Monday, January 26, 2015

Walmart Rollback Prices on Banquet Dinners & Pot Pies, Chef Boyardee Canned Meals #LowPriceMeals

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are my own. #LowPriceMeals #CollectiveBias

Save Money while Spending Less Time in the Kitchen...

It's a busy time of year and I'm making it easy in the kitchen with Banquet dinners and pot pies and Chef Boyardee. The rollback prices on frozen Banquet dinners and pot pies and Chef Boyardee cans makes it easy to save and spend less time in the kitchen.

The rollback prices are just $0.80 for each frozen Banquet dinner and pot pie now through February 24, 2015 and $0.75 for each 14.5-15 oz can of Chef Boyardee January 20 - March 16, 2015. 

Tasty meals like Banquet salisbury steak and Chef Boyardee raviolis make dinner easy and delicious! Be sure to head to Walmart and stock up on this great deal while supplies last!

See the entire list of meals on rollback price using the following links:

- Frozen Banquet dinners
- Chef Boyardee cans


Find out more about Walmart Roll Back Meals at www.walmart.com/rollbackmeals

While shopping at Walmart, be sure to look for the Rollback signs for Banquet in the freezer section and Chef Boyardee in the Canned Food aisle!


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FREE Cooking Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in February - 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 RSVP

Williams-Sonoma Complimentary Technique Classes

Become a better cook with Williams-Sonoma Technique Classes and be inspired! Learn fresh menu ideas, healthy recipes for family dinners, and both classic and new cooking techniques. Their complimentary Technique Classes are each dedicated to a specific culinary topic, such as cookware, tools or the best way to work with seasonal produce.

- Hour-long technique classes are FREE and include tastings of prepared dishes.
- Participants enjoy 10% savings on select same-day store purchases.
- Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.

- Class size is limited – call your local store to register

FEBRUARY TECHNIQUE CLASSES INCLUDE -

February 1st - Valentine's Day Baking
Surprise your loved ones with the sweetest of homemade treats: irresistible cakes that are gifts from the heart. In this class, you’ll learn to prepare desserts from scratch as well as some quick shortcut recipes. They’re perfect for this most romantic of holidays and anytime you want a slice of decadence.

February 8th - Asian Cooking: Dumplings and Noodles
To celebrate the Lunar New Year on February 19, invite friends over for a dumpling and noodle party. Noodles symbolize long life, so everyone will want to attend your gathering! In this class you’ll also learn how to make dumplings as well as how to steam and panfry them.

February 15th - Asian Cooking: Stir Frying
Stir-fry your way to delicious and nutritious meals that are easy enough for hectic weeknights yet impressive enough for guests. We’ll teach you the basics of stir-frying and discuss key ingredients and seasonings, including soy sauce, ginger, garlic, lime and jalapeño.

February 22nd - Cooking with Cast Iron
Because cast-iron cookware retains heat exceptionally well, it’s ideal for preparing slow-cooked one-pot meals, warming soups and much more. Discover how to make the most of your cast-iron cookware and how to keep these specialty pieces in tip-top shape.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON FREE WILLIAMS-SONOMA TECHNIQUE CLASSES

Williams-Sonoma locations in Michigan include -

SOMERSET COLLECTION
2801 West Big Beaver Road
Troy , MI 48084
(248) 637-0672

TWELVE OAKS MALL
27710B Novi Rd
Novi , MI 48377
(248) 596-1036

VILLAGE OF ROCHESTER HILLS
352 North Adams Road
Rochester Hills , MI 48309
(248) 375-5891


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Sunday, January 25, 2015

GIVEAWAY: COUPONS for 2 FREE Bottles of Purex PowerShot Detergent - ENDS 2/6

I received a complementary bottle of Purex PowerShot detergent to facilitate this review. Purex is sponsoring the coupons for this giveaway. All opinions are my own....

Flip. Dose. Done!

Purex detergent has been a staple in my house for over 10 years.  I love that Purex is much cheaper than the leading name brand laundry detergents while keeping my clothes just as clean. So when I received the opportunity to try a new Purex detergent that will be available in stores in February, I jumped at the chance to see how Purex has upped their game.

The new Purex PowerShot is a super concentrated detergent that comes in a small 45 oz bottle that is good for 45 loads of laundry. Now I don't know about you, but I usually never get the recommended amount of loads from concentrated detergent because I tend to use too much. So I am glad that Purex has made it full proof to measure out the correct amount with Purex PowerShot by building auto-dosing technology into the bottle.

Flip. Dose. Done!  And now I am not wasting any detergent!
Purex Powershot comes in the only bottle that automatically dispenses the correct amount of super concentrated formula so that there is no waste!  

Just open the cap, flip the bottle upside down and the bottle will measure out one super concentrated dose of Purex PowerShot detergent.  Flip the bottle back upright again and you are done. The Powershot bottle automatically refills and is ready for the next dose.

I love that Purex Powershot detergent does all the measuring for me. I use 1 flip for regular loads and 2 flips for very large or extra dirty loads. And Purex Porwershot will be available in two popular Purex fragrances - Mountain Breeze and Natural Elements in & Lilles.

