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Posting Date: 04/20/2018
Organization: Artists Creating Together
City Position is located: Grand Rapids
Position Description (include how to apply):

Become part of a growing nonprofit organization empowering individuals with disabilities to learn, grow, and celebrate through the arts.  We need a new team member to direct all operational facets of programs.  Has the operational responsibility for supervising staff and artists, managing volunteers, ongoing project management, and data analysis of Artists Creating Together (ACT) programming. 

Please go to www.artistscreatingtogether.org to view the full posting and submission information. 

Submit resume with a cover letter via email only to director@artistscreatingtogether.org by April 30, 2018 before 5:00 pm.

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Posting Date: 04/19/2018
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Organization: Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
City Position is located: Detroit
Position Description (include how to apply):

Wayne Metro Summer Associates will perform a range of activities during their eight week project to achieve food security and summer literacy retention.

  • Assist in registering 105 children and youth for USDA Summer Food Service Program meals
  • Assist in serving 3360 meals through the USDA Summer Food Service Program
  • Support Wayne Metro’s Communication Team with outreach and community engagement tasks for USDA Summer Food Service Program
  • Attend an 8 hour orientation and a 16 hour training by Wayne Metro staff on age appropriate development and reading tutoring
  • Provide 105 participants enrichment activities and one-to-one literacy tutoring

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=80214&fromSearch=true 

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Posting Date: 04/18/2018
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Organization: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
City Position is located: Detroit
Position Description (include how to apply):

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Devise and manage master event calendar, in coordination with other departments.
  • Design and execute signature events (New Year’s Eve Bash, Classical Roots and Heroes Gala), as well as, major gift announcements, season kickoffs, lecture series, corporate sponsor receptions, etc.
  • Responsible for being the driving force behind ensuring income is generated from assigned special events in the portfolio.
  • Develop team strategy to achieve revenue goals Plan, manage, and execute all aspects of donor and sponsor events including: budgeting, site selection, event collateral, catering, volunteer management, event timelines, mailing lists, event production, sponsorship fulfillment, working with committees and post-event follow up.
  • Research event ideas, venues, and potential panelists and speakers as directed.
  • Create and maintain timelines and manuals for event planning as an institutional record.
  • Contribute to publications, print materials, and the website to promote DSO Advancement events and programming.
  • Create formal written reports for each event, detailing successes, challenges and recommendations for following years.
  • Plan intimate dinners with the Music Director, guest artists, and DSO Musicians pre and post-concert for Gabrilowitsch Society members (donors $10K+) , other major donors.
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Posting Date: 04/18/2018
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Organization: CARE of Southeastern Michigan
City Position is located: Fraser
Position Description (include how to apply):

Please visit our website and employment page: careofsem.com/employment

CARE is seeking to fill two (2) Parent Educators for our newly formed program, Early Learning Community. The role entails responsibility for implementing and/or facilitating ongoing training/professional development opportunities to child care providers (state regulated and unlicensed subsidized) and parents caring for children primarily birth to age eight.   

Education:

  • Associate’s degree or early childhood endorsement is required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    Child development or education preferred.
  • Experience in working with adult learners, early childhood education, or parent education is preferred.
  • Experience in the field of early childhood education and providing caregiver support and/or education preferred.
  • Minimum one year experience facilitating groups, training for adult learners, or early childhood activities is preferred.

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong experience delivering professional development to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to fully integrate the use of technology to engage participants and enhance the training experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate motivation, energy, confidence and commitment in the delivery of training content.
  • Familiarity with High Scope and other curriculum models, Core Knowledge and Core Competencies, Great Start to Quality, and Michigan child care licensing requirements preferred.
  • Experience working with caregivers serving at-risk families and knowledge of the community preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement/facilitate training using the Early Learning Communities specified curricula at locations in Detroit and Wayne and Macomb Counties.
  • Conduct interactive play and learn groups for children under the age of five and their parent/caregiver.
  • Use knowledge to inform equipping the lending library, training materials, and activities relevant to training. Integrate lending library materials into training and facilitate participant use of lending library materials.
  • Recruit participants by attending health fairs, school meetings, events, and other community based activities.
  • Demonstrate motivation, energy, confidence and commitment in the delivery of training content.
  • Ability to fully integrate the use of technology to engage participants and enhance the training experience.
  • Assure training setting and materials necessary for implementation are appropriate, ready and available for use.
  • Use best practice strategies in adult learning to implement training.
  • Support the development of program strategies to engage providers in increasing quality based on funder expectations and metrics.
  • Ensure required data is collected and entered into systems within the required time frames and that all forms are maintained in an organized and up to date manner.
  • Participate in continued professional development throughout employment to continually upgrade skill, knowledge of current trends and best practice in the fields of child development and adult education.
  • Assists with research, marketing and the recruitment for the program to families for services.
  • Work positively and cooperatively with supervisor, colleagues, community members and all agency staff.
  • As a member of a network of ELC instructors, participate fully and professionally within the network and represent the network when appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor and attend mandatory meetings/trainings as assigned.
  • Ability to adjust hours of work based on the community needs, including some evening and weekends.
  • Knowledgeable of national and local substance use and prevention statistics and demonstrates the ability to apply current trends to service delivery.
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Posting Date: 04/18/2018
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Organization: Alternatives for Girls
City Position is located: Detroit
Position Description (include how to apply):

