Project Manager, Michigan Opioid Partnership

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a full-service philanthropic organization leading the way to positive change in our region. As a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations, the Foundation supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development and civic affairs.  Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed over $1 billion through more than 65,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties.  For more information, please visit

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is hiring for Project Manager, Michigan Opioid Partnership.  This position provides leadership, management and guidance in support of the Foundation’s effort to facilitate the implementation of this project.  This position is funded by the Partnership for two years, beginning July 2019.


Coordination of Initiative Partners:

  • Lead the scheduling and documentation of Michigan Opioid Partnership meetings, including workgroup meetings
  • Assist in the coordination between the Community Foundation and the Michigan Opioid Partnership funders collaborative including regular (weekly) email updates and project summaries
  • Develop and manage a detailed project timeline
  • Communicate and meet on an ongoing basis with project staff and Foundation staff to ensure coordination of reporting and managing timelines
  • Lead the planning and coordination of community convenings and stakeholder meeting and events
  • Develop and maintain relationships with grantees and funding partners

Project Management & Development:

  • Manage review of grants from the Michigan Opioid Partnership, including joining site visits and compiling written recommendations
  • Work closely with the Community Foundation program officer to ensure timely submission of reports from grantees to the Community Foundation and from the Community Foundation to funding partners
  • Work with the Communications staff to develop and deliver key messages that advance the work of the Michigan Opioid Partnership as well as reflect the Community Foundation brand and brand promises
  • Maintain relationships with the Michigan Opioid Partnership evaluation teams and project consultants to ensure effective learning and communication
  • Create quarterly project summaries or dashboards to document processes and/or outcomes
  • Represent the Michigan Opioid Partnership at external meetings and events as needed
  • Track project milestones and outcomes
  • Compile and submit progress and final reports to Michigan Opioid Partnership funders as required by the terms of those grants


  • Some local and statewide travel may be required
  • Bachelor’s degree; relevant backgrounds may include health care, public health, public administration; master’s degree in public health preferred
  • Five years of progressively more responsible experience in philanthropy or related community health-based field
  • Demonstrated domain expertise and ability to lead strategy development
  • Extensive project management and program development experience, prioritizing multiple projects within tight deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of relevant opioid-related issues a plus
  • Strong knowledge of the nonprofit sector and experience in leading and facilitating community coalitions
  • Experience in communicating in a persuasive, credible manner, in person, in digital settings, and in writing and presentations
  • Strong analytical, evaluative, and managerial skills
  • Computer proficiency in all Microsoft applications
Salary & Benefits: 

Salary commensurate with experience.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life/LTD insurances.  Paid parking, 403(b) plan, paid vacation, holidays, sick and personal time.  Office is located in downtown Detroit near the riverfront, Campus Martius, restaurants, parks and entertainment venues.

How To Apply: 

Send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Nancy Davies, human resources director at: [email protected].

Hiring Organization: 
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Project Manager, Michigan Opioid Partnership
City and State: 
Detroit MI
Hiring Deadline: 

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