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Evaluation and Impact Fellow

  • August 24, 2017
Evaluation and Impact Fellow
About This Job

The Council of Michigan Foundations is a community of members committed to growing the impact of Michigan philanthropy through investing in the state’s charitable organizations, convening business, government and nonprofit leaders, collaborating on critical issues, seeking innovative solutions, sharing knowledge and advocating. Collectively, CMF members comprise nearly 85 percent of the state’s organized philanthropic assets.

This position provides support to The Skillman Foundation, Council of Michigan Foundations’ (CMF) and appropriate national foundation affinity groups in advancing the understanding and commitment to the well-being of children at the regional, state and national level through activities including:

  • Help support the effectiveness of operations within the Foundation’s community initiatives and grantmaking programs.
  • Work with the Chief of Staff and other members of the Foundation on community initiatives and special projects as needed.
  • Help to ensure that the Foundation is supported with best practices in capturing and sharing organizational learning to improve impact with community initiatives and grantmaking.
  • Contribute to the development and on-going refinement of the Foundation’s organizational learning and impact strategy.
  • Assist in developing agendas and processes to facilitate the execution of learning priorities by internal and external stakeholders, and that help the Foundation maximize impact around its 2018 strategic plan.
  • Contribute to the Foundation’s communications staff work to share knowledge externally through presentations, meetings, publications, blog posts, and other digital platforms.
  • Assist the Director of Evaluation and Learning to help manage the Foundation’s knowledge management strategy for specific learning plans.
  • Assist in developing, implementing, and evaluating program initiatives as set forth in the strategic plan. Work with Program staff to develop and implement appropriate program strategies.
  • Assist in the developing and implementing program evaluation frameworks for signature CMF initiatives.
  • Support analysis of Michigan’s Community Foundation Databook.
  • Develop sessions for the CMF Annual Conference related to the well-being of children and families in Michigan.
  • Represent reports to the Boards and staff of The Skillman Foundation and CMF as appropriate.
  • Represent The Skillman Foundation, and CMF at state and national conferences and meetings
Experience Required

Successful candidate must be a recent graduate of a master’s program in public policy, public administration, political science, or equivalent, have a serious interest in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, and have the following:

  • Skills: research, analysis, external relations, project management, and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Characteristics: quick learner, self-starter, creative problem solver, detail oriented, good sense of humor, flexible, well-organized, and committed to meeting deadlines
  • Abilities: works well independently and in a team
  • A willingness to travel within the state and out of state to attend meetings and conferences
Application Instructions
How To Apply:

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Tammie TenBroeke at Items must be received no later than Friday, August 4, 2017.

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