Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities with Michigan Fitness

The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) is a nonprofit located in Old Town Lansing. Our mission is to improve lives and strengthen communities by promoting healthy eating and active living.

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Director of Grant Operations

FTE: 1.0 (80 hours per two week pay period)

EDUCATION: Advanced degree in management, communication, finance, public administration or health-related business or management field, in combination with 5 or more years of experience in administration of large grant projects and/or non-profits with increasing levels of responsibilities.

DESCRIPTION: The Director of Grant Operations, will support, as part of a grant program team, operations of multiple and varied programs and associated program requirements. Programs could include federal reimbursement grants, public funding allocations, private partnership grant projects, and development of further project proposals. Responsibilities include partnering with program leads to develop implementation and monitoring of procedures to ensure compliance with program operation requirements and includes administration of an online grant management program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of federal, state and other grant management practices.
  • Ensure all grant operations are in compliance with appropriate grant guidance, including Federal Uniform Grant Guidance in partnership with project program leads. • Provide general award support for grant proposals.
  • Assist with grantee and contractor agreement preparation and negotiation.
  • Oversee compliance of expense, grant & contract management for programs and contractors in partnership with project program leads.
  • Maintain an understanding of how regulations and statutes translate within the context of multiple, individual grant programs.
  • Assist with budget development, budget monitoring and budget amendments.
  • Support grant record maintenance and archives.
  • Analyze results of grant-related operational performance and assist program staff and contractors with addressing action plans to maintain compliance.
  • Support grant-related procurement and follow up with vendor contacts on issues as needed.
  • Coordinate with program leads to develop and implement grant monitoring procedures.
  • Function as a member of a collaborative work group.
  • Work with program leads to enhance organization partnerships statewide.
  • Coach and train staff and contractors on grant-related operational functions.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with federal, state, or non-profit grant management process, administration, and regulations preferred.
  • Master’s Degree or higher preferred.
  • Certified Grant Management Specialist (CGMS) or equivalent designation desirable.
  • Sound knowledge of grant management guidance and regulations, including Uniform Grant Guidance.
  • Ability to support operations compliance training for assigned grants and contracts.
  • Demonstrated leadership and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to communicate with grantees and contractors with varying skill sets and backgrounds.
  • Strong fiscal data management & analysis skills with especially strong skills in MS Excel.
  • Familiarity with the Fluxx online grant management program preferred. Alternately, willingness to become proficient in Fluxx administration upon provision of training.
  • Understanding of team building and the value of a customer service perspective.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to work independently.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Must be able to attend periodic in-state trainings, grantee monitoring visits, and a weeklong training out-of-state.
  • Must be able to constantly operate standard office machines, and constantly communicate with internal staff as well as external partners.
  • Must be able to frequently remain in a stationary position as well as move about in the course of general duties.
  • Will work in usual office working conditions where noise level in the work area is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.

 

Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to provide proof of valid auto insurance.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package offered.

The Michigan Fitness Foundation is an at-will employer. The above position description describes the position currently available and is not intended to be an employment contract. The Michigan Fitness Foundation reserves the right to modify the duties or position description at any time. This position is located in Lansing and is considered to be exempt.

Please email resume and cover letter to:

mscott (at) michiganfitness (dot) org

Michigan Fitness Foundation ATTN: Dr. Marci Scott

Please use subject line: Grant Operations Position


Evaluation Specialist

FTE: 1.0 (80 hours per two week pay period)

EDUCATION: Advanced degree in a health, education, social science, biostatistics or evaluation field.

