Academic Program Specialist

Michigan, United States
$45,000.00 – $50,000.00
09 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


Programming: Develop, promote, plan, and implement CES and CPPS disciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and cross-regional programs and manage project budgets. Working with the WCEE director, CES Advisory Committee, and CPPS Steering Committee, organize lectures, conferences, symposia, and films, and oversee staff providing logistical and technical support (e.g., room scheduling, media equipment, A-V recording, etc.). Provide visitor services (travel, visa, honoraria, per diem payments, hosting arrangements, itineraries). Develop and review project budgets and initiate and track financial transactions for CES and CPPS programs. Coordinate CES and CPPS faculty committees and communications with faculty. Organize and participate in staff meetings and cross-center planning.

Prepare and edit copy for reports, publications, websites, and other publicity for CES and CPPS activities and assist with the preparation of CPPS publications. Develop and oversee maintenance of specialized CES e-mail groups. Advertise events and academic programs through e-mail communication, print publications, and social media. Manage the CES and CPPS Facebook and Twitter accounts, and announcement blogs.

Implement CES and CPPS student funding opportunities in partnership with the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures and II Academic Services.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in International Studies or related field, or experience and training in the field of European or East European studies; one year excellent communication and English language skills; ability to handle a variety of tasks and meet deadlines; ability to work occasional evenings and weekends; knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Desired Qualifications*

A Master’s degree in European or East European Studies or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; proficiency in Polish, or at least one language of the region; University of Michigan experience and familiarity with University policies, rules, and administrative procedures.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

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Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.