Posting: Community Resilience Program Manager - Eastside Community Network, Detroit MI

January 25, 2023

Position Posting: Community Resilience Program Manager

Reports to: Director of Climate Equity Positions Terms: Full Time salaried with some evening and weekend hours; $50,000- $55,000

Position Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life coverage

Position Scope: Manage and support ECN’s work on the Resilient Eastside Initiative, community resilience building, and the development of resilience hubs. Specific environmental knowledge desired but not required.

Eastside Community Network is seeking a person for a program manager position in its Climate Equity Department. The role will manage the efforts of ECN and partners to form a network of resilience hubs across the eastside including ECN’s Stoudamire Wellness Hub. Experience with environmental issues is not required, though openness to learning about new topics is. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the eastside of Detroit and willingness to learn about climate resiliency.

Resumes should be submitted to and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Baseline Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with resilience, emergency preparedness, disaster response, or other related topics
  • Familiarity with issues like flooding, extreme heat, and other potential threats to Detroiters’ health
  • Knowledge of community needs, priorities, and leadership
  • Passion for Detroit and advocating for positive change in the city
  • Experience working in Detroit communities, especially the eastside
  • Strong organization and logistical management skills
  • Comfort with using technology (email, video conferencing, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.)
  • Open to building knowledge around climate resiliency, environmental justice, and other related topics
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
  • Proven ability to engage and interact with diverse populations
  • Proven ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Willingness to develop new skills and knowledge as needed

Desirable Qualifications: 

  • Resident of Detroit
  • Experience in climate, environmental justice, sustainability, or other environmental subjects
  • Experience with community engagement and meeting facilitation

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborating with partners to build out a resilient hub network
  • Facilitate a network of resilience hub stakeholders
  • Facilitating program work, meetings, and event logistics
  • Building relationships and partnerships with networks in Detroit and Michigan
  • Representing ECN at meetings and events
  • Expanding knowledge of sustainability and climate change issues
  • Organizing, attending, and participating in community meetings hosted by ECN and other groups
  • Creating materials for initiatives and campaigns
  • Providing administrative support and undertaking other project tasks as needed


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