Check out Purex PowerShot Detergent when it becomes available in stores that sell Purex in February of 2015.

And keep reading to find out how to win coupons for FREE bottles of Purex Powershot Detergent so that you can try it out for yourself courtesy of Purex...

GIVEAWAY
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2015 Meridan Winter Blast - Admission only $2, 3 Canned Goods, or 1 Children's Book - 2/6 - 2/8

It’s all fun and games at the Meridian Winter Blast! 

Detroit’s premier winter festival, Meridian Winter Blast presented by Quicken Loans returns to Campus Martius Park, Friday, February 6 - Sunday, February 8.

Admission to the 2015 Meridian Winter Blast is $2, three canned goods/non-perishable items or a children’s book, which will go toward helping to fight hunger in metro Detroit and continue the festival’s commitment to fostering literacy. 

The wildly popular Snow Slide returns courtesy of Meridian Health Plan and the Bedrock Zip Line  Adventure makes its debut on Woodward Avenue, putting the thrill into the downtown winter chill at the 11th annual festival!

Towering more than 30 feet high, the Meridian Snow Slide will continue its tradition as a festival favorite thanks to the sponsorship of Meridian Health Plan. With three lanes delivering an exhilarating 200 foot ride in seven seconds, the Meridian Snow Slide will again be a main attraction not to be missed!

“The Snow Slide has always been such a big part of Winter Blast and we’re pleased to be able to make the return of this family favorite a reality," said Jon Cotton, President and Chief Operating Officer of Meridian Health Plan.

Meridian Winter Blast will also launch the Bedrock Zip Line Adventure in 2015, providing daredevil festivalgoers the coolest 20 seconds of their lives with the first zip line EVER in downtown Detroit. Thrill-seekers will be lining up to experience the ultimate rush of flying 300 feet across the sky -- the length of a football field!  This new festival feature is the longest, fastest mobile zip line available and allows two people to zip simultaneously on two lines 34 feet in the air.

“The Bedrock Zip Line is an exciting new addition to the Winter Blast, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the city’s urban core each year,” said Bill Emerson, CEO of presenting sponsor Quicken Loans. "Whether its zip lining, ice skating, dining or shopping, there is something for the entire family in the city during this festival weekend.”

Guests will also enjoy marshmallow roasting, a weekend of free ice skating, a variety of food choices, live music and plenty of other “cool” winter activities. Meridian Winter Blast hours are Friday 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. –11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

AN “EVEN-ODD” FREE WARM UP WITH TIM HORTONS
All festivalgoers will be able to get something for FREE courtesy of Meridian Winter Blast’s new event partner as they "Warm Up with Tim Hortons."

Complimentary hot chocolate and regular coffee sampling will take place each afternoon, with hot chocolate served for free at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., and coffee on the odd hours of 1p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. More than 2,500 free cups of warm beverages will be available each hour on a first-come, first-served basis inside of two Tim Hortons Comfort Zones.

The warmth and giveaways continue after the festival! Each guest will receive a guaranteed-to-win RRRoll Up The Rim To Win cup when exiting the festival. RRRoll Up The Rim To Win runs at Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurants across the United States starting February 2, 2015 and will run throughout the month, or until cup supplies last. Prizes include coffee, cars, gift cards and more!!! Every Cup handed out at Winter Blast is a winning cup!

Finding warmth will be no problem at the festival with Tim Hortons Comfort Zones providing heat every 150 feet along with a variety of cuisine, music and kids’ activities. These respites insulated from the winter chill will include the Compuware Building Atrium and large tents on Monroe Street and Cadillac Square that both feature great food and live music.

KIDS STAGE, SCIENCE PROGRAM AND MORE
All family fun and activities will unfold inside the Compuware lobby. New this year is the science-themed “Winter Fun Lab” presented by the General Motors Foundation. Organized by Meridian Winter Blast and The Michigan Science Center, activities will include “Frostology,” LIVE dramatic demonstrations on the Kids Stage of how different materials react to extremely low temperatures; hands-on activity stations with slime; science of sound; static electricity demonstrations; and more, with giveaway offers including family four-packs to the Michigan Science Center.

FLAGSTAR BANK SPIRIT OF DETROIT CONTEST
Flagstar Bank is providing a brand new opportunity to win some downtown winter fun with the Spirit of Detroit Contest. One lucky winner will receive a prize package of Detroit delights including a two-night stay at the Westin Book Cadillac, four tickets to see a Detroit Red Wings regular season home game, a dinner certificate for four at Santorini and Fountain Bistro and a party for 20 at Bookies Bar & Grille.

Contestants can enter online at www.winterblast.com or in person during the Meridian Winter Blast at any of the festival information booths. Rules and information are available at www.winterblast.com

MERIDIAN WINTER BLAST INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
Festival patrons can ice skate for free at Campus Martius Park for the entire festival weekend courtesy of St. John Providence Health System. Once again, Meridian Winter Blast is the only weekend all year long when visitors can skate for free.

Attendees can also watch live skating demos at the Skating Exhibitions presented by WH Canon from synchronized ice-skating teams to up-and-coming couples. Five distinct ice skating clubs, including the legendary Detroit Skating Club, will perform and entertain crowds at Campus Martius Park throughout the entire weekend.

