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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. 

What You'll Do

You will assume the primary leadership role for shaping and developing programs for Michigan Dining student staff which are designed to connect the skills they acquire on the job with their experiences in the classroom, and in their professional careers after graduation. Additionally, the Student Training and Development Manager will coordinate centralized and in-unit student training efforts, measure the effectiveness of programs relative to learning outcomes, and design and coordinate the implementation of student recruiting, recognition and retention programs. You will report to the Training and Standards Specialist.

You will:

  • Shape and communicate the vision for the Michigan Dining student development program.

  • Develop and coordinate the implementation of workshops, activities and programs designed to complement students' employment experience and promote professional development

  • Work with dining leadership to establish required skills and recommend appropriate student training and development plans.

  • Work with stakeholders to develop and maintain training curricula, materials, and programs for student staff, with a focus on approaches to food and workplace safety, customer service, cash handling and business processes, sustainability and diversity and inclusion.

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of training guidelines, methods and tools to ensure appropriate approaches to in-unit training for student staff focusing on unit-specific basic daily job tasks and unit-level support for and reinforcement of departmental training and programs.

  • Coordinate job fairs for Michigan Dining and Student Life Auxiliaries, and provide unit managers with resources to recruit student workers.

Why Work at Michigan?

Being part of something greater, of serving a larger mission of discovery and care — that's the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good. Michigan Dining is comprised of twenty-one on-campus cafes and markets, nine residential dining halls, a line of Blue to Go foods, a Catering team, and a bakery. Our professional and student employees are committed to creative, healthy and nutritious foods, international cuisines and sustainability throughout all dining operations

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. Learn more here. 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

  • Parental and Maternity Leave options

  • Free staff meal on days worked

Required Qualifications*

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business or public administration, organizational development, education, hospitality, or related field.

  • 2+ years of professional experience working with students.

  • 1+ years of training and development experience.

  • Facilitation skills; excellent written and verbal skills.

  • Technology skills and proficiency with common office applications including Google Suite.

  • ServSafe and HACCP certified within six months from date of hire as a condition of employment.

Work Schedule

Evening, weekends and holidays hours may be required

Additional Information

  • Starting salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and education of the selected candidate
  • Please note: Relocation will not be offered for this position
  • This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery
  • Link to the full job description can be found here


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.