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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.