Program Coordinator

Michigan, United States
07 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 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.

Job Summary

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a dynamic, distinctive learning community that is consistently ranked among the world’s leading business schools. Ross develops ideas that shape - and people who lead - complex, global organizations.  Michigan Ross has ranked #1 or #2 in the world for leadership development for six consecutive years. The Sanger Leadership Center is the school’s leadership development center of excellence. Sanger serves the leadership development needs of more than 3,000 students across all academic programs at Michigan Ross.

Business + Impact Challenge

Business+Impact Challenge is an action-based, two-day experience aimed at delivering innovative solutions to a Fortune 500 company. Students will learn and apply leadership and teamwork skills as well as tools that drive innovation and creativity within a team setting.

The  Business+Impact Challenge as a required part of the orientation curriculum for:

~150 Part-Time Weekend MBA students, and an optional program for Part-Time Evening MBA students in May.

~450 Full-Time MBA students in August

Part-Time Program Coordinator (January 29 - August 31, 2019)

The Program Coordinator will support Sanger throughout two Business+Impact Challenges; the first one for PTMBA students on May 10-11, and the second for FTMBA students August 12-14.  This person will report to the Associate Director(s) of the Sanger Leadership Center and work collaboratively on both project planning teams for 20 hours a week for 31 weeks. During the event weeks, 20 hours will be exceeded, which will be balanced out at other times.The Program Coordinator will assist with event planning and program design in collaboration with other Program Coordinators. This person will be a key contributor on a highly collaborative team that is known for its ambitious, innovative approach to leadership development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching, identifying and securing faculty, subject matter experts, and other presenters
  • Developing and executing detailed logistical plans
  • Coordinating and securing facilities, catering, supplies, transportation, and printing
  • Acting as a representative to sponsoring companies and organizations
  • Managing on-site logistics
  • Preparing and administering budgets
  • Assist with selecting and overseeing temporary support staff as needed
  • Positively represent Sanger to volunteers and involved organizations

Desired Qualifications*

  • Ability to independently and creatively research and find resources and subject matter experts about a specific topic
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to relate to and assist with subject matter experts and sponsoring/external companies and organizations.
  • Ability to multi-task, organize workload, and exercise discretion.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Positive customer service-oriented attitude, flexibility and the ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Excellent written communication skills, ability to compose and proof professional written materials.
  • Contributes to a positive work community by approaching work with diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind; treats others with respect, dignity, and in a manner where individuals feel they belong; listens, values feedback, and learns from the perspectives of others.
  • Able to work professionally with the public and with other units of the School and University and to serve as a representative of the Ross School of Business as needed.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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