The mission of the Michigan Lean Consortium (MLC) is to engage, connect, and develop people and processes in continuous improvement and Lean initiatives to positively impact Michigan.
The MLC is a membership based nonprofit organization working to support organizations and professionals on their Lean journeys by providing a range of learning events, networking opportunities, and other resources. Events include training sessions, webinars, coffee chats, sessions related to specific industry of practice, and an annual conference. The MLC also connects with our members through our website, social media, and a monthly newsletter.
Lean is a dynamic process of continuous improvement and learning by empowered associates, in a culture of mutual trust and respect, focused on eliminating waste and maximizing value for our customers.
Michigan Lean Consortium’s Events team is seeking ambitious candidates who are eager to learn more about event management. This volunteer position will provide valuable hands-on, professional experience in a non-profit organization and the opportunity to work in a fast-paced event environment. The position will offer a chance to learn about event management through in-person and virtual projects and help prepare students for future job opportunities. Students are expected to have experience and growing interest in event management.
As a nonprofit organization we support our events and resources through membership and philanthropic activities. As our organization is growing we continue to seek grant support as an additional revenue stream. Grant project focuses includes, but is not limited to, membership scholarships, program development, and staff support.
The MLC Grant Writing Student Volunteer is responsible for a range of grant writing activities, from planning to execution of content. The volunteer will work under the guidance of an MLC Board Member and in connection with MLC staff. While the volunteer is assigned to specific grant writing projects, they are also able to attend MLC networking and learning events.
Connection and communication are essential functions of the MLC. To grow our network, we focus on marketing the value of being a member with the MLC as well as the opportunities to attend a range of learning events. Our marketing efforts are the connection between the MLC strategy and our membership. We are significantly growing our traditional marketing approaches by adding more standardization, visual content, and marketing analytics to our practices.
The MLC Marketing Student Volunteer is responsible for a range of marketing activities, from planning to execution of content. The volunteer will work under the guidance of the MLC Board Marketing Liaison and in connection with MLC staff. While the volunteer is assigned to specific marketing projects, they are also able to attend MLC networking and learning events.