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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 include 1) your specific interest in the position; 2) your skills and experience that directly relate to this position; and 3) your approach to understanding the perspectives of colleagues and community partners from different backgrounds and cultural viewpoints. 

Job Summary

The Department of Psychiatry within the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, and organized individual to join the TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) Program as a Site Coordinator on a U.S. Department of Education (DoE) grant-funded initiative. The initiative aims to improve the accessibility and quality of mental health programming among four Washtenaw County schools (Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln High School, Ypsilanti Community Middle School, and Ypsilanti Community High School); and thus, to improve students’ academic and health outcomes, increase parent and community engagement, align and coordinate partner efforts, and assist families in receiving the necessary resources to support the emotional wellbeing of their children.

This position will be dedicated to one of four partner school sites. Along with the broader project team, the Site Coordinator will work in close collaboration with personnel in the schools, as well as with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District Office and also with local not-for-profit health organizations, including Project Healthy Schools, and the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools. The Site Coordinator will be an employee of the University of Michigan and will work in tandem with other DoE Coordinators and project partners to support the coordination of existing programs and services and will assist with development, implementation, evaluation, and oversight of new programs and services, based on needs assessment data collected from each school site. The physical location of work to be performed will include both the U-M Medical School Campus, at one or more school sites, and in the community. Adequate office space will be provided to enable successful completion of work objectives.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Learning and working in environments designed for diversity, equity and inclusivity are necessary for TRAILS to address the vast inequities in access to evidence-based mental health care for young people of color and other marginalized populations.  In addition to collaborating with faculty and staff on projects that explicitly focus on DE&I, TRAILS uses inclusive design and implementation processes in all of our work. Individuals from groups historically underrepresented in higher education and healthcare settings are strongly encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ individuals. For more information, please visit our website:


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Under direct supervision, responsible for management, performance, and completion of programming and grant deliverables at one partner school site
  • Responsible for coordinating activities of project team, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of project.
  • Must be familiar with grant objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member to effectively coordinate the activities of the team at TRAILS and at the school site.
  • Support ongoing data collection efforts utilizing surveys, focus groups, and other methods to gather information from stakeholders including: students, families, school staff, and community organizations
  • Provide input to inform development of a sustainable health promotion strategy for students and families based on needs assessment data
  • Provide training, consultation, or technical support to school professionals named on the work plan as site partners, on evidence-based behavioral health practices for use with students
  • Under the direction of clinical research supervisors, assist with the implementation of a Social Emotional Learning Curriculum for school instructional staff and an Authentic Family Engagement Curriculum for community parents/caregivers
  • Develop and support implementation of an effective referral process that promotes programs and services offered at school and community organizations
  • Maintain strong working relationships with school administrators, teachers, school staff, students, and families
  • Complete reports and collect data in order to effectively plan, inform decision-making, and promote accountability by designated deadlines
  • Coordinate and facilitate collaborative meetings between school personnel, U-M staff and faculty, parents, and community partners to align programming to a sustainable health promotion plan
  • Serve as the primary point of contact between staff, school administration, U-M programs, and community partners
  • Follow school and district policies and procedures for safe program operation

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university, majoring in Social Work, Education, Child Development, Public Health, Human Services, or other related field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in schools or community setting
  • History of working effectively with various community stakeholders including administrators, teachers, parents, and students
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel) and web-based platforms, including Google-based applications (Drive, Sheets), Box, Slack, and other task management tools
  • Available to work a flexible schedule that will occasionally include evenings or weekends

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Education, Public Health, or other related field
  • Experience with school-based integrated services and/or collaborative services
  • Experience in program design, management, and/or community organizing
  • Experience working in schools or the nonprofit service area of Eastern Washtenaw County

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Work Locations

Ann Arbor Campus

Additional Information

This is not a remote position, however, due to COVID-19, the responsibilities of this role will be performed remotely until notified.

Excellent benefits are available, for details, see

The salary for this position will be based upon the selected candidate’s education and experience.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.

Decision Making Process

Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

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.