Job Postings – 8/29/18

Below is a list of job postings from companies on LinkedIn searching for new employees.  If you want more information, click the links below and they will take you directly to the job posting in LinkedIn.  Please note, you will need a LinkedIn account to apply.

Youth Advisor- Part Time – Peckham, Inc. · Lansing, MI

Resident Hall Coordinator – Baker College · Owosso, Michigan

Program Administrator – American Society of Employers · Flint, Michigan

Agronomic Research Specialist  – Monsanto Company · Mason, MI

Volunteer Mentor — Samaritas Refugee Youth Services – MENTOR:  The National Mentoring Association, Lansing, MI

Laboratory Director  – Charlton Morris, Ann Arbor, MI

2018 Statewide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration


The Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan (HLCOM) and the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee are excited to announce that for the first time, we will be hosting our annual Statewide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration event in Saginaw, MI on Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Horizon Center from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating our Heritage.” The annual Statewide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration is an excellent event where we honor leaders from our community. We also celebrate accomplishments and our diverse cultures. This event is unique because it pulls people together from across the state. The celebration’s MC this year will be Q-TV’s Somos Hispanos host Nina Hageness (click here for more information).

The celebration begins with a networking reception, elegant dinner, and keynote address. Appreciation awards will be presented to six community leaders (from around the state) who have made outstanding contributions to the Hispanic/Latino community in Michigan. We will end the night by presenting ten $1,000 scholarships to current college students from various community colleges and universities.



Guest registration deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018

Top Latinas in Michigan registration deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018

Community Awards registration deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018

Future Leaders Scholarship registration deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018

Award winner will be notified by Monday, October 1, 2018.

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Job Posting – Communication Specialist

Communication Specialist
Rackham Communications
Rackham Graduate School

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:  Please go to and search for the job by the posting number listed below.

Posting Number:                   161436
Posting Title:                          Communications Specialist
Job Code and Title:              103287 – Communications Specialist
Appointing Department:     Rackham Communications (491150)
Full-Time/Part-Time:             Full-Time
Hours:                                      8am – 5pm, M-F
Salary Range:                        $49,200 – $61,500

Job Summary
The Horace H. Rackham Graduate School is the home of graduate education at the University of Michigan and offers a remarkably broad and rigorous array of graduate degree programs that are among the very best in the country in each field of study. The U-M attracts outstanding students to graduate study and prepares them to make lasting contributions to society through successful careers in professions and academic disciplines. The Rackham community of scholars, researchers, students, and staff is engaged in the creation of new knowledge, new discoveries, and the formation of our future leaders.  The School is an international leader in the development of best practices for graduate education. Further, Rackham is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion as a means of achieving and sustaining excellence.

The Rackham Graduate School’s Communications Team seeks a versatile and highly creative Communications Specialist to manage the school’s social-media channels and create compelling and engaging content for web, email, and print. The specialist will be counted on to write and edit materials, and will work closely with the Communications Director to determine content strategy. The ideal candidate will be an effective project manager, an excellent writer, and someone who thrives in a collaborative team.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Source, research, write, and edit stories featuring Rackham students and alumni for the Rackham website, with a particular eye for stories that intrigue broad audiences and help emphasize the value of Rackham across campus and beyond. Write and edit content for various internal and external email newsletters. Create and revise content for sections of the Rackham website as needed. Collaborate with the Communications Director and other members of the Communications team to brainstorm ways to promote Rackham across a variety of media. Collaborate with the Communications Director on editorial decisions, content decisions, and all aspects of the school’s communication strategy.

Maintain the social-media presence of the graduate school with consistent editorial and communications standards, branding, and scheduling. Write and edit content to engage our audiences over Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Monitor relevant online conversations for institutional feedback. Analyze the performance of content on social media using meaningful metrics. Research emerging trends in best-of-field social-media practices and emerging social platforms. Liaise with other social leaders on campus and represent Rackham in this area.

Support social media, development, and communications with meaningful administrative work, primarily transcription of interviews.

Regularly attend university and school meetings, trainings, workshops, etc. Actively participate by assuming leadership or contributing roles on committees, work groups, focus groups, and/or task forces.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with 2-4 years of professional experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills with prior experience writing content for web-based outlets. Experience writing and editing content for social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) in a professional setting, matching content with the appropriate platform and audience. Excellent copy editing skills and ability to ensure consistency across publications. Demonstrated ability to work well in a collaborative, team-based, positive work environment. Proven ability and willingness to work with diverse populations. Proven ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines while maintaining a high level of attention to detail. Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization. Ability to travel to locations across campus or off-campus to interview subjects or cover events via social media.

