Student Employment

Program Assistant

Residence Education

Job #: 600028
Location: Munger Graduate Residence
Department: Housing
Rate: $12.00
Resume Required? Yes
Work-Study? Non-Work-Study Position

Munger Graduate Residences Transdisciplinary Fellow

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

Appointment & Time Commitment:
The Transdisciplinary Fellow can expect to work up to 10 hours per week. Though TFs will be expected
to be present in Munger 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 Munger. 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.

Responsibilities:
● Develop and implement strategies to raise awareness of and encourage transdisciplinary work
and thinking into Munger’s physical environment through leveraging digital signage, public
posting boards, and other community spaces.
● Engage residents in dialogue within the concourse and at the Munger Community Center for at
least 2 hours per week. Dialogues should foster an exchange of knowledge across disciplines.
● Assist the Munger Transdisciplinary Program Manager in the creation, distribution, and analysis
of programming assessments.
● Provide leadership in the organization and delivery of Case Competitions and other signature
events.
● Attend weekly meetings with the Transdisciplinary Program Manager, Resident Advisors, and
Hall Director on Mondays from 6:00PM-8:00PM.
● Facilitate Munger affinity group meetings and co-manage affinity group email listservs
● 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 Transdisciplinary Program Manager, 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 reserving spaces, event setup, greeting
guests, 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 Resident Advisors on living learning program development and support
including, but not limited to, Welcome to Michigan/Munger, Case Competitions, and Graduate
Student Appreciation Week.
● Support the facilitation of identity based affinity groups within the community in collaboration
with the Transdisciplinary Fellows.
● Attend individual supervision meetings on a biweekly basis. They will participate in a mid-year
and end of year self-reflection and performance appraisal process with their supervisor.
● Be able to lift/move items of up to 30 pounds.

Eligibility Criteria:
● 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 including academic breaks where time away from Munger must be approved by
supervisor(s). Information about time away requests can be found in the Terms of Appointment
& Expectations.
● Must attend all staff meetings to be held every Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
● Must attend and participate in all required onboarding, training, and preparation in July.

Compensation:
$12.00 per hour