Student Employment

Program Assistant


Job #: 100037
Location: Multiple Locations
Department: Intergroup Relations (IGR)
Rate: $11.00
Resume Required? Yes
Work-Study? Either, Work-Study or Non-Work-Study Available

The Program Assistant keeps a thorough record of CommonGround’s workshops, activities, and supplies. This role is also responsible for the evaluation and assessment of our workshops. Additionally, the Program Assistant provides valuable support to other team members by providing input on the direction of the program.

Core Responsibilities:

● Maintain “all workshop” database
● Update and maintain CommonGround webpage
● Manage all workshop evaluation surveys
● Manually enter survey responses using CampusLabs platform
● Analyze evaluation data to create reports/presentations each semester and
recommend changes to workshops
● Complete other small research/assessment/evaluation projects, as needed
● Assist in updating workshop curriculum
● Assist in preparing materials and purchasing food for retreats and biweekly meetings
● Maintain/organize CommonGround materials and office
● Support the mission of CommonGround as an active member of the programming team
● Attend weekly Programming Team (staff) meetings
● Co-facilitate workshops, weekly meetings, and sections of the training retreats
● Assist with marketing, recruitment, and selection of new members
● Attend weekly supervision meetings and perform other administrative
tasks/responsibilities as assigned by supervisor
Programming Team work
● Provide leadership and direction for CommonGround program
● Attend 1.5 hour weekly Programming (staff) meetings
● Help create and lead training sessions for workshop facilitators
● Assist with recruiting and selecting new staff and facilitators
● Attend weekly supervision meetings and perform other administrative
tasks/responsibilities as assigned by supervisor
● Commit to a regular 8-10 hour/week work schedule, with some occasional nights and

Educational Value of this job:

Student employee will increase their awareness of diversity, inclusion, social justice issues. Student employee will learn and develop skills related to peer education/facilitation, relationship & community building, program development and assessment/evaluation.

Job Requirements:

● Must be able to start working by August 20th, 2019
● Must be a current/enrolled undergraduate student at the University of Michigan
● A strong understanding and commitment to social justice education & intergroup relations; knowledge of social identities, power, privilege, and oppression
● Excellent organization & time management skills, attention to detail, reliable, self-motivated, and can meet deadlines
● Can work independently and in a team environment with other students and staff
● Preferred: familiarity with Campuslabs, experience with teaching, training, or facilitation

To apply:

Please upload your resume and responses to the following questions:

● Why are you interested in the Logistics Coordinator position and being part of IGR/CommonGround?
● What relevant skills/experiences would you bring and how do you hope to grow in this position?
● How do you think about social identities, privilege, and oppression on UM’s campus (or within another professional/community setting)? Please provide an example.