Director, Project Play

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Published date: August 3, 2020 4:15 am

Location: Michigan, Detroid, United States

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

Manage and/or inform Project Play: Southeast Michigan, including strategy, execution, learning, and evaluation
Manage and maintain the engagement of task force members and key stakeholders
Develop, formalize, and maintain a strong regional youth sports network involving a diverse group of citizens, professionals, community stakeholders, and elected officials, when appropriate
Facilitate the efforts of stakeholders to create shared agendas, common action plans, assessment systems, and sustainability strategies
Work with Director, Health Initiatives on areas of alignment with Project Play: Southeast Michigan and physical and behavioral health
Align the work of Project Play: Southeast Michigan to current and future efforts of public space/green infrastructure and the broader youth programming/development field at the Community Foundation, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, and in southeast Michigan
Ensure community convenings, stakeholder events and meetings are coordinated
Seek and secure additional support to leverage existing resources dedicated to southeast Michigan youth activity, including attracting funding from sources outside the southeast Michigan region and/or increasing flow of government funds to physical activity via policy change efforts
Work with communications teams at the Community Foundation and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to develop and deliver key messages about Project Play: Southeast Michigan and broader coordinated funding strategies that advance opportunities for youth to be physically active as well as reflect the foundations’ brand and brand promises
Oversee the Southeast Michigan Youth Sports Task Force and Workgroups, including developing agendas, facilitating meetings and involving the Task Force and Workgroups in strategy development for the region
Oversee the grantmaking activities of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Youth Sports at the Community Foundation in partnership with Community Foundation Program staff, and promote/coordinate with grantmaking strategies of local and national partners
Manage relevant contracts and budgets
Assist the Vice President, Program in the coordination of work across program areas where Project Play intersects with other activities of the Foundation
Be knowledgeable of Foundation’s electronic grant tracking systems and assist with pulling reports and analyzing grantmaking activities as needed for communications activities
Assist with the development of content for Project Play publications and web-based information


Solid judgment and apparent leadership skills
A team player who can interrelate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment
An individual who can handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities
Impeccable integrity
Strong analytical skills, business intuition, and common sense with the ability to innovate
Strong work ethic
Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously as the situation dictates
Strong time management skills
TO APPLY

Send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Nancy Davies, human resources director at: careeropportunities@cfsem.org.

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