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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan-Flint is seeking a Project Leader to implement the Flint Truth and Action Project. This person will work with faculty, staff, students and community partners to facilitate a broad community visioning process and increase civic participation of Flint residents through community-based participatory projects. This grant-funded position will focus on the city’s lead-in-water crisis and voter disenfranchisement under state takeover. This project will focus on reengaging some of the many citizens feeling voiceless and powerless to change their community’s circumstances, as well as rebuilding their trust in local government.


  • Coordinate, manage, and oversee the fulfilment of the requirements of the Flint Truth and Action Project.
  • Design, build and implement programming to help rebuild Flint residents’ trust in the local government and other large institutions.
  • Organize and facilitate public input sessions in the community.
  • Recruit and work with Campus faculty, students, and Flint residents to build programming and improve capacity for responding to public health, economic, and social justice issues.
  • Arrange workshops, co-develop curricula with community partners to support action projects between the University and Flint residents.
  • Management of proposals and seed funding for community projects


Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher and at least two years of experience working in higher education
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a culturally sensitive manner with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong familiarity of the Flint community
  • Experience with effectively managing multiple responsibilities
  • Demonstrated experience with event planning
  • Experience with group facilitation
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products at the advanced level (including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under time constraints and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to build successful relationships with a wide variety of people at all levels (faculty, staff, students, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner
  • A high degree of initiative and resourcefulness
  • Demonstrated problem solving and conflict resolution skills with analytical and critical thinking skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with sustainable communities’ model
  • At least two years of experience in project management support on funded projects

Additional Information

This is a grant funded position for three years. This part-time (32 hours per week) position has the potential to become a full-time position.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan 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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.