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Governmental Affairs Assistant -- Michigan Association of Counties

Posted: August 12, 2022

General Duties:

  • Track legislation affecting counties and legislative calendars to assist the advocacy work of MAC
  • Field legislative and state policy questions from MAC members, others
  • Handle scheduling and document flow for MAC’s seven (7) internal policy committees
  • Manage documents relating to MAC’s policy platforms
  • Handle document flow for MACPAC, MAC’s political action committee
  • Assist DGA with administration of Governmental Affairs Team, including clients of MAC Governmental Services
  • Provide general administrative support in MAC’s Lansing offices
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Executive Director and DGA
  • Some in-state and out-of-state travel required

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, history, public administration or related field
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in legislative or association work
  • Demonstrated facility with MS Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Strong organizational, project management and communication skills
  • Positive, team-oriented personality

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

Send resume, letter of interest and three professional references VIA EMAIL ONLY to bosworth@micounties.org.

Director of College Engagement -- Michigan Community College Association

Posted: August 11, 2022

General Duties:

Full-Time, work performed primarily in-person in downtown Lansing, with some travel and opportunities to work remotely; hybrid schedule available.

MEMBER SERVICES AND PROGRAM COORDINATION

  • Plan and execute MCCA events, including its annual Summer Conference
  • Develop and execute a suite of professional development and peer networking experiences for Trustees, including an orientation for new trustees, an annual institute for all trustees, and ongoing training on special topics
  • Establish and strengthen relationships between MCCA and Michigan community college affinity groups and professional organizations and support new affinity groups
  • Represent the Association by attending events and meetings on member campuses
  • Identify and recruit appropriate college personnel to serve on statewide committees, boards, and commissions
  • Maintain and/or generate consortium agreements and cost-savings programs between vendors and members
  • Generate and distribute member surveys; summarize and distribute results to members
  • Work with staff to plan and execute the annual Phi Theta Kappa Awards Luncheon
  • Support the appropriate MCCA staff/consultants in administering, improving, and scaling the Michigan New Jobs Training Program and Leadership Academy

ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT

  • Support the execution of MCCA meetings including the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Presidents Committee, Trustees Committee and other MCCA-hosted events including developing agendas, assisting with logistics, and preparing meeting materials
  • Foster opportunities for collaboration among member colleges to strengthen the community college sector and build capacity for member colleges
  • Coordinate the Association’s CRM and accurately maintain contact lists and rosters for various community college constituencies and maintain the MCCA website
  • Partner with MCCA’s PR/Communication consultants to amplify the work of community colleges to raise awareness of their impact in Michigan and nationally
  • Manage and coordinate MCCA’s communications including the Weekly Board Update, MCCA newsletters, and other communications with members
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in political science, public policy, education, management/administration, business, communication, or a related field; Advanced/Professional degree preferred
  • At least five years of experience working in organizational management within the context of a nonprofit or member association setting; experience working at a community college preferred
  • Demonstrated success in program delivery, including executing successful projects
  • Knowledgeable on diversity, equity, and inclusion principles
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with fidelity of execution and meet deadlines
  • Excellent engagement and communication skills
  • Critical and strategic thinker with an ability to engage diverse stakeholders
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office products, social media, and marketing software
  • Enthusiastically committed to working as a team
  • Exceptional professionalism and customer service skills when engaging community college presidents, trustees, and college personnel

Pay Range: $ 70,000+ commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

To apply, please send résumé and a short cover letter to Kathy Taskey at kathy@mcca.org no later than Friday, September 2, 2022.

Director of Government and External Affairs -- Michigan Community College Association

Posted: August 11, 2022

General Duties:

Full-Time, work performed primarily in-person in downtown Lansing, with some travel and opportunities to work remotely

