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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 SANGER LEADERSHIP CENTER The Sanger Leadership Center develops leaders with the character and capabilities to thrive in today’s dynamic world of work. Its mission is to build a more connected, creative, and prosperous world, one leader at a time. Sanger is a hub for leadership development on campus, with programs, resources, and learning communities serving all students. It is also a source of powerful ideas for leaders anywhere in the world. It curates the Michigan Model of Leadership and leverages more than 50-years of pathbreaking research generated by the university’s innovative faculty.
Sanger’s student programming includes it’s signature initiatives – Business + Impact Challenge, Crisis Challenge, Story Lab, and Legacy Lab – that deepen students’ self-knowledge and drive learning via experience. A select number of students participate in Sanger’s learning communities: the Ross Leaders Academy, and Leadership Experience (LDRx).
Purpose The Sanger Leadership Center Program Coordinator will support Sanger through program design and evaluation, event planning, and marketing and communications support. This person will be a key contributor on a highly collaborative team that is known for its ambitious, innovative approach to leadership development.
Contributes to our positive and inclusive work community by building trusting partnerships across the school, continually learning, creating impactful experiences, and working with a sense of ownership for outcomes. Approaches this work with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind; treating others with respect, dignity, and in a manner where individuals feel they belong; listens, values feedback, and learns from the perspectives of others.
Work with the Sanger team, partners, and students to manage logistical arrangements for single- and multi-day, on- and off-campus events. These include Sanger’s signature initiatives – Business + Impact Challenge, Crisis Challenge, Story Lab, and Legacy Lab – as well as workshops and events associated with Sanger’s student communities: Ross Leaders Academy and LDRx.
Developing and executing detailed logistical plans
Coordinating presenters, volunteers, and student leaders, as well as transportation, accommodations, facilities, catering, supplies, and printing
Acting as a representative to sponsoring agencies, stakeholders, and organizations
Managing on-site logistics
Preparing and administering budgets
Interviewing, hiring, and training temporary support staff
Marketing & Communications Support
Promote Sanger and its programs in classrooms and at other group forums, such as the Sanger student ambassador program
Composing emails, letters, and reports
Work in partnership with Sanger’s Marketing Manager to update email text, produce reports, and collaborate on various design elements needed for each program
Program Design & Evaluation
Administering evaluations of program content, effectiveness, and value
Generating plans for enhancing programs based on continuous feedback and learning
Approaching program design creatively, with an eye toward producing rich learning experiences that help define the Ross difference
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in higher education, business administration, or communications desired.
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, and attention to detail
Professional demeanor and customer-service oriented manner
Proven ability to successfully interact with a diverse group of people
Excellent communication skills, ability to compose and proof professional written materials
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, Outlook), and/or Google suite of programs
Positive customer service-oriented attitude, flexibility and the ability to work both independently and as a team member.
Must be able to communicate effectively and follow written and verbal instructions.
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.
Able to work professionally with the public and with other units of the School and University and to serve as a representative of the Ross School of Business as needed.
Skills testing may be required.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The person in this position routinely communicates with students about financial aid, 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
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.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 168186
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.