DESCRIPTION: The Evaluation Specialist will join a dynamic and progressive team to oversee the evaluation efforts of Michigan Fitness Foundation to address the programming goals and objectives to improve lives and strengthen communities by helping people eat healthfully and be physically active.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide evaluation and statistical analysis leadership that includes overall support for internal projects and external contracts.
  • Independently or as part of a team conduct and participate in relationship building, training, compliance oversight, direct program evaluation and communication of outcomes.
  • Independently conduct reporting, analysis and communication tasks using standard equipment.
  • Conduct multiple data analysis projects within a single period of performance.
  • Conduct on and off site field evaluation both indoors and outdoors in all weather.
  • Participate in report, publication and grant writing and other projects as assigned.
  • Supervision of staff and oversight of projects as assigned.
  • Travel independently both in state and out-of-state.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Comprehensive content expertise in program evaluation including design, qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis, primary and secondary data analysis, meta-analysis and data management.
  • Advanced degree in a health, education, social science, or evaluation field required.
  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree preferred; aligned experience may be substituted.
  • Five or more years’ experience in evaluation of large projects with increasing levels of responsibilities, preferably in the public heath realm.
  • Exhibit professional and collaborative leadership skills.
  • Robust knowledge of statistical analysis and associated software tools.
  • Strong writing skills.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Must be able to attend periodic in-state and out of state trainings and conferences.
  • Must be able to constantly operate standard office machines, and constantly communicate with internal staff as well as external partners.
  • Must be able to frequently remain in a stationary position as well as move about in the course of general duties.
  • Will work in usual office working conditions where noise level in the work area is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to provide proof of valid auto insurance.

 

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package offered.

The Michigan Fitness Foundation is an at-will employer. The above position description describes the position currently available and is not intended to be an employment contract. The Michigan Fitness Foundation reserves the right to modify the duties or position description at any time. This position is located in Lansing and is considered to be exempt.

Please email CV and cover letter to:

mscott (at) michiganfitness (dot) org

Michigan Fitness Foundation ATTN: Dr. Marci Scott

Please use subject line: Evaluation Specialist Position


Project Manager

FTE: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per two week pay period)

EDUCATION: Degree in public health, education, nutrition, health, communications, or nonprofit management.

DESCRIPTION: The Project Manager will join a dynamic and progressive team at the Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) that oversees programming efforts to achieve the organization’s mission: to inspire active lifestyles and healthy food choices through education, environmental change, community events and policy leadership.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide project management that includes overall support for internal projects and external contracts.
  • Collaborate with partner organizations to build relationships and empower and equip them to implement evidence-based programming that meets local needs and context.
  • Independently, and as part of a team, conduct and participate in relationship-building, compliance oversight, programming and training evaluation, and communication of outcomes.
  • Provide high-quality customer service; articulate, simplify, and communicate complex information to audiences with differing levels of expertise.
  • Conduct trainings for internal projects, external customers, and subcontractors.
  • Assist with resource updates and refining internal resource processes.
  • Independently conduct reporting, analysis, and communication tasks.
  • Participate in publication development, grant writing, and oversight of projects as assigned.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Project management skills related to development, compliance monitoring, and evaluation of direct education programming and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change interventions.
  • Exhibit professional and collaborative leadership and communication skills.
  • Advanced degree preferred. Three or more years of experience in project management with increasing level of responsibilities, preferably in the grant-funded community realm.
  • Subject Matter Expertise in nutrition and physical activity preferred.
  • Familiarity with data analysis, basic principles of evaluation, and peer-review publication processes.
  • Skilled in taking initiative, assessing requirements, identifying plans, and leading plan implementation.
  • High level of energy, ability to multi-task, and capable of working in a fast-paced, often-changing environment.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Must be able to attend periodic in-state and out of state trainings and conferences.
  • Must be able to constantly operate standard office machines, and constantly communicate with internal staff as well as external partners.
  • Must be able to frequently remain in a stationary position as well as move about in the course of general duties.
  • Will work in usual office working conditions where noise level in the work area is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to provide proof of valid auto insurance.

 

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package offered.

The Michigan Fitness Foundation is an at-will employer. The above position description describes the position currently available and is not intended to be an employment contract. The Michigan Fitness Foundation reserves the right to modify the duties or position description at any time. This position is located in Lansing and is considered to be exempt.

Please email a cover letter and resume to:

slpanken (at) michiganfitness (dot) org

Michigan Fitness Foundation

ATTN: Ms. Sarah Panken

Use the subject line: Project Manager position.