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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/curriculum vitae. The cover letter should address reasons for your interest in this position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. In addition, please include contact information for 3 individuals who can serve as references.

Job Summary

The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) represents a commitment by the University of Michigan (U-M) to affirm the central value and undeniable importance of institutional diversity to the mission of all colleges and universities. Our vision is to empower people and institutions to leverage knowledge and skills around the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of diversity in order to create a truly equitable and inclusive society. To create a more equitable and inclusive society, we produce, catalyze, and elevate diversity research and scholarship. In this pursuit, we also build intergenerational communities of scholars and leaders to integrate these evidence-based approaches in addressing contemporary issues in a diverse society.

The Fellowships and Faculty Development Program Manager will manage the development and execution of several key U-M and LSA diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) plan initiatives, specifically those focused on efforts that recruit, retain, and support the overall success of outstanding scholars with demonstrated DEI commitments exhibited through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.


  • Contribute to the advancement of NCID’s mission and change strategy
  • Drawing on research and best practices, lead in the programmatic design, marketing, implementation and evaluation of key strategic initiatives including:
    • LSA Collegiate Fellows Program (50%)
    • University-wide and NCID fellowship and award programs (50%)
      • University Diversity & Social Transformation Professorship
      • James S. Jackson Distinguished Career Award for Diversity Scholarship
      • NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship
      • NCID Scholar-in-Residence 
  • Promote, publicize and manage efforts related to application and selection processes to ensure a pool of outstanding scholars:
    • Coordinate efforts to ensure a diverse pool of applicants
    • Develop recruitment materials for distribution campus-wide and nationally
    • Connect with scholarly/professional communities
  • Develop framing, articulate and communicate change strategy for initiatives/events, manage logistical tasks, develop programmatic budgets and execution of MOUs with other units
  • Represent NCID’s faculty development programs to external stakeholders.  Establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external groups related to NCID, particularly U-M faculty and staff. Serve as primary liaison to these groups ensuring timely response to inquiries
  • Drawing on relevant scholarship and best practices, in collaboration with faculty, administrative leaders and other partners, develop and execute professional development events for diversity scholars and scholars with DEI commitments to support their advancement in academia
    • Support Collegiate Fellows and other intergenerational faculty communities with DEI commitments with navigating the expectations and responsibilities congruent with their positions and desired career goals
  • Participate as needed in special department projects
  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate student interns
  • Participate in NCID community activities and events

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in education, policy, social work, psychology, sociology, ethnic studies, critical studies or related field
  • Three to five years experience working within higher education, particularly with faculty
  • Strong background and understanding, grounded in the latest research/scholarship, of issues related to DEI in higher education and society, particularly related to faculty development and the needs of faculty with DEI commitments.
  • Experience framing and executing programming geared toward engaging scholarly communities, and drawing on relevant literatures to support programmatic efforts
  • Excellent project management and administrative skills. Ability to plan, organize, and follow through on a large and diverse workload, while attending to detail, meeting deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Understanding and appreciation of interdisciplinary and intergenerational learning and development opportunities around scholarship and scholarship-based social action
  • Experience communicating and building strong working relationships with diverse groups of scholars at all career stages
  • Demonstrated experience communicating the work of faculty with DEI commitments to academic and non-academic audiences. Ability to summarize and represent complex information and craft it into clear and effective forms that resonate with defined audiences within short timelines
  • Proven experience effectively collaborating with, and working on teams with a very diverse group of colleagues, faculty, staff, and students
  • Experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
  • Intermediate to expert proficiency in MS Office applications, Google collaboration tools and database management. Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new computer software and technologies. Experience with social media platforms

Desired Qualifications*

  • PhD degree in relevant field
  • Experience with program evaluation and assessment

Additional Information

Benefits at the University of Michigan

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

Compensation:  $62,000-$78,000.  The salary offer may be higher based on equity and the selected candidate's experience

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit

To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles visit

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.