The hockey competition is back: the Meridian Winter Blast is once again challenging festivalgoers with a Hockey Shot competition, presented by Great Expressions Dental Centers. Throughout the weekend, attendees will have a chance to shoot and score cool prizes from Great Expressions, the Meridian Winter Blast and Detroit Red Wings. The grand prize winner will get a choice of a free set of braces or a dental care package from Great Expressions Dental Centers valued at $5000. Each person who participates in the competition, taking place on the ice rink on Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m., will receive a GEDC t-shirt and smile bag for all their mouth-care needs.

The Flagstar Bank Ice Garden will once again present a variety of expertly crafted and lighted ice sculptures including a large rendition of “The Spirit of Detroit” statue, always a crowd favorite. On-site ice carving demonstrations will take place during festival hours on Friday. Patrons can also visit the iced Eskimo family exhibit as well as take pictures posing in any of the four open faces. Also, interactive and great for photos will be ice chairs and an ice bar. Among many of the one-of-a-kind sculptures on display will be wildlife and aquatic scenes, as well as hockey players sculpted in honor of the Detroit Red Wings.

Snowmaking also returns to Meridian Winter Blast with special snow cannons from Shanty Creek Resort and Huron-Clinton Metroparks that will add to the festive winter environment already in place due to this season’s snowfall. There will be plenty of snow created to ensure Snowshoeing and Dogsledding Exhibitions will again be a part of the fun.

Sponsored by Meridian Health Plan, guests will enjoy snowshoeing and can grab a pair of snowshoes and step into winter fun with the entire family at no charge. Snowshoes are available in a variety of sizes for both adults and children. Visitors will be able to get up, get moving and get fit in the festival’s winter wonderland of snow.

Dog Sledding Exhibitions presented by US Park will once again give a firsthand look at the challenging winter sport of dog sled racing with scheduled demonstrations. Presentations will be led by professional sled dog racer and Michigan native Amanda Vogel and her Snomad Racing Sled Dogs, making their sixth appearance at the festival. With more than 10 years training and racing sled dogs, Vogel is one of the top competitors in mid-distance sled dog racing in the lower 48. The Snomad Racing Sled Dogs travel throughout the U.S. and Canada to compete against other teams and will be participating in the upcoming UP200 Sled Dog Race on Feb. 12 in Marquette, Michigan.

Warm up with your family at one of the many roasting stations situated throughout the festival. For a toasty treat, marshmallow and s’more kits will be available for purchase.

CHOW DOWN AND THAW OUT WITH GREAT TASTES
A wide variety of tummy-warming foods and thirst-quenching drinks will be for sell from local restaurants, eateries and caterers at locations throughout the Meridian Winter Blast grounds.

New to the lineup this year will be: The Whitney, famous for its contemporary tastes and award-winning cuisine; and Detroit Seafood Market, known for its seafood delicacies and more. Other newcomers include Golden Fleece, Andiamo Italia/Ren Cen and Mystic Kettle. Returning eateries include: Mercurio Foods, Jackson’s Five Star Catering, The Almond Hut, Bed Rock Turkey Legs and more.

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
Meridian Winter Blast is pleased to announce its best ever music lineup on three different stages. The voices and beat of music from many genres, including country, rock, blues, pop, acoustic, Americana, funk and soul, will resonate from three stages located in the Compuware Lobby and throughout the festival in the Tim Hortons Comfort Zones, which provide a warm and cozy environment for listening enjoyment.

Popular bands slated to perform are The Reefermen, Stone Clover, and Orbitsuns along with Detroit jazz legend Thornetta Davis. Also scheduled to take the stage is the Pop R&B group Hot Sauce, high energy band Persuasion, Ska band 1592, and many others.

The full schedule of artists is as follows:

MUSIC SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Thornetta Davis takes to the Greektown Casino stage on Feb 6th at 9:30pm
2015 Meridian Winter Blast Music Schedule

Michigan Lottery Stage

Friday, February 6
11:30 to 12:15 am -  Carly Bins (Acoustic)
12:45 o 1:30pm     - KayLyn Pace (Country)
2 - 3pm                  - Chris Emerson (Rock & Roll)
3:30 - 4:30pm        - The Kung Fu Lovers (Rock & Roll)
5-6pm                    - Bill Grogan's Goat (Celtic Rock)
6:30 - 7:30pm        - Austin Scott (Country)
8-9pm                    - Bobby Murray Band (Blues Rock)
9:30 - 11pm           - Stone Clover (Irish Rock & Roll)

Saturday, February 7
11:30 - 12:15pm    - James & June (Folk Acoustic)
12:45 - 1:30pm      - Johnyce (R&B Pop)
2-3pm                    - The Sugarees (Folk Pop)
3:30pm 4:30pm     - Telco (Alternative Indie)
5-6pm                    - The Zydeco Hepcats (Zydeco)
6:30 - 7:30pm        - The Social Bandits (Blues Rock)
8-9pm                    - The Ruiners (Garage Rock)
9:30 -11pm            - The Reefermen (Rock & Soul)

Sunday, February 8
11:15am - Noon     - Candace Sosa (Singer/Songwriter)
12:30 to 1:15pm    - Sarah Bella (Country)
1:45 to 2:45pm      - 1592 (Ska)
3:15 to 4:15pm      - Alan Turner & The Stell Horse Band (Country)
4:45 to 5:45pm      - Half Light Music (Alternative Rock)
6:15 to 7:15pm      - Shotgun Soul (Funk & Soul)
7:45 to 9pm           - Persuasion (Straight-up Party!)

