Administrative, Clerical, Support, Development and Foundation, Project Management/Program Development
The Michigan Municipal League is seeking a Project Coordinator to enhance our Foundation’s initiatives. The approximate salary range for this position is $40,000 to $50,000. In this role, you will partner with subject matter experts from different areas of the League to develop project plans, track tasks and deadlines, and report on successes. You must be a self-motivated, detail-oriented planner who also has the flexibility to adjust for unexpected situations. A sense of humor will come in handy as will a willingness to jump in to do what’s needed (we all do).
Duties include tracking payments and setting up meetings with funders and partners, securing meeting locations, developing agendas, and handling follow-up communication. Other duties include gathering information from various areas to write reports for grant-making agencies and working with our Foundation president to identify and pursue grants and other creative funding sources to support initiatives that contribute to the success of Michigan communities.
Essential Job Duties:
• Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure alignment on project scope, design, quality, schedule, and outcomes. Ensure that the granting agencies’ policies and guidelines are observed.
• Track and communicate progress toward project goals and objectives.
• Coordinate with vendors to make sure they’re on track and on budget.
• Conduct periodic reviews with project teams and management to ensure that teams are on track to achieve set goals.
• Provide support, monitoring, and guidance to project stakeholders until project deliverables have been achieved.
• Facilitate regular meetings to ensure appropriate project prioritization and resourcing.
• Create timely and accurate reports to donors and grantors.
• Conduct prospect research on grant opportunities.
• Perform confidential administrative duties related to grants and gifts administration.
If you were working with us, here are just some things you would do:
• Partner with subject-matter experts to develop and execute project plans, including tracking deadlines and making sure we’re meeting grant deliverables.
• Herd cats. There will be a lot of different people, personalities, and priorities working with this position so being able to juggle them all harmoniously is a must.
• Set up internal and external meetings with key partners and stakeholders, including securing a location, developing agendas, and tracking assignments and deadlines.
• Write first drafts of reports, correspondence and other communications materials for internal and external audiences.
• Give presentations to League members, Board members, stakeholders and other related groups.
• Be part of a team of people who believe in our mission to help communities around the state.
• Associate’s degree is required, though a bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred
• Prior experience performing project management or coordination is required
• Demonstrated experience supporting multiple departments and projects
• Adept at leading and managing by influence via strong people, leadership, and communication skills
• Ability to effectively manage conflict through proactive action and direct and timely communication
• Sound organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
• Strong writing and standard office software skills
Here's What We Have to Offer:
We are looking for people who believe in our mission to help communities around the state. In return, we offer an exciting, fun, and informal atmosphere. In fact, we have won awards for our amazing culture.
In addition to being such a cool place to work, the League also offers a competitive benefits package, including a platinum-level health insurance plan, a retirement savings plan with a generous employer match, paid time off, and a variety of other benefit offerings.
Interested in Joining Our Team?: Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please include “Project Coordinator” in the subject line. All finalists will be subject to a background examination. Michigan law requires applicants to request confidentiality if desired. EOE
About Michigan Municipal League
The Michigan Municipal League is a non-profit association dedicated to making Michigan’s communities better by thoughtfully innovating programs, energetically connecting ideas and people, actively serving members with resources and services, and passionately inspiring positive change for Michigan’s communities. Through advocacy at the state and federal level, we proactively represent municipalities in order to help them sustain highly livable, desirable, and unique places within the state. We create and offer services and events to our members in order to help educate and inspire them to remain focused on their passion for the areas they represent. To learn more, visit www.mml.org.