Careers

The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) 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.

TITLE: Director of Grant Operations

EDUCATION: 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 lead and support, as part of a program and grant finance 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, budget development and monitoring, contracts and procurement, financial analysis, and reporting.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS in 3 key areas:

Program and Grant Management

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of federal, state and other grant management practices.
  • In partnership with program leads, ensure all grant operations are in compliance with appropriate grant guidance, including Federal Uniform Guidance.
  • Maintain an understanding of how regulations and statutes translate within the context of multiple, individual grants and programs.
  • Lead operations compliance oversight.
  • Coordinate with program and grant leads to develop and implement program and grant monitoring procedures.
  • Work with program leads to enhance organization partnerships statewide.

Program and Grant Finances

  • Provide financial analysis and award support for programs and grants including direct technical assistance to grantees and contractors.
  • Budget development, budget monitoring and budget amendments for all areas of programming both as grantee and grantor.
  • Preparation of grant financial reports using funder-required forms and systems.
  • Utilize finance and accounting software.
  • Provide annual single audit support.
  • Oversee alignment of program and grant budgets with accounting structure and coding.
  • Oversee program and grant time tracking and reconciliation to grant budgets and reports.
  • Support and monitor program and grant-related procurement and vendors.
  • Lead risk assessment analysis for program and grant fiscal and operational performance including development and support for remediation.
  • Oversee program and grant fiscal record maintenance and archives.

Contracts and Grants

  • Prepare and negotiate grantee and contractor agreements.
  • Coach and train staff and contractors on grant-related operational functions.
  • Participate on proposal and grant-writing teams as needed.

Function as a member of a collaborative work group

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with federal, state, or non-profit grant finance and management process, administration, and regulations preferred.
  • Advanced degree or certification preferred; experience can substitute for degree.
  • Certified Grant Management Specialist (CGMS) or equivalent designation or training desirable.
  • Sound knowledge of grant management guidance and regulations, including Uniform Grant Guidance.
  • Ability to conduct operations compliance training for assigned grants and contracts.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with grantees and contractors with varying skill sets and backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with account practices, procedures, and software.
  • Strong fiscal data management & analysis skills with especially strong skills in MS Excel and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Demonstrated leadership and negotiating skills.
  • 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.
  • Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel for conferences and site visits.

 

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 through multiple channels.
  • 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 fulltime position is located in Lansing and is considered to be exempt.

 

TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to:

mscott (at) michiganfitness (dot) org (email link)
Michigan Fitness Foundation
ATTN: Dr. Marci Scott

Please use subject line: Director of Grant Operations Position

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TITLE: Public Health Fellow

PAY RATE: $17.30 per hour

FTE/CLASSIFICATION: 1.0/Non-exempt

DESCRIPTION: A temporary, one-year position that provides experience in statewide public health programs offered to an entry-level professional with an advanced degree in public health or related field.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of public health programs.
  • Serve on a collaborative team to collect, analyze, and report on process and outcome data as it relates to nutrition and physical activity programming.
  • Outline evaluation and communication strategies using the Social-Ecological Model for public health practitioners focusing efforts on policy, systems, and environment change.
  • Conduct literature reviews and develop white papers on assigned public health topics.
  • Maintain expertise in state and federal guidelines related to nutrition education and physical activity promotion, including SNAP-Ed Guidance.
  • Participate in the development and distribution of reporting, including data visualization, to multiple stakeholders.
  • Build relationships with Partner organizations and provide ongoing technical assistance.
  • Coordinate and participate in trainings and events.
  • Serve as a team project representative at local, state, and national conferences as requested.
  • Travel independently in-state and out-of-state, on weekdays and weekends.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Higher education degree in public health or related field strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with data collection, analyses, interpretation, and reporting
  • Computer and software skills (MS Office Suite, SPSS, NVivo, data visualization software, analytics, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Results oriented and self-directed
  • Ability to work on and contribute to a team
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Potential for a second-year fellowship opportunity based on organizational need.
  • Must be able to:
    • Regularly operate a computer and other standard office machines, and regularly communicate with internal staff as well as external partners.
    • Frequently remain in a stationary position as well as move about in the course of general duties.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to provide proof of valid auto insurance.

Please email cover letter, resume or CV, and an essay (500 word limit, 12-point font, double-spaced) on a priority public health need, approach(es) and rationale that are relevant to the mission and vision of the Michigan Fitness Foundation to Pam Bartig at pbartig@michiganfitness.org. Please indicate Public Health Fellow in the subject line.

 

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.

