Student Employment

Program Assistant

Other

Job #: 111020
Location: Multiple Locations
Department: Intergroup Relations (IGR)
Rate: $10/hr.
Resume Required? Yes
Work-Study? Either, Work-Study or Non-Work-Study Available

Job Description:
The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) is a social justice education program that blends theory and experiential learning to facilitate students’ learning around social group identity, social inequality, and intergroup relations. The IGR Student Experience Team (SET) is a student-centered initiative, with a mission to work to ensure that IGR students have joyful, valuable, and sustained engagement in our community.

SET aims to build and grow a strong community of students across IGR’s courses, workshops, and research projects. SET hosts exciting events to meet student needs and enhance the IGR student experience, such as Facilitator Fridays, an online Equity Challenge, and Semester/Year End Celebrations. SET is looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic, and creative student leader to carry out and strengthen the IGR student community during a time requiring physical distancing through innovative assessment and evaluation measures. As the Student Engagement Program Assistant on SET, you will gain skills in program development, relationship and community building, marketing, developing assessment tools, collaboration and cooperation, social justice education, and peer-education.

SET Student Engagement Program Assistant (PA):
Develop relationships and build community among all IGR students.
Plan and implement programming based on assessed needs to strengthen and sustain the IGR community.
Represent IGR and raise awareness of opportunities for students within IGR.
Assist in developing and implementing strategic assessment measures for SET programs.

Responsibilities:
Student Engagement and Assessment (50%)
Create and build relationships with IGR students
Lead the planning, logistics, and facilitation of SET events, such as Facilitator Fridays and Social Justice Wellness events
Set up and monitor Sessions events to track attendance and gather assessment feedback from attendees
Develop and brainstorm creative ways to engage students virtually and in meaningful ways
Analyze feedback and provide recommendations with supervisor
Creative problem solving on SET’s approach to virtual student engagement
Potential organization and facilitation of a Student Engagement Committee to discuss, assess, and address IGR student needs

Recruitment and Marketing (20%)
Represent IGR in partnership collaborations
Work with the student Recruitment Team to raise awareness of IGR’s offerings among campus units, student groups, and students in general

SET Community Administration (15%)
Attend and prepare for weekly 1:1 check in with supervisor, SET Program Coordinator (PC)
Co-lead and participate in weekly SET meetings
Completing and submitting bi-weekly time sheets

Other SET Tasks (15%)
Collaborating with the Student Experience Team on communications plans, working collectively with Social Media PA, and program thought partnering
Working with the Social Media Program Assistant on vision for event promotion
Perform administrative tasks and other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor

Please contact the SET Program Coordinator, Elizabeth Beckett (beckette@umich.edu), if you have any questions, or would like to learn more about joining us as the Student Engagement Program Assistant!

Educational value of this job:
The student colleague will learn and develop skills related to program development, relationship and community building, marketing, developing assessment tools, collaboration and cooperation, social justice education, and peer-education.

Job Requirements:
Please include in your application materials a paragraph expressing why you are interested in the role, and the strengths and experiences that qualifies you for the SET Student Engagement Program Assistant position.

Required Qualifications:
Commit to a regular 8-10 hr/week work schedule
Potential to work remotely (depending on University guidelines and have access to a device (ie. laptop, desktop, tablet) during scheduled hours
Commitment to the pursuit of social justice through education consistent with the IGR mission.
Passion for growing and building the IGR community.
Proficiency in virtual platforms such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, Sessions, and Canvas.
Desire to develop strong relationships with peers, raise awareness about opportunities in IGR, and foster a strong sense of belonging so they are active members of the IGR community.
Programming or program-related experience.
Utilize academic and personal networks to disseminate IGR information and grow the IGR community.
Self-motivated and able to work in a collaborative environment.
Strong organizational, written, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
Exceptional time management skills.
Creativity and ability to innovate.

Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of the IGR community.
Prior engagement in IGR curricular and/or co-curricular offerings (courses, dialogues, CommonGround workshops, Recruitment Team etc.).
Facilitation experience (programs, dialogues, etc.).

Number of Available Openings: 1
Hours: 8.0 to 10.0 hours per week
Compensation: $10.00/hour
Time Frame: Fall/Winter
Contact Person: Elizabeth Beckett
Email Address: beckette@umich.edu
Work Location: 1214 S. University Ave., 2nd Flr, Suite B