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.


  • *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)


  • 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.

Campus Election Engagement Project Seeking 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.

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