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.
Michigan Law, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859 and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by powerful commitment to access and diversity. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top ten law schools in the nation, and enjoys international renown for its academic rigor, stunning physical surroundings, distinguished faculty scholarship, and an academic community noted for collegiality and warmth. Supported by remarkable facilities, preeminent faculty-scholars, and unparalleled architecture and physical environment, Michigan Law has a total of approximately 928 J.D. candidates and 80 full-time faculty members.
Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, the University of Michigan Law School is hiring a faculty assistant to provide complex secretarial support for multiple members of the academic faculty, including, but not limited to, tenured, tenure-track, visitors, adjuncts and emeriti as assigned. The selected candidate will perform a wide range of secretarial & administrative support for these faculty members.
This is a 10-month position (August 1-May 31) and is benefits-eligible over 12 months.
Prepare all course materials, including electronic and hard copies
Maintain faculty websites when required
Electronic presentation preparation, including PowerPoint and Google Slides
Careful editing and proofreading of documents, including but not limited to scholarly articles and correspondence
Support and assist faculty with research endeavors, including, but not limited to, case and article retrieval using Westlaw, Lexis and other data bases
Schedule complex travel itineraries
Assist with expense report preparation and account reconciliations in accordance with University guidelines
General secretarial duties including screening calls, arranging meetings, and maintaining busy calendars for multiple faculty members
Perform complex tasks using Microsoft Office suite and G suite
Handle confidential materials and communications appropriately
Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of progressively responsible secretarial experience or equivalent administrative experience
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, and Adobe Acrobat
Excellent communication skills
Ability to prioritize and balance multiple concurrent assignments and deadlines
Demonstrated ability to show sound judgment and work independently, as well as the ability to work on a team in a professional and collaborative manner
Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail
High degree of confidentiality and ability to handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion
Exemplary customer service skills
Ability to move boxes and other materials.
Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time.
Working knowledge of legal databases (LexisNexis, Westlaw, etc.)
Prior experience with University M-Pathways system and Concur
Prior experience with legal secretarial/writing terms
At the University of Michigan, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. U-M is committed to recruiting, selecting, and retaining a diverse and highly engaged staff community.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job 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.
Internal Number: 168132
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.