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TITLE: Public Health Fellow: Health Communications Focus

PAY RATE: $17.30 per hour

FTE/CLASSIFICATION: 1.0/Non-exempt

DESCRIPTION: A temporary, one-year position that provides experience in statewide public health programs offered to an entry-level professional with an advanced degree in public health or related field.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop, maintain, and post public health-related content on digital communication platforms and websites.
  • Collaborate on development and execution of event-specific communications and marketing plans.
  • Support elements of Michigan Fitness Foundation integrated communications and marketing plans, as assigned.
  • Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of public health programs.
  • Serve on a collaborative team to collect, analyze, and report on process and outcome data as it relates to nutrition, physical activity, and communications programming.
  • Outline evaluation and communication strategies using the Social-Ecological Model for public health practitioners focusing efforts on policy, systems, and environment change.
  • Conduct literature reviews and develop white papers on assigned public health topics.
  • Maintain expertise in state and federal guidelines related to nutrition education and physical activity promotion, including SNAP-Ed Guidance.
  • Participate in the development and distribution of reporting, including data visualization, to multiple stakeholders.
  • Build relationships with Partner organizations and provide ongoing technical assistance.
  • Coordinate and participate in trainings and events.
  • Serve as a team project representative at local, state, and national conferences as requested.
  • Travel independently in-state and out-of-state, on weekdays and weekends.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Higher education degree in public health or related field strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with data collection, analyses, interpretation, and reporting
  • Computer and software skills (MS Office Suite, data visualization software, analytics, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Results oriented and self-directed
  • Ability to work on and contribute to a team
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Potential for a second-year fellowship opportunity based on organizational need
  • Must be able to:
    • Regularly operate a computer and other standard office machines, and regularly communicate with internal staff as well as external partners.
    • Frequently remain in a stationary position as well as move about in the course of general duties.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to provide proof of valid auto insurance.

Please email cover letter, resume or CV, and an essay (500 word limit, 12-point font, double-spaced) on a priority public health need, approach(es) and rationale that are relevant to the mission and vision of the Michigan Fitness Foundation to Pam Bartig at pbartig@michiganfitness.org (email link). Please indicate Public Health Fellow: Health Communications Focus in the subject line.

 

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.

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POSITION: Front-End Web Developer

FTE: 1.0 FTE

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in web design or computer science preferred.  1-3 years experience may substitute for degree requirement.  This position is a mid-level position.

 

DESCRIPTION: The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) Front-End Web Developer will, as a part of a team, contribute to overall web strategy and implementation.  Responsibilities include coordinating and executing structural, functional, and aesthetic changes to MFF’s websites; creating and updating website content; and supporting MFF programs with other website needs as they arise.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ability to design and build websites from start to finish; from concepts and ideas to site launch.
  • Act as a project lead of new website development using standards-based HTML and CSS.
  • Make structural revisions and implement functionality enhancements to multiple websites.
  • Manage e-commerce using WooCommerce and Stripe, including handling payment gateways, subscriptions, and memberships, as well as responding to customer service related questions related to user access and refunds.
  • Prepare photos, graphics, and documents for web use using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Coordinate with outside web development firms.
  • Consult and advise on IT decisions pertaining to websites.
  • Coordinate content messaging with subject matter experts or partners.
  • Stay current with web technologies and trends and learn new technologies as they emerge.
  • Work in teams, demonstrating strong interpersonal relationship skills and effective collaboration skills.
  • Provide high quality customer service to stakeholders, both internal and external to the organization.
  • Manage multiple projects and varying deadlines.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong knowledge of WordPress.
  • Working experience with Drupal.
  • Experience with HTML and CSS.
  • Experience with responsive design for creating mobile-friendly sites.
  • Expertise with Linux VPS hosting environments a strong plus.
  • Experience with PHP a strong plus.
  • Experience with 508 compliance; building accessibility features into websites, or, willingness to learn.
  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign a plus.
  • Copy editing experience a plus.
  • Experience with website project management a strong plus.
  • Experience with e-commerce, including WooCommerce and Stripe, a strong plus.
  • Knowledge of Facebook Pixels, Google Analytics, Tag Manager and SEO a plus.
  • Knowledge of WordPress Multisite a plus.

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    • 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.
    • This position could be remote permanently with occasional obligations to travel for in-person meetings.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to provide proof of valid auto insurance.

     

    Salary Range: $43,000-50,000

    Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package offered.

     

    TO APPLY:

    Please send resume and cover letter to:

    Michigan Fitness Foundation, ATTN: Chris Nowak

    Resumes@michiganfitness.org

    Please use the subject line: Front-End Web Developer

     

    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.

     

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    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.