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Program Coordinator

Michigan Municipal League Ann Arbor, MI

  • Expired: September 24, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Do you care about where you live and want to be a part of a passionate team that does as well? The Michigan Municipal League believes that our communities play a critical role in all our lives. We believe in vibrant downtowns, great parks, strong local services, and creating the places we all want to live and work in. We believe strong communities have the power to support economic and social opportunities for all residents, including traditionally marginalized groups. If this sounds like something you believe in too, then our association might be the place for you.

The Michigan Municipal League (the League) is seeking a Program Coordinator to join our Policy Research Labs team. This group researches and tests the latest trends in planning and community development with an eye on helping our members become more economically and environmentally sustainable. We're looking for a self-starter who will quickly dive into our mission and develop strong relationships with our members and external partners to provide education and technical assistance. They thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment, are willing to take on new challenges, and can effectively juggle multiple tasks within deadlines. There will be a lot of different people, personalities, and priorities working with this position so being comfortable as an individual contributor inside of a team environment is important. The approximate starting salary range for this position is $49,000 - $54,000 depending on qualifications.

If you were working for us, here are just some things you would do:

  • Coordinate technical assistance and special projects to help our members adopt cutting-edge approaches to civic engagement, community wealth building, placemaking, and economic development.
  • Work with communities and external consultants to help market Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC)-identified sites for new and redevelopment.
  • Plan educational programming around a variety of topics as part of the League's conferences and other training events.
  • Assist in the creation and development of new programming to inspire our members with creative approaches to funding projects and building relationships with the business community.
  • Remain up to date on current data and emerging trends related to local government policy, placemaking, community economic developing, environmental sustainability, and community wealth building.
  • Research and write blog posts, magazine articles and case studies showcasing the best practices in Michigan and around the world.
  • Develop and maintain strong, cooperative working relationships with local, state, and national organizations, as well as with League membership, internal staff, outside interest groups, organizations, agencies, and experts to ensure a strong, collaborative network to serve our membership.
  • Participate in internal and external committees and attend various meetings and events.

About You: Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent education is required. Advanced education or professional credentialing is preferred.
  • A minimum of one year of experience in community/economic development, real estate development, urban planning/design, public administration, social work and/or community organizing, or a related field is required.
  • Experience managing grants, contracts and/or other complex projects.
  • Ability to contribute to an entrepreneurial, positive, team-oriented work environment with a commitment to driving equitable outcomes
  • Intermediate skill working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong analytical abilities. Enjoys problem solving, communicating, and executing initiatives
  • Superior customer service and interpersonal communication skills, including strong written, verbal, and listening communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple time sensitive projects while maintaining attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand community wealth building goals/objectives to create and execute programs that adhere to this framework
  • Ability to easily switch gears, bring innovative ideas to the table, and effectively lead and complete projects within deadlines.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with different personalities and individuals at all levels, including senior-level decision makers and local elected officials

Beyond these responsibilities and requirements, our ideal candidate also has these attributes:

  • Excellent judgement
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Flexibility
  • Sense of humor
  • Strong work ethic
  • Humble
  • Good natured

About Us:

The Michigan Municipal League is a non-profit association and member organization of 500+ cities, villages and urban townships 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

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 a stable, energetic, and fun atmosphere to support your work and career growth.

In addition to being a great 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, professional development opportunities, and a variety of other benefit offerings.

Interested in Joining our Team?

Please fill out our quick application to get started. All finalists will be subject to a background examination. Michigan law requires applicants to request confidentiality if desired. The League is an equal opportunity employer that cares deeply about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Michigan Municipal League


Ann Arbor, MI
48105 USA



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