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Posted: June 11, 2021

Organization: Legislative Service Bureau

Job Title: Scrum Master

General Duties:

The Scrum Master serves as a coach to the Information Services development teams. This role facilitates scrum ceremonies for agile teams, including sprint planning, backlog grooming, reviews, and retrospectives. The Scrum Master supports the team in moving along backlog items coming through the pipeline, and to support scrum teams by removing roadblocks and guiding the team to achieve goals. Serves the Scrum Team, Product Owner and the organization as described in the Scrum Guide. Supports and encourages the foundation of Scrum theory, ensures its understanding and guides the team into appropriate practice. Guides the team and product owner in the principles of Scrum.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with at least 6 months of relevant professional experience.
  • In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and/or Scrum Master Certification (CSM®, SSM, PSM), and experience (including military service) may be considered.
  • Preferred knowledge of any or the following: JIRA, Confluence, Microsoft DevOps.
  • Has a proven track record of insisting on good Agile Scrum practice and, without compunction, raises any and all issues regarding impediments or anti-patterns and can do so in a diplomatic and productive manner.
  • Knowledge of and ability to utilize formal agile methodologies, disciplines, practices, and techniques for the delivery of new and enhanced applications.
  •  Knowledge of coaching concepts and methods; ability to encourage, motivate, and guide individuals or teams in learning and improving effectiveness.

Pay Range: $33.57 per hour ($65,713.28 annually)

How to Apply:

Apply online. Applicants must include a resume, copy of college transcripts, and cover letter as separate attachments in their online application for full consideration. The deadline to apply is 12:00 pm on Friday, June 25, 2021.


Posted: June 8, 2021

Organization: Legislative Service Bureau

Job Title: Legal Drafting Editor

General Duties:

This employee proofreads and edits complex legislative documents in a team environment. Reviews, edits, and proofreads legislation, amendments to legislation, legal memorandum and correspondence, tables, and reports according to a prescribed legislative style. May assist with editing other legal publications. Makes suggestions for improving word clarity and thought coherency in complex legal documents. Work is performed either individually or by reading aloud with another legislative editor.

The Legislative Service Bureau (LSB) is a nonpartisan legislative information and service agency that is part of the Legislative Council. The Council is charged with providing bill drafting, research, and other services for all members of the Michigan Legislature. The LSB Legal Division provides the Michigan Legislature with nonpartisan legal counsel, bill drafting, law compilation and publishing, and related services that support the lawmaking process.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum one year experience in proofreading and editing strongly desired.
  • Must be detail-oriented, with the ability to meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Ability to work in team environment with a strong customer-service orientation.
  • Knowledge of correct spelling, English usage, syntax, punctuation, and grammatical rules required.

More details available

Pay Range: $22.01 an hour ($43,084 annually)

How to Apply:

Apply online through State of Michigan's NEOGOV system. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm.


Posted: May 27, 2021

Organization: Michigan Environmental Council

Job Title: Marketing & Communications Director

General Duties:

The Marketing & Communications Director leads MEC’s content marketing and organization branding; manages online and print publications and products; oversees media relations and social media, collaborates with policy staff on advocacy and education campaigns; collaborates with our development team on strategic fundraising initiatives; and oversees integration of website and email marketing tools with MEC’s CRM system. MEC seeks an expert brand manager with concrete experience in advocacy and communications. The successful candidate will be able to showcase rich strategic leadership of organizational and campaign communications. They will also have the ability to dig in directly on the work by writing and editing content, managing staff and contractors, and engaging with the wide array of Michigan environmental activists. This is a senior level position in the organization, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer.

