Employment Opportunities


Business Services Coordinator (Branch & Calhoun Counties)

SUMMARY OF JOB: Position is responsible for the coordination and execution of Michigan Works! Southwest business services strategy in Branch & Calhoun Counties. Ensures a common business services vision and purpose with Michigan Works! partners and serves the business community in fulfilling organizational goals and objectives. Coordinates services with economic development, community colleges and community partners. Ensures effective delivery of services to Michigan Works! customers.

NATURE OF DUTIES PERFORMED: Plays a lead role in implementation of the business services strategy.
     Collaborates with Michigan Works! partners for input related to business services.
     Assists Michigan Works! partners in positive relationship building and problem resolution with local businesses.
     Stays informed of latest business practices, applications and terminology to effectively interact and communicate with business leaders.

Coordinates the execution of business service strategy and activities.
     Ensures there is a reliable tracking methodology for business services activity. Submits reports detailing activity to management on a weekly basis.
     Markets Michigan Works! Services to area businesses, including on-site business calls and regular follow up. Maintains positive relationships with area businesses.
     Drafts communication for distribution to client companies and Michigan Works! partners.
     Monitors, analyzes and recommends enhancements to electronic applications and utilization related to social media.
     In conjunction with the Director of Administration, coordinates assignments for Business Services Team members in fulfillment of the business services strategy.
     Ensures reports and requests for information are met within given deadlines.

Coordinate sector strategies for the Kalamazoo-St. Joseph Michigan Works area.
     Convene groups from the state and locally identified employment sectors to address the workforce needs of the sector and the employers.
     Coordinate the local Business Service Team to ensure sector and employer needs are being met.
     Identify and recruit employer, education, economic development, workforce development and community partners for participation in the initiatives.
     Identify and obtain resources/expertise needed to further the work of the groups.
     Serve as the liaison for the statewide employment sector initiatives.
     Maintain documentation of work of sector groups and report progress as needed.

Develops strategic relationships with community organizations to fulfill Michigan Works! mission.
     Coordinates services with community colleges and other training institutions.
     Represents Michigan Works! at community based meetings.
     Seeks out opportunities to partner with economic development and other organizations with workforce development interests.

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES: The individual in this position reports to the Director of Administration.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree in related field and five years of progressive experience in business or public entities required. Experience supervising internal processes with emphasis on positive customer outcomes desired. Michigan Works! or experience with state/federal workforce development or training initiatives preferred. Experience with graphic software applications desired. Must possess strong business acumen and communication skills. Effective time management and organizational skills required.

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To apply please send a cover letter and resume to HR@upjohn.org.


Regional Research Internship

SUMMARY OF JOB: Provide assistance in data collection, statistical analysis, data visualization and data coaching relative to regional team projects. Confirm results of analyses meet specifications and deliver in a usable fashion. Direction and supervision will be given for the responsibilities provided and the time frame for which they need to be performed.

NATURE OF DUTIES PERFORMED: Receive task specifications and data requirements and communicate with team to resolve questions or issues. With guidance, develop databases and perform analysis. Review results for reasonableness. Assist with integrating material into project reports and presentations. Organize and maintain data sources. Proofread project reports as requested. Perform other duties as assigned to support additional Institute initiatives.

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES: Director, Regional Team

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Course work in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, or related field required. Experience in use of computer software such as Excel or Stata, as well as data visualization tools such as PowerPoint, preferred.

TYPE OF POSITION: This position is designed as an internship and is time limited in nature, based on the length of needs and resources of the organization.

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Regional Communications/Visualization Intern

SUMMARY OF JOB: Provide assistance in data collection, perform quality checks of data, statistical analysis, data visualization and data coaching relative to regional team projects. Confirm results of analyses meet specifications and deliver in a usable fashion. Direction and supervision will be given for the responsibilities provided and the time frame for which they need to be performed.

NATURE OF DUTIES PERFORMED: Receive task specifications and data requirements and communicate with team to resolve questions or issues. With guidance, develop platform for content presentation and visualization. Review results for reasonableness. Assist with integrating material into project reports, presentations and website. Organize and maintain content. Proofread project reports as requested. Perform other duties as assigned to support additional Institute initiatives.

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES: Director, Regional Team

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Coursework in the communications, media, graphics, advertising, or related field required. Experience in use of computer packages such as Excel as well as data visualization tools such as PowerPoint, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign preferred.

TYPE OF POSITION: This position is designed as an internship and is time limited in nature, based on the length of needs and resources of the organization.

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To apply please send a cover letter and resume to HR@upjohn.org.


Internships

Institute internships are paid, time limited, educational opportunities that develop out of the project work of our research staff. Internships typically occur during the summer months but do occasionally become available at other points in the year. If you are interested in an internship with the Upjohn Institute, please submit a resume to hr@upjohn.org.


About the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Since 1932, the Upjohn Institute has functioned as one of the world’s leading independent labor economics research organizations, seeking to research the causes and effects of unemployment and to devise ways and means of alleviating unemployment. The Institute has an outstanding research staff, and it houses the administrative arm of the local workforce development programs. The combination offers a rich source of data and opportunities for operational experimentation.  

Application Instructions

Submit CV/resume and letter of interest to hr@upjohn.org.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The Upjohn Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, is committed to affirmative action steps to help achieve a goal of equality in the treatment of employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age height, weight, national origin, veteran or disability status in hiring, promotion training and development, compensation, transfer, termination, disciplinary action, and all other personnel actions and Institute related functions and activities.