Employment Opportunities

Administrative Assistant: EMSD Administration

Position Summary

The Administrative Assistant performs a wide range of administrative and office support activities for the Michigan Works Director, Planning and Policy Manager and the Michigan Works Southwest Workforce Development Board.

Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct research, collect and analyze data to prepare reports and documents.  Manage and maintain Director's schedule, appointments and travel related arrangements.  Arrange and coordinate meetings, events and communications.  Prepare and edit correspondence, presentations and other documents as well as monitor, screen, distribute and respond to incoming communications.  File and retrieve documents and reference materials.  Record, transcribe and distribute minutes of meetings.  Review operating practices and implement improvements in communications and social media practices where necessary.  Provide back up support to the Upjohn Institute reception desk as needed.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Associate degree required, bachelor's degree preferred.  Three years related job experience, proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant Microsoft Office software.  Attention to detail and accuracy.

Education and Experience

Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures.  Self-directed with strong initiative.  Knowledge of Federal Workforce Programs.

To apply submit a cover letter, resume, and reference list to HR@upjohn.org by Monday, October 30, 2017.


Institute internships are paid, time limited, educational opportunities that develop out of the project work of our research staff. Internships typically occur during the summer months but do occasionally become available at other points in the year. If you are interested in an internship with the Upjohn Institute, please submit a resume to hr@upjohn.org.

About the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Since 1932, the Upjohn Institute has functioned as one of the world’s leading independent labor economics research organizations, seeking to research the causes and effects of unemployment and to devise ways and means of alleviating unemployment. The Institute has an outstanding research staff, and it houses the administrative arm of the local workforce development programs. The combination offers a rich source of data and opportunities for operational experimentation.  

Application Instructions

Submit CV/resume and letter of interest to hr@upjohn.org.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The Upjohn Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, is committed to affirmative action steps to help achieve a goal of equality in the treatment of employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age height, weight, national origin, veteran or disability status in hiring, promotion training and development, compensation, transfer, termination, disciplinary action, and all other personnel actions and Institute related functions and activities.