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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. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. It must also include your current or ending salary.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways was established to increase the high school graduation rate, college acceptance and retention rates of academically promising scholars. The Program Coordinator Assistant will provide exemplary service to the Ann Arbor main office and districts of Detroit, Ypsilanti and/or Southfield by supporting the Program Coordinators, educational staff, scholars, and parents mostly virtually. In-person work will be limited and informed by public health guidance. Program Coordinator Assistants will work 16-24 hours per week from September 7, 2021 - December 17, 2021 Compensation: $16/hour Mandatory Fall 2021 Session Dates: October 2, 2021 - November 20, 2021, Tentatively


  • Support the design and development of academic and social skill workshops and materials that meet the needs of high school scholars and their families
  • Facilitate scholar registration and enrollment into Wolverine Pathways SAT prep
  • Record attendance of 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade scholars
  • Support the development of a robust scholar summer program application process through team planning meetings, data tracking, and student outreach
  • Regularly check in with scholars and families around their academics, program participation, and college applications.
  • Assist with planning and staffing Wolverine Pathways 10th, 11th, and 12th grade virtual and in-person events.
  • Input data into computer systems including, but not limited to Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, and database applications
  • Organize documents both physically and virtually for efficiency
  • Collaborate with other staff to troubleshoot a variety of situations, including issues with building facilities, scholars, staff, parents, and technology
  • Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the program

Required Qualifications*

  • Some experience with administration/management
  • Experience with college advising and college application support
  • Experience with high school students and family outreach
  • Excellent organizational skills and experience managing large data sets
  • Experience managing multiple projects
  • Must believe in the transformative power of education
  • Has a keen interest in social equity and justice
  • Some experience with student or group facilitation
  • Desire to be an advocate for the development of students
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent driving record
  • Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; being attentive to detail; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; working as part of a team; and working with frequent interruptions

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with project or organizational programming and implementation
  • Experience with student outreach
  • Be a graduate-level college student or have a degree in a relevant subject area

Additional Information

This temporary position opportunity is mostly virtual with limited, predictable in-person work.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job 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.  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.