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LIAA currently seeks a Media Center Director of Operations and a Community Planner.

Media Center Director of Operations

We seek an experienced television and video production manager with advanced leadership and strategic thinking skills. LIAA’s UpNorth Media Center Director of Operations is the lead worker and project manager for northwest lower Michigan’s only public access and government access television stations. The Director of Operations guides the day-to-day operations of the media center, including public education and outreach efforts, special video productions and services, recruitment and coordination of volunteer and staff efforts, and overall community video program development.

We provide a reasonable salary, excellent benefits, great colleagues, a comfortable work environment, and real causes worth working for. All of this in one of the most beautiful locations on earth.

The successful candidate will be a creative, friendly and engaging person with several years of experience in video production technology and television services. We expect truly excellent communication skills, real dedication to community service and lots of personal initiative. We prefer a person with one or more relevant degrees (e.g., communications, television services, journalism) and advanced technology skills.

For more information, download the Director of Operations position description.

How to Apply

Please send an e-mail to searchcommittee@liaa.org attaching a well-written cover letter, a complete resume, and three references as soon as possible. We will take applications until the position is filled. All attachments should be provided in .pdf format.


Community Planner

We seek an experienced, highly-creative professional with strong leadership and strategic thinking skills for our Community Planner position. The Community Planner will help LIAA provide the best land-use planning and community development services available in Michigan. The person in this position will help cities, townships, villages and counties across the state work together in developing more sustainable, healthy communities that preserve Michigan’s cultural and natural resources while building greater community resilience.

We provide a reasonable salary (salary range: $36–$50K, depending on experience and education), good benefits, great colleagues, a comfortable work environment, and meaningful causes worth working for, all in one of the most beautiful locations on Earth.

The ideal candidate is a creative and engaging person with truly excellent communication skills and a willingness to travel. We prefer a person with some experience and an advanced degree in urban planning or a related field. Experience and expertise in areas such as ecosystem and natural sciences, landscape architecture, and/or community development and design are also desirable.

For more information, download the Community Planner position description.

How to Apply

Please send an email to burkholder@liaa.org, attaching a well-written cover letter, a resume, and three professional references as soon as possible. We will take applications immediately and continue to search until the position is filled. All documents should be provided in PDF format.

This page last updated on 9/22/2017.

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