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Title: Epidemiologist – Health Disparities $46,500 – $74,586 / Posted thru: 4-18-19
Employee Name: Vacant
Supervisor: Patricia McKane
Purpose: This position provides epidemiological expertise to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS) Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section (HDRMHS), working within the Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health within the Lifecourse Epidemiology & Genomics Division (LEGD) on matters concerning minority health, health disparity and health equity. This position also provides consultation support to the Environmental Health Division
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work with HDRMHS and LEGD staff to administer and manage existing health equity related surveillance systems.
- Identify, compile and evaluate access to data sources to be used for surveillance and epidemiological analysis related to health disparities and health equity.
- Disseminate results of health disparities surveillance and special studies to MDHHS and other local, state and national audiences, through oral and written presentations, factsheets, briefs, and other media as appropriate.
- Provide technical assistance to MDHHS staff related to epidemiology, data collection, and management.
- Contract management, evaluation, and technical assistance for capacity building data projects.
Environmental Health (0.25 FTE)
- Provide Consultation to Environmental Health on health equity concepts and measurements.
- Provide assistance to Environmental Health epidemiologists in characterizing health equity for high priority sites with identified contaminants using available data.
- Collaborate with environmental health epidemiologists to create data collection instruments/questions measuring health equity that will be used in exposure assessments and health studies for sites under investigation and provide analytic support for data collected.
- Attend weekly Environmental Health Epidemiology Team Unit Meetings
- Meet regularly with other members of the MDHHS Lifecourse Epidemiology & Genomics Division for planning, exchange of technical methods, and participation in common epidemiologic tasks for the Bureau.
- Maintain a positive, strong, credible, professional and interpersonal relationship with all parties relevant to MDHHS and MPHI projects and represents the best interests of MDHHSMDHHS and MPHI at all times.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education: Master’s Degree in epidemiology or public health-related field such as biostatistics with course preparation in epidemiology, biostatistics, and chronic disease.
Experience: Preference given to candidates with three or more years of professional experience carrying out a variety of surveys, investigations, tests, and analyses of human disease and health conditions, but is not required.
Important Skills and Characteristics:
- Knowledge of principles of health equity and its application to epidemiology, control and prevention issues would be very advantageous.
- Ability to present data and research results as information useful to decision-makers.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Typical office environment. May require moderate physical effort for transporting display or educational material. Requires a valid vehicle operator’s license to attend off-site meetings, conferences and trainings. This position will be located in the Lansing area.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No assigned responsibility.
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS: The MDHHS Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health is responsible for the epidemiologic assessment of health status, disease patterns, and risk factors of the state’s people. It also participates in the evaluation of the success of various programs. This position applies these assessments and evaluations to health equity issues in the development of policy and goals for programs and the Department.
Position Title: Executive Director
Reports To: Type: Board of Directors
Full-time with benefits package (paid time off, healthcare, retirement)
Salary Range: $55,000 – $75,000
The mission of Voces is to promote an inclusive society by providing Latino/Hispanic families with opportunities and resources that lead to individual and community transformation. Our values of collaboration, leadership, and cultural affirmation ensure that we serve the best, long-term interests of families through a variety of enrichment programs, intervention services, and cultural activities.
The Executive Director is a visionary and collaborative leader committed to social justice and inclusion. They are responsible to the Board of Directors to ensure that the strategic, operational and organizational objectives are accomplished. They uphold the organization’s values while leading and managing Voces according to the direction set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is a champion for the mission of Voces and serves as an effective advocate, administrator, fundraiser and community leader.
Successful candidates will read over the Essential Functions and Qualifications carefully to ensure the potential for a good fit. When you are ready to apply, please prepare and send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org (PDF format preferred):
- Resume/CV detailing all relevant educational, professional and volunteer experience, along with any certifications or notable skills
- List of three (3) professional references
- Cover letter explaining your interest in the position
- An additional writing sample (suggested length two (2) pages) in response to following prompt: Describe your connection to the Latino/Hispanic community. What is important to you about that connection, and how will it help you succeed as the Executive Director of Voces?
- Supervise day-to-day operations, oversee strategic direction and program development and management, and design administrative policies and procedures as needed.
