Job Posting: Research Process Coordinator

Posting Number: 169215

University of Michigan

Organizational Group: School for Environment and Sustainability
Market Title: Research Process Coordinator
FLSA: Exempt
Hours: 40 per week
Salary Range: $70,000 – 74,500

How to Apply:

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

School for Environment and Sustainability Mission

The School for Environment and Sustainability’s overarching objective is to contribute to the protection of the Earth’s resources and the achievement of a sustainable society.  Through research, teaching and outreach, faculty, staff and students are devoted to generating knowledge and developing policies, techniques and skills to help practitioners manage and conserve natural and environmental resources to meet the full range of human needs on a sustainable basis.

Description:

The School for Environment and Sustainability is seeking a Research Process Coordinator to provide expertise in pre- and post-award administrative support. The SEAS Research Office supports faculty, staff, and students’ research including federal and non-federal sponsored projects, unfunded agreements, internally funded research projects, and management of discretionary funds. This team member will support a diverse portfolio of sponsored projects, research group discretionary and research incentive funds, expendable restricted funds and designated activity as assigned.

This role requires excellent interpersonal skills to partner with colleagues at all levels.

Pre-Award (35%)

  • Support the timely submission of proposals to various sponsors including NSF, NOAA, DOE, DOD, USFA, foundations, and industry. Coordinate submission of complex multi-PI submissions with other UM departments and external partners.
  • Meet with the PI to advise and assist in the development of the budget, budget justification, facilities, C&P, and other non-technical forms as needed.
  • Support the submission of internally funded projects such as M-Cubed, Graham Catalyst, MIDAS, Biosciences Initiative, and UMOR awards.
  • Provide guidance on University, school and sponsor guidelines, facilitate indirect cost waiver and cost-sharing requests; review UM and sponsor proposal forms for compliance with sponsor guidelines prior to submission.
  • Respond to sponsor requests for just-in-time documents or other sponsor requested information.

Post-Award (50%)

  • Work with appropriate University offices to resolve issues regarding the notice of grant award and establishment of the project accounting structure, project budget and appropriate indirect cost rate.
  • Review terms and conditions of sponsored projects. Meet with PI to review budget, terms and conditions, and develop a spending plan. Process any changes as needed.
  • Prepare sub-project grant and subcontract requests as needed.
  • Monitor personnel assignments on each project. Regularly review and correct personnel effort allocation to avoid retroactive changes.
  • Ensure project expenditures comply with Uniform Guidance (UG), all applicable funding agency guidelines, and accounting regulations and standards. Initiate corrective action as required, including processing journal entries.
  • Provide updates on financial status of projects to project directors and research process manager quarterly, at a minimum.
  • Analyze need for and implement budget revision requests or request time extensions on grant funds if necessary.
  • Prepare annual renewals for funded research projects as required.
  • Ensure non-sponsored project encumbrances are tracked and updated regularly through SEAS’ forecasting system.
  • In coordination with the principal investigator, review and address UG reports; finalize Financial Status Reports.
  • Maintain central file for all assigned grant activity, and retain files in accordance with University grant and contract records management guidelines.

Other Duties (15%)

  • Provide cross coverage and back-up to other research team members as needed.
  • Review and approve budget approval requests from HR and Finance
  • Review and approve Concur reports
  • Participate in SEAS staff development and research group meetings.
  • Represent research office on institutional task forces related to research administration. Serve on ad hoc working groups and committees to improve process
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working with contracts, grants and subcontracts from a variety of government and non-government institutions.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal funding guidelines (UG) and academic policies and procedures related to sponsored research.
  • Experience in developing project budgets and completing variance analysis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively with faculty and staff.
  • Ability to work one-on-one with faculty and staff in coordinating research proposals and the financial administration of awarded projects.
  • Requires strong attention to detail, organizational and time management skills as well as the ability to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting effectively.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is necessary.

Highly Desired:

  • Five to seven years of progressive grant management experience.
  • Certified Research Administrator (CRA)
  • Knowledge of NOAA and Federally sponsored programs.
  • Previous experience with eResearch Proposal Management, MPathways, Business Objects, M-Reports, Marketsite and Concur.

General Information:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.

Job Posting: Administrative Law Specialist 13-P15

MDCR is hiring an Administrative Law Specialist 13-P15.  Posting closes 3/18/19.  Details and link to apply below.

