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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.

What You'll Do

The primary responsibility for the Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Kinesiology is to assist with and help implement the School of Kinesiology's DEI strategic plan. The Manager of DEI will report to and work with the Director of DEI and others in Kinesiology to develop policies, programs, activities, resources, and training material necessary for the successful realization of DEI throughout the Kinesiology community. Review more detail about the school's diversity commitment here, and the full job description here.

Who We Are

The School of Kinesiology is one of the fastest-growing schools at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Currently, we have three undergraduate majors, five graduate degree programs, and two doctoral programs, and 24 research labs and centers. We are proud to occupy the fully renovated Kraus Building, a 228,000 gross square foot space adjacent to the Diag. It is an exciting time to be in the School of Kinesiology; read more about us here.

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Maternity and parental leave
  • University commitment to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities


  • Develop DEI related programs for faculty, staff, and students (35%)
  • Assist SoK partners with the recruitment of students from underrepresented groups with on and off-campus endeavors such as campus visits, recruitment fairs, and virtual recruitment sessions. (20%)
  • Represent SoK at UM DEI endeavors and programs; keep current on diversity programs, efforts, and developments at the local university and national levels (20%)
  • Support the development, implementation, assessment, and revision of Kinesiology's DEI strategic plan (15%)
  • Build partnerships to increase the impact and effectiveness of DEI (10%)


Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree with formal training in DEI or related domains; prefer a Master's degree.
  • At least 3 years leading diverse groups.
  • Working knowledge of DEI content and ability to apply this knowledge to an academic setting with a diverse population.
  • Networking, coalition building, and engaging diverse groups.
  • Strategic planning or program management experience, and establishing success metrics.
  • Gathering, analyzing, and disseminating DEI data.
  • Prioritizing new issues while maintaining long-term priorities.
  • High quality development of documentation and presenting information during group sessions.

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.

For full consideration interested candidates should submit their application by Friday, October 22nd. Review of applications will begin at that time, and continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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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.