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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.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LIAISON – AMERICORPS MEMBER
SAFE ROUTES TO HEALTH AT MICHIGAN FITNESS FOUNDATION

POSITION: Community Engagement Liaison
TERMS OF SERVICE: 10/03/2022 – 08/31/2023; 11/01/2022 – 09/30/2023; or 01/09/2022 – 09/30/2023
POSITION TYPE: Part time; 900 hours
PROGRAM: Safe Routes to Health at Michigan Fitness Foundation
SERVICE SITES: Beaumont Health; Bethany Church Muskegon; National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
SERVICE LOCATION: Dearborn, MI; Farmington Hills, MI; Grosse Pointe, MI; Harper Woods, MI; Inkster, MI; Muskegon, MI; Royal Oak, MI; Sterling Heights, MI; Taylor, MI; Trenton, MI; Troy, MI; Westland, MI; Wayne, MI

 

PURPOSE
The Safe Routes to Health AmeriCorps program (SRTH) at Michigan Fitness Foundation connects Michiganders to health, wellness, and physical activity resources in their communities. SRTH AmeriCorps members are placed statewide to increase capacity for health education and community outreach within their host sites.

 

POSITION SUMMARY
Members serve as local champions in their community, promoting health, wellness, and physical activity to residents of all ages. Members do this by engaging in five program elements: planning and implementing nutrition education interventions inspired by national Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) work, advancing local food systems, promoting active lifestyles, engaging communities through outreach, and supporting local COVID-19 responses. Each host site uses members in unique ways to address specific community needs. Additionally, members participate in two scheduled AmeriCorps days of service, trainings, team-building, and professional development.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
All the following functions and responsibilities are essential position functions subject to reasonable accommodations. This position description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of functions, responsibilities, or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform other position-related duties as requested by their supervisor.

  • Connect community members to supportive environments for healthy eating and active living
  • Plan and facilitate nutrition education classes, food shopping skills programs, and physical activity events and programs
  • Promote community wellness at host site events, community events, and through social media outreach
  • Participate in program orientation, host site orientation, monthly team trainings, events, and both National and State service days as required
  • Document service activities according to program requirements including recording allowable service hours, submitting timesheets, and writing reflections and great stories
  • Distribute and collect sign-in sheets and/or surveys to participants during service according to program requirements
  • Recruit and train volunteers to support program activities and days of national service
  • Wear the provided AmeriCorps service gear while serving
  • Maintain a professional demeanor with host site supervisor, partners, and community members
  • Ability to work in a team setting, but also take the lead or work independently on certain projects
  • Willing to serve in a variety of locations and with diverse populations
  • Additional service projects aligned with the scope of normal service activities, as approved by the program director

PEFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interest in any of the following: health, nutrition, physical activity, education, parks and recreation, youth and senior engagement, event planning, and/or health equity and diversity
  • Dedication to and enjoyment of community service
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate social media and Office 365
  • Ability to generate strong results with limited supervision
  • Planning, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Capacity to be flexible and adaptable to varied circumstances
  • Drive to be productive and follow through with assigned tasks
  • Willingness to learn and attend all AmeriCorps trainings
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Ability/willingness to travel to varying locations within the service region
  • Public speaking
  • Self-directed and motivated
  • Flexibility with program dissemination as it relates to permitted social activities
  • Lead physical activity demonstrations
  • Service involves sitting at a desk, traveling to community locations for events, sometime outside at events.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age at the start of service
  • A U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent or agree to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to using the education award
  • Pass a national service criminal history check

BENEFITS

  • Living allowance of $10,584 distributed bimonthly
  • Education award of $3,247.50, contingent upon successfully completion of the program
  • Student loan forbearance & interest accrual payment on eligible student loans
  • AmeriCorps Member Assistance Program (MAP) for quality counseling and coaching
  • Practical training, marketable skills training, and professional development for increased employability

HOW TO APPLY
Please complete the member application for your desired host site: saferoutestohealth.org/join-us/become-a-member, and email a resume and cover letter to Callie Zimmerman: czimmerman@michiganfitness.org.

