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A cover letter and resume are required. The cover letter must be PAGE 1 of your resume and should outline the following:

  1. The reasons for your interest in the position.
  2. Your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position. If applicable, discussion of your skills and experience should indicate:
    1. Experience with high school students around college application advising
    2. Experience working with diverse populations
    3. Experience tracking and working with large data sets, organizational skills

Please furnish professional references and be highly recommended by at least one professional associate (administrator, teacher, counselor, supervisor).

Job Summary

Wolverine Pathways College Prep Teacher

Compensation: $22/hour

This is a part-time temporary position.

We require your full commitment to the programming dates and timeline for which you are applying.

The University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways (WP) is a supplementary education program established to increase the high school graduation rate and college acceptance and retention rates of academically promising scholars residing within the public school boundaries of Detroit, Southfield, and Ypsilanti. All instructors employed with Wolverine Pathways will demonstrate exemplary service and expertise in their given subject area.

The position requires advisers to provide quality virtual/remote college advising for highly motivated 12th grade high school students. The focus of advising and instruction will be on the requirements, deadlines, and expectations for students’ college applications, specifically the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Mission Statement

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) at the University of Michigan leads and supports university-wide initiatives focused on the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, while fostering an inclusive and equitable University community. Our office also engages surrounding communities in mission-focused, mutually beneficial partnerships.

In support of this overarching effort, three units within our office - the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), and Wolverine Pathways - all work closely with ODEI to further the strategic vision of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan.


Specific responsibilities include providing the following via remote advising to a group of up to 32 scholars in the 12th grade:

  • Meeting with scholars bi-weekly through 30-minutes office hours appointments
  • Advising and coaching scholars on their college applications and their required items and deadlines
  • Monitoring, documenting, and assessing scholars’ progress on the completion of their college application items
  • Provide weekly updates on student progress to WP leadership
  • Hold weekly standing office hours for drop-in meetings with WP scholars
  • Supporting scholars on their successful completion and submission of their application to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor through the Nov. 1 Early Action deadline
  • Facilitating student college preparation through direct feedback and online consultation with individual students on all application matters including essay writing, FAFSA completion, and the scholarship search.

Mandatory on-line professional development date/time below: -

  • September 7, 2021 (Tentative)

Fall advising tentative dates and time commitment below:

  • September 12, 2021 - November 12, 2021
  • 12 hours per week

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, English, English Language Arts or related specialization
  • Background or experience with diverse populations
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • At least 2 years of experience providing college advising or other relevant area (e.g., academic advising, humanities, communications)
  • Desire to be an advocate for the development of students
  • Demonstrated dynamism and creativity in implementing lessons
  • Demonstrated competencies to include: displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; being attentive to detail; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; managing time effectively; working effectively one-on-one and in group or team settings
  • Able to attend pre-session training/professional development sessions

Desired Qualifications*

  • Certification in relevant specialization or grade level
  • Rated “highly effective” on school evaluations or otherwise evaluated as highly effective in an alternative educational setting.
  • Experience delivering distance/remote instruction and/or evidence of skills, knowledge, or experience pertinent to delivering effective distance/remote instruction
  • Experience tracking and working with large data sets
  • Experience working with Google Suite tools, specifically Google Sheets (or Microsoft Excel)
  • Experience working with the Common Application or Coalition for College online application tools

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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.