JOBS

Communications Director

The Michigan League for Public Policy, a Lansing-based research and advocacy organization, is seeking a Director of Communications to coordinate all aspects of its communication work. The League’s mission is to promote economic security and well-being for all people in Michigan through the policymaking process.

Responsibilities include working with the CEO and staff to develop communication strategies to help the League make progress on its policy agenda, working with media to promote the League’s work, overseeing publications, managing website, coordinating social media, and developing messaging around key policy issues.

The ideal candidate will have experience in advocacy communications, and familiarity with, or eagerness to learn quickly, the public policy landscape in Michigan. They will have experience working with reporters, editors and bloggers, and an understanding of deadlines and the needs of broadcast, print and online reporting. They will be skilled in writing and editing for different audiences including news releases, op-eds, blogs, PowerPoints and web copy. Capable of overseeing or creating a wide range of graphic and online products.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, five years related experience and deep commitment to the League’s mission. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team. Must be a self-starter, able to work independently, and coordinate multiple projects at a time.

The League is dedicated to equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace.

To apply, please send salary requirements, cover letter, resume and writing sample to karenhm@mlpp.org. Resumes accepted until June 1, 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 karenhm@mlpp.org.

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