Posting: Assistant Program Manager - Office of Metropolitan Impact, University of Michigan

June 1, 2022


The University of Michigan-Dearborn has an exciting Assistant Program Manager position currently open within the Office of Metropolitan Impact (OMI).  OMI builds strong community partnerships to enhance the university’s capacity to carry out its mission by striving to transform the life, economy, and culture of our metropolitan Detroit region, while developing and deepening research, learning, teaching, and service at the University.       The Assistant Program Manager will work closely with the Assistant Director, under the supervision of the Executive Director of OMI to manage moderate to complex projects and perform certain administrative duties. 

Who We Are

The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan.  UM-Dearborn, a comprehensive university offers high quality undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education to residents of southeastern Michigan, and attracts nearly 9,000 students.


  • The Assistant Program Manager supports the creation and implementation of programs, projects and administrative duties that support OMI’s priorities of: community engagement; engaged faculty research; student pathways and experiences; and engaged best practices.
  • Proactively supports faculty-led Project-Based Learning (PBL) courses, projects and opportunities for students and faculty.
  • Plans, implements, and supports community-based projects related to faculty and campus strategic needs. 
  • Supports the Assistant Director in developing the annual operating budgets for OMI and its multiple grant-funded programs. 
  • Responsible for certain financial and administrative duties to ensure segregation of duties within the department, such as reconciling accounts, creating journal entries, and completing Concur reports. 
  • Develops, implements and maintains assessment strategies for OMI programs and partnership support. 
  • In the absence of the Assistant Director, ensures office-wide clerical, administrative and related duties are carried out, e.g., greeting guests, answering phones, photocopying, etc. 
  • Supports OMI scheduling, event logistics, and related planning activities throughout the year.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Social work master’s degree strongly preferred with a concentration in macro social work or a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the non-profit sector, higher education, or related work. 
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Excellent written communication skills, especially under tight timeframes.
  • Ability to plan, delegate project tasks, develop timelines, and identify needed resources to create and implement multiple projects while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Creative problem solver/strategic thinker and experience in developing and creating ideas, processes, and approaches focused on efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Familiarity with and/or a strong interest in supporting grant writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Commitment to university-community engagement and passion for diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Reputation for upholding the highest levels of ethical and integrity standards

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of University of Michigan policies and procedures, and systems.
  • Strong technical skills and demonstrated ability to learn new technological tools.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and employ sound reasoning skills.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.

Job Detail


WORKING TITLE:   Assistant Program Manager

JOB TITLE :  Assistant Program Manager

WORK LOCATION:  Dearborn Campus Dearborn, MI





DEPARTMENT:   Dbn Office of Metro Impact

POSTING BEGIN/END DATE:   5/25/2022 - 6/24/2022

SALARY:   $45,000.00 - $50,900.00

CAREER INTEREST:   Administration

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