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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.

POSITION: Evaluation Project Manager

FTE: 1.0 FTE

EDUCATION: Master’s degree in a public health, nutrition education, social science, or evaluation field preferred but experience may be substituted.

 

DESCRIPTION:  The Evaluation Project Manager will join a dynamic and progressive team to support 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:

  • Support Evaluation Specialists in implementing evaluation plans and conducting analysis (qualitative and quantitative) for internal projects and external contracts.
  • Conduct multiple data analysis projects within a single period of performance under the direction of Evaluation Specialists.
  • Conduct and participate in relationship building, training, compliance oversight, direct program evaluation and communication of outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Travel independently both in state and out-of-state.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Interest in direct education and community-level approaches to health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Knowledge and experience in research or evaluation addressing social determinants of health and health equity is strongly desired.
  • Experience in program evaluation and/or research including:
    • Literature search/review
    • Evaluation/research design
    • Development of data collection tools including surveys and interview guides
    • Data collection and data management
    • Quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis, and associated software tools
    • Communication of results for diverse stakeholder groups (i.e., traditional reports, data visualizations, infographics)
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with Excel, online data collection platforms (i.e., Survey Monkey, Qualtrics).
  • Possess strong writing skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a collaborative team environment, and exhibit strong professional skills.

 

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 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).
  • 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.

 

SALARY, BENEFITS, AND WORKLIFE BALANCE:
The salary for this position starts at $52,000 plus benefits, which include:

    • Paid time off that starts at 4 weeks, and increases incrementally starting 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 Evaluation Project Manager in the subject line.

 

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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. Michigan Fitness Foundation reserves the right to modify the duties, position description or benefits at any time. This position is located in Lansing and is considered to be exempt. MKS 1.7.19

POSITION: Evaluation Specialist

FTE: 1.0 FTE

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 grant writing and the development of evaluation services proposals.
  • Publication of reports in scholarly journals and presentation of findings at national conferences encouraged but not required.
  • Supervision of staff and oversight of projects as assigned.
  • Travel independently both in state and out-of-state for up to multiple days.

 

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, multi-day 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.

 

SALARY, BENEFITS, AND WORKLIFE BALANCE:
The salary for this position starts at $75,000 plus benefits, which include:

  • Primarily remote options available.
  • Paid time off that starts at 4 weeks, and increases incrementally starting 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 Evaluation Specialist in the subject line.

 

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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. Michigan Fitness Foundation reserves the right to modify the duties, position description or benefits at any time. This position is located in Lansing and is considered to be exempt. MKS 1.7.19

POSITION: Project Manager: Grants

FTE: 1.0 FTE

EDUCATION: Degree in public health, education, nutrition, kinesiology, or community development.

PAY RATE: $55,000 to $65,000 and commensurate with education and experience.

 

DESCRIPTION: Support organizations delivering locally-relevant, community-based programming. Develop and implement projects that advance food systems, nutrition, physical activity, and community change models and programming. Manage a multi-project portfolio.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Build and enhance relationships with partner organizations to support their local delivery of evidence-based programming that meets community needs and context.
  • Use coaching approaches to provide high-quality customized customer service; articulate, simplify, and communicate complex information to audiences with differing levels of expertise.
  • Provide project management using strategic and innovative approaches to operationalize multiple projects simultaneously, including content-based projects and a local partner portfolio.
  • Independently and as part of a team, conduct and participate in compliance oversight, programming and training evaluation, and communication of outcomes.
  • Engage in needs assessments, development, implementation, and evaluation of projects related to public health topics for varying audiences.
  • Support planning, content development, and implementation of interactive trainings for internal projects, external customers, and subcontractors.
  • Assist with resource updates and refining internal processes.
  • Participate in reporting, publication development, proposal writing, and technical assistance, as assigned.
  • Travel independently in-state and out-of-state, on weekdays and weekends.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Exhibit professional and collaborative leadership and communication skills with internal and external partners.
  • Subject matter expertise in nutrition, food systems, physical activity, and/or community engagement; experience applying health equity approaches to public health programming.
  • Project management skills related to development, compliance monitoring, and evaluation of projects.
  • Skilled in taking the initiative, assessing requirements, identifying plans, and leading plan implementation from start to finish.
  • Advanced degree preferred. Three or more years of experience in project management with increasing level of responsibilities in the public health realm.
  • Understand basic principles of evaluation, data collection, and reporting.
  • High level of energy, ability to multi-task, and capable of working in a fast-paced, often-changing environment, often under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work with teams in a matrix-based organization.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Must be able to:
    • Frequently remain in a stationary position as well as move about in the course of general duties.
    • Operate a computer and other standard office machines, and constantly communicate with trainees, internal staff, external partners and customers.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of current, valid auto insurance coverage.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
August 14, 2021, or until a suitable candidate is identified. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to Pam Bartig: pbartig@michiganfitness.org. Use subject line: MFF Project Manager Position: Grants

 

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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: Public Health Fellow II

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.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND 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 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 (preferred but not required).
  • 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.

 

BENEFITS AND WORKLIFE BALANCE:

  • Paid time off starting at 4 weeks for a calendar year, pro-rated based on start date.
  • 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:
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 Dr. Lila Gutuskey at lgutuskey@michiganfitness.org . Include Public Health Fellow 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: 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: Vice President of Finance

 

Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) plays a vital role in promoting the health of Michigan citizens by working in conjunction with the executive office, state agencies, and other partners. Created in 1994, MFF supports and builds collaborative partnerships to affect change in communities and improve conditions where people live, learn, work, and play.

MFF is looking for a full-time VP of Finance to join their team in Lansing, Michigan. As part of the executive team, this leader shares in the strategic management of the organization and specifically oversees the planning and management of all financial-related activities, as well as certain aspects of Human Resources. If you are a strategic leader that wants to make a difference in the lives of Michiganders, this may be the role for you.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO): 

  • Partners with the Executive Leadership Team on operational and strategic opportunities; provides strategic recommendations based on financial analysis and projections.
  • Provides oversight of all aspects of the finance, accounting, budget, and cost management functions.
  • Creates budgets, monthly and annual financial reports, financial trends, and other financial analyses.
  • Oversees the accounting and financial reporting functions for any wholly owned subsidiaries of the MFF, including the consolidation of all entities.
  • Manages all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards, OMB Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200, and applicable laws and rules for financial and grant reporting.
  • Manages all aspects of the annual audit, tax return preparation, indirect cost allocation plan, and other filings as needed for MFF and wholly owned subsidiaries of MFF.
  • Provides strategic management and oversight of the payroll and employee benefits functions.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or similar field required.
  • Certified Public Accountant designation and/or MBA preferred.
  • Five or more years’ experience as a finance leader or equivalent, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $10 million.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of nonprofit accounting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, including grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  • Knowledge of OMB Uniform Grant Guidance 2 CFR 200.
  • Experience with employee benefits management.
  • Knowledge of labor laws and HR best practices.

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

MFF offers a competitive compensation package that includes paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, STD/LTD, 401K, and more.

 

How to Apply:
Interested applicants can use the following link to apply: http://bit.ly/VP_Finance_MFF

 

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.

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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.