TO APPLY:

Visit careers.alternativesforgirls.org

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Case Planning Services Manager, the Case Planner/Counselor will provide case management and intensive therapeutic counseling for individuals, families and groups in the Shelter/TIL Program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide individual and family counseling for participants ages 15-21 (primary caseload 15-17).
  • Meet crisis intervention needs of participants.
  • Provide assessments and referral for mental health services.
  • Provide 90 days of in-home aftercare to minor participants and their families.
  • Completes and revises treatment plans.
  • Maintains an accurate and current treatment file on each client assigned to case load.
  • Generates needs based continued care referrals.
  • Completes client’s progress evaluations, discharge summaries and letters to referral sources.
  • Assist in development of policies, procedures and evaluation for the Individual & Family Services.
  • Completes treatment documentation for both group and individual therapy sessions same day as occurrence.
  • Completes all required data entry for intake, discharge, individual, group and follow-up same day as occurrence.
  • Compile statistics and complete narratives that contribute to monthly, annual and other reports.
  • Participate in community activities and assist in the distribution of community education/public relation’s materials.  Participate in at least one community coalition.
  • Help develop and nurture strong relationships with other agencies through visits, phone calls, and referrals in order to insure client access to needed services.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology or Guidance and Counseling.
  • LLMSW required, LMSW strongly preferred.
  • 1 year clinical experience required.
  • 2 years of experience working with at-risk youth
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Posting Date: 04/18/2018
Organization: Christian Reformed Church in North America
City Position is located: Grand Rapids
Position Description (include how to apply):

World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, is seeking a full-time grants manager who is passionate about promoting just and resilient communities.  While this position requires attention to detail, an ability to develop and write competitive grant proposals, and support grant and contract awards, it also requires someone who is able to promote lasting change through relationships that extend far beyond office walls. We’re looking for a match maker. Someone to match programs with grant opportunities, match World Renew with other like-minded organizations in collaborations and fundraising, and work to support the success of these grants. If you are the right person for this opportunity, your unique contribution to World Renew will be: providing leadership in building a new strategy and set of relationships for future funding.

Visit www.crcna.org/jobs for a detailed position description. To apply complete an online application and attach a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications, along with a current resume by April 27, 2018.

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Posting Date: 04/16/2018
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Organization: Fort Street Presbyterian Church
City Position is located: Detroit
Position Description (include how to apply):

Fort Street Presbyterian Church is seeking a Director for its Open Door program. The Open Door Director directs, supervises, and coordinates the operations, programs, funding, communications/public relations, donations and administration and management of Open Door. This is a $50,000 40 hour a week position with benefits that reports to the Pastor/Head of Staff and Personnel Committee.

Since 1967, Open Door has worked to relieve the suffering of our community members who have little access to many of life’s most basic necessities, most notably our weekly meal service and clothing closets. The Open Door seeks to be a cohesive agent that binds our congregants and community together regardless of age, ethnicity or economic status. Open Door is not only an on-site mission, but a catalyst for further efforts to bring together our city’s divided communities. We hope to find a Director who can build and strengthen the relationships that make the program work, including the Fort Street Presbyterian Church community and other churches that provide financial support, donations and volunteers; with volunteers; with guests who receive services; and with partner organizations and service providers.We seek a creative leader who can share the story and vision of Open Door with individuals from a variety of life circumstances and social locations.

We are accepting résumés for this position through April 30, 2018. Résumés should be emailed to FortStreetPersonnel@gmail.com.

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Posting Date: 04/16/2018
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Organization: Paint Creek Center for the Arts
City Position is located: Rochester, Michigan
Position Description (include how to apply):

Position Available: Executive Director Candidate must have excellent communications, administrative and management skills.  Position is full time with benefits. Salary negotiable based on experience; salary range $60,000 - $70,000, plus bonus.

To apply email cover letter and resume to: Paint Creek Center for the Arts, 407 Pine Street, Rochester, MI  48307, or email to positions@pccart.org. No phone inquiries please. Job is posted until filled. Applications received by 5:00 PM on May 4, 2018 will receive priority.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The mission of the PCCA is to enhance life in the region by promoting, encouraging and creating opportunities to participate in and appreciate the arts. The Executive Director of PCCA must be a person who has strong skills in leadership, vision, fund development, administrative and management skills. This is a full-time position, hired by and directly accountable to the PCCA Board of Directors through the members of its Executive Committee.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Overseeing the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services that support the mission of PCCA.
  • Propose programming directions consistent with the bylaws and mission
  • Lead the staff and Board in developing an annual budget, and making financial decisions consistent with the budget as approved by the Board...

