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How to Apply

 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 College Prep teaching and learning;
    2. experience facilitating social and/or communications media projects with middle or high school students or skills, knowledge, or experience pertinent to supporting such facilitation; and/or
    3. experience working with diverse populations.

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

Job Summary

Wolverine Pathways College Prep Instructor Compensation: $26

This is a part-time temporary position.

We require your full commitment to the program session dates 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.


Specific responsibilities include providing the following via remote instruction to a group of 20-25 scholars in the 10th or 11th grade:

  • Facilitating synchronous whole group and/or half group session with guest presenters and scholars on college preparatory topics
  • Leading small group discussions and curricular activities based on workshop materials
  • Monitoring, documenting, and assessing scholar in class engagement and homework in order to assess learning and provide interventions to struggling scholars.
  • Ensuring scholars are fully and consistently engaged during class time
  • Delivering interventional support to scholars in specific content area both 1:1 office hours and in small group setting
  • Maintaining open lines of communication with WP staff about academic and discipline issues through various mediums including phone calls, notes, progress reports, etc.

 Mandatory on-line professional development date/time below:

  • September 18, 2021 (Tentative)

 Fall session tentative dates and time commitment below:

  • October 2, 2021 - November 20, 2021
  • 6 Saturdays
  • 5-6 hours per week

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Liberal Arts field
  • At least 2 years of experience providing college advising
  • Excellent administrative skills and proficiency in online classroom management
  • Background or experience with diverse populations
  • Experience with middle and high school scholars
  •  Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

Additional Information

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.

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.