 

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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.

Michigan Fitness Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

POSITION: Program Manager, Grants

FTE/CLASSIFICATION: 1.0 FTE/Exempt

COMPENSATION: $55,000 to $65,000

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in public health, nutrition, kinesiology, social work, active communities, evaluation, communication, or related field of study, advanced degree preferred. Registered Dietitian (RD or RDN) preferred.

DESCRIPTION: The Program Manager, Grants plans and manages health initiatives for community-based programming and state-wide support projects. This role effectively coordinates project plans and resources to deliver a portfolio of projects that advance food systems, nutrition, physical activity, and community engagement.
LOCATION: Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) is located in Lansing, Michigan and supports a hybrid work environment for this position.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Establishes project scope, objectives, timeline, resources, and assignments along with deliverables based on the project portfolio.
  • Executes project plans and requirements to meet established deadlines.
  • Collaborates with internal teams and external contractors for analytical assessments, project development and implementation, and reporting outcomes.
  • Contributes to developing technical assistance paradigms for assigned programs and projects within field of content expertise.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with partner organizations to support local project goals.
  • Documents the full life cycle of projects, including updates and lessons learned, and ensures final deliverables.
  • Addresses questions and anticipates, identifies, and removes roadblocks throughout the project.
  • Collaborates with partners to enhance and identify successful program engagement outcomes.
  • Ensures program compliance aligned with grant program and funding requirements.
  • Supports and delivers training to customers and subcontractors on questions regarding the program’s deliverables for quality, maintenance, and distribution purposes.
  • Participates in evaluation, assessment, and communication activities for grant programs and projects.
  • Refines processes, procedures, and resources for future projects.
  • Participates in publication development, grant proposal writing, and other projects.
  • Participates in training opportunities to build knowledge and skills to advance community-based programming and state-wide support projects.
  • Conducts site visits, in-person or virtual, as part of grant program compliance.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three or more years of experience in managing portfolio of projects with increased responsibility and complexity.
  • Public health-related experience preferred.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of the factors that impact health outcomes focused on nutrition, food systems, physical activity, and/or active living.
  • Ability to apply principles of equity and community engagement to community-based initiatives.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to apply policy, systems, and environmental change strategies at local and regional levels.
  • Demonstrated effective facilitation skills and ability to navigate conflicting agendas.
  • Demonstrated initiative to assess requirements, identify plans, lead project implementation from start to finish with target deadlines.
  • Ability to implement community-based initiatives in the public health realm.
  • Ability to understand program and grant guidelines to administer programs.
  • Ability to collaborate with internal customers, external customers, and vendors.
  • Knowledge of evaluation processes, data analysis, and reporting.
  • Demonstrated analytical thinking with attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to use and set-up virtual meeting systems.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of confidentiality and independent judgment.
  • Demonstrated integrity and professionalism.

 

BENEFITS AND WORKLIFE BALANCE

  • Generous paid time off policy. Paid time off starting at four weeks for a calendar year, pro-rated based on start date.
  • Fourteen paid holidays and a paid winter break office closure in late December.
  • Flexible hybrid work schedule.
  • Provision of up-to-date technology for home and office based on your work arrangement.
  • 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 healthy lifestyles.
  • 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.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Hybrid work options available.
  • Must be able to attend periodic in-state and out of state, multi-day trainings and conferences with reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to constantly operate standard office machines, and constantly communicate with internal staff as well as external partners remotely.
  • Must be able to frequently remain in a stationary position as well as move about in the course of general duties.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • 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.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and be able to provide proof of current, valid auto insurance (strongly preferred but not required).
  • All staff will be expected to follow mandated safety protocols to protect against COVID-19 transmission.

 

HOW TO APPLY
Application due date is December 5, 2022, or until suitable candidate is identified. Send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Kendra Keyes, kkeyes@michiganfitness.org. Include Program Manager, Grants in the subject line.