Desired Qualifications
Experience developing and writing communications material for higher education. Experience handling paid promotions on various social-media platforms. Familiarity with the University of Michigan’s organizational policies, rules, and regulations. Broad knowledge of graduate education and the diverse cultures of the University schools, colleges and units with which the Graduate School interacts.

Application Deadline
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and must be attached as the first page of your resume.  The letter should address your specific interest in and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.  Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

Job Posting – Public Policy Associates, Inc. (Multiple Postings)

Public Policy Associates provides evaluation, research, and strategic consultation across the country to a range of clients.  Our work helps clients make smart public policy decisions that improve lives, enrich communities, and strengthen institutions.

We are looking to add three researchers to our team.  Please help us share the word and find our next great team members!

  • Senior Research Associate – Statistician. Skilled individual who can develop research designs and conduct quantitative data collection and outcomes analysis for workforce development evaluations and other projects.
  • Senior Research Associate – Social Justice and Equity. Experienced individual with knowledge of disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in the justice system and ability to address DMC and equity concerns with a range of key stakeholders.
  • Research Associate I. Entry-level position supporting projects in multiple areas, including juvenile justice, workforce development, education, and healthy communities.

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Job Posting – Kalamazoo Community Foundation Donor Relations

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation has an opening for a Donor Relations Coordinator. The  position is part-time (20 hours per week). The Donor Relations Coordinator supports the Donor Relations team in building and maintaining relationships with donors, professional advisors, and prospects by helping with the execution of fundraising and relationship management strategies. Working closely with the Vice President of Donor Relations, Donor Relations Officers, and Development Officers; the Donor Relations Coordinator will prepare for donor cultivation, stewardship meetings, and assist with record keeping. This role supports the Donor Relations team with events, special projects, and is a member of the Receptionist Team.

If you know of someone who would be a good candidate, please send them the attached job posting.

Candidates can apply at our website:

The position will be open for application through Monday, August 20. 2018 at 12:00 p.m. noon (EST).

Job Posting: WMU Coordinator of Outreach and Recruitment Posting #0604590

Western Michigan University
College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP)

The Coordinator of Outreach and Recruitment at Western Michigan University Division of Multicultural Affairs will be primarily responsible for managing and overseeing recruitment and outreach activities for the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). The recruiter will serve as a liaison with students, parents, and other interested parties primarily in South Texas and throughout the state of Michigan. This is a full-time, year-round, salaried position with a competitive benefits package.

The interested individual must be team-oriented and have a passion for working with the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker (MSFW) population, higher education, and college access. Additionally, strong organization and public speaking skills are necessary to successfully navigate this position.

Minimum qualifications required are a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, bilingual in English and Spanish, one year of relevant experience, a valid driver’s license, strong organizational skills, strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Additional requirements include ability to travel during concentrated recruitment periods, and work irregular shifts as well as extended hours (which may include weekends and holidays).

Desired qualifications include experience working with MSFW community, one year of experience working with educational programs for migrant and/or community involvement programs, some experience with advising, and familiarity with education issues in targeted population.

To learn more or apply for this position please visit the following website on or before July 17, 2018. A cover letter highlighting skills and experience, resume, and list of references are required.

To learn more about WMU CAMP please visit: .

Job Posting: Bilingual (Spanish / English) Outreach Staff

Job Details


WORKING TITLE:  Bilingual (Spanish / English) Outreach Staff

WORK LOCATION:  Ann Arbor Campus

FULL/PART TIME:  Full-Time/Temporary/Nonexempt

POSTING BEGIN/END DATE:  6/21/2018 – 7/05/2018

Job Summary

Note: This is a temporary appointment from June 2018 through August 2018. Flexible schedule required. Weekday evenings (4-8 pm) and weekends (noon to 5 pm).

OverviewPoverty Solutions at U-M ( is a new interdisciplinary initiative that aims to become a leader in informing, identifying, and testing new strategies for the prevention and alleviation of poverty in Michigan, the nation and the world. While rooted in an understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty, the focus of Poverty Solutions is an action-based agenda aimed at informing strategies for the prevention and alleviation of poverty. Through research, engaged learning and by joining forces with policymakers and community organizations, this initiative is uniquely placed to foster positive change.

Poverty Solutions is partnering with the Population Studies Center at the U-M Institute for Social Research and the Ford School of Public Policy to conduct the Detroit Metropolitan Area Community Study (DMACS), an ongoing survey of Detroit area residents about their community, including their experiences, perceptions, priorities, and aspirations. DMACS is envisioned as a long-term, large-scale investment in the people and communities of metro Detroit. This survey will provide data in a manner that is scientifically valid, accessible to a wide range of users, covers the entire metropolitan area, captures change over time, and reaches underserved/under-represented groups. It will have the capacity to rapidly deliver research-quality information about the impact of current changes and initiatives in the City, allowing dynamic tracking of how residents perceive, evaluate, and connect with their communities. It will be customizable to meet the needs of policymakers and other stakeholders so as to provide information that can inform future public policy decisions and investments and will provide citizens a platform for communicating their needs, their visions of the future for both their local areas and the broader region, and their reactions to new initiatives.

