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Family Engagement Coordinator / Project/Event Coordinator

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 947358
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 11
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Communication Arts Sciences
Department: Broadcasting Services 10047117
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-Friendly
Working/Functional Title

Family Engagement Coordinator

Position Summary
  • Leverage existing relationships with school districts, ISDs and RESAs, and teachers within the station viewing area to promote the use of the Michigan Learning Channel.
  • Provide Michigan Learning Channel and PBS resources to teachers and families to optimize their use of the service.
  • Coordinate, compose, edit, and execute electronic and print communications to families and educators within the station’s viewing area about Michigan Learning Channel programming, digital resources, special events, and trainings.
  • Collect testimonials and best practices on how educators are using the channel.
  • Propose and plan special events and trainings to improve usage of the Michigan Learning Channel, keeping in mind current safety protocols understanding that these events and trainings may be virtual.
  • Suggest to the Director of Education opportunities to build out new content areas that are important to educators at various grade levels and subject areas.
  • Distribute, through communication methods, programming schedules for the Michigan Learning Channel to local teachers in advance so they can plan their lessons around the programming.
  • Coordinate, plan and align promotional campaigns with the school calendar, locally important events, as well as opportunities tied to specialized audiences. Regional travel may be required.
  • Compose, edit and execute on-air messaging, social media, and other platforms to improve communication among teachers and administrators statewide.
  • Enter engagement activities and statistics into a CRM system provided by the Michigan Learning Channel.
  • Participate in scheduled trainings and consultations with the Michigan Learning Channel staff, may be virtual.
  • Compose, edit, and create promotional materials and marketing strategies
  • Support and train teaching staff on ways to integrate Michigan Learning Channel into curriculum using ‘train the trainer’ model, may be virtual.

This position has opportunity for a hybrid working schedule. Remote work agreements are continuously reviewed based on the needs of the organization.

This is an off dated position funded for one year from the date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which would normally be acquired in a four year college degree in Education, Communications or in an area related to the work being performed; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible and expansive work experience in a field related to the position including education, customer service, training, planning and managing special events; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. May require experience in word processing, database, spreadsheet, desktop publishing and/or presentation software. Position may require software specific to the operational activities of the employing unit. This position may require special licensing or certification in the field related to the area of employment.

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience as a customer service representative or professional development trainer
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel
  • Experience with Microsoft Teams, Zoom preferred
  • Experience as a classroom teacher
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with the educational community
  • Ability to manage time and resources effectively
  • Excellent organizational ability with strong attention to details
  • Excellent follow up skills
  • Excellent proposal writing skills
  • Comfortable in a virtual environment to provide trainings and resource support workshops
  • Ability to interact and work in a team environment, virtually in in-person
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a cover letter, resume and a writing sample.

Special Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume and a writing sample.

Work Hours

Generally M-F. Some evenings and weekends maybe required

Description of End Date

This is an off dated position funded for one year from the date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.


Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

Bidding eligibility ends on 5/14/2024 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: May 8, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 21, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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