The University of Michigan-Dearborn is undergoing many exciting changes - one of which is the creation of the Office of Student Life. The Office of Student Life promotes holistic education through transformational student learning experiences. The Office fosters an inclusive community, supports student development and persistence, and prepares future leaders through diverse programming, services, and partnerships. Our office’s core values include active citizenship, inclusion, student-centeredness, collective impact, and ethical leadership. At the heart of our Office’s work is community building, transformational learning experiences, collaboration, and holistic student development. Functionally, our Office oversees New Student Engagement programming, Civic Engagement, Fraternity & Sorority Life, First Gen Programs, Campus Traditions and Student Organizations.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Office of Student Life is seeking an energetic and motivated Student Life Coordinator of Civic Engagement as we develop our new Office identity and grow student engagement and success. The selected candidate will enhance the overall student experience by further growing the campus culture of civic engagement and metropolitan impact for our new and continuing students.
Contribute actively and collaboratively towards the OSL mission, goals, and priorities
Develop, coordinate, and promote co-curricular and out-of-class programming to increase the number and quality of civic engagement and service-learning opportunities that students have both on and off the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus
Collaboratively manage and support, with team members from the Center for Social Justice & Inclusion, a board of student leaders to develop offerings that help students understand their civic identity and skills for and in a democracy. Areas of focus include the Student Food Pantry, leadership programs, alternative breaks and advocacy workshops
Develop, coordinate, and promote Alternative Break programs (ASB)
Work individually, as well as in conjunction with the Office of Metropolitan Impact, to expand community partnerships that enhance community engagement and implement programs that increase the impact that students have on the Metropolitan Detroit area
Conduct outreach and partner with staff and faculty members to develop and implement community-based learning projects within academic courses and departments/colleges
Collaborate and provide support to faculty engaged in Academic Service-Learning courses
Partner closely with external agencies for service/community-related endeavors
Manage the UM-Dearborn Student Food Pantry
Closely work with the campus College and University Pantry Research Team
Oversee the operational and programming budgets for civic engagement related activities
Establish and develop fundraising opportunities for the Student Food Pantry and for students participating in Alternative Break Programs, among others
Collaborate and partner within OSL, academic units and student organizations in event programming. Also collaborate with state, regional and national organizations which share this mission, such as the Campus Compact
Supervise civic engagement student staff, student leaders and volunteers
Advise the Circle K student organization and other appropriate organizations to ensure a variety of direct service opportunities for students; additionally, advise the Metropolitan Impact Committee of the Engaged Scholars Program, supporting community service programming and preparing new students to become leaders in campus-wide civic engagement efforts
Seek out opportunities for collaboration and maintain working partnerships, both within and outside of the university
Create and establish learning outcomes for programs and initiatives based on CAS Standards and in alignment with University assessment protocols
Utilize reflection and other strategies for student learning
Develop effective assessment measures to create and evaluate learning outcomes, community impact, and other desired metrics for engagement
Work with the OSL team and Institutional Advancement to increase alumni engagement and fundraising opportunities for office initiatives, particularly relating to civic engagement
Represent OSL at various community and/or university committees and task forces, promoting existing and new opportunities and/or policies
Incorporate restorative practices in to programming and the overall campus and office culture
Contribute to an inclusive campus and community environment
Collaboratively work with the Student Life team to plan, execute, evaluate and improve annual campus traditions programming, including homecoming, student leadership awards, fall and winter welcome, and the SOLID leadership conference
Collaboratively work with the Student Life team in creating training and development for the student paraprofessional staff
Ability to work periodic evenings and weekends.
Other duties as assigned
A bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred in Counseling, Higher Education/Student Affairs or related area.
Relevant experience in civic engagement related work
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including enthusiasm for work and have demonstrated initiative and follow-up skills. A proven ability to interact with others in a friendly, open and accepting manner
Ability to act independently and handle multiple tasks
Awareness of the developmental process experienced by college students
Collaborative work style and team-building skills; ability to work with diverse constituencies; ability to lead groups
Demonstrated experience working in a team environment
Ability to exercise sound judgment and handle confidential information with discretion according to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Ability to effectively advise and counsel students and others regarding the various academic and non-academic resources throughout the campus
Demonstrated experience with data tracking, assessment and evaluation
Willingness to be flexible in work hours and willingness to accept additional responsibilities
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 179567
About University of Michigan - Dearborn
The University of Michigan-Dearborn is an interactive, student-centered institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning.We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to a diverse, highly motivated, and talented student body. Our programs are responsive to the changing needs of society; relevant to the goals of our students and community partners; rich in opportunities for independent and collaborative study, research, and practical application; and reflective of the traditions of excellence, innovation, and leadership that distinguish the University of Michigan.