Student Employment

Student Services Assistant II


Job #: 600048
Location: Michigan League
Department: University Unions
Rate: $14.75
Resume Required? Yes
Work-Study? Non-Work-Study Position

The Center for Campus Involvement (CCI) is seeking a motivated and talented Graduate Intern for the 2019-2020 academic year to work with the University Activities Center (UAC). The University Activities Center provides the campus community with a wide array of social, artistic, cultural, and educational campus involvement programming, while creating opportunities for the extra-curricular development of students through a full range of experiential learning. The UAC intern provides leadership, advisement, and event planning/execution for student leaders and student organizations focused on performing, written, and media arts. These groups include:

Amazin’ Blue – Acapella
Big Ticket Productions – Concert Planning
Comco – Improv Comedy
Every Three Weekly – Satirical Newspaper
Groove – High Energy Percussion
Impact Dance – Jazz and Lyrical Dance
M-Agination Films – Film Making
M-Flicks – Film Showing
Michigan Academic Competitions – Quiz Bowl
MUSKET – Musical Theater
Photonix – Glowsticking
Pops Orchestra – Student-led orchestra
Rhythm Tap Ensemble – Tap Dance
Rude Mechanicals - Theater

Job Responsibilities:

Event Planning/Execution:
o Support and serve as a resource to student organization’s planning major performances
o Manage all aspects of event production (i.e. scheduling University Police, bagging parking meters, coordinating ushers, ticketing set-up, stage-management, sound and lighting
o Gather and evaluate post event data and assessments
o Ensure safe and successful events by attending events and serving as the On-Site Event Coordinator, as assigned -- programs take place on nights and weekends

Assist in Fiscal Oversight:
o Monthly account reconciliation of all group accounts
o Advising student leaders around proper accounting/processes
o Assessing financial and purchasing practices
o Aid in the development and execution of fundraising initiatives

Student Organization Advising:
o Advise student orgs in aspects of event production
o Meet with student orgs on a regular basis to develop a close working relationship
o Attend weekly executive board meetings with five elected student leaders
o Help plan and execute monthly board meetings with student leaders from all UAC orgs
o Advise student orgs on organizational efficiency and longevity
o Assess student organization learning outcomes with UAC orgs

Additional Responsibilities:
o Develop, present, and/or facilitate workshops or round table discussions addressing Student Organization use of UM’s Major Performance Venues
o Assist the UAC Advisor with projects, evaluation of services, processes and procedure development
o Assist the Center with major events such as Welcome Week programs, student training workshops, and orientations
o Attend and actively participate in CCI and Programs team staff meetings (schedule permitting)
o Contribute to the overall office culture and environment of the Center for Campus Involvement
o Other duties as assigned by supervisor and as needed by the department

Additional Opportunities for all Graduate Interns:

In addition to the specific responsibilities listed above, Interns will have the opportunity to work on departmental projects that will increase their skills and knowledge in student development (i.e. CCI’s Strategic Goals implementation). Interns are encouraged to participate in departmental committees and various staff development opportunities, and attend the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) regional conference (expenses paid). Upon successful completion of the first year and departmental funding, Graduate Interns can interview for a second full year of employment, pending funding approval.


Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program and be committed to working with students and have an appreciation for the college student development process. Candidates must have an understanding of and appreciation for diversity. Candidates must be able to interact and work effectively with students and staff. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are also a necessity. It is preferred that candidates will possess experience in performing or visuals arts management. Skills in social technology are necessary; Photography, Photoshop and Illustrator experience are a plus. Successful candidates will be organized, resourceful, creative, self-motivated, flexible, responsible, reliable, detail-oriented, and willing to engage with multiple types of audiences.