- Serve as a trusted and effective advocate for the Latino community, being its public face and voice with a dedication to excellent communication skills, both verbal and writing.
- Guided by Voces’ core values, engage constituents in developing and expanding Voces’ programs to build on our community’s strengths and to address community needs, and monitor progress towards meeting those needs through evaluation and learning.
- Develop and maintain partnerships with diverse stakeholders and constituents through excellent interpersonal skills, including community members, funders and partner organizations locally, statewide and nationally.
- Collaborate with and support the Board of Directors, and prepare reports as needed for the Board of Directors, funders, state/federal authorities and partners.
- Supervise and support a dynamic team of staff members and volunteers in a way that promotes their professional growth and ability to effectively carry out the organization’s mission; oversee human resources.
- Serve as a model for staff and volunteers by showcasing excellent organizational, recordkeeping and computer skills, including the management of a cloud storage system (G Suite) and online customer database (Salesforce CRM)
- Oversee financial management and provide leadership in fund development and financial planning by developing and managing organizational and program budgets.
- Secure funding through grant writing to diverse funders, the development of special events, the cultivation of donors, and creating innovative business opportunities.
- Adapt to changing circumstances and ambiguity with a strong ability and willingness to learn new things, work across diverse areas, and to understand and creatively solve complex problems.
- Other duties as needed.
- Spoken fluency in both Spanish/English required. Written fluency in Spanish a plus, though not required. Bicultural identity and/or strong connection to Latino/Hispanic community preferred.
- Commitment to Voces’ mission and deep knowledge and experience working with the Latino/Hispanic community.
- Must be able to demonstrate from past personal and/or professional experiences a proven ability to successfully lead an organization. Past management experience strongly preferred.
The closing date for this job posting is Friday May 17, 2019. Strong applications submitted after May 17 may be considered, though their review is not guaranteed
LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER:
Voces is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment that embraces the diverse talents and experiences of its people. The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Salary range and benefits are subject to adjustment. Employment is on an “at will” basis.
(Battle Creek, Michigan) – Voce’s Executive Director, Josh Dunn, announced today the he will be stepping down in June 2019. A search committee is being formed to select his replacement. Dunn has been in the role since June 2015.
Voces is a non-profit community-based organization that works to promote an inclusive society by providing Latino/Hispanic families with resources and opportunities that lead to individual and community transformation. The organization delivers English as a Second Language classes, interpretation and translation, after-school programming, cultural activities and advocacy.
In a Spanish-language video posted to the organization’s Facebook page, Dunn thanked the community for their support, and expressed his desire to continue his learning in creating systemic change for the empowerment of all immigrant families.
“We are really sad to see Josh go, but we are also very happy for him and his family for the new opportunity they are embarking on,” said Jorge Zeballos, President of the Voces’ Board of Directors. “We are profoundly grateful for Josh’s leadership. Under his direction, Voces has become a stronger and more stable organization, with greater impact on the lives of our Latino/Hispanic community.”
Since taking over in 2015, Dunn has focused on making Voces’ programs more effective, impactful and relevant to evolving community needs. As community employment became more competitive, Dunn and his team developed and implemented a model for providing English language instruction on site to local employers and their associates.
Dunn helped to establish Voces as the first nonprofit in Battle Creek recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide low-cost immigration legal services to families who might not otherwise be able to afford representation. In 2018, Voces staff processed naturalization, permanent residency and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications for over twenty people.
Under Dunn’s leadership, Voces has also achieved national recognition in the form of grants and gifts. In 2016, Voces was awarded $10,000 from UnidosUS, a national advocacy organization, to support the development of the above-mentioned legal services program. In 2017, Voces received
a separate $10,000 investment from Solidarity Giving, a fund started by the creators of WhatsApp. Voces hopes to build on these successes under new leadership. “Searching for a new
executive director is always a challenging process,” continued Zeballos. “It is also an opportunity for new ideas and energy to come into the organization with a new person at the helm.”
The call for the new Executive Director has been posted to the Voces website, www.vocesbc.org/jobs, and to all major online job boards. Interested parties are encouraged to review the posted job description, and to contact email@example.com to apply.
