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23 Aug 2021

Instructional Support Program Assistant

Give Merit, Inc.
 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States

Job Description

Position Title: Program Assistant

Salary: $40,000 + benefits

Reports to: Stakeholder Strategy Director

Position Description:

Give Merit is looking for a Program Assistant to join their team. This person will provide support to a variety of members on the Give Merit team while also managing a key component to Give Merit’s FATE program: its volunteer mentors. To ensure success, this person will have a clear understanding of the organization’s core values. Top candidates thrive in a fast-paced environment, are willing to learn new things, and pay close attention to details.

Roles & Responsibilities:


  • Develop deep understanding of Give Merit mission, values, programs, and vision
  • Participate in and support weekly curriculum development meetings
  • High School Program – This position will primarily support the Cohort Lead for the Class of 2024 & Class of 2025 to meet the needs of the cohort and mentors at large.
    • Uphold program mission, values, and goals while supporting delivery of FATE programming
    • Establish meaningful relationships with students
    • Cohort lead support – Support workshop preparation, setup, and execution, including, but not limited to, the following elements:
      • Curriculum facilitation as needed
      • In-person: workshop snacks & meals, bus coordination, room setup & breakdown, workshop table groups, material prep & distribution, student engagement
      • Manage cohort trackers/internal data
    • Mentor Management – This position will utilize the systems and processes created to support recruitment, training, and relationship development to best support FATE mentors.
      • Recruitment (Informational sessions, Application review, Interviews)
      • Training
      • Communication & Coordination
      • Workshop Logistics
      • Events

Special Projects (support as needed)

  • Fundraising events
  • Alumni engagement
  • Social media
  • CRM support


  • Passion for serving the Detroit community, especially youth
  • Effective written & verbal communication skills
  • Extremely strong attention to details
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Familiarity with Google applications (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive)
  • Experience with coordinating volunteers, youth, or events (preferred)


How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to with attention to Give Merit Director of Operations, Nicole Hill.

Bureaus: Detroit. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support.