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Job Summary

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning has an exciting opportunity for an entry-level recruiting and admissions coordinator to develop recruitment strategies for our undergraduate academic offerings. The college’s Office of Admissions leads efforts to identify, recruit, admit, and enroll the next generation of architecture and urban technology professionals with particular focus on talented, diverse, academically capable individuals. You will work with the director of admissions and recruiting to design strategies to increase the volume and quality of applicants. You will also collaborate with key Taubman College staff and student groups to better understand interests and needs of prospective students in the areas of career services, academic advising, communications, and others as appropriate.

This is an exempt position which provides two days of vacation accrual a month. Additionally, while the job is situated in Ann Arbor and on campus work is expected, Taubman College offers flexible work arrangements for eligible staff.


  • Write, implement, and evaluate an annual recruitment/yield plan for assigned academic programs
  • Work with the chairs, program directors, marketing/communications, and fellow admissions team members to develop innovative strategies to increase the volume and quality of applications through a variety of recruitment actions and messaging
  • Execute written and verbal communications to prospective students to engage them in the recruitment and admissions process to generate interest, application, and enrollment
  • Implement recruitment-related actions within the Taubman College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan
  • Attend and represent the university at national and regional college fairs
  • Implement financial aid awarding strategies in support of enrollment goals
  • Prepare application materials for faculty review committees
  • Serve as primary coordinator of ArcStart pre-college program
  • Use available and emerging technologies to enhance efficiencies and effectiveness: Salesforce, Marketing Cloud, Wolverine Access, Zoom, Cirrus Insight, and Slideroo
  • Work with colleagues throughout the U-M system when enrolling dual-degree students

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1+ years of work experience (college employment/internships qualify), preferably in admissions (student affairs, customer service, sales, or other relevant experience also considered)
  • Proficient computer skills in Google/Microsoft software
  • Ability to work an unconventional work schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and overnight travel
  • Valid driver's license
  • Additionally, successful candidates will be able to demonstrate through their interviews and our reference checking that they have:
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities, establish goals, and produce timely desired results
    • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, group presentation skills
    • Proven ability to work with diverse constituencies
    • Clear customer service orientation

Desired Qualifications*

  • University of Michigan graduate
  • Familiarity with University of Michigan admissions processes 
  • Proficiency in working with customer relations management systems and student information system databases (e.g. Salesforce) and ability to compile data and produce reports

Additional Information

The University of Michigan’s benefits program ranks among the best offered by any institution. Information regarding benefits can be found at:

Please note: Relocation assistance is not provided for this position.

Who We Are

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan promotes the public good by engaging a diverse constituency in purpose-driven learning and research that focuses on the built environment. Consistently named among the best architecture and planning schools in the country, the college prepares graduates to lead the professions, organizations, and institutions that shape our world at every scale. Investments in digital and material making, new master’s degrees, and enhanced facilities have made the college a leading site of advanced work, particularly in robotics, fabrication, and material systems. Capacity building in community engagement, pipeline programs, and justice initiatives have made Taubman College a leader in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the academy and in professional practice. Faculty fellowships and research grants have cultivated a robust experimental design culture. Through interdisciplinary work with field-leading units at one of the world’s greatest public research universities, Taubman faculty and students are prototyping a better future. Learn more about Taubman College

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Taubman College also affirms the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as we organize resources and priorities that align with our values. We seek to have a diverse group of persons at all levels of the college - students, faculty, staff, and administrators - including persons of different race and ethnicity, national origin, gender and gender expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious commitment, age, and disability status. We strive to create a community of mutual respect and trust, a community in which every and all members and their respective backgrounds, identities, and views are represented without any threat of bias, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination. Learn more about Taubman College’s DEI efforts.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


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