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. https://www.wmujobs.org/

To learn more about WMU CAMP please visit: http://wmich.edu/camp .

Job Posting: Bilingual (Spanish / English) Outreach Staff

Job Details

JOB OPENING ID:  159276

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 (poverty.umich.edu) 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.

Responsibilities*

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!

Operating Engineers Local 324 Online Applications for Apprenticeship Program

Operating Engineers Local 324 is accepting online applications for their apprenticeship program from June 11 – June 15, 2018.

Qualifications:

  • *17 years old
  • *Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED Certificate at the time of application
  • *United States Citizen or Legal Immigrant, resident in the State of Michigan
  • *Physically able to perform the work of the trade, and willing to take a physical.
  • *If selected for training, must meet drug screening requirement

Job Posting: Program Manager/Business Consultant

Position Title: Program Manager/Business Consultant
Reports to: Executive Director
Classification: Exempt

Are you passionate about helping the Hispanic community and small businesses? The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (WMHCC) is looking to hire a full time Program Manager/Business Consultant to lead our new initiative “Transformando West Michigan.” This individual will be assisting Hispanic and other immigrant/minority business owners by providing business knowledge and helping them navigate the West Michigan business ecosystem. The individual will also assist to further build business capacity, outreach, and sustainability through the first phase of Transformando West Michigan, “Feeding Minds, Mouths, and Pockets.”

Acquired Knowledge:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, operations research, nonprofit management or a related field. Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience accounting and/or financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting, nonprofit program management, or a related field
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Experience:

  • Project coordination and/or leadership experience
  • Business planning and consulting
  • Researching, analyzing, identifying and resolving moderately complex to complex business problems
  • Developing and analyzing data models to make recommendations for management review
  • Preparing written proposals/reports

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Project management tools
  • Planning, organizing and decision-making abilities
  • Analysis, compilation and interpretation of data
  • Preparation and presentation of materials
  • Explore alternative approaches to existing processes and project objectives
  • Work with others in a team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to include report generation and presentation of major reports

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement, monitor and manage initiative from start to completion
  • Lead program planning, resourcing, staffing, consultant and people management, progress reporting, troubleshooting and problem-solving
  • Ensure program results meet requirements regarding quality, schedule and budget.
  • Monitor performance
  • Manage cross-functional (internal) project planning and execution, including collaboration with different companies, nonprofits and stakeholders around West Michigan, management of engagement and outreach campaigns, and management of events to support Transformando West Michigan-Feeding Minds, Mouths, and Pockets’ goals
  • Build and maintain partnerships with various community groups
  • Provide assistance to partners to ensure proper implementation of the program model
  • Assist with the management of grant processes and funded partner relationships
  • Collect and review data and develop strategies to strengthen the program.

We are looking to fill this opening immediately. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please send applications to guillermo@westmihcc.org.

Job Posting: Kids Count Research Associate

Kids Count Research Associate

The Michigan League for Public Policy is a statewide advocacy organization that works to promote economic security and well-being for all people in Michigan through the policymaking process using a race equity lens. Kids Count in Michigan, a project at the League, is part of a broad national effort to measure the well-being of children at the state and local levels, and use that information to shape efforts to improve the lives of children and their families. The League seeks to hire a Kids Count Research Associate with strong quantitative and analysis skills and database administration experience, who is also highly organized and very detail-oriented.

The responsibilities of the Kids Count Research Associate include data collection, processing, quality control and management, along with updating and maintaining Michigan’s data on the national KIDS COUNT Data Center. Additionally, the research associate will assist with the development of various policy and data analysis and data visualization products, including data snapshots, issue briefs, infographics and maps. This person will also be responsible for responding to data requests received from community partners, policymakers, media and others. Over time, the research associate will assist with delivering presentations on Kids Count data for local communities.

Qualifications, while no candidate will have every desirable quality, the ideal candidate would have:

  • Strong desire to use data, policy and advocacy to ensure that all children reach their potential.
  • Relevant educational experience (graduate degree preferred or bachelor’s degree combined with relevant work experience).
  • High level of data experience, including conducting quantitative analysis, pulling secondary data, disaggregating data and setting-up, cleaning and configuring datasets.
  • Advanced Excel skills with the ability to link worksheets, utilize formulas and create pivot tables.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of policy issues impacting children and families in Michigan.
  • Exceptional project management skills and highly organized processes.
  • Familiarity with common data sources relating to income, population and demographics.
  • Capability to translate data into meaningful content for broad and diverse audiences.
  • Experience with data visualization tools, such as infographics and/or mapping.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, but also able to collaborate and work as part of a team and with diverse partners.
  • Values a culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • A passion for economic and social justice.

The position is full-time, grant funded and based in Lansing, MI. Salary will be based on experience. Benefits package included.

To apply, please send 1) cover letter; 2) resume; 3) brief writing sample preferably demonstrating the ability to use and interpret quantitative data; and, 4) salary requirements to aliciagw@mlpp.org with “Research Associate” in the subject line by May 29, 2018.

The League is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building and retaining a diverse and inclusive staff and workplace.

The League is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building and retaining a diverse and inclusive staff and workplace.