For full position description, go to www.pccart.org/about/careers

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Posting Date: 04/13/2018
Organization: Ralph C Wilson, Jr. Foundation
City Position is located: Detroit
Position Description (include how to apply):

Position:  Communications Associate

Function: Works with Communications Officer, the Vice President of Programs & Communications, and cross departmental teams on the development and execution of communications strategies that advance the Foundation’s work.

Reports to: Communications Officer

Overview: The Communications Associate reports directly to the Communications Officer and works as part of a team that includes the Vice President of Programs & Communications. The Communications Associate supports a variety of functions for the overall communications department, including (but not limited to) website & social media management, event coordination, press release & presentation development, board material support, vendor and administrative support, and more. The Communications Associate will also manage specific projects, where appropriate, and will work with other staff, external partners and consultants on Foundation communications.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the management and updates of the Foundation’s communications channels, including but not limited to, website, social media, press releases, e-blasts/newsletters, blogs, presentations (i.e. PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.) and storytelling initiatives across two markets.
  • Work with Communications Officer to develop and maintain a pro-active communications calendar that encompasses all of the Foundation’s initiatives and special projects.
  • Serve as liaison with grantees regarding requests for approved uses of Foundation logos and materials, as well as assistance and coordination in developing press releases or marketing materials/ads for Foundation-supported events.
  • Assist Communications Officer in the day-to-day management of several communications vendor relationships with the Foundation and its’ special initiatives and projects.
  • Facilitate email communications to the Foundation’s various contact lists, including maintaining lists, drafting e-blast content, making edits per staff requests and running reports as part of ongoing evaluations.
  • Provide project management for Foundation-led events, in coordination with other staff and vendors/consultants. This may include (but not limited to) development of an event plan, research event space and vendors, developing an event budget, ensuring proper staffing at the event, creation of materials, staffing the event, and reporting on its attendance and impact.
  • Provide communications support for all Foundation special projects and events, including but not limited to, partnerships, group facilitation, brand development management, media relations, and digital and social media.
  • Conduct daily media monitoring, share coverage internally and post key media clips to the Foundation’s website.
  • Assist in the development and upkeep of the Foundation’s photo, video and media archive, to create a well-organized system of assets.
  • Work with Communications Officer & Executive Team to prepare regular Trustee updates and other information briefings for Foundation Trustees and strategic partners.

 Relationship Management/Community Relations:

  • Participate/attend philanthropy, grantee and community functions such as press conferences, seminars on community issues hosted by others, etc.
  • Actively seek opportunities to introduce the Foundation to key community stakeholders.
  • Look for opportunities to interact collaboratively with other funders, not-for-profits or others with community concerns.
  • Promote and facilitate cooperation and collaboration among not-for-profit organizations.
  • Attend regional/national network meetings, providing updates and obtain information.

 Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to Executive Team as directed.
  • Work closely with Vice President of Programs & Communications and Communications Officer.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Other Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 2 to 4 years of relevant, professional work experience.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in nonprofit communications, public relations, journalism, and/or news media preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Well-developed skill and proficiency in designing presentations.
  • An overall commitment to excellence in quality of work and outcomes; ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines; and demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to new situations.
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment, and work with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds, experiences and cultures; and a personal style that fosters strong team participation and productivity, emphasizing the values of respect and mutual accountability.
  • Passion for improving the quality of life in the Foundation’s geographic focus areas of Western New York and Southeast Michigan and knowledge and interest in the core funding areas RCWJRF supports.

Other Job Requirements:

Regular car travel necessary throughout the Foundation’s service areas. Valid driver’s license and reliable auto with necessary insurance required. Periodic day and/or overnight travel within the Foundation’s service areas, statewide and national also required.

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Posting Date: 04/13/2018
Organization: Senior Neighbors, Inc
City Position is located: Grand Rapids, MI
Position Description (include how to apply):

 Accountant – Grand Rapids, MI

Senior Neighbors, Inc, a Kent County nonprofit organization, is seeking an Accountant in Grand Rapids, MI.  Senior Neighbors serves over 4,000 older adults annually, helping them stay independent through a wide range of essential services and our five Senior Neighbors centers. Senior Neighbors promotes the well-being of older adults with services that promote self-sufficiency, especially to those with physical, social or economic needs. We’ve been proudly serving seniors living in Kent County since 1972.

The Accountant will provide general ledger maintenance including journal entries, account analysis, reconciliations and income/expense allocations, assist with grant reporting, cash management and monthly and year-end financial statements. 

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s in Accounting with experience in nonprofit accounting.  The selected candidate must be team-oriented and self-motivated, have strong organizational and communications skills and be detail oriented.  GP Dynamics & Management Reporter software experience a plus. Salary starting at $43,500 per year, excellent benefits.

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Jeffrey Gass by email to jgass@seniorneighbors.org. You may also send your cover letter and resume by mail to:

Attention: Director of Operations
Senior Neighbors, Inc.
678 Front Ave NW, Suite 205
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Senior Neighbors is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and a racism free culture in the workplace and our community. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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