How to Apply
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.
As a unit in Student Life, the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) uses the framework of inclusive excellence to lead the campus community by delivering educational opportunities, programs and initiatives for all students. The unit takes a multi-dimensional approach that focuses on the intellectual and social development of students as they explore culture, race and ethnicity and their intersection with other identities.
Work within Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) to promote student learning and development. In partnership with broad campus constituencies, this position provides support of the unit's efforts in celebratory programs, mentoring and education programs, student organizations advising, and leadership development with students through coaching and supervising. With guidance from Director and Associate Director, the Program Manager will lead out and manage tasks related to the execution of MESA programs and services, and supervise at least a graduate student.
Programming and Management (25%)
Mentoring and Advising (25%)
Collaboration and Outreach (20%)
- Bachelor's degree
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in student affairs (graduate or professional) and/or related educational services work with emphasis on program and curriculum design and implementation skills.
- Supervision experience (students or professional)
- A general understanding of Student Affairs philosophy and commitment to student development.
- Direct experience, understanding and engagement with issues impacting diverse populations and those who have experienced oppression, specifically in areas of race/ethnicity.
- Experience working with student organizations in an advisory capacity.
- Effective and efficient performance of the daily tasks and duties needed to execute and achieve goals.
- Experience advising student organizations regarding budget responsibilities
- Master’s degree in higher education or relevant field.
- 3 years or more full-time experience working in Student Affairs.
- Knowledgeable of national policies that impact underrepresented student populations, particularly Latinx community
- Prior training and concentration in Cultural and Critical Studies, Latina/o Studies, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Social Justice Education, or relevant field.
- Bilingual and able to read, write and speak Spanish
- Experience demonstrating critical and intellectual thoughts on MESA work and skilled in translating such understanding into educational engagement.
- Working knowledge of University policies and procedures.
- 2 years or more of supervision experience with full time staff
- Demonstrated learning and/or work in the area of intercultural competence, social justice education and social identity development, and open to listening, learning and receiving feedback.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities, details oriented, and work cooperatively with others in a fast-paced changing environment.
- Ability to accomplish tasks autonomously and efficiently. Strong administrative and organizational skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication, and demonstrate good emotional intelligence
- Comfortable with technologies and ability to learn quickly, navigate ambiguity and adapt.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, ideologies, populations, including personal and social orientations (e.g. nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, and other social identities)
- Ability to set expectations and achieve results while contributing to the larger unit goals & mission.
- Ability to facilitate and lead Program Manager meetings
- Demonstrated ability to take personal responsibility for their own decisions, actions, and mistakes
- Demonstrated ability to reflect on own self-awareness, empathy, willingness to learn, and accept constructive feedback from others
This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.
Salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and education of the selected candidate.
Please note: Relocation will not be offered for this position.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.