Campus Election Engagement Project Seeking Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: MICHIGAN STATE DIRECTOR

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is seeking a State Director to lead our outreach in Michigan. The person will build and maintain partnerships with faculty, staff, administrators and students at the major two-year and four-year colleges and universities in those states.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to foster strong relationships and stay organized while working on long-term projects. They’ll be committed to developing new ideas and promoting CEEP’s established models of engagement, while working with administrators, faculty and staff, plus student leaders and allied organizations, to engage the campuses in the state.  CEEP is a nonpartisan organization and candidates need to be committed to engaging all students on the campuses they reach out to.

This is a remote, contracted position with hourly compensation. We are looking for candidates located in Michigan and would want them to work full-time through the end of November.

About CEEP
We’re a national nonpartisan project that helps colleges and universities motivate America’s 20 million students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves on candidates and issues, and turn out at the polls. We teach administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders to use their institutional resources to engage students. See www.campuselect.org.

Job Responsibilities
The State Director reports to CEEP’s Associate and National Directors and will:

  • Bear prime responsibility for engaging colleges and universities statewide in CEEP’s approaches, building on and expanding relationships established by CEEP’s current Michigan Director, Katy Butler, who is going on maternity leave.
  • Recruit, manage and coordinate campus contacts and any stipended student Fellows.
  • Learn your state’s voter registration, absentee and early voting rules and train others.
  • Research and develop state-specific materials, such as election calendars or vote plans.
  • Participate in weekly phone or Skype check-ins with CEEP senior staff.
  • Help your institutions track progress, like the number of students registered.
  • Submit timely project reports.
  • You’ll work primarily by phone and email, but will also travel to make site visits.

Qualifications
We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship building, are results-oriented, and have strong project management and self-management skills. You should have:

  • A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles.
  • Experience managing multiple projects and ability to oversee recruitment, training and reporting results from volunteers, stipended student Fellows, and other partners.
  • Experience with voter outreach or in higher education environments is a plus but not essential.

How to apply
Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to CEEP Director Amy Ludwig at  amy@campuselect.org.  People of color, women, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Professional and monetary increases will be based on success of required tasks.  www.campusselect.org

Job Posting: MI Department of Civil Rights Vacancies

The Department of Civil Rights has posted five Civil Rights Representative 9, 10, P11vacancies.  Four of the positions are located in Detroit and one position is located in Lansing.

The employee is responsible for investigation and/or resolution of complaints of unlawful discrimination in employment, education, housing, public accommodation and other jurisdictional areas.  Employees are responsible for conducting fact finding conferences, on site reviews, interviewing witnesses, investigative report writing and recording data in a departmental data base.   Employees may assist in providing training and outreach services to public and private organizations to provide information about Civil Rights laws and legislation, methodologies that promote non-discrimination, and to provide leadership and expertise to resolve real or to avoid potential discriminatory actions.  Confidentiality and integrity are essential to this position.

The positions are open to all qualified applicants. For more information you can view the postings at the following links: Civil Rights Representative – Detroit Office andCivil Rights Representative – Lansing Office

Julian Samora Research Institute Symposium Series

The Perils of Illegal Entry: Arizona Border Crossings and the Humanitarian Response

In 2010 there were 253 migrant deaths recorded in the Arizona borderlands; there has been an annual reported average of 210 deaths for the past 10 years. These are recorded deaths—human remains that are found, the exact number of migrant deaths in Arizona are unknown. This presentation is based on my 15-month experience with the human rights activist group No More Deaths. Their mission is to end death and suffering in the Arizona desert. In a slide presentation, I will be illustrating the dangers encountered by one who might wish to cross through this area of the U.S.-Mexico border; I will also detail the humanitarian response.

Jean Boucher, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor – Sociology
Michigan State University

Heritage Room, Kellogg Center
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Free and Open to the Public

In blow to Trump, Supreme Court won’t hear appeal of DACA ruling

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that requires the government to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program going.

Under a lower court order that remains in effect, the Department of Homeland Security must continue to accept renewal applications from the roughly 700,000 young people who are currently enrolled in the program, known as DACA. The administration had intended to shut the program down by March 5, but that deadline is now largely meaningless.

