Student Employment

Program Assistant

Residence Education

Job #: 600028
Location: Munger Graduate Residence
Department: Housing
Rate: $14.00
Resume Required? Yes
Work-Study? Non-Work-Study Position

The Transdisciplinary Fellow (TF) is a student staff position focused on conceptualizing and delivering transdisciplinary programming in either Munger Graduate Residences or in Northwood Community Apartments. Conceptualization and delivery of programming will be under the direction of the Program Manager for the Graduate Academic Initiatives and in collaboration with Graduate Resident Advisors, residents, and campus and community partners.


The Transdisciplinary Fellow can expect to work up to 10 hours per week. Though TFs will be expected to be present in their respective community for the majority of these hours, they can also work with the Program Manager to determine if working remotely is possible on occasion. Due to the nature of their responsibilities, Transdisciplinary Fellows are not required to live in University Housing. Transdisciplinary Fellows will have 30-minute bi-weekly supervisory meetings and weekly staff meetings convened by the Program Manager.

Transdisciplinary Fellows will be paid hourly. In order to foster and maintain a robust living-learning program, there will be TFs throughout the year. TFs are not contractually obligated to serve in the role for 12 months. TFs choosing to and/or who need to resign from the role due to program requirements or graduation will be able to do so. The position will then be posted and filled promptly. TFs looking to return to the position after time away and who are good standing are encouraged to apply again for the role.


-Develop and implement strategies to raise awareness of and encourage transdisciplinary work and thinking into their community’s physical environment through leveraging digital signage, public posting boards, and other community spaces.
-Engage residents in dialogue within the community for at least 2 hours per week. Dialogues should foster an exchange of knowledge across disciplines.
-Assist the Program Manager for Graduate Academic Initiatives in the creation, distribution, and analysis of programming assessments.
-Provide leadership in the organization and delivery of Case Competitions and other signature events, participating in the Case Competitions with residents as available.
-Attend weekly meetings with the Program Manager for the Graduate Academic Initiatives, Graduate Resident Advisors, and Hall Director on Mondays from 6:00PM-8:00PM.
-Synthesize information for transdisciplinary program coordination and reports.
-Serve as a resource for residents in facilitating community building through a transdisciplinary lens. In consultation with the Program Manager for Graduate Academic Initiatives, review resident transdisciplinary event proposals.
-Facilitate regular workshops, panels, and dialogues focused on knowledge acquisition and skill development.
-Support event execution by playing an active role in creating events in Sessions@Michigan, greeting guests, taking attendance, event setup and breakdown, and facilitation.
-Assist with the marketing of programs and events through flyer distribution, active social media presence, in-person communication, and electronic correspondence.
-Collaborate with Graduate Resident Advisors on living-learning program development and support including, but not limited to, Welcome to Michigan, Case Competitions, and Graduate Student Appreciation Week.
-Support the facilitation of identity-based affinity groups within the community in collaboration with other Transdisciplinary Fellows and the Resident Advisors.
-Attend individual supervision meetings on a bi-weekly basis.
-Participate in self-reflection and performance appraisal processes on a quarterly basis.


-Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate or professional student at the University of Michigan.
-Must be in good academic and social standing within their school/college.
-Must comply with all local, state, and federal laws.
-Must uphold all policies and procedures as defined by the University of Michigan Standard Practice Guide, the University Housing Community Living at Michigan, and any other applicable University policies and procedures.
-Must adhere to all roles, responsibilities, and expectations for the entire duration of the Fellowship.
-Must adhere to all roles, responsibilities, and expectations for the entire duration of the appointment.
-Must attend all staff meetings held every Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
-Must attend and participate in all required onboarding, training, and preparation based on start date.
-Be able to lift/move items of up to 30 pounds.

-$14 per hour.

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on Aug. 30, 2021. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.