2 Career Opportunities: SRTS Operations Coordinator & SRTS Contracts Coordinator

2 Career Opportunities: SRTS Operations Coordinator & SRTS Contracts Coordinator

The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) is a nonprofit located in Old Town Lansing. Our mission is to improve lives and strengthen communities by promoting healthy eating and active living. 

POSITION:  Safe Routes to School Operations Coordinator

 

FTE: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per two week pay period)

 

EDUCATION: B.A. or B.S. in communications, urban planning, education or related fields. Master’s degree preferred. Experience may substitute for degree requirement.

 

DESCRIPTION: Oversee the operational side of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. This includes maintaining program website, developing monthly newsletter, managing development of SRTS educational and marketing materials, developing and coordinating SRTS training efforts, and implementing a social media outreach plan. Additional responsibilities include coordinating and delivering regional SRTS action planning and application development, technical assistance, and outreach to increase walking, bicycling, and rolling to school. Position is non-exempt and reports to Director of Safe Routes to School.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Operations coordination:

>Provide leadership in the development and implementation of SRTS funding application and award systems, procedures, and communications in cooperation with MDOT

>Identify SRTS technical assistance and information needs and coordinate the completion of projects to respond to needs, including action planning needs

>Develop, maintain, and track SRTS educational and promotional materials

>Develop and coordinate SRTS trainings and presentations

>Participate in the review and selection of funding applications

>Maintain SRTS website

>Promote and maintain the SRTS Make Trax upper elementary/middle school curriculum

>Create and distribute monthly e-newsletter and other communications

Regional support:

>Work closely with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in designated region and provide technical assistance to them or any of their constituents.

>Provide technical assistance to school/community applicants who are in the process of developing action plans and federal funding applications based on their data gathering and action plans.

>Conduct site visits and meetings with teams as requested to help them develop the most competitive applications possible, and to better understand the needs of the school/community. Additionally, make recommendations of solutions for their application.

>Actively seek out schools/communities ready to complete federal funding applications.

>Participate in walk/bike to school day events annually.

>Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the organization’s discretion.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

>Thorough knowledge of the Safe Routes to School movement and Michigan’s program

>Demonstrated skill in providing hands-on technical assistance

>Demonstrated success with community engagement

>Communication excellence (e.g., interpersonal, written, oral, presentation)

>Proven experience in managing grant application systems, procedures and communications

>Depth of knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint as well as WordPress and MailChimp along with social media channels

>Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving track record

>Ability to achieve set goals in a fast-paced, self-starting, and productivity-focused work environment

>Demonstrated ability to be successful in a team environment and to foster a team atmosphere

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

Must be able to:

>Sit at desk for extended periods of time.

>Continuously operate a computer and other office machines, e.g., phone, printer and copier.

>Periodically drive to various sites throughout the State of Michigan (up to 50% at times).

>Lift various pieces of equipment, weighing individually up to 47 lbs., in and out of vehicle.

>Traverse up to two miles while leading a walking or biking audit.

>Work in usual office working conditions where noise level in the work area is typical of most office environments with telephones, interruptions, and background noises.

>Must have a valid driver’s license.

>Must be able to provide proof of valid auto insurance.

>The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.

 

 SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 26, 2017, or until a suitable candidate is identified

 

TO APPLY: 

Send cover letter, resume, and references to:

MTAckerman(at)michiganfitness(dot)org

Indicate ‘Operations Coordinator’ in the subject line

 

The Michigan Fitness Foundation is an at-will employer.  The above position description describes the position currently available and is not intended to be an employment contract.  The Michigan Fitness Foundation reserves the right to modify the duties or position description at any time.

 

 

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The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) is a nonprofit located in Old Town Lansing. Our mission is to improve lives and strengthen communities by promoting healthy eating and active living. 

POSITION: Safe Routes to School Contracts Coordinator

FTE: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per two week pay period)

EDUCATION: B.A. or B.S. in business, accounting, urban planning or a related field, in combination with 5 or more years’ experience in grant management and not-for-profit organizations.

DESCRIPTION: Oversee administration of Safe Routes to School subcontracts with state departments, universities, non-profit agencies, schools and communities.  This includes development and implementation of appropriate procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state guidelines, assistance with regular grant reporting, provision of technical assistance to grantees (particularly schools and communities) to train and guide them in reporting requirements. Manage internal and external program evaluation. Participate with team in providing SRTS training. Coordinate and deliver regional SRTS action planning and application development, technical assistance, training and outreach to increase walking, bicycling, and rolling to school. Position is non-exempt and reports to Director of Safe Routes to School.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Responsibilities include:

Contracts coordination:

  • >Manage Safe Routes to School grant record keeping systems in accordance with federal, state, and Michigan Fitness Foundation requirements.
  • >Effectively and accurately manage all SRTS contracts between MFF and MDOT and MFF and subcontractors, keeping Director of SRTS apprised of the status of contracts at all times.
  • >Conduct reviews of monthly progress reports from subcontractors.
  • >Work with the Office Manager and Accounting Manager to complete invoices.
  • >Manage quarterly network partners’ meetings.
  • >Provide technical assistance to subcontractors.
  • >Conduct SR2S trainings, webinars, and presentations in support of contracts and invoicing

Regional support:

  • >Provide technical assistance to school/community applicants to help guide them through the entire SRTS planning and application process
  • >Conduct on-site technical assistance meetings with teams as requested to better understand the needs of the school/community, and to help them develop the most competitive applications possible. Additionally, make recommendations of solutions for their application.
  • >Participate in and present at MDOT’s quarterly TAP application review meetings.

Evaluation:

  • >Manage and administer national evaluation tools for all applications.
  • >Manage, administer, and produce reports for Michigan SRTS-developed evaluation tools
  • >Monitor and evaluate other evaluation tools with potential to impact selection and/or implementation of SRTS projects and programs.
  • >Projects and responsibilities may be added or modified at the organization’s discretion.
  • >Work as a member of the SRTS team to achieve team goals and objectives.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • >Thorough knowledge of the Safe Routes to School movement and Michigan’s program and/or knowledge of bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure advocacy and planning.
  • >Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving track record.
  • >Ability to achieve set goals in a fast-paced, self-starting, and productivity-focused work environment.
  • >Demonstrated ability to be successful in a team environment and to foster a team atmosphere.
  • >Communication excellence (i.e., interpersonal, written, oral, presentation).
  • >Proven experience in State and Federal grant management.
  • >Demonstrated competence in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, GoToWebinar, and PowerPoint.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Must be able to:

  • >Frequently remain in a stationary position as well as move about, both inside and outside the office, in the course of general duties.
  • >Continuously operate a computer and other office machines, e.g., phone, printer and copier.
  • >Work in usual office working conditions where noise level in the work area is typical of most office environments with telephones, interruptions, and background noises.
  • >Occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions.
  • >Drive to various sites throughout Michigan, and occasionally stay overnight.
  • >Occasionally communicate and convey instructional information in a large-group training setting outdoors while traversing an area of up to three miles.
  • >Lift various pieces of equipment, weighing individually up to 50 lbs., in and out of vehicle.
  • >Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to provide proof of current and valid auto insurance.

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package offered.

Please email CV and cover letter to:

mtackerman (at) michiganfitness (dot) org

Michigan Fitness Foundation ATTN: Meg Thomas Ackerman

Please use subject line: Safe Routes to School Contracts Coordinator

The Michigan Fitness Foundation is an at-will employer.  The above position description describes the position currently available and is not intended to be an employment contract.  The Michigan Fitness Foundation reserves the right to modify the duties or position description at any time.  This position is located in Lansing, Michigan.