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Student Administrative Assistant Intermediate
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date Posted 05/11/2022
Admin-Secretary and Administrative Assistants
Salary $36,300.00 - $45,300.00 -  
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

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.

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.


  • Undergraduate Program Support - Assist with logistics (catering, venue reservations, signage, etc.) related to departmental commencement ceremony (200+ participants), industrial recruitment (40-60 participants), Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) & Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) (40-50 participants) and undergraduate awards ceremony (approx. 60 participants). Primary responsibility for time schedule, including working with Associate Chair on course scheduling, instructor/GSI entry, and course room requests. Collect and enter course descriptions for the course guide. Collect and upload syllabi for courses each term.
  • Graduate Program Support - Assist with logistics (transportation, catering, venue reservations, etc.) related to two graduate program recruitment weekends (approx. 200 participants), M-CORE preview weekend (20 participants), and new student orientation (45-60 participants). Order supplies and promotional materials for graduate program. Order business cards for graduate students who have achieved candidacy. Assist with GSI paperwork (preparing fraction calculation forms & contracts). Support for Recruiting Committee (mailings, travel arrangements, conference registrations). Compose and distribute award letters.
  • Room & Equipment Reservations - Coordinate room reservations for departmental rooms using online room reservation system. Submit requests to & follow up with the Registrar’s Office for non-departmental rooms. Coordinate student services equipment loans (projectors, laser pointers, etc.). Coordinate course classroom equipment needs with ISS and Registrar’s Office.
  • General Departmental Support - Assist walk-in traffic & triage as necessary. Place orders with Copy Center for exams & other printed course materials. Coordinate departmental lost & found. Maintain departmental tutor list. Order textbook desk copies for instructors. Monitor grade entry at the end of each term. Create course-specific email groups. Order mid-term & final course evaluations.
  • Professional Development & Training - Participate in pertinent development, training, and workshop opportunities to increase knowledge base, enhance skills and keep current on changes relative to role.

Required Qualifications*

High school diploma or equivalent and 2 to 4 years of progressively responsible administrative experience preferably at the University of Michigan. Meticulous attention to detail and superior organizational skills are a must.  The ability and desire to work independently as well as part of a team along with the proven ability to self-start and show initiative required.  Demonstrated ability to initiate projects and carry them through to completion as well as the flexibility to change focus and priorities quickly; experience handling confidential and sensitive information with a demonstrated ability to use sound judgment and diplomacy; ability to listen and deal warmly and empathetically with a wide range of people including students, faculty and staff; must be able to work in a a fast-paced office environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands, under pressure and with interruptions.  Demonstrate a strong commitment to providing outstanding customer service with a desire to assist others.

Desired Qualifications*

College degree with 1 to 3 years previous experience working in a Student Services or academic environment; a strong  understanding of LSA and University policies and 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.

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

To learn more about LSA’s Strategic Vision, 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.

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