More details available

Requirements:

  • Five years of relevant professional experience, preferably in marketing or advertising.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as journalism, public relations or communications
  • Demonstrable experience in marketing strategy execution across diverse communications channels and media
  • Exceptional communication skills in writing, editing, listening and presenting
  • Excellent organizational skills and experience with project management
  • Highly collaborative and resourceful team player
  • A markedly strong work ethic evidencing conscientiousness and attentiveness
  • Experience with website design and maintenance, email marketing tools and CRMs (preferably Salesforce)
  • Experience in publication production (annual reports, research reports, newsletters, fact sheets)
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace with an aptitude to learn new applications
  • Passion for MEC's mission, members and partners

Pay Range: $58,000 - $74,000

How to Apply:

Submit a single PDF with 1) a strong, detailed cover letter, 2) a resume and 3) at least three
references (minimum two professional) to jobs@environmentalcouncil.org. Include “Marketing & Comms Director” in the subject line. You may include up to five (5) portfolio materials in your submission at your discretion. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

 

Please direct questions about the job description to CEO Conan Smith at conan@environmentalcouncil.org. Application review will begin May 24 and continue until the position is filled.


Posted: May 27, 2021

Organization: Michigan Environmental Council

Job Title: Agriculture & Water Policy Manager

General Duties:

This position conducts research; analyzes policy proposals; educates decision makers on policy priorities and organizational positions; develops and executes issue strategy campaigns; and advocates for MEC’s water priority policies in the legislature and with the administration and executive agencies. An ideal candidate will utilize a range of skills and relationships to strengthen Michigan’s environmental resilience in the face of weakened environmental standards, unsustainable land use practices and a changing climate. The position will be based in MEC’s Lansing headquarters, and a significant portion of this position involves directly interfacing with elected officials and government staff.

More details available

Requirements:

  • Provide written and oral advocacy to further MEC’s water priorities at the Michigan Legislature, the executive branch and state agencies
  • Analyze environmental policy proposals (in both legislative and executive branches) and monitor their progress through state decision-making processes
  • Educate policymakers and staff about environmental concerns and priorities
  • Work with external consultants and partners to align strategies and goals
  • Represent MEC at various workgroup and stakeholder tables
  • Generate research and advocacy reports
  • Strengthen, develop and nurture relationships with state decision makers and elected officials, and sustain durable partnerships with a network of allies

Pay Range: $45,000 to $60,000

How to Apply:

Submit a single PDF with 1) a strong, detailed cover letter, 2) a resume, and 3) at least three references to jobs@environmentalcouncil.org. Include “ Water Policy Manager” in the subject line. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Please direct questions about the job description to Program Director Tom Zimnicki (tom@environmentalcouncil.org). Application review will begin May 24 and continue until the position is filled.


Posted: May 27, 2021

Organization: Michigan Environmental Council

Job Title: Policy Specialist

General Duties:

This position conducts research; analyzes policy proposals; educates decision makers on policy priorities and organizational positions; develops and executes issue strategy campaigns; and advocates for MEC’s water priority policies in the legislature and with the administration and executive agencies. An ideal candidate will utilize a range of skills and relationships to strengthen Michigan’s environmental resilience in the face of weakened environmental standards, unsustainable land use practices and a changing climate. The position requires regular work in MEC’s Lansing headquarters and in the city of Detroit. A significant portion of this position involves directly interfacing with elected officials and government staff.

This is an entry level position where the employee will work collaboratively with the Policy staff  and report to the Policy Director.

More details available

Requirements:

  • Provide written and oral advocacy to further MEC’s public health, climate, mobility, appropriations, and land use priorities at the Michigan Legislature, the executive branch, and state agencies.
  • Analyze environmental policy proposals (both legislative and executive branch and monitor their progress through state decision-making processes.
  • Educate policymakers and staff about environmental concerns and priorities.
  • Work with external consultants and partners to align strategies and goals.
  • Represent MEC at various workgroup and stakeholder tables
  • Generate research and advocacy reports.
  • Strengthen, develop and nurture relationships with state decision makers and elected officials, and sustain durable partnerships with a network of allies

Pay Range: $30,000 - $42,000

How to Apply:

Submit a single PDF with 1) a strong, detailed cover letter, 2) a resume, and #) at least three references to jobs@environmentalcouncil.org. Include “Policy Specialist” in the subject line. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Please direct questions about the job description to Policy Director Sean Hammond (sean@environmentalcouncil.org). Application review will begin May 24 and continue until the position is filled.