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.

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POSITION: Communication and Events Intern

FTE: 1.0 FTE

EDUCATION: Undergraduate/graduate student pursuing a degree in communications, public relations, event planning, marketing or health-related field

DESCRIPTION: Interns will work 12-15 hours per week during the spring and fall semesters, 35 hours per week preferred during the summer semester. Will report to the Communications Coordinator and the Director of Community Engagement.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with implementation of Council’s marketing/communication plan
  • Assist with coordination and planning of Governor’s Fitness Awards
  • Assist in the promotion of events by drafting press releases, contacting media
  • Assist in the recruitment of endorsed events statewide, including Labor Day Community Walks
  • Assist with event planning for the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run, Auto Show 5K and ACES
  • Carry out communications with participants of MFF events
  • Coordinate and edit blog posts for the Michigan Fitness Ambassadors
  • Coordinate the Governor’s Council endorsement program
  • Write for communication tools such as websites, newsletters and social media
  • Assist with other event management as needed
  • Perform other related duties as required by supervisor

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong organizational skills, problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects, responsibilities and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Ability to be successful in a team environment and to foster a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to work independently, using independent judgment.
  • Demonstrated competence in database management and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media channels.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Must be able to
    • Sit at desk for extended periods of time.
    • Operate a computer and other office machines, e.g., phone, printer and copier, for extended periods of time.
    • Periodically drive to various sites throughout the State of Michigan.
    • Attend off-site events which require extended periods of standing, sitting, and/or traversing.
  • Must have a valid Michigan 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.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to: Michelle Coss, Director of Community Engagement

By U.S. Mail to:

Michigan Fitness Foundation

Attn: Michelle Coss

P.O. Box 27187

Lansing, MI 48909

Or by e-mail to: mcoss (at) michiganfitness (dot) org

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.