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Please include a cover letter telling us about yourself. We would love to hear your background, and why the Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) sounds like a good next step for your career. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume.

Job Summary

We are looking for a Graduate Programs Manager to support our graduate curricular offerings and experiential learning opportunities. You will help STEM graduate students (Masters-PhD level) develop CFE's entrepreneurial mindset by providing them with guidance on student pathways. You will be staff liaison for CFE's graduate-level students, faculty, and other graduate program managers and campus-wide advisors. You will support academic programs' data management and reporting activities, while upholding University academic standards and procedures. This is a unique opportunity for you to be a part of a globally-recognized leader in entrepreneurship education. You will report to the Director of Academic Programs.

What You'll Do

  • Manage CFE's graduate-level academic offerings, including the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Responsibilities include student recruitment, advising, application, and pathway progress, and connecting students with potential projects and mentors.
  • Represent the CFE at recruiting events, info sessions, fairs, conferences, symposiums, panels, and webinars, and give presentations about the CFE's Academic Programs to prospective students, campus partners and external partners.
  • Maintain and analyze Academic Programs data, prepare periodic and annual reports to support strategic projects, and ensure data-driven decisions.
  • Contribute to the strategic growth of CFE's graduate-level curricular offerings by developing experiential learning opportunities (trainings, workshops, events, and symposiums) that are inclusive of graduate students and their professional development goals.
  • Support CFE leadership in building workflows, procedures and communications. Ensure compliance with University, State, and Federal policies.

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Who We Are

The CFE is an innovation hub where ideas, people, resources, and technology meet and create the future. We provide active-learning experiences that teach the skills needed to translate projects and ideas into the world. Additional information about the College of Engineering's CFE can be found at:

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.

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

Required Qualifications*

  • Master's degree in STEM, student affairs, higher education, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in higher education, including program management, student recruiting, advising, data management, and quantitative analyses.

Desired Qualifications*

  • PhD progress in STEM or a related field.
  • Experience with Business Objects, Student Administration Systems (i.e. PeopleSoft), InfoReady, and Acuity.

Additional Information

The College of Engineering 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 the College of Engineering.


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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.