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights has posted an Administrative Law Specialist 13-P15 vacancy. This position works for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Bureau of Law and Policy, Office of Legal Affairs. This position functions as a staff attorney providing legal guidance and leadership to Civil Rights team(s) engaged in complaint investigation, Education and Outreach and Partnership initiatives. As a Hearings Attorney the position is responsible for all aspects of a matter that has been recommended for charge by an Investigations Attorney. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

You may view the posting with the following link: Administrative Law Specialist 13-P15

Job Posting: Migrant Program Worker

Job Description
Ensure that persons/families of the Migrant population receive the correct type and amount of assistance they are eligible for. This is accomplished by interviewing the Migrant clients, assessing their needs, providing guidance and encouragement and making the proper referrals to assist with those needs. In addition, this position is also responsible for providing this special population with information about the requirements and expectations of DHHS concerning eligibility for financial assistance.  These services are often provided as part of outreach to the migrant population at migrant camps, migrant service agencies, and other locations where farm workers are found.

This is a Seasonal position based on the number of weeks allocated to the local office.

Position Description(Download PDF reader)Required Education and Experience

Education
Completion of two years of college (60 semester or 90 term credits).

Experience

Migrant Program Worker 8
No specific type or amount is required.
 
Migrant Program Worker 9
One year of experience equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker 8.

Migrant Program Worker E10
Two years of experience equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker, including one year equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker 9.Alternate Education and Experience

Completion of one year of college (30 semester or 45 term credits) and three years of administrative support experience in a human services or office setting, including one year equivalent to the experienced (E7) level, may be substituted for the education requirement.

Four years of administrative support experience in a human services or office setting, including two years equivalent to the experienced (E7) level, may be substituted for the education requirement.Additional Requirements and Information

This position is open to all but preference may be given to current MDHHS employees. 

Competency in reading, writing, and communicating effectively in Spanish and English.  YOU MUST BE ABLE TO READ, WRITE, AND SPEAK SPANISH FLUENTLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.

These positions require possession of a valid driver’s license.

This a Seasonal position based on the number of weeks allocated to the local office.

This position is located at the Ingham County MDHHS Office. 5303 S Cedar St. Lansing, MI 48901
View the entire job specification at:  job specification (Download PDF reader)

To be considered for this position you must: 

  • Apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on “Apply” in the job posting for instructions in submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications are not accepted.
  • relevant experience and/or education referred to in supplemental questions must be documented in resume, transcript and/or application to allow for accurate screening.
  • Attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.
  • Attach a cover letter describing what strengths and work experience you bring to this position.
  • Attach a copy of an official transcript(s).  We accept scanned copies of official transcripts.  We do not accept web-based, internet, or copies of unofficial transcripts.  Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar’s signature.

Failure to complete any of the above items may result in your application not being considered.
Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.

The department reserves the right to close this posting prior to the original end date once a sufficient number of applications has been received.

Contact person for information about these positions: Amy Solak at SolakA@michigan.gov

Ottawa County Searching for DEI Director

The search is on for Ottawa County’s first ever Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Director.  The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners established the office on December 11, 2018, and approved the staffing plan on February 26, 2019. 

The County began its Cultural Intelligence initiative in 2013 with the formation of an internal committee tasked with educating employees, hosting an annual forum and getting more involved in community diversity initiatives. 

After five years, Ottawa County leaders knew it was time to do more.

“Some of our largest employers in West Michigan expressed to us that attracting global talent is critical to their success. While they can get them here, those who are different from the cultural norm are leaving after a short time on the job,” said Al Vanderberg, Ottawa County Administrator.

The DEI office will lead the development of an equity plan for the entire range of human differences. A key initiative will be identifying implicit bias in internal policies, procedures, practices, and in external service delivery. In addition, the County intends to extend assistance to local units of government that desire to tackle similar objectives.

Funding for the office is a combination of public, private and non-profit dollars. The cost to Ottawa County for the first five years is approximately $630,000.

More information on this position and the skills needed is available in the Recruitment Profile.  To apply, visit http://www.miottawa.org/careers.  The County is accepting applications until March 29, 2019.

Volunteer Opportunity: Christ The King Service Corps

Are you a graduating student or alumni looking for a unique service experience? Are they looking for a true challenge and a strong faith community to support them?

