Program Advisor for Student Development

The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
$42,750 - $51,300
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full 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.


The Program Advisor provides guidance, support, and learning and development opportunities to over 1500 student organizations at the University of Michigan as a part of the Student Development (SD) team at the Center for Campus Involvement (CCI). Reporting to the Manager for Student Development, you will oversee the Learning and Development portfolio for student organizations at the University of Michigan. You will also help oversee and build programming/engagement opportunities for the IdeaHub, a one-of-a-kind 12,000 sq ft coworking and collaborative space designed exclusively for student organization leaders containing meeting rooms, dance and movement studios, and a creative art studio space. You will oversee 1 graduate intern and 6-8 undergraduate organization peer advisors.


Student Development (50%)

  • Provide education, training, and support to student organization leaders through their co-curricular involvement

  • Advise, manage, train, and evaluate graduate interns and student employees who work on the Student Development team

  • Develop partnerships with other University and Student Life departments

Program Development and Implementation (30%)

  • Serve as the lead for the Student Organization Learning and Development portfolio, overseeing and creating engagement opportunities and programming for 1500+ student organizations

  • Create programming/initiatives to promote cross-student organization collaboration

Space and Budget Management (10%)

  • Serve on the management team for the IdeaHub, a 12,000 sq ft collaborative open working space for student organization leaders located in the Michigan Union

  • Oversee a programmatic budget of approximately $4,000 and support in the oversight of a greater $100,000+ budget encompassing student employee pay, operating costs, and miscellaneous expenses

Assessment (10%)

  • Use data-driven decision making to inform work, including how programs and services meets equitable needs of student populations

  • Conduct assessment of student learning as it relates to Student Life learning outcomes

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 1 year experience with co-curricular student involvement as a student or professional

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's degree in Higher Education, College Student Affairs or related field
  • Minimum 2+ years experience with co-curricular student involvement as a student or professional
  • An understanding of and commitment to the college union philosophy

Additional Information

Position Criteria:

  • Passion for working with college students and creativity for student activities work
  • Understanding of how to advise and supervise students
  • Record of initiating creative ideas to meet changing needs
  • Excel in a co-working, collaborative office
  • Willingness to embrace new approaches to developing and implementing work
  • We ask that you can work regular evenings and weekends
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment

By working as the Program Advisor for Student Development in the Center for Campus Involvement, you'll join the University Unions community which employs over 50 regular staff and over 250 student staff across three student union facilities and related departments. Through our programs, services, and spaces, University Unions is a catalyst for connection and learning that cultivates community and belonging at the University of Michigan and beyond. As a unit, we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community and seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments.

This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.

Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment and applicants for this position will not be sponsored for work visas.  

Salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and education of the selected candidate.


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.

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