Director of Communications (Lansing)

The Michigan League for Public Policy, a Lansing-based independent advocacy and research organization, is seeking a Director of Communications to coordinate a variety of public relations and media strategies that foster public policies, human-services and health reforms, community supports and tax policies for economically vulnerable children and families. As a key strategist, the candidate will be expected to assist the President/CEO, staff and board in ensuring race equity in all aspects of our work and developing communications strategies that will enable the organization to achieve its goals. The League promotes ideas, innovations, and strategies that will result in fewer children and families living in poverty through workable policy solutions.

Responsibilities will include developing and managing communications plans for various projects and initiatives, including public relations strategies for the organization, media relations, publicity campaigns, the design and content of publications, social media, website maintenance and relationship building with a variety of journalists and media figures, including broadcast, print and social media and use of research based messaging and data to develop campaign strategies.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, five years related experience, familiarity with issues related to budget and tax policy, children, understanding of racial and ethnic disparities, familiarity with Michigan politics and policies about children. Excellent organizational and time-management skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment. Must be a self-starter, able to work independently. Desired/Preferred: background in economics, cultural competency training or comparable experience. The League is dedicated to Equal employment Opportunity and diversity in the workplace. Please visit our website

To apply, please send salary requirements, cover letter, resume and writing sample(s) to

Applications accepted until Friday, May 15, 2015.



Policy Fellowship

The Michigan League for Public Policy seeks to hire a Policy Fellow for a minimum of one year.

The League is a nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to economic security and well-being for all Michiganians and is based in Lansing, Michigan. The Fellow will research and analyze policy proposals that impact people who are low income. The Fellow will produce reports, fact sheets and blogs that will be shared with media, policymakers, opinion leaders, partners and the general public. Possible issue areas of work include state budget analysis, tax policy, healthcare, children’s issues, education, corrections, anti-poverty programs and immigration.

The Fellowship seeks to bring more diverse voices to the policymaking process. The Fellowship is open to candidates who have received a graduate degree in public policy, economics, social work, public health or a related field, preferably in the last one to two years. Candidates should have a commitment to race equity and improving the lives of those who are low income in Michigan. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with, or demonstrate a strong interest in, working with low income or diverse communities. Salary range is $45,000-$50,000, with benefits.

To apply, please send a cover letter, writing sample and resume to

The League is an equal opportunity employer and strives for diversity in its staff.