Website Ross School of Business

Location: Ann Arbor (Hybrid)


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 our powerful ideas, purpose-driven leaders,
and positive impact, we empower business leaders to make a positive difference in the world.

Business+Impact (B+I) is a school-wide initiative aimed at addressing the global challenges of our time through business.
B+I seeks to build a better world – one that is equitable, just, and sustainable, and it works to embed impact into every core
activity of the school, including teaching, research, and outreach.

As the Impact Studio Program Specialist, you will plan and implement Impact Studio programming and operations. You will
engage multiple members at Michigan Ross and University of Michigan, along with alumni and external 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.


Programming Support and Coordination (60%)

  • Plan and organize all aspects of the delivery of student programing within the Impact Studio, including the Founders & Fellows program, coaching sessions, pilot programs, workshops, and events
  • Collaborate with staff and faculty to design program materials, plan logistics, deliver sessions, and track outcomes.
  • Participate in organizational meetings with faculty and staff to contribute to the design and operational aspects of the
  • Manage outreach efforts, application procedures, and the acceptance process, while providing information and
    responding to inquiries.
  • Act as the primary contact for studio programming, events, calendar, inbox, and prototyping funding, advising students
    regarding policies and procedures.
  • Collect feedback on studio programs and utilize data analysis to make recommendations for program improvement.
  • Ensure the studio space is activated and maintains a welcoming , hospitable, and interactive environment.
  • Manage the physical and employee needs for studio space, including recruiting and overseeing student employees,
    and maintaining resources, equipment, and materials.
  • Provide assistance in supervising temporary staff, when necessary.

Engagement & Communications Support (40%)

  • Foster an environment of inclusion and belonging within the studio space and community.
  • Facilitate execution of the program’s objectives by collaborating and maintaining key relationships with other Ross and University departments, units, student clubs, and external partners to promote strategic goals.
  • Act as a liaison between program students, prospective program students, and prospective Ross/UM students, and applicable Ross and relevant University departments.
  • Represent and promote the program by conducting presentations at campus events, student clubs, and community activities.
  • Prepare, update, and distribute marketing and program materials, communications, websites, newsletters, and presentations.
  • Curate compelling social impact content and images for email communication, newsletters, website, and social media channels.
  • Provide administrative support including competitive research, proofreading and editing, design.
  • Manage database of students, campus contacts, partner organizations, and stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and related
    experience required.
  • Must have full-cycle program, project, or event management experience.
  • Experience establishing relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Experienced in public speaking and delivering presentations to mixed audiences.

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