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Supervising Program Manager

Application Deadline: 02/28/2019

Organization: University of Michigan

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Salary: Commensurate with education, experience and equity factors

Website: www.umich.edu

Contact Details:

How to Apply

Please apply to job opening - 167913

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.

Organization Details


Job Summary

Department Summary

As a unit in Student Life, the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) uses the framework of inclusive excellence to lead the campus community by delivering educational opportunities, programs and initiatives for all students. The unit takes a multi-dimensional approach that focuses on the intellectual and social development of students as they explore culture, race and ethnicity and their intersection with other identities.

Job Summary

Work within Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) to promote student learning and development. In partnership with broad campus constituencies, this position provides support of the unit's efforts in peer mentorship programs, student organizations advising, leadership development with students, grant funding for student organizations among others. With guidance from Director and Associate Director, Supervising Program Manager will lead out and manage tasks related to the execution MESA programs and services and supervise a Program Manager, as well as play a lead role amongst Program Managers.


Programming and Management (25%)

  • Coordinate and lead effort for at least one of the signature Heritage Month Programs. This includes event planning and execution

    marketing, branding and outreach, budget management and reporting to unit leadership, recruitment of students at all levels of programmatic involvement, evaluation and assessment, and partner with student organizations and other campus entities as appropriate.

  • Facilitate delivery of other programmatic components of unit initiatives grounded in social justice education, leadership development, and workshops.
  • Develop and implement programmatic curriculum where needed that map to learning outcomes.
  • Innovate new programs and create process improvement amongst existing programs within MESA.
  • Perform the daily tasks and duties needed to execute the initiative goals.

Mentoring and Advising (25%)

  • Play lead role in curriculum development for MESA mentoring and advising programs. Keep programs updated and aligned with current best practices and leadership competencies.
  • Leading at least one mentorship program.
  • Strengthen and maintain student advising goals and curriculum design that align with the office goals and vision. This includes creating clear, attainable and measurable learning outcomes.
  • Directly advise and support student organization(s) representing the various multicultural/ethnic communities on campus. Use theoretical sound practices for leadership development around issues of diversity, race, ethnicity and social justice among students and their organizations. Advising includes attending meetings for the organization, executive board and/or with student individual leaders. Also, provide inclusive leadership development of the executive board, assist in the development of the organization, consult and support during the event/program planning and execution.

Administration (20%)

  • Play a lead role in MESA assessment. Build, collect and maintain statistical information, databases, and evaluations/assessment of events/programs and other activities as required with all program managers, including data analysis. Help improve and maintain process and systems to ensure assessment is being done within MESA.
  • Work with sensitive and protected information with discretion and good judgment to maintain student confidentiality and attend to institutional risk-management concerns.
  • Assist in the development of a unit culture that is student-centered, utilizing a self-authorship philosophy to guide and collaborate with students and organizations.
  • Take personal responsibility for fostering a positive workplace climate in which staff and students feel engaged and empowered.
  • Foster excellent communication and maintain partnerships among administrative offices, academic departments, faculty resources and community resources to promote assigned work projects.
  • Assist in increasing the visibility of the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs.
  • Provide resources and information to students and their organization, responding effectively to the needs/concerns of the student population.
  • Be the official point of contact for Student Life Assessment Team.
  • Leading out and support other Program Managers within MESA student staff development and best practices in peer education and facilitation.

Collaboration and Outreach (20%)

  • Build relationships and partnerships across the division of Student Life and throughout the University.
  • Play lead role on divisional committees that advance programmatic work social justice education.

Supervision (10%)

  • Supervision of program manager.
  • Supervision of Undergraduate and Graduate Students.

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: Relocation will not be offered for this position.

This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.

Minimum Hiring Salary - $46,000. Actual salary commensurate with experience, education and equity factors.

Position Criteria:

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work cooperatively with others in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to accomplish tasks autonomously and efficiently. Strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Comfortable with technologies and ability to learn quickly, navigate ambiguity and adapt.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, ideologies, populations, including personal and social orientations (e.g. nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, and other social identities).
  • Ability to set expectations and achieve results while contributing to the larger unit goals & mission.
  • Ability to facilitate and lead Program Manager meetings.

    Financial/Budgetary Responsibility

  • Reconcile purchasing for programmatic work and monitor program specific budgets.
  • Manage Budget for assigned programmatic work.
  • Work with student organizations to understand budget responsibilities.

    Working conditions

  • The Supervising Program Manager works mostly in a professional office working settings and environment, and is expected to be flexible with irregular hours and sometime weekend depending on respectively responsible programs.

    Physical requirements

  • The Supervising Program Manager may sometime transport materials or items weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds.

    Direct reports

  • 1 Program Manager.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications*

  • Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, or relevant field preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in student affairs (graduate or professional) and/or related educational services work with emphasis on program and curriculum design and implementation skills.
  • Supervision experience (students or professional).
  • A general understanding of Student Affairs philosophy and commitment to student development.
  • Direct experience, understanding and engagement with issues impacting diverse populations and those who have experience oppression, specifically in areas of race/ethnicity.
  • Experience working with student organizations in an advisory capacity.

Desired Qualifications*

  • 3-4 years full-time experience working in Student Affairs.
  • Knowledgeable of national policies that impact underrepresented student population.
  • Working knowledge of University policies and procedures.
  • 2 years of supervision experience with full time staff.
  • Demonstrated learning and/or work in the area of intercultural competence, social justice education and social identity development.

EEO Statement

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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