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.
The Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives promotes student learning and development. In partnership with broad campus constituencies, this position provides support of the unit's efforts in mentorship programs, student leadership and development, and delivers academic multicultural programming. OAMI also leads key university-wide programs such as the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, the Native American Student Association Pow Wow, gateway services for first-generation and DACA/undocumented students and coordination of seven annual cultural graduation celebration ceremonies.
The program coordinator develops and leads monthly programming to enhance students’ personal, academic, and professional success. This position is responsible for all written and web material, inquiries and budgets related to programs. The program coordinator has the responsibility to manage University of Michigan cultural graduation ceremonies; write curriculum for student development workshops; deliver and facilitate workshops to students, parents, faculty and staff; hire, train and supervise undergraduate and graduate students; and conduct assessment and evaluation of regularly scheduled coaching sessions and monthly workshops.
Programming and Management 75%
Provide strategic vision and management of all training, program development, scheduling facilitation, and evaluation components of programming
Ensure program goals align with ODEI’s goals and vision
Lead curriculum development and implementation of comprehensive teaching and workshop facilitation that support undergraduate and potential transfer students of DEI programming
Incorporate professional development opportunities to enhance theoretical and practical knowledge and experiences for diversity, race/ethnicity, and multiculturalism
Research emerging and relevant theory and pedagogy around DEI and incorporate concepts into program creation and evaluation
Create workshop schedules for required programs for over 300 students across campus and partnering with colleges, including assessing the scope and scale of the needs of each community
Manage the production of celebrations, including recruitment and advising student planning committee, content and print productions while adhering to UM policies and procedures and the use of best practices
Collaborate with broad campus constituencies in the design, development, coordination and promotion of events and programs
Construct schedules, convene, and lead meetings of programmatic and strategic teams that enhance communication across campus about program initiatives
Develop and maintain relationships with faculty and staff to support programming
Develop and maintain relationships with the Office of Admissions, Office of Financial Aid, and other outreach units to identify, invite, recruit, and inform prospective participants
Create and deliver presentations on programs to appropriate on-campus constituencies––including students and other staff and faculty––to increase program visibility and facilitate collaboration
Participate in meetings and discussions for collective student success efforts across the University including the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Office of Financial Aid, University Library, University Career Center, International Center, Comprehensive Studies Program, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, and all undergraduate academic colleges
Respond to a variety of internal and external inquiries
Create clear, attainable, and measurable learning outcomes
Conduct evaluation of program to assess effectiveness and impact on students and the university community
Manage, communicate, track and analyze elements related to student progress, involvement and participation via CRM tools
Prepare required quarterly reports for OAMI and other stakeholders
Develop a brand identity that establishes overall themes, theme statement, graphics for programs, initiatives and events
Develop and manage program budget(s)
Recruit, hire, train, and supervise undergraduate and graduate student coordinators
Mentoring and Advising 25%
Provide student development support to enrolled students to ensure their academic, personal and professional success
Utilize confidential information and conduct confidential conversations
Meet one-on-one as well as in group settings with students to provide services
Analyze, compare, and evaluate various courses of action for students within scope of responsibilities and refer students to appropriate university resources as needed
Accept and act on referrals regarding student needs and contact students for advising meetings and follow up on the referrals.
Collaborate with campus units to develop initiatives to advise, mentor students, and address situations that have group and/or individual impact or consequences
Support students in the formation of communities and organized efforts for social and educational impact
Partner with colleagues to design success strategies for supporting all students and using best practices to reach and impact students from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university
Two years professional experience in program development and implementation in a multicultural higher education setting
Excellent communication skills and comfortable delivering workshops and presentations for students and conference audiences
Ability to interact and work with a diverse group of constituents; including, students, staff, and faculty
Knowledge of multicultural practices and delivery, including:
An understanding and commitment to social justice education and student development
Understanding of social identities, power, privilege, and oppression
High level of emotion and cognitive maturity and cultural competency
Ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment, tact and diplomacy
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to represent the office in contacts and communications with office patrons, office staff, internal and external campus community
Ability to work independently and collaboratively; meet deadlines and adapt to rapidly changing demands and priorities
Proficient with Microsoft office suite (word and excel) and experience with AV equipment (laptop, projector, etc.)
Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed
Master’s Degree or three to five years experiences in higher education or professional setting
Knowledge and exposure to University of Michigan’s multicultural populations
Familiar with CRM tools
Knowledge of restorative justice principles and applying them to work with students
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 is mission-focused, mutually beneficial partnerships.
In support of this overarching effort, four units within our office - the Center for Educational Outreach, (CEO), Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), and Wolverine Pathways work closely with ODEI to further the strategic vision of the Diversity, Equity and inclusion at the University of Michigan.
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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 173103
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