Greektown Casino Stage

Friday, February 6
11:30 to 12:15 p.m. - Marissa Guzman (Electro Pop)
12:45 - 1:30pm        - Shay Lewis (R&B)
2-3pm                      - The Blue Cat Band (Blues Rock)
3:30 - 4:30pm          - Bulletproof Snow (Rock)
5-6pm                      - Ryan Dillaha & The Miracle Men (Rock & Roll)
6:30 - 7:30pm          - Soul Divide (Funk Rock)
8-9pm                      - Map Fiddler (Rock & Rol)
9:30 - 11pm             - Thornetta Davis (R&B Blues)

Saturday, February 7
11:30 - 12:15pm      - Lilly MacPhee (Alt. Indie)
12:45 - 1:30pm        - Jibs Brown (Acoustic)
2-3pm                      - Teddy Richards (Singer Songwriter)
3:30 - 4:30pm          - Joe Jaber & The Last Divide (Blues Rock)
5 - 6pm                    - Lightning Bugs (Alternative)
6:30 - 7:30m            - Big Pappa and The Machine (Blues Rock)
8-9pm                      - Inohs Sivad (Rock & Soul)
9:30 - 11pm             - Larry Lee & Back in the Day (Old School Funk and R&B)

Sunday, February 8
11:15am - Noon       - Amanda Morgan (Acoustic)
12:30 - 1:15pm        - Blessed Generation (Gospel)
1:45 - 2:45pm          - Feral Ground (Living Hip Hop)
3:15 to 4:15pm        - The Stereo Sound (Punk Rock)
4:45 to 5:45pm        - Taken Aces (Rock)
6:15 to 7:15pm        - Orbitsuns (Outlaw Country)
7:45 - 9pm               - Hotsauce (Pop R&B)


Quicken Loans Kids Stage

Friday, February 6:
1:30 p.m.         Frostology   - Michigan Science Center Kids Presentation
4:00 p.m.         Frostology    - Michigan Science Center Kids Presentation
4:45 p.m.         Laugh It Up with Rosco   - Kids Show
5:15 p.m.         Juggler – Tim Salisbury    - Kids Show
5:45 p.m.         Magic with Jason Abbott - Kids Show
6:30 p.m.         Frostology    - Michigan Science Center Kids Presentation
7:15 p.m.         Laugh It Up with Rosco   - Kids Show

Saturday, February 7:
12:00 p.m.       Frostology    - Michigan Science Center Kids Presentation
12:45 p.m.        Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff  - Kids Show
1:15 p.m.         Kevin Devine Concert   - Kids Show
1:45 p.m.         Magic with Randy  - Kids Show
2:30 p.m.         Frostology    -  Michigan Science Center Kids Presentation
3:15 p.m.         Magic with Randy - Kids Show
3:45 p.m.         Kevin Devine Concert - Kids Show
4:15 p.m.         Pure Imagination Magic - Kids Show
5:00 p.m.         Frostology    - Michigan Science Center Kids Presentation
5:45 p.m.         Magic with Randy - Kids Show
6:15 p.m.         Kevin Devine Concert - Kids Show
6:45 p.m.         Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff  Kids Show
7:30 p.m.         Frostology    - Michigan Science Center Kids Presentation

Sunday, February 8:
12:30 p.m.       Frostology   - Michigan Science Center Kids Presentation
1:15 p.m.         Juggler – Tim Salisbury  - Kids Show
1:45 p.m.         Kevin Devine Concert - Kids Show
2:15 p.m.         Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff - Kids Show
3:00 p.m.         Frostology   - Michigan Science Center Kids Presentation
3:45 p.m.         Juggler – Tim Salisbury   - Kids Show
4:15 p.m.         Kevin Devine Concert - Kids Show
4:45 p.m.         Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff - Kids Show
5:30 p.m.         Frostology   -    Michigan Science Center Kids Presentation


All weekend entertainment schedules and any additional information can be found online at www.winterblast.com


2015 Meridan Winter Blast
One Campus Martius
Detroit, Michigan 48226
February 6th - 8th
Friday, Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 11am - 9pm


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SCHOLARSHIP: Junior League of Detroit is awarding 10 College Scholarships - DEADLINE 3/15

Apply for the Junior League of Detroit 2015 Scholarships ...

In 2014, the Junior League of Detroit (JLD), celebrated 100 years of service. In continuing with their celebration, for 2015, 10 scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to high school graduating seniors.

To be eligible, students must plan to continue their education at public/private colleges or vocational schools as a part- or full- time student between fall of 2015 to spring of 2016.

The scholarships are open to Wayne County, Michigan residents and students attending high schools in Wayne County, Michigan. Scholarship award checks will be payable to colleges in the students' names.

