Job Opportunities

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is located in Lansing, the state capital of Michigan, around the corner from Michigan State University and home to a variety of recreational amenities, entertainment options, and diverse urban and rural living options. Tri-County offers a competitive benefits package that includes a retirement plan and medical, dental, vision, life, and long- and short-term disability insurance.


We are seeking dynamic, innovative, and driven individuals to join our team! View open positions below to see if you could be a fit for us.


Tri-County is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, weight, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law.

To apply for a position with Tri-County, please submit a completed application, resume, cover letter, and any other documents requested in the individual job posting. An application is considered incomplete if required documentation is not provided. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. of the apply-by date. 

To apply, you may do one of the following:​

  • Email your completed application and requested documents to

  • Mail your completed application and requested documents to:

Attn: Greg Hoffman, Director of Finance & Operations

3135 Pine Tree Road, Suite 2C

Lansing, MI 48911​

Due to our COVID-19 Mitigation Measures currently in place, we are not accepting applications in-person at this time.


Job Postings

Director of Marketing & Community Engagement

DATE POSTED: 5/5/2021



The Director of Marketing & Community Engagement is a full-time, salaried position with traditional weekday office hours and some evening meetings, travel, and events outside of regular office hours. Primary duties include coordinating all digital and print communications, marketing, publications, media, social media, events, website management, and public education and outreach for the agency and its programs. This position develops and implements communication activities that engage and solicit feedback from the community, improve and enhance the agency’s image, and maximize the visibility of Tri-County’s work. This position reports to the Executive Director.

View the full position description, including areas of responsibility and principal duties, here.



A bachelor’s degree is required; journalism, communications, advertising, public relations, or marketing preferred.


This position requires a minimum of 2 years’ professional experience directly related to planning, community development, marketing, communications, media, social media, or related fields.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Superior writing skills required: extensive successful writing and editing experience with a variety of print and online communications media.

  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills; ability to professionally communicate and interact with office staff, elected officials, community partners, and the public.

  • Excellent relationship-building skills, comfortable public presence, and passion for building community support; experience in public speaking and media relations a plus

  • Experience creating and implementing targeted social media strategies; experience in search engine optimization and using social media analytics to track performance toward goals a plus

  • Eye for design and experience with graphic design software (such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)

  • Experience producing brochures, newsletters, annual reports, flyers, invitations, press releases and electronic communications; experience with email marketing/customer relationship management software (such as Constant Contact and Act!)

  • Proficiency and comfort with technology and Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook

  • Experience in website management and web content development

  • Experience working with local, state, or federal governments; experience communicating complicated topics and ability to translate technical concepts into plain language.

  • Experience planning and implementing events.

  • Collaborative, flexible team player

  • Detail-oriented and passionate about quality

  • Proactive and self-motivated; willingness and desire to improve and learn new processes.

  • Well organized and able to meet deadlines; ability to manage multiple projects and issues simultaneously and complete them on time with minimal supervision.

  • Maintains a professional, non-partisan public profile consistent with organizational values and the agency’s role as a neutral facilitator.

  • A valid driver’s license, reliable method of transportation, and willingness to travel on business.

Tri-County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Internship Program

Are you a student currently enrolled in a degree program or a recent graduate looking to gain work experience, integrate and apply academic studies to real-life situations, and establish a professional network for your career? Tri-County is seeking smart, dedicated, personable, energetic, skilled young professionals from a variety of backgrounds to join our internship program!

Areas of Interest

We offer a variety of internships for undergraduate and graduate students to work on special projects and collaborate with our different programs, including:​

  • GIS and data analysis

  • Transportation planning/engineering

  • Communications (social media, events, graphic design, content development)

  • Urban planning and trending community issues

  • Don’t see an area of interest or study that you would like to pursue? Email us with your proposal, resume, and cover letter, and we will see what we can create!

Details & Requirements

While unpaid, our internships are a great option for those needing a flexible schedule and seeking careers in government, nonprofit, and private organizations. Tri-County’s internship program gives you the opportunity to get hands-on experience and learn about issues impacting communities across the country, all while you’re networking in the state’s capital city with industry professionals and key community leaders. 

Internships typically occur during the summer (May – August), fall (September – December), or spring semester (January – April), but may be extended on a case-by-case basis. To participate in the internship program, individuals must:

  • Be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week (maximum 30 hours)

  • Have earned a minimum of 24 semester credits or 36 term credits before program entry

  • Demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Apply for an Internship

Email your resume, cover letter, proposal, and any additional details we should know to In your email, please note the type of internship you are applying for, provide your days/hours of availability, and include any examples of your work.