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.

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 report, publication and grant writing and other projects as assigned.
  • Supervision of staff and oversight of projects as assigned.
  • Travel independently both in state and out-of-state.

 

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.
  • 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 current, valid auto insurance.

Excellent benefits package offered. Salary commensurate with education and experience.

 

TO APPLY:

Please send CV or resume, references, and a writing sample to: . Use the subject line: Evaluation Specialist position 2019.

 

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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POSITION: Human Resource Generalist

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt/Part-Time

Reports to CEO

Excellent benefits package offered.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary/Objective

The human resource generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action and employment law compliance.

 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all organization personnel; assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains the employee handbook and the policies and procedures manual.
  2. Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.
  3. Administers the compensation program; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  4. Performs benefits administration, including claims resolution, change reporting, and communicating benefits information to employees.
  5. Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students and temporary employees; conducts new-employee orientations; monitors career-pathing program; and writes and places job postings.
  6. Handles employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing.
  7. Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
  8. Maintains company organization charts and the employee directory.
  9. Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions and results of department in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve efficiency of the department and services performed.
  10. Completes all verifications, background checks, reference checks, and any clearances required by grants to ensure MFF is in compliance.
  11. Coordinates centralized hiring process including updating job descriptions, postings, etc. Posts open positions to externals websites.
  12. Maintains human resource information system records and compiles reports.
  13. Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.

 

Competencies

  1. Communication.
  2. Consultation.
  3. Ethical Practice.
  4. Global & Cultural Awareness.
  5. HR Expertise.
  6. Relationship Management.

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • 3-5 years prior HR experience required; non-profit industry experience preferred.
  • Must be able to communicate and interact with a variety of internal/ external customers and/or co-workers at level of detail required to resolve issues of moderate complexity.
  • Able to apply strong functional computer knowledge in utilizing Microsoft Office Suite in completing assignments. May require knowledge of or ability to quickly learn specialized software to complete work assignments.
  • Requires excellent communication skills with ability to state messages in a clear manner by using language that is easy for others to understand.
  • Broad knowledge of general employment laws, recruitment, EEO/AAP.

 

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources and 5 plus years’ experience desired.
  • Master’s degree in human resources or related field and 3 plus years’ experience desired.

 

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

 

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • 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 be able to constantly operate standard office equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers and smartphones, 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.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a part-time position.  The HR Generalist can expect to work approximately 20 hours per week. Days and hours of work will be scheduled between Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

 

Travel

Little to no travel is expected for this position.

 

TO APPLY:
  • Please email cover letter and resume to Amy Ghannam, President & CEO, at .
  • Please indicate “MFF HR Generalist” 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. 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.