• Full Time
  • Brighton, MI
  • Minimum Salary: $75,000
  • Maximum Salary: $75,000
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Employer Type: Nonprofit
  • Experience Level: 2-5 years
  • Education Level: Bachelor's degree

Website Michigan Health Endowment Fund

To improve the health of Michigan residents, with special emphasis on the health and wellness of children and seniors, while reducing the cost of health care.

OPENING: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
• Do you love the thought of translating important outcomes into compelling stories that
move people and broaden impact?
• Would you enjoy engaging with health experts across Michigan to spotlight their
innovative work, accelerate change, and empower healthy communities?
• Are you yearning to make a real difference with your time and talents?

We’re seeking a communications generalist who balances a passion and knack for storytelling
with the technical skills to produce polished content in support of our mission, our priority issues,
and the incredible work of our grant partners. Expand on your foundation of knowledge working for
an experienced mentor and expert in nonprofit and philanthropic communications.

WHAT YOU’LL DO
WRITE AND EDIT
• Draft blog posts, newsletters, press releases, and other materials.
• Help with editorial planning and maintain a steady stream of fresh, relevant content.
• Provide tactful, precise edits to subject matter experts.
PRODUCE AND PUBLISH
• Provide regular document design for a variety of materials.
• Keep website updated and assist with improvements through our WordPress CMS.
• Create social cards, templates, and basic graphics.
• Work with outside vendors such as designers, web firms, and printers.
GROW OUR DIGITAL PRESENCE Use your time and talents or oversee as an outsourced task
• Help create and execute a social media strategy to increase engagement with and value
for our target audiences.
• Initiate creative approaches and run promotional campaigns for key products.
• Interpret analytics and report results.
OWN MEDIA RELATIONS Use your time and talents or oversee as an outsourced task
• Master the Meltwater platform, build targeted lists, and conduct media outreach and
follow-up.
• Identify opportunities to grow our public profile through earned media.
• Manage and share clips.
WHO YOU ARE
EXCEPTIONAL WRITER
You’re a natural storyteller and a skilled wordsmith. Given a topic, you can learn about it, distill
complex information, and produce clear, compelling, professional quality pieces about it. You
enjoy the editing process, and you can interpret and adjust based on feedback.
VISUALLY CREATIVE
You understand basic design principles and can whip up a decent flyer, create presentation
templates, and take a well-composed photo. You can interpret our brand guide for simple branding
needs, and you have enough of a design vocabulary to provide feedback on more complex
projects.
TECH AND SOCIAL SAVVY
You understand the opportunities and challenges of various social media platforms and are
intrigued about how they can be used strategically for good. You understand how people
communicate online and are curious about effective communications trends there.
CAUSE-ORIENTED
You want to use your skills to help make the world a better place. If you don’t have a background
in nonprofit work, you’ve imagined how you might adapt your private sector skills to a missiondriven
challenge.
WE THINK YOU’LL NEED
ABOUT FIVE YEARS OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE This is flexible!
We’re looking for a well-rounded candidate and are open to different backgrounds. This is not an
entry level position, but we’ll consider candidates with less experience, an excellent portfolio, and
a demonstrated mastery of the written word.
RELEVANT TECH SKILLS
You’re comfortable in Photoshop and fluent in Word. You can run a targeted campaign and
interpret results. Where your knowledge is slim, Googling tutorials is a natural go-to. You’re
comfortable learning new tools, whether it’s figuring out a media database or setting up a
microphone to record a podcast.
CURIOSITY AND FLEXIBILITY
You enjoy the adventure of change. We’re evolving our communications program in support of a
new strategic plan. Over time this role will evolve with it, and you can play a role in that design.
We’re also small, and everyone helps with admin tasks occasionally. You’ll work across program
areas, so you should look forward to learning new things about the Health Fund’s priority issues
and jumping in to help, sometimes on a whim.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS IMPORTANT ROLE PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:I
• ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS
Skip the traditional cover letter! Instead, respond to all three of these prompts. You can
format the answers however you like, so feel free to show off your creativity or document
design skills.
1. What’s interesting to you about this position? How does the position fit into your
career goals?
2. Describe an instance where you had to learn a new communications skill or tactic in
order to do a good job on a project. What was the challenge? How did you figure it
out?
3. What part of the position are you least comfortable with? Why?
• SEND US A LINK TO YOUR PORTFOLIO
We’d like to see samples of your work, from writing to design to social media.
• SEND US YOUR RESUME
We strongly encourage you to submit a one-page resume. Make sure it’s a PDF!
Send all of the above to info@mihealthfund.org. We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

https://mihealthfund.org/

 

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