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.
The Cooperative Program Manager will be tasked to develop, implement and oversee the planning and operational activities of the co-op/internship program within the College of Innovation and Technology at the University of Michigan-Flint. They will coordinate job placement with employers, conduct in-progress assessments of student success in the work environment, and evaluate the total work experience, through both quantitative and qualitative methods. Advises students on various aspects of entering the work world, including resume writing and interviewing skills.
Advise and educate students through one-on-one appointments and group advising sessions regarding career planning, career-related decisions and the CIT co-op/internship program.
Assist students by conducting resume/cover letter critiques and providing job-search strategies in addition to offering guidance regarding application procedures.
Plan and facilitate innovative co-op/internship workshops and information programs.
Identify appropriate library and web-based resources to assist students in researching career options.
Facilitate learning by assisting students in navigating the skills essential to conducting a successful job search.
Co-op Program Development and Coordination:
Provide leadership in the development and implementation of a viable co-op/internship program.
Coordinate and administer all aspects of the co-op/internship program.
Work collaboratively with supervisor, faculty and administration to create policy and procedures for ensuring the academic quality and integrity of co-ops/internships.
Identify, develop and monitor current co-op/internship sites.
Conduct site visits to evaluate appropriateness and relevance of co-ops/internships for students.
Initiate and maintain contacts with employers to develop co-ops/internships.
Organize site visits to campus, local, and regional employers to maintain relations as well as further expand CIT student co-op/internship opportunities, promoting out-of-the-classroom experience and learning activity related to students' academic studies and career direction. Participate in community and statewide activities with emphasis on relation development.
Facilitate placement of students in positions related to CIT majors, monitor students' on-site assignments, and develop support documentation for academic credit and/or university recognition.
Develop a Co-op Coordinator job manual and update it as needed.
Create a co-op/internship database to keep track of past, current and potential co-op/internship partners.
Train and supervise student staff.
Perform frequent assessment of the Co-op/Internship Program and implement improvements.
Oversee the maintenance of accurate records of student information. Maintain up-to-date written guidelines outlining procedures to be used: application and qualification process, course/work schedules, date/calendar/deadlines, standard forms (job descriptions and liability agreements), outline expectations/requirements for students, employers, advisers, and administrators; circulate program descriptions through publications and electronic media.
Maintain critical communications with supporting departments i.e., financial aid.
Prepare reports on collected data and present findings to CIT and campus administration.
Create and implement plans for the management, development, and advertisement of the Co-op/Internship Program.
Collaborate with other departments/student services to effectively market the co-op/internship program through outreach. Promote the accessibility of co-op/internship opportunities through the implementation of job-search strategies. Conduct outreach to current/prospective students and family members to promote benefits of the co-op/internship program.
Arrange meetings with CIT faculty and staff to identify and promote relevant co-ops/internships for specific majors.
Coordinate promotional materials, i.e., news releases directed to college administrators, faculty liaisons, student organizations, and targeted student populations. Direct special efforts to promote full use of CIT career services by students.
Research and provide input on the development of the CIT Co-Op website.
Log student interactions within the UM-Flint student notes software and TargetX CRM.
Coordinate career events to include such activities as job fairs.
Attend conferences on experiential learning.
Participate in staff activities/meetings, an annual performance evaluation, and professional development activities including involvement in state, regional, and national associations.
Additional services as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a related STEM, business, or communications field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Requires strong organization, verbal, written and oral communication skills
1-3 years of experience in industry engagement with higher education, student professional development in higher ed, or related experiences in career preparation
Experience working with STEM employers and/or Industry 4.0 knowledge
Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal communication
Demonstrated ability to oversee multiple tasks with attention to detail
Ability to project a positive image
Demonstrated self-starter that is highly motivated
Demonstrated ability to seek out and cultivate professional relationships
Demonstrated appreciation for, and deep understanding of, diversity and inclusion
The ability to authentically and professionally represent the mission, vision and values of the University of Michigan-Flint
Experience in higher education setting
Experience as a Relationship Manager, or similar role
Familiarity with TargetX and Salesforce
Knowledge of Banner, or similar CRM
Demonstrated understanding of data assessment and quality improvement techniques
Knowledge of University policies and practices
This position requires a fully in-person work schedule at this time and is subject to change based upon the duties of the position and the needs of the department.
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future.
Generous time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
Employee and qualified dependent tuition support
Eligibility for benefits is based on your job group, your appointment percentage and the length of your appointment. Learn more about employee benefits and eligibility and download the Comprehensive Benefits for Faculty and Staff flier.
Information about our vision, mission and values can be found here.
The University of Michigan-Flint’s DEI plan can be found here.
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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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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UM-Flint is among the top tier, regional comprehensive public universities in the Midwest. UM-Flint currently enrolls approximately 7,000 students, has a broad and diverse alumni base of over 48,000, and is home to high caliber faculty and dedicated staff, and recently updated its Carnegie classification to Doctoral/Professional.