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Job Summary

The facilities assistant is responsible for timely and effective facilitation and management of facilities-related questions and inquiries from Taubman College faculty, staff, and students at four locations (the Art and Architecture building on North Campus, a classroom in the Modern Language Building on Central Campus, the Liberty Annex in downtown Ann Arbor, and an ArcPrep space in Midtown Detroit). The facilities assistant is also responsible for event set-up/coordination as well as management of security and emergency issues. This position reports directly to the facilities supervisor.

Note: The anticipated schedule for this position is 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The schedule may also require early morning, evening, and weekend hours during peak times. You may be required to work paid overtime during these times.


  • Conduct regular visual inspections of the four buildings (driving to the above listed locations in a college vehicle as needed) and identify issues as well as preventative maintenance opportunities
  • Successfully handle requests from faculty, staff, and students for building maintenance problems
  • Collaborate with facilities supervisor and events coordinator to set up and tear down of events including ensuring room cleanliness before and after events
  • Respond to emergency situations and coordinate mechanical repairs/failures related to equipment or the building (i.e. electrical, plumbing, power outages, vandalism, etc.)
  • Install and maintain equipment and furnishings/fixtures, paint small items and areas
  • Assist with office relocations and manage the furniture moves or rearrangement
  • Maintain building safety and security
  • Call work orders into Plant Operations Call Center when necessary and follow up on work requests to ensure their completion

Required Qualifications*

  • Some previous work experience in facilities/operations or related area
  • Ability to routinely move furniture and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds throughout the Taubman College facilities
  • Valid driver's license and ability to pass the University of Michigan Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check
  • Additionally, successful candidates will be able to demonstrate through their interviews and our reference checking that they have:
  • Exceptional customer service skills and ability to communicate clearly and professionally with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality record
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion with sensitive and confidential information

Desired Qualifications*

  • Proficiency in maintenance expertise, methods, materials, and equipment
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures relevant to facilities administration
  • Basic working knowledge of Google (email, Docs, Sheets)

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.

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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