Software Ambassador Fellowship

The Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) is offering a Summer 2022 fellowship opportunity that is available to all University of Michigan undergraduates and graduate students. You can read more about CAI and its guiding principles by visiting ai.umich.edu 

 

Who we’re looking for:

We’re looking for a collaborative, driven, and creative fellow to help us manage and expand the adoption of our software portfolio. Our team has built an exciting portfolio of software that is already being used around the world, and we’re looking for a talented student who wants to help us take them even further, especially students who are passionate about innovative learning environments and technology.

Duties:

This fellowship will focus on outreach management, user consultations, and application support.

 You’ll have the opportunity to participate in tasks such as:

  • Supporting faculty who are looking to adopt new technologies and redesign their courses
  • Finding new areas of opportunity for our software applications
  • Providing feedback and ideas for new features to better support our users
  • Streamlining our outreach and adoptions workflows
  • Additional tasks may depend on your areas of strength

General requirements for the fellow include:

  • Self-motivated and takes pride in the quality of their work
  • Works well independently and as part of a multicultural and collaborative environment
  • Works well in an environment with rapidly changing requirements and priorities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills and technologies

 

Educational Value

Get experience working with educators throughout the University of Michigan and beyond. Develop presentation skills as you share your work with our internal teams and participate in consultations with faculty users. Work alongside business and technology professionals who have experience in a variety of areas including software development, design, branding, research, and academia.

Specific requirements for this fellowship are as follows:

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree or experience in education and/or educational technology
  • Willingness to take on unfamiliar, complex tasks and give them your best shot (that’s all we ask!)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in applying software and technology to educational settings

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with project management
  • Understanding of modern educational pedagogies and techniques
  • Ability to recognize areas of opportunity for growth
  • Ability to distill complex software applications into easy to understand presentations
  • Experience with educational technologies
  • Experience with Salesforce

Hours:

Up to 40 hours per week

Start Date: 

Flexible

End Date:

Flexible with the possibility of continuing into the following semester 

If you are interested, please contact Marissa Reid at reidma@umich.edu and provide a copy of your resume and any other materials you would like us to consider.

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