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

  • Track and maintain fluency on relevant state legislative issues that impact community colleges
  • Develop a policy agenda for the Association, in consultation with the legislative committee, that is centered on expanding state investment into Michigan’s community colleges
  • Leverage the subject matter expertise of MCCA staff to develop effective policy recommendations • Establish and maintain relationships with key state policymakers and staffers
  • Liaise with legislators, the Governor’s Office, and state departments on issues impacting Michigan’s community colleges in close coordination with the President and lobbyist
  • Attend and summarize legislative hearings
  • Develop materials in support of MCCA’s policy agenda, such as legislative summaries, testimony, fact sheets, and talking points
  • Regularly update Presidents and Trustees on legislative happenings in real-time
  • Perform research on and track major community college policy issues proposed or implemented in other states
  • Track policy issues and coordinate advocacy action on federal policy issues, in close coordination with national organizations like ACCT and AACC
  • Work with the President and legislative committee to design a strategy for its Political Action Committee and manage the implementation of that strategy
  • Regularly attend fundraisers, receptions, and events hosted by elected officials/candidates
  • Coordinate and facilitate monthly meetings of the lobbyists of members
  • Respond to college inquiries about specific state and federal policy issues
  • Gather feedback from colleges to inform MCCA’s positions on legislation
  • Organize meetings with Congressional delegation during annual Joint National Legislative Summit sponsored by ACCT
  • Identify appropriate college personnel to serve on statewide committees, boards, and commissions

EXTERNAL RELATIONS/COMMUNICATIONS

  • Work closely with MCCA’s PR and marketing consultants to design and implement MCCA’s external communication strategy
  • Identify opportunities to amplify success stories of member community colleges and generate ideas for social media posts and campaigns
  • Maintain the integrity of the MCCA brand in all communications
  • Represent the Association by attending events and meetings hosted by partners or stakeholders

ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT

  • Manage the activities of the Legislative Committee including developing agendas for facilitating monthly meetings
  • Plan and execute certain MCCA events, including its annual Community College Day
  • Prepare “Legislative Update” section of MCCA’s Weekly Board Update and other communications in partnership with Director of Member Engagement
  • Maintain “Advocacy” tab on MCCA’s website, including “Bills to Watch” section
  • Monitor “News” section on MCCA’s website
  • Represent MCCA’s President on work groups, coalitions, and task forces as needed
  • Generate a quarterly policy update to be shared with MCCA affinity groups
  • Provide staffing and/or participate in various existing MCCA affinity groups
  • Convene and establish new affinity groups as needed, including affinity groups representing communication/marketing professionals and government/external/community affairs professionals
  • Support the execution of all MCCA events, including the Annual Summer Conference
  • Special projects and other duties, as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in political science, public policy, communication, education, management/administration, business, or a related field; Advanced/Professional degree preferred
  • At least three years of experience working in government and/or external affairs
  • Demonstrated success in the state public policy and legislative arenas, including executing successful advocacy strategies
  • Knowledge, understanding, and proven ability to navigate local, state and/or federal political landscape
  • Knowledgeable on diversity, equity, and inclusion principles
  • Highly organized with excellent project management skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with an ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Critical and strategic thinker with an ability to work across the political landscape and engage diverse stakeholders
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office products, social media, and marketing software
  • Enthusiastically committed to working as a team
  • Exceptional professionalism and customer service skills when engaging community college presidents, trustees, and personnel

Pay Range: $ 70,000+ commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

To apply, please send resume and a short cover letter to Kathy Taskey at kathy@mcca.org no later than Friday, September 2, 2022.

Associate Direct of State Relations -- University of Michigan

Posted: August 8, 2022

General Duties:

As the Associate Director of State Relations, you will have a critical position in the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations.  You will work with our Government Relations team and report directly to the Vice President for Government Relations. You will help with the advancement of our strategy, agenda and associated activities by working with state government officials, agencies, partners and related organizations. This position is based in Lansing, MI, but will require regular travel to the University's Ann Arbor campus and throughout the state.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor proceedings of the Michigan Legislature and provide analysis, including drafting written summaries and talking points on potential impacts for senior staff members
  • Represent the university by building relationships and communicating regularly with stakeholders; including Legislative and Executive Office holders, state government officials, agencies, and representatives; report back to the team verbally, and in writing, on results of interactions and meetings
  • Create and distribute communications to the campus community to keep them informed about our work and policy concerns

More information available.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience
  • 3+ years of state, local government, or non-profit advocacy or equivalent, related experience 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state legislative and budget development processes and familiarity with the role the state plays in terms of funding for public institutions of higher education, especially the Michigan Legislative and Executive branch
  • Interest in (or the ability to) advocating for higher education, financial aid, students, faculty and staff in a bipartisan mannerKnowledge and application of project management best practices or advanced proficiency in organizational skills

More information available.

