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 Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach (CEDO) is seeking a collaborative, energetic, enthusiastic, hands-on, self-motivated, and well organized leader who embraces and initiates change. This position is ideal for the higher education professional interested in a comprehensive and diverse student support role.
The Program Manager will significantly contribute to the implementation of the College of Engineering’s (CoE) strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes developing, leading, facilitating, managing, and supporting the CEDO efforts relative to the academic, cultural, personal, and professional development of students.
Responsibilities of the Program Manager span several key pillars of support including knowledge and skills, monitoring and consulting, student support and motivation, and academic and social integration into the CoE. S/he will have opportunities to work with alumni, employers, donors, and students (undergraduate and graduate in varying roles including mentoring, coaching and supervising), while working collaboratively with CoE academic departments, the Office of Student Affairs, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, academic services, career services, and student life.
Responsibilities of the Program Manager span several key pillars of support including knowledge and skills, monitoring and consulting, student support and motivation, and academic and social integration into the CoE.
Create a strategic vision in consultation with the Managing Director for programs and services that serve all undergraduate students, with particular emphasis on 1st and 2nd year students
Develop, plan and implement retention programs referred to as ScholarPOWER Initiatives (e.g. mentoring initiatives, academic coaching, success skill training, etc.)
Collaborate with college and university colleagues to assess student needs and deliver appropriate academic, cultural, personal and professional programming
Serve as CEDO liaison for several identity based student organizations
Facilitate a life skills course in the MEngin summer college transition program
Serve as academic coach for MEngin students
Serve as a member of the MEngin/MSTEM planning team
Provide leadership, direction, and support to student employees
Manage program budgets to ensure sound fiscal stewardship
Collaborate with internal and external offices to increase student involvement in CoE programs (e.g. International Programs in Engineering; Center for Entrepreneurship, Multidisciplinary Design Programs, Engineering Global Leadership, Wilson Student Team Project Center)
Assist the Managing Director in securing external funds for college success and other CEDO programs
Serve on appropriate college and university committees
Represent the college/CEDO in meetings with professional and student organizations, employers, alumni, parents and community partner organizations
Master’s degree in related field
Minimum of 2-5 years of experience in a higher education environment with demonstrated progressively increased responsibility
Excellent communication skills
Strong computer skills and experience utilizing technology, including social media, to deliver programs and services
Ability to analyze and solve problems
Capable of self-motivation and an ability to take initiative
Demonstrated organizational, management, and project management skills
Demonstrated skill in fostering new relationships, marshalling professional networks, budget management, and strategic planning
Ability to build relationships of trust among various college and university departments and divisions
Ability to effectively and efficiently develop and execute several key projects while simultaneously and continually setting priorities on emerging requirements and changing timelines
Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality, discretion and integrity
Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work in team environment with persons from diverse backgrounds
Proven commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the post-secondary setting
Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and concerns of a diverse and inclusive population
Reasonable experience as a successful member of a support team in program development, management and coordination including staff work, program planning and administration
Strong desire to improve opportunities for the success of students from culturally diverse, underrepresented, and underserved backgrounds
Working familiarity with and an appreciation of the diverse cultures of the University of Michigan/College of Engineering
Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/
The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at: http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/about/diversity
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For..." survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.