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The Michigan Health Endowment Fund is seeking a full-time Fellow to support the program team with all aspects of the Fund’s grantmaking programs including research, grant administration and evaluation. This is a two-year position that will run Summer 2017-Summer 2019.
Fellowship Description and Duties:
Research and Communications
- Research and conduct literature reviews on specific topics of interest to the Fund’s team.
- Draft white papers and other documents necessary to develop a resource library for grantees on specific topics.
- Research other health-related funders to understand their funding strategies and identify best practices.
- Assist with storytelling (e.g. blogs) about grantee organizations, projects and other health-related topics.
- Monitor news, blogs, e-newsletters, and other sources of information related to the Fund’s strategic focus areas.
- Work in partnership with the Senior Fellow and evaluators to develop a high level assessment of our effectiveness on impacting health and addressing our cross cutting goals.
- Assist in identifying mini cluster evaluations for responsive grants. Review previous grants to help find potential shared measures for evaluation.
- Develop grantee surveys for evaluation, trainings, convenings and other topics as appropriate.
- Provide analyses and reports to monitor current grantees and to inform future grantmaking.
- Identify overlaps across all of the Fund’s grantmaking and potential topics for convenings based on these findings.
- Collaboratively evaluate, develop and help operationalize improvement strategies to improve grantmaking and grant administration processes.
- Compile subject matter expert feedback and draft grantee questions (when appropriate).
- Serve as a secondary reviewer for grant proposals and concept papers.
- Provide staff support for the Council of Michigan Foundation’s affinity groups.
- Coordinate grantee and other meetings as requested.
- Provide additional administrative and program support as necessary
Qualifications and/or Skills Desired:
The ideal candidate will have/demonstrate:
- A passion for the Fund’s work and strong interest in the philanthropic/nonprofit sector.
- A master’s degree is required.
- Previous internship or work experience.
- Ability to prioritize competing demands and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Track record of adaptability, personal accountability and initiative. Capacity to deal with concepts and complexity comfortably.
- Organizational skills, paying strict attention to detail and deadlines.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
- Works well individually and as part of a team.
- Ability to identify, collect, organize and synthesize information from a variety of data sources.
- Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite and other technology.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
The Michigan Health Endowment Fund is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
The Michigan Health Endowment Fund is seeking a professional communicator with marketing and digital skills to join our team as communications associate. Reporting to the communications officer, this individual will play a critical support role and have the opportunity to help shape a communications program for a relatively new organization. The ideal candidate balances a passion and knack for storytelling with the technical skills to produce quality content and measure progress across several platforms.
- Content creation and publishing
- Written: web content, blog, social media, media outreach, and other assignments as needed
- Visual and multimedia: photography, video, infographics, visual aids, presentations, etc.
- Communications data collection and analysis
- Track social and web analytics; report on progress toward goals and provide insight into most effective tactics for audience growth
- Monitor earned media and make recommendations for increased coverage
- Support across communications activities
- Produce materials for programs, events, etc., working with vendors as necessary
- Help plan new communications initiatives
- As part of a small staff, assist with some administrative and customer service duties
Key skills and qualifications
- The ideal candidate is a superb writer across genres and formats: long-form, blogging, social media, formal and informal, etc. Precise and tactful editing skills are required.
- You should know your way around Microsoft Word and WordPress, and be able to use Adobe Creative Suites for at least the basics. Experience with Salesforce or Mailchimp is a bonus.
- Experience or demonstrated interest in public health is a plus, but is not required. More importantly, the right person learns new issue areas quickly, can write about anything, and is a passionate and productive digital communicator.
- We’re looking for someone with social media savvy. Experience with social media campaigns, audience development, and evaluation will be an asset.
- Direct public relations experience, like drafting press releases and reaching out to reporters, is a plus.
- The right individual has a bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of experience. We might consider an entry-level candidate who has demonstrated excellence in the areas above through internships, visible work products, and/or an online presence.
- Must have a sense of humor.
To apply, please send the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover letter stating your interest in this particular position
- Two work samples. At least one must be a writing sample; the other can be a different type of writing or a multimedia piece such as video, infographic, website, etc.
- If you have an online portfolio or personal website that includes comparable examples of your work, you can send a link to that instead of sending two work samples.
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