Christ the King Service Corps, a faith-based community of full-time volunteers in Northwest Detroit, is looking for candidates to begin in August 2019.

Our parish-run program puts a unique spin on post-graduate service. Our volunteers form a community with Christ the King Parish and the surrounding neighborhood. We provide them with a profound spiritual and professional experience and give the personal touch and support that can only come from a small program.


We are seeking several certified teachers for Christ the King Catholic School in grades 5-8, community organizers, and individuals to perform community outreach for programs that support the homeless and elderly.

If this sounds like it might be a good fit for anyone you know, they can learn more and apply at ckscdetroit.org.

Job Posting: State Administrative Manager 15

This position is the State Monitor Advocate (SMA) for services to Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFW), oversees the Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) application process for both agricultural and nonagricultural workers, and manages the Employment Service (ES) Complaint System. The position guides and directs the activities of the Section; provides input to Agency leadership on policies, procedures, guidelines, processes, and systems based on the Agency’s mission; and travels throughout the state to attend meetings and other functions at Michigan Works! Agencies (MWA), One-Stop Service Centers, and other locations. Duties also include supervision of staff, drafting and finalizing long-term strategic initiatives for key talent data and performance needs and represents the Agency at meetings with internal and external
customers.

The position requires the ability to read, write and communicate effectively in Spanish and English.

Out of state travel necessary to attend meetings and conferences.  Routine and frequent travel throughout the state.  Flexible working hours may occasionally be required in order to carry out performance goals and objectives.
Education
Possession of a bachelor’s degree in any major.

Experience
Four years of professional experience, including two years equivalent to the experienced (P11) level or one year equivalent to the advanced (12) level.

Must meet the following criteria:  Must be fluent in speaking, reading and writing Spanish.

Salary for this position is entirely federally funded.  Under federal law an employee whose salary is entirely federally funded may not be a candidate for public office in a partisan election.

Please attach a cover letter, detailed resume, and your official college transcript(s) to your application. For our purposes, “official college transcripts” must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar’s signature and/or seal. A scanned or electronic copy is acceptable, as long as it contains the elements listed above. The college/university does not have to send the transcript directly to TED.  For more information regarding official transcripts, click here (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader).

Applicants who possess a degree from a foreign college or university must have their academic credentials evaluated or converted into U.S. educational equivalents unless the degree has been recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).  Go to evaluators for a list of accepted organizations that evaluate foreign credentials.  Failure to provide this evaluation at the time of application may result in you being screened out of the process.

Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions.  Unsupported responses may not be considered further.

View the job specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdcs/StateAdministrativeManager_370521_7.pdf

Job Posting: Executive Secretary

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently recruiting for an Executive Secretary 11 within the Marketing and Outreach Division (MOD).

Job Description

This position provides executive level management assistant activities to support the Chief of and other managers within the Marketing & Outreach Division. The Marketing & Outreach Division is comprised of Marketing, Education, Recruitment and Retention, Licensing and Reservations, Technology and Finance and Administration sections — which provide programs and services to both internal and external customers.

This position will serve as office manager for the division and liaison between the Chief and other department staff and the public. This position also provides administrative support for one or more advisory councils.Required Education and Experience

Education
Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school.

Experience
Six years of administrative support experience where use of a personal computer to prepare correspondence, reports, charts, etc., or to enter/retrieve/update information is an essential part of the work, including three years equivalent to advanced (8) level administrative support work, Secretary E8, or Legal Secretary E8; two years equivalent to a Secretary 9, Legal Secretary 9, or Senior Executive Management Assistant 9; or, one year equivalent to a Division Head Legal Secretary 10 or Executive Secretary E10.Additional Requirements and Information

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and official college transcripts (if applicable) to your application.
 
For a copy of the position description, click HERE (Download PDF reader).

Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions.  Unsupported responses may not be considered further.

If applicable, you must attach an electronic and/or scanned copy of your official college/university transcripts.  For our purposes, “Official Transcripts” must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar’s signature and/or seal.

Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration.  Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.

Certain positions may require a criminal history background check.

View the Job Specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/ExecutiveSecretary_12642_7.pdf (Download PDF reader)

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

ANNUAL STATEWIDE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION 2018  

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.

EVENT REGISTRATIONS

IMPORTANT DATES TO KEEP IN MIND:

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 http://careers.umich.edu/ 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.

Responsibilities
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.