Please note: this is a term-limited position for a duration of approximately two (2) years from the date of hire; dependent upon the availability of work and funding.
To apply for this position, please include a copy of your resume & a cover letter (this should be the first page of your resume) – click the Apply Now button above. Your cover letter should:
Specifically outline the reasons for your interest in the position;
Outline your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position; and
Include your salary expectations for this position.
The salary for this position will be commensurate with the qualifications, experience, and education of the selected candidate up to a maximum of $45,000
Come join a team of passionate and hard-working individuals at a non-profit serving Michigan’s public universities, colleges, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare and other Michigan non-profit organizations! This position will be an integral part of the Merit team.
Like many states, much of Michigan lacks access to broadband internet. Research and Education Networks are uniquely positioned to catalyze unserved communities toward connectivity. Merit, in partnership with M-Lab and the Quello Center at Michigan State University, has developed a phased plan to address the digital divide within our state. This strategic initiative, launched in 2018 is called the “Michigan Moonshot.” The program pillars include: data & mapping, policy & funding, and community education & resources.
The Community Development Associate will work within the Community Engagement departments (Engagement & Marketing), focusing primarily on activities which further the Michigan Moonshot initiative.
Merit Network offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities. This position receives paid vacation leave, paid sick leave with provisions for extended benefits, opportunities for professional development, and retirement options with 2-for-1 matching that include TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments. Please visit http://careers.umich.edu/benefits/ for more information about benefits.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week; work schedule will be determined by supervisor and may change if necessary. There may be some occasional work required outside of established schedule, which may include weekends and holidays. Typical work schedule falls between 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday for most staff.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Requires working in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, cloud-based systems, and AV/teleconferencing software & equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee (with or without accommodations) to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Employee must frequently work at computer station, answer telephone calls, emails, and/or other forms of customer/client communication. Employee may on occasion be required to move items of various sizes and weights throughout the office or building.
Occasional travel (1-4 days per month) within Michigan will be required to attend off-site meetings, conferences, and events.
The University of Michigan/Merit Network Inc. conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
If you need assistance completing this application, please call (734) 615-2000, option 1
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 180413
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.