In a brief order, the court said simply, “It is assumed the court of appeals will act expeditiously to decide this case.”  Read more…

The 2018 Metro Detroit National College Fair

Dates:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 29, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location:
Suburban Collection Showplace – Hall C
46100 Grand River Novi, MI 48374

We are looking forward to once again hosting the Metro Detroit National College Fair at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan! It’s a GREAT opportunity for students to learn more about the possible college options available to them! In addition, to over 100 colleges and universities from across the country that will be present, we will have sessions for the students on Financial Aid & Scholarship, NCAA Eligibility, The Common Application, ACT, SAT and more! PLEASE help us get students and their parents to this FREE NATIONAL college fair by promoting the college fair with your students & families.

If you are a high school or organization, we hope that you plan to bus students to the 2018 Metro Detroit College Fair.  Please email Michelle Pattison at mmpattis@svsu.edu  if you will be bringing a bus of students, so we may plan for you.  Please include school name, number of students, and arrival time.

All students should pre-register before they arrive!

  1. Students should register online at www.gotomyncf.com. Select Metro Detroit, click on “Register Now” and complete and submit the form.
  2. Each student should fill out the form and print their barcode pass. (Counselors, please collect and pass them out on the bus.)
  3. Many of the colleges in attendance will have a barcode scanner in their booth.  When a student allows a college to scan the bar code, the student’s information will be given to the college electronically.  It’s the easiest and most effective way to navigate a NACAC college fair.  No more filling out information cards on site!

Busing Information:

  • When arriving, wait for a “College Fair Host” to board your bus for check-in.
  • The suggested time for high schools to attend is 1.5 hours.
  • Arrive no later than 10:30 am.
  • Be selective about students attending (i.e. above a 2.5 GPA)
  • Prepare students to ask meaningful questions and make good use of their time.
  • Directions to Suburban Collection Showplace: http://suburbancollectionshowplace.com/directions.php?section=about

On behalf of the MACAC planning committee for the 2018 Metro Detroit College Fair, thank you for your continued support!  If you have questions regarding the college fair, please contact  directly at JStahl@birmingham.k12.mi.us or jwhalen@ndpma.org.

Job Posting: MHP Salud Program Coordinator

MHP Salud, a national non-profit agency conducting health education and outreach in underserved and isolated communities, seeks a motivated, energetic, organized, and focused Program Coordinator for its Ypsilanti, Michigan office.

“Staff diversity and innovative programming make MHP Salud a fun and supportive work environment. The organization offers positions that challenge staff and inspire personal growth. At the same time, MHP Salud’s excellent, family-friendly personnel policies encourage staff members to model healthy living on all levels.”

The Program Coordinator will manage two key programs for the agency and must be detail-oriented, well-organized, and have the ability to multi-task in a demanding and constantly changing environment. Successful candidates will also be able to analyze and synthesize information, work both independently and collaboratively, facilitate teams, be experienced supervisors, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Applicants must be able to read, write and speak both English and Spanish, be computer literate, and, at a minimum, possess an Associate’s degree (Bachelor’s preferred).

Salary Range: $48,000- $52,900/year, based on qualifications and experience.

Benefits: MHP Salud believes in the importance of accessible and affordable benefits that allow you and your family to be healthy and plan for your future. As you join us in our work as a full time regular employee (in 2017, less than 1% of our employees were part time or temporary), your benefits begin on your first day (all of them).

  • For health care, we pay 100% of employee premiums, 75% of the premium for employee
    + 1 plans, and 85% of the premiums for family plans. We pay 100% of the employees dental and vision plans and carry excellent long term disability insurance for our employees (paid by us).
  • We provide employer paid Life insurance and offer you the ability to add more for yourself and your spouse and children.
  •  You are immediately vested in our 403 (B) retirement plan with an employer contribution of 6.5% of your salary with an additional 2% if matched by you.
  •  In addition to 13 holidays and 12 Health and Wellness days per year, employees receive 152 hours of leave in their first year (increasing in their 4th and 8th year)

Please see here for a full job description. APPLY NOW

MSU Puerto Rico Dairy Employee Liaison (Posting closes 1.31.18)

As a part of a grant-funded project entitled “Establishing a sustainable program for workforce development of employees from Puerto Rico for Michigan dairy farms” MSU Extension is seeking to hire a bi-lingual liaison to work with the employees.   The liaison would meet with hired Puerto Ricans by phone and in-person on farms in Michigan and would help with their transition to the northern US and to the job. This is an on-call position for 19 hrs./week. It is currently funded for 13 months (Feb. 1, 2018 – Feb. 28, 2019) with the possibility of extension. 

Below are the job description and application form. Applications will be received until January 31, 2018.

 

Job description for M-AAA grant

Puerto Rico Project Liaison Job App