A cover letter and Diversity Statement are required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first and second pages of your resume. The cover letter must include examples of how your past work experience is applicable to this position. The letter must also include specific examples of how, in your work experience, you effectively demonstrated at a minimum, the following behaviors and the impact it had within your organization:
Positive service-oriented approach to the work environment
Experience working with students in an academic setting
Excellence in interpersonal communication and empath
Diversity is a core value and foundational concept within the College of Innovation and Technology at UM-Flint. We strongly believe that diversity enriches us all by exposing us to a wide range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, define and deliver solutions.
On page two of your application, attach a Diversity Statement that addresses -
How diversity has contributed to your personal and professional growth
Your commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion and the ways in which you would support and contribute to CIT’s commitment to diversity
The College of Innovation & Technology (CIT) at the University of Michigan-Flint seeks a well-qualified and highly motivated individual to serve as the Graduate Program Manager. This position will report to the Director of CIT Student Affairs. This position serves as the primary point of contact for students and faculty regarding the policies and procedures of graduate programs within CIT.
The individual selected for this position will independently coordinate and manage all aspects of CIT graduate programs including, but not limited to -
Marketing and recruitment
Welcoming and onboarding new students
Advising and student management
The development, implementation, and coordination of program events
Tracking student records and ensure milestones are met
Serveing as the CIT liaison with campus partners such as the Registrar’s Office
Creatively contribute to continuous improvement in the areas noted above and develop a good rapport with the Graduate Programs Committee
Graduate Program Support
Manage program inquiries and responses
Communicate with students and program faculty regarding major related milestones and degree completion
Manage application files, preparing data for the Graduate Programs Committee or faculty meetings
Plan and implement recruitment events
Lead orientation sessions and ensure a successful transition for matriculating graduate students
Maintain tracking data for current graduate students and alums through a number of internal spreadsheets and databases
Maintain accurate student records
Report on various aspects of the graduate programs to the College of Innovation & Technology, or external entities
Work closely with supervisor and Graduate Program Directors to monitor student progress and review program needs or changes, and participates in and provides guidance for the Graduate Programs Committee
Maintain office service to faculty, students, staff, and other community members
Advise graduate students on course selection, graduation requirements, co-curricular opportunities, and student rights/responsibilities
Review, troubleshoot, and resolve graduate student concerns
Assist in the management of CIT Graduate Research Assistants
Communicate with faculty and other administrators as needed
Serve as a campus partner with academic departments, schools, colleges, or administrative units
Participate in opportunities such as committees, task forces, working groups, etc.
Engage in ongoing professional development and continuous learning
Bachelor's' degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and direct relevant experience
Three or more years experience working in an academic department or student services role such as advising, study abroad, or other related program manager role
High level proficiency in Microsoft Suite software, Adobe Acrobat, Google applications, web editing, Zoom, and demonstrated motivation to find and use new software to enhance department projects.
A strong appreciation and enjoyment of working with people from diverse backgrounds
Experience with collecting, analyzing and reporting complex data
Knowledge of F1 Visa regulations
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely and temporary workers. More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.
UM-Flint is among the top tier, regional comprehensive public universities in the Midwest. UM-Flint currently enrolls approximately 7,000 students, has a broad and diverse alumni base of over 48,000, and is home to high caliber faculty and dedicated staff, and recently updated its Carnegie classification to Doctoral/Professional.