Students awarded these scholarships are those who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism in addition to their academic achievements. Both male and female applicants are eligible. All information provided will be kept confidential.

Factors considered include:
• GPA of 3.25 or better
• Extracurricular activities, community service and work experience
• Awards and honors
• Two recommendations from teachers, coaches or volunteer coordinators

A COMPLETED APPLICATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING
- Completed application form
- Official transcript from your school
- Two Recommendation letters from teachers, coaches or volunteer coordinators

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION BY MARCH 15, 2015 to:
jldscholarships@jldetroit.org Or Mail to: Junior League of Detroit, Attn: Scholarships, 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF DETROIT 2015 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


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FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop 2/7 - Build a Heart Box for Valentine's Day

Build a Mini Sled on Saturday February 7th at the Home Depot

Build. Learn. Create. Have fun with fun Kids Workshops at the Home Depot designed for children ages 5 - 12. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Build a Heart Box
Saturday, February 7, 2015
9am - Noon

On February 7th, take the kids to your local Home Depot store to build a heart box just in time for Valentine's Day. FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 - 12.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FREE MOVIE at Emagine Theater Rochester Hills 1/23 6-8pm for donating 5 Nonperishable Foods

Food for Flick is this Friday at the Emagine Theater Rochester Hills...

Who wants to see a movie for FREE while helping out those in need? Just Donate 5 nonperishable food items from 6-8pm this Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Emagine Theater in Rochester Hills and you will receive a FREE movie pass.

And the first 25 people to donate will receive an additional prize from 104.3 WOMC Detroit.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FOOD FOR FLICK THIS FRIDAY AT THE EMAGINE THEATER ROCHESTER

Thanks to Liz from Yes/No Films for supplying info on this freebie :)

Emagine Theatres Rochester Hills
200 Barclay Circle
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
(248) 243-3456


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Monday, January 19, 2015

FREE $50 Gift Certificate for giving Blood at 8 Metro Detroit Gardner-White stores on 1/22

Gardner-White Has Special Appreciation Gift for Blood Drive Donors on January 22th...

Six Gardner-White Metro-Detroit locations will host in-store blood drive events, with two additional locations hosting the Red Cross mobile bus in store parking lots. Over the past 15 years, Gardner-White blood drives have collected 6,603 pints of blood, which has helped to save the lives of nearly 20,000 people.

In exchange for giving blood, every blood donor will receive a $50 Gardner-White gift certificate and will also be entered for a chance to win one of eight 51-inch Samsung televisions which will be given away at each blood drive location. 

The in-store Blood Drives will happen on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 7:45 p.m at the following Gardner-White blood drive locations:

- Taylor | 7680 South Telegraph
- Macomb Twp. | 45300 Hayes Rd.
- Warren | 4400 East 14 Mile Rd.
- Waterford | 4945 Dixie Highway
- Canton | 39453 Ford Rd.
- Auburn Hills | 4445 N. Atlantic Blvd.

And also on a Mobile Bus on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 1:30 – 7:15 p.m. at the following Gardner-White locations:

- Brighton | 8393 Grand River Ave.
- Novi | 43525 West Oaks Dr.

Appointments are encouraged but not necessary. To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-Red-Cross.


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Saturday, January 17, 2015

EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center - January 16, 2015

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!!

Executive Director (Ann Arbor)
Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (TRI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization seeking to provide a therapeutic environment through horseback riding and other activities for people with disabilities and other challenges. The Executive Director position we seek to fill will be a part time position at 25 hours per week. Currently, TRI employees a staff of six individuals. Four of these employees will report directly to the Executive Director.

Primary duties and responsibilities include direct reporting to the Board of Directors, overseeing the effective and efficient day-to-day operation of the organization and its programs, managing media relations, securing and managing adequate funding (grant writing experience is required) and managing the human resources component of the organization .

Qualifications:
University degree in business or related field
3 or more years of progressive management experience in the non-profit sector
Knowledge of financial management and grant writing experience
Proficiency in use of Word and Excel computer softwares.

Send resume and salary requirements to:
Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
c/o Marcia Mullen
6517 Ford Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

A full job description is available upon request. Email marciamullen@comcast.net for a copy.



Capacity Campaign Coordinator (Detroit)
This position works closely with the CEO and CAO and Campaign chairs to help keep the campaign on schedule and progressing with a high level of visibility and momentum that engenders a sense of excitement, optimism and confidence in achieving the campaign goal.
Desirable Credentials, Skills and Traits:

Excellent verbal, written, analytical and scheduling skills.
Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
Ability to manage, establish and meet strict deadlines
Experience using online databases and sources to locate biographical, financial and philanthropic information
Experience with utilization of donor databases and fund development applications as needed.
At least 3 years of experience in non-profit fundraising preferred
Familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite of software applications Responsible for:
Major Donor Work
Manages CEO/CAO emails and correspondence
Conduct prospect identification and research:
Plan and execute small campaign related events.
Campaign Committee Work-which includes working with the CAO and campaign leaders to schedule committee meetings, coordinating material and manage follow up related to the meetings.
Gift Acknowledgment and Tracking
Campaign Reporting and Coordination
Communications and Public Relations Planning
Send resume and coverletter to: HR@detroitpal.org No Phone calls please.
Application deadline: January 16th, 2015. Position is a 3 year temporary full-time position.



