The M-Connect program is a grant-funded program through the State of Michigan's King, Chavez, Parks program. M-Connect recruits academically and economically disadvantaged students from community colleges, many of whom are underrepresented, to attend U-M. Under the direction of the M-Connect Program Director, the Program Manager will coordinate program activities to help ensure the success of transfer students. The Program Manager will contribute to OAMI's positive and inclusive community by building trusting partnerships, creating impactful experiences, and working to create pathways for transfer students, with focus on providing guidance to transfer students in the Detroit Promise program. Diversity, equity and inclusion are cornerstones for this position and the program it supports. In addition to the M-Connect responsibilities, the Program Manager will be a success coach with the SuccessConnects coaching team within OAMI. Success Coaches work with first-year and transfer students to provide holistic support to ensure students' academic, personal, and social success at U-M. This position is located at the Student Activities Building (515 E. Jefferson St., Ann Arbor, MI), but will also have access to workspace at the Detroit Center (3663 Woodward, Detroit, MI) to meet with students. This position is term-limited and funded through a grant from the State of Michigan and will end on September 30, 2023, with possibility of renewal.
Develop and evaluate events, activities, and workshops at community colleges and virtually for prospective transfer students
Guide prospective transfer students through the transfer process and connect students to school/college admitting offices and Undergraduate Admissions
Build partnerships with community colleges, community-based organizations, 17 UM colleges and campus partners
Track student data for State of Michigan reports
Conduct one-on-one meetings with students every three weeks to refer and enhance academic, personal development, and other important skills that strengthen student development, learning, and performance
Work with campus units to develop programs to advise, mentor students, and address situations that have group and individual impact or consequences
Use CRM/Salesforce tools to manage elements related to student progress, involvement and participation
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience
2+ years of professional experience
Basic to intermediate knowledge of the admissions, college enrollment, financial aid processes and student support services
Passion for ensuring access to higher education opportunities in under-resourced communities
Work occasional evenings and weekends
Work on-site at Ann Arbor campus, and drive to locations across Southeast Michigan
Demonstrated knowledge of diversity principles
Experience in serving underrepresented communities
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