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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 553191
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Economics 10038238
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: 1/2 Time (50-64.9%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Student Services/Student Affairs

Working/Functional Title

Alumni and Engagement Coordinator

Position Summary

The American Economic Association Summer Training Program (AEASP) at Michigan State University, which is implemented by the Economics Department, seeks an Specialist- Outreach, also known as the Alumni and Engagement Coordinator.  This person would primarily communicate with, coordinate, and execute outreach and engagement activities with AEASP alumni, including participation in evaluation research activities.  The Alumni and Engagement Coordinator would also work with the Program Director and other program administrators, faculty, and students to support the program during the summer and throughout the year.  The position would be at the rank of an Outreach Specialist and is a half-time (20 hours per week) position.  This position would require at least a Master’s degree in an economics-related field or a field that would support the objectives of the program.  Excellent oral and written communication skills, experience working with college students, basic computing (Excel, Google Docs) and Word processing skills, and time-management and organizational skills are required.  Familiarity with working with diverse populations and with accounting systems are desirable.  Applications for the position will be accepted and reviewed immediately, and the search committee expects to fill this position by March 2019.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities and individuals from other underrepresented groups that can diversify the impact of social science research across the mission of the college.

Required Degree

Masters -Economics or related field

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in an economics-related field or a field that would support the objectives of the program;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Basic computing and word-processing skills (MS Excel and Word, Google Docs);
  • Good time-management and organizational skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in economics-related field (preferred);
  • Experience working in higher education -- undergraduate and graduate students -- and with diverse populations.

Required Application Materials

1) a Resume;

2) a cover letter describing your interest in the position;

3) a list of references (names, addresses and emails) if not listed in the resume; and

4) a brief statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity/inclusion will advance MSU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

For full consideration, application materials should be received by February 18, 2019; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. 

Special Instructions

All applicants must apply using the MSU University system.  Email any questions to


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Department Statement

The mission of the Department of Economics at Michigan State University consists of three interrelated components: providing the highest quality instruction to our undergraduate and graduate students, conducting leading-edge research in economics, and providing leadership and service to our professional communities. As a unit in a major land-grant university, we are committed to excel in all three components of our mission.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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