variety of meetings, workshops, and trainings for the purpose of providing or receiving information, maintaining community and parent engagement, and supporting the needs of the scholars
  • Research a variety of topics (e.g. current practices, policies, education codes, etc.) in order to provide information and recommendations
  • Schedule a wide variety of activities (e.g. appointments, meetings, workshops, facility usage, etc.) for the program
  • Work under limited supervision; follow standardized practices and methods; and lead, guide, and coordinate others
  • Input data into computer systems including, but not limited to Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, and database applications
  • Assist in recording attendance of hundreds of students, while upholding and enforcing the attendance policy
  • Organize documents both physically and virtually for efficiency
  • Collaborate with other staff to troubleshoot a variety of situations, to include: issues with building facilities, scholars, staff, parents, and technology
  • Assist with event planning
  • Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the program

Required Qualifications*

  • Some experience with administration/management
  • Experience with college advising and college application support
  • Experience with high school students and family outreach
  • Excellent organizational skills and experience managing large data sets
  • Experience managing multiple projects
  • Must believe in the transformative power of education
  • Has a keen interest in social equity and justice
  • Some experience with student or group facilitation
  • Desire to be an advocate for the development of students
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Excellent driving record
  • Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; being attentive to detail; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; working as part of a team; and working with frequent interruptions

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with project or organizational programming and implementation
  • Experience with student outreach
  • Be a graduate-level college student or have a degree in a relevant subject area

Additional Information

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) at the University of Michigan leads and supports university-wide initiatives focused on the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, while fostering an inclusive and equitable University community. Our office also engages surrounding communities in mission-focused, mutually beneficial partnerships.

In support of this overarching effort, three units within our office - the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), and Wolverine Pathways - all work closely with ODEI to further the strategic vision of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan.

**This temporary position opportunity is virtual**

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.