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Program Manager, +Impact Studio

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Job Summary
Position Title

Program Manager, +Impact Studio

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

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 build a better world through business. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and progress that improve business and society.

About the +Impact Studio

The +Impact Studio at the Ross School of Business is a collaborative design studio. Our mission is to bring impactful ideas to life using knowledge, design tools, and research expertise. Our studio encompasses a collaboration space, a course, a design lab to develop and prototype impact-focused ventures, and workshops and events, all through the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


The +Impact Studio Program Manager provides general management of our studio's programming and daily program and space operations to build the studio's strategic goals. You will engage multiple members at Michigan Ross and University of Michigan, along with alumni and external partners. These include students, faculty, staff, experts-in-residence, alumni mentors, and community and corporate partners. You'll also provide support on other Business+Impact social innovation and entrepreneurship programming. You will report directly to the Managing Director of Business+Impact.

You Will:
-Be the primary contact for studio programming, events, and experiences and act as liaison to members such as experts-in-residence, student Fellows and founders, and workshop participants
-Collaborate to implement engaging, impact-focused design thinking programming and activities
-Coordinate all facets of events, sessions, and, courses for the program, including shaping the agenda, drafting and design of communications, communicating with other units, and coordinating logistics for all activities
-Manage application processes, responding to inquiries and working between students and administration
-Lead feedback collection and evaluation of studio programs, collaborating to ensure continued agreement on strategic direction and delivery on program goals
Use data analysis to inform recommendations and decisions about studio activities and program enhancements
-Provide support for B+I social innovation and entrepreneurship programming
-Oversee full-time and temporary staff
-Coordinate and support the team on special projects

Impact Studio Space and General Management
-Lead activation of studio space, curating a welcoming and interactive experience
-Oversee management of physical and employee needs for studio space, including recruiting and supervising student employees, maintenance of resources, equipment, and materials
-Work with Managing Director to develop the appropriate budget for the program
-Manage the budget, assuming responsibility for daily management of the program's financial status

Relationship Management & Communications
-Foster an atmosphere of inclusion and belonging within the studio space and community
-Advance studio's strategic goals by maintaining important relationships with faculty, staff, students, experts-in-residence, donors, and partners
-Manage partner communication and database
-Collaborate and develop partnerships with other Ross and University departments, units, student clubs to promote strategic goals
-Create compelling communications and support the compilation and editing of content for a variety of channels
-Represent and promote the studio at different campus activities

General Support and Processes
-Create processes to coordinate across existing programs and new priorities
-Contribute ideas to advancing the Business+Impact Initiative and the +Impact Studio

You Have:
-Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary
-Five or more years of experience managing projects, or events including experience with topics such as design thinking, innovation, or entrepreneurship
-The ability to engage partners through storytelling
-Team-oriented, curious, and flexible with a commitment to customer-service
-Passion for and knowledge of impact, social innovation, and sustainability related topics
-Dedicated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice
-Interest in applications of design thinking and business for impact
-Proficiency in Google applications, social media platforms, and interest in learning software such as Airtable and Miro

Benefits at the University of Michigan
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. Benefits include:
-Generous time off (Vacation, Holidays, Season Days)
-A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
-Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
-Life insurance
-Long-term disability coverage
-Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
-Flexible Work Program
-Ross Onsite Fitness Center

Salary Information: The general salary range for this position is $60,000 - $70,000. Factors used to determine salary include experience, knowledge, and skills for the position. You are encouraged to discuss salary questions to honor understanding and transparency throughout the recruiting process.

Michigan Ross values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development of diverse and culturally intelligent staff who grow 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.

Application Deadline
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven days. The job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

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 are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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