Careers

Michigan Fitness Foundation is a nonprofit located in Old Town, Lansing. Our mission is to inspire active lifestyles and healthy food choices through education, environmental change, community events, and policy leadership.

POSITION: Software Developer

FTE: 1.0 FTE

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

 

DESCRIPTION:  Designs, develops, and maintains custom web applications using industry standard technologies and procedures. Limited term (12 month) full-time entry level, exempt position under the direction of the Data Specialist/Application Analyst. Potential for employment duration extension based on organizational need.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Develop new applications and enhance/support existing applications
  • Design and develop software in compliance with ADA
  • Maintain and debug applications
  • Assist in review and testing of application revisions/changes
  • Communicate technical information effectively to non-technical staff
  • Work both individually and as a team on projects and tasks
  • Participate in project meetings and workgroups
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate commitment to collaborative problem solving and creating a quality software product
  • Dependable and punctual for all work-related commitments

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-3 years of experience in .NET web application development (MVC – front end and back end)
  • 1-3 years of experience and knowledge using the following:
    • JavaScript, C#, API development, HTML/CSS, JSON, MS Visual Studio & SQL Server Management Studio
  • Strong communication skills, including excellent ability to identify and understand requirements
  • GIS software experience a plus

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Must be able to:
    • Constantly operate a computer and other standard office machines, and constantly communicate with internal staff as well as external partners relative to problem solving and solving technical issues remotely
    • Frequently remain in a stationary position as well as move about in the course of general duties
  • Able to attend periodic in-state and out-of-state trainings
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. Visa support considered
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to provide proof of current, valid auto insurance
  • Job location: Lansing, MI (Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all staff are currently working remotely. Upon re-opening, all staff will be expected to follow mandated safety protocols to protect against COVID-19 transmission.)
  • Primarily remote options available

 

SALARY, BENEFITS, AND WORKLIFE BALANCE
The salary for this position starts at $65,000 plus benefits, which include:

  • Paid time off that starts at 4 weeks and increases incrementally after your first year
  • Twelve paid holidays and a paid winter break office closure in late December
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Provision of up-to-date technology and support
  • Parental leave policy and infant-at-work program in addition to bereavement, military, and jury/witness duty leaves
  • Group health plan, including medical, dental and vision, as well as options for flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts
  • Annual wellness benefit reimbursement to support staff in engaging in a physically active, healthy lifestyle inside and outside of work
  • Pet-at-work program to allow staff to bring their pets to work
  • 401k plan with 5% employer contribution and additional match up to 3%
  • Employee assistance program with free professional support for a variety of life’s challenges

 

HOW TO APPLY
Send resume and cover letter to Pam Bartig, pbartig@michiganfitness.org. Include Software Developer in the subject line.

 

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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 considered to be exempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

POSITION: Safe Route to School (SRTS) Intern

FTE: .25 FTE

EDUCATION: Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program majoring in communication or urban and regional planning, or related field.


DESCRIPTION: 
Reporting to the SRTS Director, the SRTS Intern will support and gain experience with the daily operations of Michigan’s Safe Routes to School program including communications, special events, training, and school-based bike/pedestrian infrastructure planning


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assist with the planning and execution of SRTS events including Bike to School (B2SD)/ACES Day & Walk to School Day (W2SD)
    • Help develop plan and assist with outreach to schools for engagement and registration purposes
    • Work with selected schools to be highlighted, engage media, and coordinate MFF/MDOT participation with these events
    • Coordinate and execute materials distribution
    • Attend B2SD/W2SD events
  • Participate in and support training and outreach efforts
    • Assist with planning and execution of various training efforts
    • Assist with planning and developing presentations, webinars, and other social media tools (e.g. YouTube) to enhance understanding of SRTS program
    • Participate in marketing and promotion of training events
    • Prepare materials for training and outreach
  • Support mini grant and major grant application processes
    • Attend meetings of the grant planning process
    • Assist and possibly lead a walking audit
    • Assist with review and discussion of mini-grants
    • Participate in the marketing and promotion of mini-grant opportunity
    • Reach out to past recipients of the grant or schools/communities that have not finished the process to see if they would follow-up on their SRTS efforts
    • Assist with mailing of marketing materials to schools and municipalities
  • Assist with supporting SRTS communication tools: website, e-newsletter, and social media plan
    • Assist with developing and posting content for website
    • Source and write topical articles for the SRTS e-newsletter
    • Help produce e-newsletter
    • Support the development of social media campaigns
  • Support the SRTS survey process
    • Enter hardcopy student tally and student survey data
    • Visit schools/open houses to deliver and collect parent surveys
    • Assist with developing and implementing post-event/post-training evaluation

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to exercise a high degree of confidentiality, discretion, and independent judgment
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Advanced internet research skills
  • Excellent written communication skills including editing, proofreading, and knowledge of correct English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to develop and maintain positive and professional working relationships
  • Ability to work both independently or collaboratively with others toward the achievement of common goals
  • Demonstrated problem solving, conceptual thinking, and analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, balancing multiple responsibilities, deadlines, and changing priorities while maintaining a calm, helpful, and professional demeanor
  • Proficient in standard industry concepts, practices, and procedures, e.g., operation of standard office equipment, file management, telephone etiquette, event management, etc.
  • Perform responsibilities in a manner that demonstrates a high degree of integrity, professionalism, accountability, excellence, creativity, and support for organizational mission

INTERN LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Event organization learning objective: Intern will be able to
    • Plan a national event at the state-wide level from start to finish
    • Effectively engage schools from around the state
    • Draft press releases and generate coverage of events by working with multiple media outlets through a variety of channels
  • Training and outreach learning objective: Intern will be able to
    • Plan and execute various components of training events, including promotion of the events
    • Explain the SRTS planning and programming processes
  • Grant process learning objective: Intern will be able to
    • Work within federal-grant programs, including the review and selection processes of both full and mini-grants. Apply this knowledge while learning to develop a plan for marketing and promoting our grant opportunities
  • Communications learning objective: Intern will be able to
    • Research and write periodic articles topical to SRTS
    • Produce a monthly e-newsletter with support
    • Source appropriate news and other pertinent content to keep website current with
    • Participate in and support a coordinated social media plan
  • Evaluation learning objective: Intern will be able to
    • Effectively use the SRTS survey process to develop evaluation of programming, events, and other initiatives while looking for trends and other feedback to make improvements

OTHER INFORMATION

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee will frequently remain in a stationery position as well as be required to walk, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility.
  • Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 pounds on a regular basis and may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity and coordination are required while operating standard office equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • 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.
  • Occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions.
  • Work assignments occasionally require attendance at evening events and may require overnight travel.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to provide proof of valid auto insurance.

HOW TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter to Katie Alexander, kalexander@michiganfitness.org, on or before October 29, 2021. Include STRS Intern in the subject line.

 

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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 considered to be exempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

MFF provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, marital status, religion or other status or characteristics protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.