Undergraduate Program Coordinator - #2668891

University of Michigan

Date: 26/06/2022
City: Ann Arbor, MI
Salary: $42,000.00 - $53,000.00 por year
Contract type: Full time
University of Michigan

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.


You can learn more about the English Department at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/. The English Department at the University of Michigan is one of the top ranked English Departments in the nation and the Undergraduate Program Coordinator serves as a senior member of our leadership team.

The Undergraduate Coordinator is responsible for administrating all aspects of the English Department’s undergraduate program and curriculum, including academic advising, strategic planning, student programming, and curriculum development and management in partnership with the Undergraduate Director, who provides functional supervision, with administrative supervision by the Department Manager.

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.


Job duties include the following:

Manage the Undergraduate Office:

The Undergraduate Coordinator provides functional supervision to the Curriculum Coordinator, who is responsible for the time schedule and course guide, and the Undergraduate Administrative Assistant who manages front-line inquires from students, faculty, staff and the general public and numerous administrative duties. This position serves as a liaison with multiple offices including LSA Undergraduate Education, the LSA Newnan Advising Center, and the LSA Honors Program. The Undergraduate Coordinator assures the department is compliant with LSA and University policies & procedures in the area of student services. The position administers five undergraduate programs and oversees the undergraduate website. This position works with the faculty to recognize student excellence through a number of annual research/writing awards awarded by the department. The Undergraduate Coordinator collaborates with the English Internship Coordinator to coordinate opportunities for internships, funding opportunities, and funding eligibility. This positon is also an ex officio member of the Undergraduate Advisory Committee.

Manage Student Advising:

The Undergraduate Coordinator trains two faculty advisors, one to two peer advisors, and two office staff. They also advise students on English programs and course plans, grade grievances, petitions, study abroad, and transfer credit. This positon also oversees events for English majors and works closely with the Undergraduate English Association and other undergraduate student organizations, offering guidance and budget assistance.

Oversee Curriculum Planning:

Partnering with the Undergraduate Director, provides leadership in the annual curriculum planning process. This position provides faculty with important advice about course attributions, policy considerations, and provides adhoc data collection efforts from vested partners to oversee management of enrollments and opens and closes courses. This position assists with the design and development of new programs (creative writing minor and changes in major) policies and procedures pertinent to curriculum and programs. This includes course approval and program implementation, along with input into curricular revisions. In this role the Undergraduate Coordinator also oversees the Undergraduate Program Curriculum Coordinator.

Provide Strategic Planning and Programming

Partnering with the Director of the Undergraduate Program (a faculty member), the Undergraduate Coordinator provides leadership to the department in developing initiatives and strategies to continue to engage our students in department activities, as well as encouraging underclassmen to consider English as a major or minor. We expect the Undergraduate Coordinator to perform data analysis and review trends in enrollments in order to market courses to both majors and non-majors and to provide ad hoc data reports & data collection as necessary.

Manage Discussion Sections & Writing Fellow Assignments

The Undergraduate Coordinator manages the application process and, in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies, assignments for Graduate Student Instructors who are discussion section leaders or Writing Fellows in faculty-taught courses. This position manages the hiring paperwork, and also manages the budget for hiring discussion section leaders and writing fellows. The Undergraduate Coordinator also manages the spring/summer teaching assignments and budget for faculty, graduate students and lectures.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and university administrative experience; 3-5 years of progressive program administrative/coordination/event experience. The successful candidate will have experience working in a higher education setting and a demonstrated understanding of the value of a liberal arts education and interest in student development and college academic affairs. Reasonable knowledge of university policies, rules, and administrative procedures related to student affairs is necessary. Demonstrated experience of student counseling and guidance practices is necessary. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively and sensitively with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff and to handle sensitive and confidential materials and situations. We require a high level of proficiency with information technology applications including spreadsheets, word processing, and web management. We require excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal and customer services skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate with a diverse group of people and ability to work independently and leading collaborative teams. We require a demonstrated high level of critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making. The successful candidate must be a self-starter, have excellent organizational skills, and be able to set priorities and stay calm in the face of concurrent tasks, and display excellent judgment while operating in a flexible and highly professional manner.

Desired Qualifications*

Master’s Degree in higher education, college student personnel administration, and counseling or another related discipline, (or coursework towards a related program) is strongly desired. Experience with any of the University’s student services modules of MPathways is a plus. Advanced knowledge of university policies & procedures. Supervisor experience is desired.

Additional Information

Currently, the English Department is operating in a hybrid fashion. This position will have the opportunity to work 2 days remotely per week. More flexibility may be offered in the summer (May through mid-August).

This position is M-F, 8-5:00 pm.

Please note the salary range for this position is $42,500 to $53,000, a higher salary may be offered based on equity and the selected candidate’s experience.

As one of the world’s great liberal arts colleges, LSA pushes the boundaries of what is understood about the human experience and the natural world, and we foster the next generation of rigorous and empathetic thinkers, creators, and contributors to the state of Michigan, the nation, and the world.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion in LSA, please visit lsa.umich.edu/lsa/dei.

To learn more about LSA’s Mission, Vision and Values, please visit lsa.umich.edu/strategicvision.

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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

Job Opening ID


Working Title

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Job Title

Student Admin Asst Sr

Work Location

Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

College Of Lsa


LSA English Language & Lit.

Posting Begin/End Date

6/24/2022 - 7/10/2022


$42,000.00 - $53,000.00

Career Interest

Academic & Student Services

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