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ABOUT THE STEPHEN M. ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a diverse learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.
Ross is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the BBA, MBA, Part time MBA (Evening and Weekend formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management.
About the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies In addition to world-class academic departments in core business disciplines, the Ross School houses institutes and centers that provide extraordinary thought leadership and learning opportunities. The globally recognized Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies (ZLI) provides the curriculum, program initiatives, community involvement, and alumni outreach activities that deliver exceptional resources for future entrepreneurs. The Institute provides training, coaching, access to capital, competitions, and other means of significant support and resources for students to take the knowledge learned in the classroom, and development life-long entrepreneurial skills through the hands-on development of innovative new business. Extending its reach beyond the University, the Institute plays an active role in the management of several statewide initiatives, and supports regional entrepreneurial organizations that serve as a catalyst for economic development. The Institute's outreach efforts further enhance the student learning experience through symposia, internships, entrepreneurial clubs and organizations, and alumni events that serve to provide a viable entrepreneurial network and engage the business community.
Purpose This position provides program coordination and support for student programs, activities and projects. The position will provide exceptional customer service to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and visitors.
Program Coordination • Lead coordination efforts for various student programs including the Marcel Gani Internship program, Open Road, Mingle ‘n’ Match, Entrepreneurial Luncheon, etc. • Facilitate execution of the program’s objectives by identifying and fostering key relationships at the school, campus, local, and national levels. • Manage programs by participating in organizational meetings with faculty and program directors on design, finance, and operational aspects of the program. • Solicit and respond to feedback regarding various aspects of the program. • Present feedback to program directors and recommend actions for future programming and continuous improvement. • Provide student counseling as needed.
Program Support • Provide support for key programs including the Michigan Business Challenge, Dare to Dream, and Venture Capital Investment Competition. • Oversee the planning and execution of logistics for above programs, events, conferences, workshops, and/or meetings by managing logistics, preparing agendas, gathering materials, communicating with attendees, and attending/hosting. • Collect metrics for information sessions, workshops, and programs.
Education • Four year college (Bachelor’s Degree) or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience/Special Knowledge/Skills • Demonstrated project management, event planning and organizational skills; strong attention to detail • Ability to exercise initiative as a critical member of a team and to work independently with high efficiency and productivity • 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. • Professional demeanor and customer-service oriented manner • Proven ability to successfully interact with a diverse group of people • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a timely manner • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Dreamweaver, and CRM.
Skills testing may be required.
Physical Demands/Work Environment • The person in this position routinely communicates with students about programs, events, activities, etc. • The person in this position routinely presents information at events • The person in this position occasionally moves through the building to attend meetings/events and access files or information • May require work during early mornings, nights, and/or weekends • Domestic travel may be required
Michigan Ross values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development of diverse and culturally intelligent staff who thrive and contribute to a positive and inclusive environment. The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 157506
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.