Chief Financial Officer (Okemos)
The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) – www.nacufs.org seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to bring systems-thinking and financial consistency to this 56-year-old national organization, comprised of 6 regions. Recent strategic planning has identified the need for stronger financial controls, integrated business systems and strategic governance throughout the entire organization. This CFO position will be the architect and key implementer of these new fiscal and operational policies, procedures and systems.

NACUFS seeks a collaborative leader with previous experience overseeing the financial affairs of satellite locations and a proven track record of success in a transitioning environment. The CFO will advise NACUFS’ Executive Director and Board of Directors in budgeting ($4MM), accounting practices, auditing standards, investments and risk management. A successful candidate will have the ability to shape big picture thinking and meet strategic goals through actionable steps and on-the-ground implementation. S/he will be able to make the case for change and garner buy-in and support along the way. To read more, go to http://nacufs.org/careers-job-postings/nacufs-staff-openings/

To express your interest in this position, please submit your resume, salary requirements and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications relate to this position. Materials can be sent to jodischafer@hrmservices.biz.



Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor/Advocate (Ann Arbor)
SafeHouse Center in Ann Arbor is looking for a Counselor Advocate.
Job duties:
Individual counseling for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors
Group facilitation
Respond to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in Washtenaw County by being part of the 24 hour on call schedule.
Provide advocacy with cases in regards to counseling, group work, the criminal justice system, transportation, childcare, legal, medical, financial and housing issues.
Requirements:
Full time (40 hrs/week): Monday-Friday during business hours with flexibility for evenings and weekends due to 24 hr. Response duties.
Due to Response Team duties, applicants must be able to respond to area hospitals ( St. Joes and UofM) and the Washtenaw County Jail within 30 minutes.
Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, or Arabic preferred
People of color and LGBTQ identified persons are encouraged to apply
If interested, please forward your resume and cover letter to Amy Merkle (amym@safehousecenter.org) For a full job description go to safehousecenter.org



Special Events and Grants Manager (Detroit)
Write compelling and accurate grant requests to secure funding for Junior Achievement programs to current corporate and foundation partners.
Manage schedule of deadlines for granting entities insuring that deadlines are met and that all grants submitted are complete and high quality.
Manage and monitor program deliverables and reporting requirements of successful grant submissions to ensure deadlines are met.
Research, identify and submit grants to new prospects whose funding interests match with Junior Achievement's mission and vision.
Plan, organize and manage special events Responsible for identifying event sponsors and participants, creation of all event materials, marketing and public relations, and logistics for each event.
Develop and implement strategies to cultivate JA event participants into individual donors.
Work to increase visibility and awareness of Junior Achievement.
Work with staff team to create efficient tracking of data, effective customer service and accurate financial reports.
Assist Development team as needed in reaching overall organization goals and other duties as assigned.
Education/Experience Required:
Bachelors degree or equivalent. Proven history of successful fund raising abilities and special events management. Ability to manage multiple priorities. Self starter. Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills. Computer literacy. Raisers Edge database experience preferred.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

Send cover letter, salary history, and resume, along with 2 short writing samples to bspitsbergen@jamichigan.org with the SUBJECT: Development Position. No phone calls please.



Development Specialist (Waterford)
Lourdes Senior Community is a not for profit mission based continuum of care located on 40 acres sitting on Scott Lake in Waterford. We currently have an opening for a full-time Development Specialist.

The Development Specialist is responsible for managing our donor database (Raiser’s Edge), providing reports associated with this database, coordinating special events and designing graphics for electronic and print materials and working with a team on our annual campaign and capital campaign projects. The position will provide administrative assistance as needed.

Essential Functions: Management of Raiser’s Edge, including updating and preparing reports. Plan, coordinate and evaluate special events in coordination with the Development team. Work on graphic design of website, collateral materials and event materials.Work collaboratively with others to ensure a smooth and friendly environment.

This position reports to the Development Director. The winning candidate must be able to consistently perform all responsibilities required of the role with minimal support/guidance from managements and colleagues.

Experience and Education: Strong organizational skills, able to manage multiple tasks. Ability to work with peers, volunteers, donors and others professionally. Raisers Edge experience preferred.

Lourdes Senior Community offers a generous benefit package for our full time employees including health benefits, life insurance, short term disability, and tuition reimbursement.

If you are interested, please send your resume to Rebecca rlatta@lourdes-sc.org.



Director - Older Adult Services (Detroit)
This is a management position, which entails supervisory, business operation, and managerial/financial components. REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D., or MA, MS, or MSW, or MBA or MPA. Licensed Psychologist, or Licensed Professional Counselor, or Licensed Master Social Worker, or Certified Business Manager, or Public Administration. Four(4) years Human Services experience; 5 or more years Management/Supervisory experience; experience in a Managed Care environment, knowledge of research methodology and statistics, and experience in contract management and implementation.

