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Program Manager, Senior Staff

Posted: November 14, 2020
DEADLINE for submission: Sunday, December 6, 2020.  11:59 p.m.

Department: Recreation/Trails
Status: Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director
Work location: FOTR headquarters in Plymouth, MI
Annual Salary: $53,000 – $65,000 depending on experience

The Friends of the Rouge leads the Rouge River Water Trail and facilitates the Rouge River Water Trail Leadership Committee.  The Program Manager (PM) serves as a primary facilitator and senior staff person for partnership-based management and stewardship in the watershed. The PM will build strong relationships with a wide range of partner organizations, businesses, and service providers, and be familiar with the history, characteristics, and key issues of the watershed. The PM will also promote and enable waterfront and watershed revitalization projects that increase habitat diversity, restore connectivity, expand public access to recreation, promote green stormwater management, and encourage sustainable development.

This position is identified as a part of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s (NKFM) effort to improve health, prevent chronic disease, and reduce health disparities through culturally appropriate programming.  This effort is funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (CDC DNPAO) through the national REACH initiative.  

Additionally, this position is funded in part by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation through funding that supports the Rouge Gateway Trail Connector and will support the built environment along the Rouge River Gateway and the Rouge River Water Trail. 

Application Instructions

All interested parties are invited to submit 1) a resume, 2) three references, and 3) a cover letter indicating why you are interested in this position which describes experience and interest in the position. Please submit as a single PDF file of all three in the following format: Your Full Name_FOTR Program Manager_Trails_ Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Mail/e-mail to:  Marie McCormick, Executive Director, mmccormick@therouge.org.  Deadline for submission: Sunday, December 6, 2020.  11:59 p.m.  Early submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis.  Late submissions will not be considered. No phone calls, please.