Those wanting to learn more about Voces, its services or the community it serves are encouraged to attend the Voces Annual Open House from 8:30 to 4:30 on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at their offices located at 520 W. Michigan Ave in Battle Creek, 49037. More information can be found on their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/vocesbattlecreek.
About Josh Dunn
Josh took over from the founding Executive Director, Kate Flores, in July 2015. Prior to working at Voces, Josh taught middle school on the US-Mexico border in Mission, Texas and managed language services and interpreter professional development in his home town of Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a B.A. in Linguistics and Spanish from the University of Georgia.
Josh moved to Michigan with his wife Mandie in 2014 while she pursued her doctorate at Michigan State University. In July of this year, they will move to Tampa along with their 14-month old son Aaron as Mandie begins her appointment as Assistant Professor of English Education at the University of South Florida.
Voces is a non-profit community-based organization that works to promote an inclusive society by providing Latino/Hispanic families opportunities and resources which lead to individual and community transformation. Voces is an affiliate of UnidosUS, and is supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek Community Foundation, United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, Miller Foundation and the Guido A and Elizabeth H Binda Foundation.
520 W. Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49037
269.841.4111 • www.vocesbc.org
POSITION: Staff Attorney in the Farmworker Legal Services Kalamazoo office.
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: Farmworker Legal Services, (FLS) provides free civil legal aid to immigrant, migrant, and seasonal agricultural workers throughout the state of Michigan. FLS case priorities include wage theft, discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace health and safety violations, unsafe housing conditions, civil rights abuses, and immigration. The FLS bilingual advocacy team includes four attorneys, three support staff, and numerous seasonal interns and outreach staff and works closely with the Immigrant Worker division of the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. FLS is a statewide division of the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), which is a non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal as described at https://miadvocacy.org/.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Staff Attorney will provide effective legal services to enforce agricultural workers’ rights. Advocacy tasks will include direct representation of individuals and groups in the full spectrum of local, state, and federal forums; community education and know-your-rights presentations; and participation in local, state, and national task forces.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants who are able to communicate effectively in Spanish will receive priority, as most of our clients speak Spanish as their primary language. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Michigan, qualified to be admitted by waiver, or able to take the next available bar exam in Michigan. Applicants must possess excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to serving workers, immigrants, low-income individuals, and underserved populations. Legal aid and/or litigation experience is a plus.
BENEFITS: This is a unionized position with an excellent health, disability and fringe benefits package. The union salary range is $46,000 to $68,000 based on years of relevant experience. Kalamazoo is a college town in southwest Michigan, located 35 miles east of Lake Michigan and two hours from Chicago and Detroit. The Kalamazoo Promise (an independent scholarship program that provides up to four years of college tuition) is available to students who graduate from Kalamazoo Public Schools.
MAP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
POSITION: Bilingual Outreach Advocate/Paralegal in the Farmworker Legal Services Kalamazoo office.
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: Farmworker Legal Services, (FLS) provides free civil legal representation to immigrant, migrant, and seasonal agricultural workers throughout the state of Michigan. FLS case priorities include wage theft, discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace health and safety violations, unsafe housing conditions, civil rights abuses, and immigration. The FLS bilingual advocacy team includes four attorneys, three support staff, and numerous seasonal interns and outreach staff and works closely with the Immigrant Worker division of the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. FLS is a statewide division of the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), which is a non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal aid as described at https://miadvocacy.org/.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Outreach Advocate will have a key role in assisting FLS’s efforts to educate Michigan farmworkers about their legal rights and to enforce farmwokers’ and their dependents’ rights. Under attorney supervision, the Outreach Advocate will perform outreach and paralegal work related to migrant and seasonal agricultural law. The advocate’s responsibilities will include conducting initial legal screenings and intake triage for follow-up services, driving to migrant labor camps throughout the state and talking with workers about FLS’s services and presenting information about farmworker legal rights at community events. Office work will include organizing outreach activities, creating community education materials, participating in local task forces, assisting attorneys in case development, communicating with clients, and performing other clerical and administrative assistance. Evening and occasional weekend hours will be necessary and extensive travel is required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Written and verbal fluency in Spanish and English are required. An Associate’s Degree, certification of completion/graduation from an accredited paralegal program, or commensurate educational and professional experience is required. Candidates must be detail oriented, with strong organizational skills, and able to work flexible hours that will include evenings and weekends, especially during the harvest season. Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Office and web-based Google applications. Experience with LexisNexis and/or Westlaw is preferred but not required. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice, especially in the areas of worker or immigrant rights.