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUMES TO nsojobs@nso-mi.org or visit us at www.nso-mi.org or mail to NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE ORGANIZATION 882 OAKMAN BLVD, SUITE C, DETROIT, MI 48238 ATTN: HUMAN RESOURCES. EOE



Program Manager AmeriCorps VISTA (Lansing)
The Program Manager, AmeriCorps VISTA manages the MNA Civic Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA Program and works collaboratively with participating host sites to support VISTA members across the state. The Program Manager works collaboratively with the Michigan Campus Compact, The LEAGUE Michigan, the Volunteer Centers of Michigan and the Metro Detroit Partnership.

Position responsibilities:

Manage, coordinate and report on the MNA Civic Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA program
Respond to questions and issues from members, supervisors and other constituents regarding the program, and provide regular support
Conduct site visits to schools, campuses, volunteer centers, and nonprofits, and implement systems for monitoring and evaluating the program, sites and members
Develop, manage, and report on complex program budgets
Coordinate competitive grant processes
Support campuses, schools and volunteer centers in applying for, hiring, and placing members
Run a recruitment campaign for members
Develop and facilitate trainings and gatherings for VISTA members and on-site supervisors, include orientation, mid-year training, and end-of-year celebration, among other trainings
Provide supervision, management, and direction to the VISTA Leaders
Create or update program materials, resources and information, and disseminate as appropriate
Collect and gather data and stories from the field to inform and highlight the program
Maintain close working relationship with the Michigan office for the Corporation for National and Community Service to see program metrics are met and all CNCS procedure is followed
Develop alumni connections and communications for the VISTA cohort past and present
Integrate efforts of the VISTA program into appropriate MNA and affiliate programming
Contribute to other MNA programming where appropriate, including assisting in affiliate events and program assistance as assigned
Perform other duties as assigned
Full position description and application instructions available here.


Director, Communications & Information Resoures (Grand Haven or Detroit)
The Director, Communications & Information Resources manages all aspects of CMF's internal and external communications. Additionally, this position guides the organizational evaluation plan and research, synthesizing data into actionable intelligence.

To find the full job description and apply please go to jobs@michiganfoundations.org.



Development Director (Flint)
The Crim Fitness Foundation is a place of extraordinary people doing extraordinary things. We envision a community and a world that is thriving, healthy and mindful, and we are successfully building such an environment here in Michigan. If you have the energy and professional skills to help us transform community systems to energized models for healthy communities, and if your passion is close to our vision and mission, this is the position for you.

We are currently seeking a highly-motivated, creative and accomplished development professional to serve as our Director of Development. The Director of Development, reporting directly to the CEO, will work closely with executive management and the Board of Directors in support of our mission and to help build upon strong community relationships to expand the Crim Fitness Foundation’s visibility, impact and financial resources. The position requires a hands-on leader with a proven, measurable history of success in all aspects of fundraising, from donor cultivation to small & major gifts. The Director of Development must have expert written and verbal communications skills, as well as the social skills to effectively engage philanthropic and community leaders in addition to active and prospective donors.

For a full position description, visit www.crim.org.

Please email your letter of interest, resume, and at least three professional references to Leslie Aguirre at laguirre@crim.org by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015.



Contract Grant Coordinator (Lansing/Kalamazoo)
A Lansing-area nonprofit association is currently seeking a part-time (nine month), contractual Grant Coordinator for a FY 2015 Health Innovation Fund Grant awarded to the association by the Michigan Department of Community Health. This position will end in fall 2015.

The population served by this pilot Innovation grant will be foster care children in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

The selected Grant Coordinator will be responsible for:
Convening two local partner meetings and one learning collaborative in Kalamazoo to identify local barriers and system gaps to successfully care for children in foster care and meet the 30 day requirements, (i.e. Privacy /HIPAA, presumed eligibility, fee for service vs. HMO); and developing and implementing local and statewide education opportunities for caseworkers, physicians, dental and other healthcare stakeholders on Medicaid policy, screening requirements, and referral processes.

Some travel is required. A more detailed list of specific responsibilities is available for qualified candidates.

Qualifications:

Knowledge of Michigan’s foster care system
Knowledge of the medical environment; experience working in a Medicaid environment is desirable
Experience working with diverse populations and stakeholder groups
Demonstration of strong project management skills and a firm grasp of objectives/activities/outcomes implementation is desirable
Background in Public Health, Public Health Administration, Nursing, Social Work or related fields is preferred
To apply for this position, please fax a cover letter and a resume to (517) 575-6285 no later than January 19.