We are seeking to hire up to 2 energetic and committed bilingual (Spanish / English) individuals to serve as Outreach Staff. Outreach Staff will work as a part of a team to successfully engage Detroit residents into the DMACS survey. They will also provide relevant information about city-wide resources that are available to residents. Members of the outreach team will not be soliciting funds from residents. These positions will be based at the U-M Detroit Center (3663 Woodward Ave) with considerable time spent in Detroit neighborhoods and occasional meetings in Ann Arbor.


Recruit Detroit residents into the Detroit Metropolitan Area Community Study through door-to-door canvassing (Note: Data collectors will encourage and enable residents to complete the online survey, but will not conduct interviews themselves);Distribute information about city-wide resources that are potentially available to residents (workforce development support, property tax exemption information, summer youth employment opportunities, etc.);Prepare mailings and conduct phone follow-up calls to Detroit residents; Collect and enter outreach data in project systems; andConduct other administrative/clerical duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

Spanish language skills at or above ILR Level 3 (Professional Working Proficiency)Ability to sustain door-to-door walking for 2-3 hours at a time and support others in the same;Comfort knocking on doors of strangers and walking on potentially unfamiliar streets;Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including an outgoing personality with an interest in helping people;Basic computer skills (file management, Microsoft software, email and web-navigation);Ability to work as part of a team and effectively interact with diverse team members;Demonstrated ability to follow written and spoken instructions; andA high school diploma or equivalent.

Desired Qualifications*

Demonstrated experience with door-to-door canvassing;Previous PEERRS training;Knowledge of and familiarity with residential neighborhoods in Detroit (residents of Detroit strongly preferred);Knowledge of the City of Detroit’s resources for underserved residents; andDemonstrated team leadership skills including the ability to self-motivate, take initiative and exercise good judgment.

Additional Information

Outreach Staff are expected to commit 20 hour per week. A flexible schedule is required. Staff can expect to be in the field several evenings (4-8pm) and weekends (12-5pm) and should be able to conduct 2-4 hour door-to-door shifts. Staff are required to complete an online U-M PEERRS training.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Posting: UMMA Director of Marketing

WORKING TITLE:  Director of Marketing and Communication
POSTING BEGIN/END DATE:  6/13/2018 – 7/13/2018
SALARY:  $65,000.00 – $80,000.00

Job Summary

The Director of Marketing and Communications works with the Museum Director to create an effective strategy for communications that conveys the Museum’s broader institutional vision and produces broad-based awareness and engagement for its diverse audiences.

He/she is responsible for setting and guiding the strategy for all communications, including owned, earned, paid, and social media for the Museum. The individual is a member of the senior management team and will serve as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.

This is an opportunity for a sophisticated, creative communicator to translate sometimes complex ideas into articulate and compelling stories for both general and specialized university audiences.

Required Qualifications*

At least five years’ experience in progressively responsible marketing, media relations, and/or editorial positions are necessary, preferably in a museum, higher education, or other non-profit setting. The ability to generate and/or contribute to ideation creation working with a team is critical. Must have experience supervising regional and national public relations campaigns. Must demonstrate success in managing marketing/communications, brand strategy, and the writing, editing, and production of newsletters, press releases, and marketing materials. Needs to have experience successfully integrating digital media into strategic initiatives. Must have knowledge of and familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style, AP style, and the conventions of print production and web publishing. Experience with MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, and web editing software. Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, and the ability to complete projects on deadline are expected. Good judgment, poise, and creativity under pressure while working in a matrix environment are necessary.

For more information visit the UM Jobs website.

Saturday, June 9, 2 PM – 4 PM
New Providence Baptist Church, 18211 Plymouth Road, Detroit
Candidates are lining up to run for the seat once held by Congressman John Conyers. Politicians should have to answer tough questions from real residents about jobs, health care, the environment, immigration reform, criminal justice, and protecting our democracy.

Join the People’s Forum to ensure that candidates hear from the community loud and clear.

Seating is limited. If capacity is reached, we will close registration, so please register immediately.

Confirmed candidates include Councilwoman Brenda Jones, Rashida Tlaib, Senator Coleman Young Jr, Mayor BIll WIld, and Senator Ian Conyers.

Organized by the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit & Vicinity, SEIU Local 1, SEIU Health Care Michigan and Michigan United,

Register Here!