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Job Title: Administrative Staff – Part Time

  • Job ID #: 12
  • Company: Mi-Light
  • Category: Full Time Employment
  • City: Ann Arbor
  • Location: Michigan
  • Yearly Salary: Under $20k
  • Job Description: Administrative Staff – Part Time Reports to: Board Chairperson of Mi-Light Date: October 8, 2015 Mi-Light, the Michigan Photonics Industry 501c(6) trade association, is seeking administrative assistance on a part-time, temporary basis during the summer of 2015 with potential for the position to be extended beyond that period. We are currently an all-volunteer Membership organization. The successful candidate will work closely with the Officers and founding members of the 2 ½ year-old organization to accomplish our mission of supporting, promoting and growing the photonics industry state-wide. The job functions sometimes require the ability to commute to locations around Ann Arbor (including the Mi-Light virtual office at Ann Arbor SPARK Central) or the surrounding areas, but mainly can be done remotely). Job Functions: Assist the Officers of Mi-Light, the Michigan Photonics Industry Cluster, in various functions, including but not limited to: Document, learn and repeat various tasks for the website (for example updating the calendar, job and document postings, press releases) Data entry for various activities, including membership lists, contact relationship management system, and other records necessary for the operation of the organization Support member and networking meetings and events Communicate with board to set meeting dates Contact venues to set up events including member meetings Order supplies and refreshments for meetings Help prepare materials for meetings Set-up and tear-down of networking meetings and events Support working groups that do projects to meet Mi-Light goals, including but not limited to: Membership, Messaging/Marketing, Tradeshows and Events, and Education and Workforce Development Take minutes of meetings, when requested Help organize times and dates for meetings (mostly teleconferences) Under the direction of the Officers, assist in preparing reports, emails to members and partners Take minutes of meetings, when requested Other items as requested that support the above activities Qualifications: Self-reliant, detail- and results- oriented, able to multitask Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive Must be proficient in English with strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills Proficient in standard office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint Able to communicate by phone and email with Mi-Light partners and contacts in a professional manner Must be able to effectively interface with the Officers of Mi-Light’s board Able to lift up to 25 – 30 lbs (office and event equipment) Preferred qualifications Previous work experience Experience in a non-profit or small business, working in business-to-business or administrative roles Computer with standard office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint Type of position: Part time (no more than 20 hours per week, typically up to 10 hours per week) Pay range - $15 to $18 per hour, commensurate with experience and skills If you are interested in economic development and high-tech industry, we invite you to send your resume and contact information to:; for questions, call 734-417-1079.

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Our Mission Statement

Mi-Light serves as the focal point for the photonics industry in Michigan, bringing together professionals from companies, academia and organizations, dedicated to mutually supporting, promoting and growing Michigan's photonics industry.  Mi-Light’s mission is to promote and grow our internationally-recognized talent pool and leverage our strong industrial and academic capabilities in order to expand the photonics industry, attract funding and stimulate innovation in Michigan. Learn more.