BENEFITS: This is a full-time contract position with a salary starting at $30,000, depending on years of relevant experience. The position includes an excellent health, disability and fringe benefit package. Kalamazoo is a college town in southwestern Michigan, located 35 miles east of Lake Michigan, and two hours from Chicago and Detroit. This position is currently funded until September 30, 2020 with extension beyond that time dependent on funding.
TO APPLY: Complete the FLS Outreach Advocate Application Form and then send your current resume, a list of three professional references, and a cover letter that confirms your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org with “FLS Outreach Advocate” in the subject line.
MAP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Starting Salary Range: $48,900-59,800
Application Deadline: April 22, 2019
The Executive Assistant to the CEO provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship as the primary point of contact for internal and external contacts on all matters pertaining to the Office of the President. The Executive Assistant serves as a liaison to the board of directors and senior management teams; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects. Using a high degree of confidentiality and discretion, the Executive Assistant will work independently on projects, from conception to completion.
- Executive Support
- Board Support and Governance
- Senior Management Liaison
- Strategic Initiatives
- Our employees are highly engaged, passionate about their work, and the work of the Community Foundation
- One of the 101 Best and Brightest West Michigan Companies
- You will have a real opportunity to be involved in making Kalamazoo a place where every person can reach full potential
What You Need to do the Work
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Strong work tenure: five to 10 years of experience supporting C-Level Executives, preferably in a non-profit organization
- Experience and interest in internal and external communications, partnership development
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point)
What We Offer
- A competitive wage and benefits package
- A team-oriented, performance excellence culture
- Open Workspace
Position: Department Assistant
Date Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019
Last Day to Apply: April 12, 2019
Compensation: $40,973.56 – $49,168.25/annually
- Requires the ability to process department information, type documents, respond to callers, etc. This level of knowledge is normally obtained through successful completion of high school with additional course work in business and software applications. One or more years of post-secondary education is strongly desired. The work requires familiarity with office automation software and equipment. This level of knowledge is normally obtained in three or more years of progressively responsible office experience; requires valid vehicle operator’s license.
- Must possess computer skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, database software (Filemaker preferred) and similar software applications, and have the ability to learn new applications. Must possess general math skills.
- Must have ability to read and understand technical information and ability to compile information into a presentation format as well as proofreading ability. Must possess excellent communication skills including the ability to follow and give oral and written instructions accurately and have the ability to meet deadlines as required; requires ability to work effectively with the public, including developers, contractors, attorneys, and other members of the staff. Municipal experience in utility billing is desired.
- Performs a variety of highly confidential clerical and administrative tasks to support department operations. Responds to citizen inquiries, composes and types correspondence, processes paperwork, maintains department files and records, and may perform specialized administrative tasks.
- Must be able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously; prioritize scheduling and work assignments; respond to a variety of requests, assume responsibility and work without direct supervision.
- Health, dental, life, and disability insurance provided; pension after six months of continuous full-time employment; option to participate in deferred compensation plan, health savings account, flexible spending account, and vision insurance.
- Full-time position – primarily Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Flexibility in work schedule including working evenings or weekends may be required.
- Please send application and/or resumé to Linda Wells c/o Manager’s Office, Delta Township, 7710 W. Saginaw, Lansing, MI 48917. Applications may also be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 517-327-1703. Applicants may also pick up an application in the Manager’s Office on the Township’s website at http://www.deltami.gov/wp- content/uploads/2012/09/Employment-Application.pdf
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Delta Township is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff. Delta Township strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. It is the policy of Delta Township not to discriminate against because of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, physical or mental limitation, source of income, familial status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Brian Reed, Township Manager, 7710 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917 (517) 323-8590.
University of Michigan
Organizational Group: School for Environment and Sustainability
Market Title: Research Process Coordinator
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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