How to Apply:

A cover letter and resume are important submissions for the hiring team to get a sense of your experience. In the cover letter, in two pages or less, please let us know how this role aligns with your career aspirations and skill set. Submit both a cover letter and resume as one file (because of system limitations). Apply online.

Director of Marketing and Branding -- Michigan Health and Hospital Association

Posted: July 21, 2022

General Duties:

The Marketing and Branding Director is responsible for supporting the MHA in meeting its communication needs using marketing and branding strategies and tactics. This position will focus heavily on external branding and marketing campaigns, marketing the association’s offerings including the trade association and the MHA Service Corporation products and services, including data products, unemployment compensation services and more. This person will also assist with brand journalism efforts. This person will offer B2C and B2B marketing experience and expertise to the association. This position will be located primarily in the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center with the ability for flexible remote work as arranged with the supervisor.

More information available.
 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, English, journalism, communications or similar.
  • 7-10 years of experience working in marketing or branding in healthcare, political organizations and/or nonprofit settings
  • Demonstrated ability to influence audiences through the use of marketing or messaging campaigns
  • AP Style knowledge is critical. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should apply online: https://www.mha.org/about/careers-at-the-mha/current-opportunities/

Communications Coordinator -- Michigan Health and Hospital Association

Posted: July 21, 2022

General Duties:

Develops and executes communications strategies and tactics for the MHA and MHA Keystone Center. Helps plan and execute social and digital media strategies and tactics. Participates in strategic planning and aligns social and digital media efforts to support the mission and vision of the association. Assists in general writing, editing, publication development and other communications materials. Provides additional communication support for the MHA as needed.

More information available.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, English, or similar.
  • Working knowledge of Canva, Sprout Social, Google Analytics, WordPress and/or other website and social media tools. Must know AP style.
  • Required: 1-3 years of experience or commensurate education in communications, specifically: healthcare communications, association/membership field, corporate communications, nonprofit communications, or related fields.
  • Experience creating simple social media graphics using InDesign, Canva or similar tools.
  • Experience doing minor website content updates.
  • Experience making minor video edits.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants can apply online: https://www.mha.org/about/careers-at-the-mha/current-opportunities/.

Director of Finance -- Health Care Association of Michigan

Posted: July 18, 2022

General Duties:

The position is responsible for overall integrity and accuracy of the accounting records by maintaining the general leger for the association operating account. Specific duties include accounts receivable processes, monthly financial statement preparation, and bank reconciliations for multiple entities. Development of annual budget, as well as overseeing annual tax filings and annual reviews/audits as required. Serves as staff liaison for association Finance Committee.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or other business field required as well as a Certified Public Account. Several years of experience with accounting, auditing and banking procedures and single audit requirements is preferred. Extensive knowledge of QuickBooks software including desktop and online versions. Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word.  

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter to info@hcam.org.

Executive Director -- Michigan Campaign Finance Network

Posted: June 2, 2022

General Duties:

This is an opportunity for a skilled journalist or policy professional eager to make an impact on a nuanced issue at the forefront of U.S. politics that transcends traditional partisan divisions.

In this role you will produce independent investigative journalism, become the state’s most prominent voice regarding campaign finance and government ethics, and act as an educational resource for the public, the media and policymakers. The executive director is the chief architect of the organization’s development as well as the manager of its daily operations.

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with U.S. and Michigan elections, politics and the policy process.
  • 2-5 years writing for a public audience, particularly in the above areas, or other experience in professional communication.
  • Experience transforming and analyzing large datasets — then deriving narratives from and visualizing that information.
  • An understanding of programming principles, particularly in Python, or an openness to learning.
  • A degree in journalism, public policy, political science, a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with fundraising, grant writing and/or nonprofit administration. Comfortability with Quickbooks and Little Green Light is a plus.

More information available.

How to Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and references to jobs@mcfn.org. The job is based in Michigan with relocation to Lansing preferred. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed in the order they are received.

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