Student Employment

Program Lead


Job #: 100039
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 Coordinator’s main responsibility is managing workshops. The process includes working with workshop requesters and facilitators to create the workshops. The Program Coordinator also helps develop curriculum (activities and discussions) about social identities, power, privilege, and oppression.

Core Responsibilities:

● Manage workshops: conduct intake meetings, choose facilitators for workshops, organize and lead workshop planning meetings
● Develop curriculum for CommonGround workshops and other material/activities
● Advise and support workshop facilitators
● 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
● Commit to a regular 10-12 hour/week schedule, with some additional night and weekends for training retreats and meetings

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
● Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
● Can work independently and in a team environment with other students and staff
● Preferred: experience with teaching, training, or facilitation

To apply:

Please upload your resume and responses to the following questions:

● Why are you interested in the Program 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.