Outreach Coordinator

Posting Date: 01/11/2019
Job Category: Other
Organization: The Center for Michigan
City Position is located: Ann Arbor
Position Description (include how to apply):

The Center for Michigan is an equal opportunity employer. This entry-level, full time, salaried position begins on the date of hiring in February/March and finishes at the end of December 2019. We are looking for an Outreach Coordinator to assist in the planning and execution of two public engagement campaigns during 2019. These campaigns will assess public opinion on nonpartisan issues and are designed to identify public priorities for action from state leadership. A Center for Michigan Outreach Coordinator is responsible for facilitating civic engagement with Michigan residents as well as creating and maintaining relationships with community partners who will coordinate opportunities for CFM engagement in their region.

The work of an Outreach Coordinator requires high energy, excellent public speaking skills, event planning and management, empathic listening skills, willingness to travel statewide, and an open and welcoming demeanor. The duties of an outreach coordinator include: Public speaking/dialogue moderation in an objective, nonpartisan manner; assist in planning and executing our policy conference(s): speaker recruitment, venue communications, attendee recruitment, day-of logistics; booking and facilitating citizen engagement events across the state; building and maintaining relationships with community partners statewide; assisting with data analysis and drafting final reports.

Applications due by January 27. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to aschmidt@thecenterformichigan.net. Your cover letter should address why you are interested in the opening and answer the following question: What hurdles to civic engagement exist for Michigan residents, and how would you help to overcome them in this role?

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