Assistant Director for Campus Resources and Major Events

Organization: University of Michigan
Category: Administrative
Type: Full-time

Assistant Director for Campus Resources and Major Events

Jan 8, 2020

How to Apply

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.

Job Summary

Department Summary

Center for Campus Involvement Overview

The Center for Campus Involvement (CCI) in University Unions within Student Life at the University of Michigan is a dynamic, student-focused department that serves all undergraduate and graduate students through student programs, student services, and student development. Through meaningful involvement, CCI creates transformative experiences, a vibrant community, and lifelong memories for University of Michigan students. CCI recognizes and supports over 1,500 student organizations through education, advising, advocacy and services. CCI also implements hundreds of social, educational, cultural, and recreational programs each year, focused on building community within and beyond University Unions’ facilities. CCI directly employs 14 regular staff and 80 student staff.

University Unions Overview

University Unions is a self-funded auxiliary enterprise which serves the campus through its three historic unions (Michigan Union, Michigan League, Pierpont Commons), academic meeting and dining facility (Palmer Commons), Center for Campus Involvement (over 1,500 student organizations and hundreds of programs), and works in close partnership with Conferences & Event Services and Michigan Dining to provide student-focused and customer-oriented service to the campus community. Total budget volume for University Unions approximates $20 million. University Unions directly employs over 80 regular staff and 250 student staff.

Job Summary

NOTE:  Starting salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and education of the selected candidate.

The Assistant Director for Campus Resources and Major Events provides functional leadership in the Center for Campus Involvement, a department within University Unions, to ensure well-considered student and campus services with effective business models to meet client needs. Manage and advise student organization, department, and non-University events in U-M’s major performance venues. Directly supervise 3 full-time staff in the Michigan Union Ticket Office, Student Organization Resource Center, and Student Theatre Arts Complex; indirectly supervise 1 full-time employee and 40 total undergraduate student employees. Develop budgets and achieve financial expectations for areas of responsibility. 


Leadership of Functional Area (35%)

Financial Management (30%)

Program Management (25%)

University Unions and Student Life Service (10%)

Required Qualifications*

Desired Qualifications*

Additional Information

This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.

Position Criteria


Financial/Budgetary Responsibility


Manage auxiliary budgets exceeding $600,000. Serve as the Division of Student Life resource for professional speaker and performer contracts, and signature authority for agreements up to $1000


Working conditions


Evening and weekend hours required throughout the academic year; occasional 12-14 hour days to manage major events.



Direct reports


3 Full-time staff

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.