 

View as PDF (Links to PDF in new window or right click to download)

 

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.

 

Michigan Fitness Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

POSITION: Program Manager, Grants – Physical Activity Focus

FTE/CLASSIFICATION: 1.0 FTE/Exempt

COMPENSATION: $55,000 to $65,000

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in public health, nutrition, kinesiology, social work, active communities, evaluation, communication, or related field of study, advanced degree preferred.

DESCRIPTION: The Program Manager, Grants plans and manages health initiatives for community-based programming and state-wide support projects. This role effectively coordinates project plans and resources to deliver a portfolio of projects that advance food systems, nutrition, physical activity, and community engagement.
LOCATION: Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) is located in Lansing, Michigan and supports a hybrid work environment for this position.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Establishes project scope, objectives, timeline, resources, and assignments along with deliverables based on the project portfolio.
  • Executes project plans and requirements to meet established deadlines.
  • Collaborates with internal teams and external contractors for analytical assessments, project development and implementation, and reporting outcomes.
  • Contributes to developing technical assistance paradigms for assigned programs and projects within field of content expertise.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with partner organizations to support local project goals.
  • Documents the full life cycle of projects, including updates and lessons learned, and ensures final deliverables.
  • Addresses questions and anticipates, identifies, and removes roadblocks throughout the project.
  • Collaborates with partners to enhance and identify successful program engagement outcomes.
  • Ensures program compliance aligned with grant program and funding requirements.
  • Supports and delivers training to customers and subcontractors on questions regarding the program’s deliverables for quality, maintenance, and distribution purposes.
  • Participates in evaluation, assessment, and communication activities for grant programs and projects.
  • Refines processes, procedures, and resources for future projects.
  • Participates in publication development, grant proposal writing, and other projects.
  • Participates in training opportunities to build knowledge and skills to advance community-based programming and state-wide support projects.
  • Conducts site visits, in-person or virtual, as part of grant program compliance.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three or more years of experience in managing portfolio of projects with increased responsibility and complexity.
  • Public health-related and active transportation experience preferred.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of the factors that impact health outcomes focused on nutrition, food systems, physical activity, and/or active living.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues facing vulnerable roadway users and active transportation principles.
  • Ability to apply principles of equity and community engagement to community-based initiatives.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to apply policy, systems, and environmental change strategies at local and regional levels.
  • Demonstrated effective facilitation skills and ability to navigate conflicting agendas.
  • Demonstrated initiative to assess requirements, identify plans, lead project implementation from start to finish with target deadlines.
  • Ability to implement community-based initiatives in the public health realm.
  • Ability to understand program and grant guidelines to administer programs.
  • Ability to collaborate with internal customers, external customers, and vendors.
  • Knowledge of evaluation processes, data analysis, and reporting.
  • Demonstrated analytical thinking with attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to use and set-up virtual meeting systems.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of confidentiality and independent judgment.
  • Demonstrated integrity and professionalism.

 

BENEFITS AND WORKLIFE BALANCE

  • Generous paid time off policy. Paid time off starting at four weeks for a calendar year, pro-rated based on start date.
  • Fourteen paid holidays and a paid winter break office closure in late December.
  • Flexible hybrid work schedule.
  • Provision of up-to-date technology for home and office based on your work arrangement.
  • 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 healthy lifestyles.
  • 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.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Primarily remote options available.
  • Must be able to attend periodic in-state and out of state, multi-day trainings and conferences with reasonable accommodation.
  • 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.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • 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.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and be able to provide proof of current, valid auto insurance (strongly preferred but not required).
  • All staff will be expected to follow mandated safety protocols to protect against COVID-19 transmission.

 

HOW TO APPLY
Applications for this position opened in mid-October and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. Email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Kendra Keyes, kkeyes@michiganfitness.org. Include Program Manager, Grants Physical Activity in the subject line.

 

View as PDF (Links to PDF in new window or right click to download)

 

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.

 

Michigan Fitness Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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