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: Community Engagement Liaison
TERMS OF SERVICE: 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; GenesisHOPE; National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
SERVICE LOCATION: Dearborn, MI; Detroit, MI; Inkster, MI; Taylor, MI; Trenton, MI; Westland, MI; Wayne, MI


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.


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.


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.


  • 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.

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.


  • Living allowance of $10,584 distributed bimonthly.
  • Education award of $3,247.50, contingent upon successful 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.

Please complete the member application for your desired host site:, and email a resume and cover letter to Callie Zimmerman:


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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.


Nutrition Education Consultant, Team Nutrition


Part-time, temporary (up to 2 years, approximately 10 lessons per academic year). Time commitment will vary based on size of school and number of schools assigned


$75/lesson plus, supply budget of $10/lesson and limited travel expenses will be covered.


Statewide (up to two Michigan schools).



  • Bachelor or Associate degree in education or health-related field.
  • Classroom experience preferred.


  • Plan and deliver five MIHOTM™ lessons per local school academic year at up to two Michigan schools, using provided MIHOTM™ lessons and activities.
  • Feature Michigan grown fruits and vegetables through distribution of MIHOTM™ Community Newsletter resource at pre-determined number of school events.
  • Travel between schools to deliver lessons. Limited mileage will be reimbursed.
  • Remotely attend and participate in monthly Team Nutrition meetings.
  • Provide lesson progress information and data to Michigan Fitness Foundation Program Manager.


  • SNAP-Ed nutrition educators who are not already delivering SNAP-Ed programming full-time are welcome to apply with approval from supervisors.
  • This is not a position with MFF. It is a contract position for an independent consultant to deliver services for the Michigan Department of Education Team Nutrition 22: Nutrition Education and Equity Grant, with whom Michigan Fitness Foundation is consulting.

Email your letter of interest and resume to Callie Zimmerman, Include Nutrition Education Consultant in the subject line.


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POSITION: Support Services Associate – Programs
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Programs
COMPENSATION: Up to $21.50/hour
EDUCATION: High School diploma/degree or equivalent
DESCRIPTION: The Support Services Associate is responsible for the day-to-day support for programs and program operations. This person in this position assists with program functions and program administration throughout the organization.
LOCATION: Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) is in Lansing, Michigan



  • Plan for, coordinate, and place product and supply orders for all programs and program staff.
  • Download program and grant invoices and prepare for review by program administration according to specific regulations of the program or grant.
  • Research vendors as requested for resources and programs staff and monitor and approve website submissions for the vendor solicitation list.
  • Communicate with vendors and customers on incoming and outgoing product orders and processing to support timely delivery.
  • Load and unload parcels for storage and organize/place materials into inventory.
  • Monitor resource inventory ongoing and update resource team lead.
  • Pick, package, and fulfill product orders for shipment.
  • Prepare shipping documents and determine delivery method for all outgoing MFF materials.
  • Maintain inventory receiving reports and grant records.
  • Plan for and conduct the annual inventory count on behalf of resources and finance teams prior to the annual audit.
  • Monitor and order shipping supplies and lead organization-wide recycling.
  • Monitor monthly staff pCard (credit card) expenses and gather program department expense documentation, partnering with program operations to prepare for payment.
  • Schedule and prepare materials and technology set-up for group meetings.
  • Participate on the resources/sales team and the organization’s library team.
  • Support program staff membership updates, subscriptions, and travel planning.
  • Answer, direct and respond to incoming inquiries and correspondence on behalf of the organization by phone and/or email.
  • Secure the west building at end-of-business on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
  • Travel on behalf of the departments related to resources and training.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.



  • Two or more years of experience in program operations, office administration and/or program support.
  • Experience with shipping and receiving desirable.



  • Ability to understand program needs, assess resource inventory, and coordinate timelines to complete projects.
  • Sound knowledge of purchase order, shipping and receiving processes.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Experience using,, PowerPoint, and Zoom desired.
  • Ability to perform tasks concurrently with strong attention to detail and with a high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in writing or by other measures.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment under tight deadlines.
  • Strong level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated skills in organizing and archiving per program regulations.
  • Ability to work independently with supervision.
  • Ability to travel in-state, with infrequent night and weekend travel.



  • Talking – expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work to impart oral information to others accurately (2-4 hrs. daily).
  • Hearing – perceiving the nature of sound by ear (1-2 hrs. daily).
  • Sitting – remaining in a seated position (4-8 hrs. daily).
  • Standing – remaining on one’s feet in an upright position at a workstation without moving about (2-4 hrs. daily).
  • Climb – ability to climb ladder (infrequently) and stairs (1-2 hrs. per day).
  • Lifting – raising or lowering an object under 40 lbs. from one position to another and ability to operate material handling equipment.
  • Office Environment – general office work environment (6-8 hrs. daily).
  • Travel – travel required in state by car (up to 5% annually).



  • 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.
  • 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.



  • Must be able to attend periodic in-state multiday trainings and conferences with reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to regularly operate standard office machines and communicate consistently 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 (preferred but not required).


Email your cover letter and resume to Kendra Keyes, Include Support Services Associate 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.


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.