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Job Description

The Shiawassee River Water Trail Coalition started in 2016 and is managed by three separate management teams (Keepers of the Shiawassee; Friends of the Shiawassee River; Headwaters Trails). The Coalition aims to have the Shiawassee River Water Trail designated as a National Water Trail. A water trail is a recreational paddling route along a body of water. The Coalition needs help to develop a strategic plan to achieve this end while developing the water trail to accelerate the local economies along it. We intend on helping to create a strategic planning steering committee composed of representatives from the Coalition with a defined roadmap to assemble pertinent elements.  This position is expected to be from June 27 - August 15, 2018.

Job Duties

  • Prepare for strategic planning meetings by reading pertinent literature (provided by principal investigator)
  • Assist with strategic planning meetings
  • Take notes at meetings
  • Travel to meet Coalition stakeholders
  • Distribute and collect survey results
  • Organizing data in Excel and assisting with analysis
  • Helping to create strategic plan outline
  • Giving final presentation to the Coalition

Required Qualifications*

  • Enrolled UM-Flint graduate student in the MPA program
  • Access to personal transportation
  • Good note-taking skills
  • Ability to work independently and take direction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Moderate abilities in Excel

Desired Qualifications*

  • Some experience with Qualtrics software
  • Some experience with strategic planning including taking PUB 502

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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