MicroMasters Program Manager

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI - Full time


The University of Michigan is seeking a qualified MicroMasters Program Manager to represent the Digital Education & Innovation Lab (DEIL) in a lead program management role to ensure the successful design and development of new MicroMasters programs. DEIL is part of the Office of Academic Innovation, a unit charged with fostering a culture of innovation in learning at the University of Michigan. A major strategic initiative within the Office of Academic Innovation is the launch of three new MicroMasters programs in partnership with the Schools of Information, Social Work, and Education, and with edX.

Academic Innovation is a strategic priority for the University of Michigan. Through curricular innovation, leadership in learning analytics and personalization at scale, AI aims to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities for the U-M community and learners around the world.

Reporting to the Director of the Digital Education & Innovation Lab, the MicroMasters Program Manager is responsible for leading a cross functional effort to launch new strategic initiatives within the Office of Academic Innovation. The program manager collaborates with faculty, academic unit administrators, course teams, instructional designers, instructional technologists, IT staff, digital media specialists and external platform partners to design, develop and deliver Michigan’s MicroMasters programs. Ideal candidates actively embrace challenges, thrive on solving tough problems, demonstrate passion about digital education and hybrid learning and how it impacts the future of higher education, and enjoy working within a dynamic, fast ­paced team environment. This new position is an exciting role, working within an entrepreneurial environment to develop, support and launch new programs through collaboration with the world ­class faculty of the University of Michigan.

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Experience Level

3 or more years

University of Michigan

The Office of Academic Innovation is charged with creating a culture of innovation in learning. As a catalyst for academic innovation we aim to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities and enabling personalized, engaged, and lifelong learning for the U-M community and learners around the world.

Personalization at Scale

We facilitate large scale tech solutions that support teaching and learning, bringing powerful tools into classrooms and creating a foundation for developing open technologies.

Curricular Innovation

We partner with faculty to research and support new modes of learning, from flipped classrooms to residential MOOCs and interdisciplinary programs.

Leadership in Learning Analytics

Through learning analytics, we are helping to empower students, faculty, administrators, and staff to make more informed choices to improve learning outcomes.

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