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Michigan Association of Counties — Governmental Affairs Assistant

MAC has an immediate opening for a Governmental Affairs Assistant. The Governmental Affairs Assistant provides administrative and research support to MAC's Governmental Affairs Director (DGA) and Team, with a key focus on monitoring bills and the legislative calendar. MAC is the only statewide organization dedicated to the representation of all county commissioners in Michigan. MAC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advances education, communication and cooperation among county government officials in Michigan.


  • Track legislation affecting counties and legislative calendars to assist the advocacy work of MAC
  • Field legislative and state policy questions from MAC members, others
  • Handle scheduling and document flow for MAC's seven (7) internal policy committees
  • Manage documents relating to MAC's policy platforms
  • Handle document flow for MACPAC, MAC's political action committee
  • Assist DGA with administration of Governmental Affairs Team, including clients of MAC Governmental Services
  • Provide general administrative support in MAC's Lansing offices
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Executive Director and DGA
  • Some in-state and out-of-state travel required


  • Bachelor's degree in political science, history, public administration or related field
  • 1 to 3 years' experience in legislative or association work
  • Demonstrated facility with MS Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Strong organizational, project management and communication skills
  • Positive, team-oriented personality

Salary: Commensurate with experience, along with excellent health and retirement benefits

How to apply:

Send resume, letter of interest and three professional references VIA EMAIL ONLY to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017

City of Auburn — City Administrator

The City of Auburn (population 2,126) in Bay County is seeking a part-time City Administrator. The new City Administrator will implement the City Council's vision of making Auburn a destination, as well as a great place to live, work and play within the framework of a hometown feel. Staff has identified key needs and await the City Administrator's arrival. Likewise, it will be important to incorporate that planning into the budget process.


  • The City Administrator will lead a small, but competent, work force of six
  • As, staff is relatively new, this is a unique opportunity to develop staff potential and produce high functioning results
  • Developing a career development and pay plan are key personnel challenges
  • While Auburn has no current structural issue, and has strong fund balances, the City Administrator will develop and maintain a capital replacement plan for infrastructure and facilities
  • A stable City Council looks forward to forging a strong relationship with the City Administrator based upon mutual respect
  • This professional challenge also includes zoning and ordinance enforcement as an integral part of community development
  • The Administrator, in conjunction with staff, will create results-oriented processes
  • The City Administrator is considered to be a community leader, so visibility and community engagement are key functions
  • Working with an active Downtown Development Authority is expected and encouraged
  • It is expected that the professional will build relationships through transparency and community engagement


  • The successful professional in a short time will understand Auburn's culture and master its citizen and staff needs Strong people and financial management skills are critical Usage of financial software applications is critical
  • Maintaining the City's common-sense approach to spending is critical
  • Strong finance and budgeting skills and proven analytical skills
  • Bachelor's degree in public administration is preferred or related field required
  • At least five years' experience in relevant public administration required

Salary: $40 to $45 per hour (20 hours per week)

How to apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, salary history and five (5) professional references to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or:

Pam Reinhardt
Auburn City Clerk
113 E. Elm St.
Auburn, MI 48611

Questions can be directed to John Berchtold, recruiter, at 989-712-0788 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Candidates desiring confidentiality of their interest, as allowed for and provided by Michigan law, must indicate such in a separate subject line above the body of the cover letter. This search is conducted by an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: Nov. 29, 2017

City of Grand Rapids ― City Manager

Grand Rapids (pop. 196,445) is the second-largest city in Michigan and the largest city in West Michigan. The City seeks an experienced executive to serve as its next City Manager.

The City has received numerous recognitions, ranging from #1 City to Raise a Family (Forbes, 2015) to ArtPrize Festival being named Top Five Festivals Worldwide (Time Magazine, 2013). Grand Rapids provides a full range of services to a diverse group of year-round residents, students and visitors. Proud of its vibrant downtown, as well as its solid and varied residential neighborhoods, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area is home to 15 institutions of higher education.


The City has approximately 1,500 employees, 14 collective bargaining units, and total budget of approximately $450 million. The City is governed by a 7-member Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners is elected, on a nonpartisan basis, for four-year overlapping terms and there is a limit of two terms. The Mayor presides over the Board of Commissioners. The Board appoints the City Manager. The Board also appoints the City Attorney, City Clerk and City Treasurer, all of whom oversee their respective departments. There is a separately elected City Comptroller.


Candidates must have/be:

  • Bachelor's degree (master's degree in public administration, business administration and advanced executive-level training is highly preferred)
  • 10 years of increasingly responsible executive level experience in either a public or private sector organization
  • Considerable supervisory experience of professional staff
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Collaborative, strategic and innovative leader with strong communication skills
  • An appreciation for stakeholder inclusiveness and an active citizenry
  • Individual who is ethical and trustworthy
  • A record of visibility in the community, and the ability to think strategically and remain focused on the City's long-term goals
  • Proven ability to establish positive working relationships with community and regional partners
  • Residency in the city is highly encouraged

Salary: Expected starting salary is $175,000 to $225,000, DOQ

How to apply:

Candidates should apply online with cover letter, resume and contact information for five professional references to, attention Joellen C. Earl, CEO; or to 630 Dundee Rd., #130, Northbrook, IL 60062 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Phone: 847-380-3238. The City of Grand Rapids is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017

Posted: Nov. 27, 2017

Charlevoix Cheboygan Emmet Central Dispatch 911 Authority — Executive Director

This type of position, in this type of location, does not become available very often! We were the first multiple county 911 dispatch in Michigan. The Authority office is in Petoskey, 50 miles south of the Mackinac Bridge. The Executive Director leads 20 employees who dispatch emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance, efficiently and accurately, and provide primary critical support to citizens and emergency service agencies by compiling, maintaining and providing accurate information to elevate the response experience.


The Authority requires a leader that brings knowledge of public safety and emergency services along with team leadership for a healthy work environment. The Authority requires an individual that accomplishes tasks in a timely, ethical, and honest manner. Financial responsibility is required when preparing, monitoring and adhering to the budget for this $2 million organization. The position reports to the board and interacts with a variety of stakeholders. Project management, excellent communication, and grant writing experience are also required. The position will be charged with installing a new 800 megahertz system for the Authority. The candidate must have the requisite skills in the areas of team building with high standards for performance and productivity and the desire to work closely with public officials. Professional travel required.

The job description is available at


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a public safety supervision role
  • Understanding of 911 dispatch role and responsibility
  • Residency in the Authority jurisdiction at hiring or within 12 months of the offer

How to apply:

Send a cover letter, salary expectations, resume and list of six professional references to:

MSAE c/o Cheryl Ronk, CAE
Attention: Charlevoix Cheboygan Emmet Central Dispatch Authority Board
1350 Haslett Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Fax 517-332-6724
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This position is with a public body and is subject to the Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act. While we will make every effort to keep information confidential, the public body can make no promises in accordance with Michigan law.

Deadline: Dec. 20, 2017

Posted: Nov. 27, 2017

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