Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities with Michigan Fitness

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: Project Manager

FTE: 1.0 FTE

EDUCATION: Degree in public health, agriculture and food systems, education, nutrition, communications, social work, or nonprofit management.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

DESCRIPTION: Development and management of projects that advance food systems, nutrition, physical activity, and policy, systems, and environmental change models and programming. This role requires strategic and innovative approaches to operationalize multiple projects.


  • Provide project management that includes a multi-project portfolio.
  • Collaborate with partner organizations to build relationships and empower and equip them to implement evidence-based programming that meets local needs and context.
  • Independently and as part of a team, conduct and participate in relationship-building, compliance oversight, programming and training evaluation, and communication of outcomes.
  • Provide high-quality customer service; articulate, simplify, and communicate complex information to audiences with differing levels of expertise.
  • Conduct trainings and facilitation for internal projects, external customers, and subcontractors.
  • Assist with resource revisions and refining internal resource processes.
  • Independently conduct reporting, analysis, and communication tasks.
  • Participate in publication development, grant writing, and oversight of projects as assigned.
  • Travel independently in-state and out-of-state, on weekdays and weekends.



  • Project management skills related to development, compliance monitoring, and evaluation of projects.
  • Experience working with food systems, preferred.
  • Exhibit professional and collaborative leadership and communication skills.
  • Advanced degree preferred. Three or more years of experience in project management with increasing level of responsibilities, preferably in the grant-funded community realm.
  • Familiarity with data analysis, basic principles of evaluation, and peer-review publication processes.
  • Skilled in taking initiative, assessing requirements, identifying plans, and leading plan implementation.
  • High level of energy, ability to multi-task, and capable of working in a fast-paced, often-changing environment.
  • Ability to work with teams in a matrix-based organization.



  • Must be able to:
    • Frequently remain in a stationary position as well as move about in the course of general duties.
    • Operate a computer and other standard office machines, and constantly communicate with trainees, internal staff, external partners and customers.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of current, valid auto insurance coverage.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 17, 2018, or until a suitable candidate is identified.


Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample:


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 considered to be exempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.



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