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Path Leader/Program Assistant
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date Posted 05/20/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type Part-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

How to Apply

A cover letter and resume are required. The cover letter must be PAGE 1 of your resume and should:

1. specifically, outline the reasons for your interest in the position.

2. outline your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


About Wolverine Pathways

Wolverine Pathways seeks to confront the barriers that limit the college and career aspirations of highly motivated students from under-resourced communities. We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to pursue a wide range of professional and academic pathways. Toward this end, we provide free college preparatory enrichment and guidance for 7th through 12th grade students in Detroit, Southfield, Ypsilanti and Grand Rapids. For more information about Wolverine Pathways, please visit our website.

Position Details

  • Compensation: $14/hour

  • This is a part-time temporary position.

During the summer program, Path Leaders will facilitate daily synchronous programs for rising 8th and rising 9th grade scholars via online platforms. Path Leaders will support youth development and foster opportunities for scholars to build relationships with others. Through Path Leader facilitation, scholars will have the opportunity to plan action projects, explore future majors/minors, and access resources that will prepare them for college. Path Leaders will also staff and facilitate in-person Saturday sessions with scholars and their families. These Saturday sessions will enable scholars and their families to build community with each other and with the WP staff, tour campus, and become energized about college and the University of Michigan.

Path Leaders will be expected to provide exemplary service throughout this employment period. Applicants must commit to all training and programming dates upon hire.

Mission Statement

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) at the University of Michigan leads and supports university-wide initiatives focused on the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, while fostering an inclusive and equitable University community. Our office also engages surrounding communities in mission-focused, mutually beneficial partnerships.

In support of this overarching effort, three units within our office - the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), and Wolverine Pathways - all work closely with ODEI to further the strategic vision of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan.


  • Foster a virtual community where youth discover, develop and showcase their interests and identities while building community with one another

  • Cultivate community norms and practices that support scholars in building relationships with others who are different from them

  • Facilitate activities with competence and enthusiasm

  • Provide group facilitation consistent with supporting college-going and career exploration

  • Support scholars while they plan action projects that challenge discrimination and create change in the form of a final project

  • Supervise and manage scholar engagement in large groups and small group breakouts

  • Maintain all administrative records in accordance with supervisory responsibilities

  • Support WP central staff in hosting and facilitating any in-person sessions that are scheduled

Required Qualifications*

  • Experience with community building, group facilitation, tutoring, coaching, advising, mentoring, or otherwise guiding youth in their development or knowledge consistent with such work

  • Knowledge of or practice in inter-group relations or multiculturalism

  • Desire to increase the academic achievement of diverse students

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently

  • Experience working with diverse populations

  • Experience keeping detailed, accurate and organized records

  • Background or experience in community engagement and/or college access programs

  • Specific performance-based competencies and/or preferred dispositions to include: tact and courtesy; punctuality and timeliness; professionalism; strong email etiquette; ability to maintain confidentiality, set priorities, attend to detail and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment.

Additional Information

Required Dates

Path Leaders must attend mandatory professional development and all required dates.

Virtual Professional Development

  • Tentative Dates, Days and Times of Virtual Professional Development:

    • June 27 - June 30

    • Monday - Thursday

    • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summer Session

  • Dates, Days and Times of Virtual Component

    • Week 1: July 11 - July 14

    • Week 2: July 18 - July 22

    • Monday - Thursday

    • 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Dates, Day and Time of In-Person Component

    • July 9 and July 16

    • Saturday

    • ~9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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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