Executive Director (Albion)
The Friends of the Bohm Theatre is seeking an Executive Director to oversee the administrative and programmatic operations of the Bohm Theatre in Albion, Michigan. The Director will develop and oversee the administrative and programmatic operations of the fully restored, 400-seat Bohm Theatre. This individual must be able to organize filming and programming and develop a strong base of support for the Theatre in terms of volunteers and visitors for both film and live performances.
The Director is charged with ensuring an efficient, effective, and fiscally sound operation through excellent management and business accountability while serving the greater Albion community as a home for a variety of arts and cultural events. Our first emphasis in on film programming and associated educational activities, supported by music, dance, and public assembly events, as well as private meetings/small parties.
Seeking candidates with:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education plus experience
Minimum 2 years non-profit or management experience required
Strong leadership/management skills and experience
Demonstrated fundraising and grant writing experience
Experience in public speaking and strong writing and verbal communication skills
Experience partnering with community and educational organizations
Experience hiring, evaluating and coaching others
Willingness to lead special programming, such as a youth film critics program or classic film discussion series.
Commitment to encouraging community involvement in cultural events and bringing in new and diverse audiences
Complete posting can be found at www.bohmtheatre.org Please send resume and letter of interest to: friends@bohmtheatre.org



Volunteer Coordinator (Detroit)
Mercy Education Project provides educational empowerment opportunities for women and girls through adult basic education / GED classes and afterschool tutoring. Volunteer tutors and instructors are key to our success. We are seeking a half-time Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, screen, train and place volunteers. Duties also include: maintaining volunteer data and preparing reports; writing volunteer communications; acknowledging volunteer efforts; and conducting evaluation of the volunteer experience. As a member of the Development Team, the coordinator will also further relationships with corporate sponsors that refer employee volunteers. Please send cover letter and resume to Lauren Knill, lknill@mercyed.net by January 30, 2015.



Community Development Specialist (Lansing/Telecommuting)
A statewide nonprofit coalition is currently seeking a full-time Community Development Specialist for an Oral Health 2020 grant awarded to the coalition by the DentaQuest Foundation. The selected Community Development Specialist will: Assist in organizing community leaders and residents within five selected communities and facilitate community meetings; Implement and monitor grant workplan goals, objectives and deliverables; Research and communicate relevant practice models, and Assist in developing and implementing continuing education related to innovative practice models and coalition building. Salary Range: $44,000 to $48,000.

Seeking Candidates with:
A Bachelor’s degree; At least two years of professional experience in program management, public policy, health services, health education or a related field; Knowledge of Michigan’s health and human services infrastructure; Experience working with diverse populations and stakeholder groups; Demonstration of strong project management skills; Extensive experience with the Microsoft Office Suite.

Job duties will require some travel throughout the state of Michigan and involve occasional out-of-state travel. To apply, email a cover letter and resume by January 19, 2015 to Karlene Ketola, Executive Director at kketola@mohc.org.



Donor Engagement Specialist (Detroit)
The Children’s Center of Wayne County leads the way in providing an integrated approach to community mental health that treats the whole child and the whole family.

The Children’s Center of Wayne County is seeking a Donor Engagement Specialist in our Philanthropy Program:

This position will be responsible for some the following:

Primary responsibility for maintaining Raiser’s Edge donor database of more than 18,000 records.
Primary responsibility for processing all gifts received by the Philanthropy team according to established operating and finance procedures.
To assist with and coordinate annual fundraising campaigns, mailings and publications.
To qualify for this position you will need:

Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Mandatory and extensive knowledge of Raiser’s Edge donor management software, with emphasis on processing and coding gift
Expertise in the Microsoft Suite of products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, with emphasis on advanced skills in Word and Excel.
Knowledgeable in prospect research with a preference for Wealth Engine experience.
A history of strong customer service support is required.
Benefits we offer
medical, dental, and vision coverage - Life & dependent life insurance - 403(b) Thrift Plan with Employer Match - Staff continuing education reimbursement - Longevity pay - 160 hours of paid time off your first year - 10 paid holidays

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please submit your resume on-line by logging onto our website at http://www.thechildrenscenter.com/about-us/career-opportunities/
Equal Employment Opportunity



Sr. Manager, Relay for Life (Southfield)
As the official sponsor of birthdays!

Job Description:
Provides staff leadership, coaching, mentoring, support and training for a team of Relay For Life event execution staff in an assigned area. Accountability for significant income targets, as well as event-related mission and advocacy activities. Ensures goal achievement through the effective leadership and management of diverse staff, and the engagement, empowerment and mobilization of event volunteers.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years of experience with staff management and team leadership preferred. Three years fundraising experience preferred.

Must have access to car or be able to transport materials to and from meetings and special events/programs. Must be able to staff evening and weekend committee meetings, events and programs. Must be able to staff Friday and Saturday overnight Relay and other events, and remain onsite for the duration of the event. Must be able to lift 30 lbs and perform set up /take down of event equipment.

ACS is an equal opportunity employer.

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Director of Development and Communication (Ann Arbor)
LEGACY LAND CONSERVANCY
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of Development and Communications

Overview: Development Director oversees the management of all development, marketing and communications activities and is responsible for ensuring the availability of sufficient financial resources for the fulfillment of Legacy’s mission. Legacy Land Conservancy has approximately 1,000 recurring contributors; 100+ major donors and an annual operating budget of approximately $750,000. The Development Director will be responsible for managing the public phase of a $5 million capacity building campaign. Other responsibilities include representing the organization to the public and working with the Board of Directors and Board Committees.

Job Skills and Requirements: Bachelors degree and 3-5 years fundraising experience; proven track record of successful fundraising campaigns and major gift development; superior written and oral communications skills; strong planning , analytical and multi-tasking skills.; experience with donor management software ; commitment to mission; flexibility and a sense of humor.

Compensation: Development Director compensation will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and industry standards. Includes a generous benefits package.

Legacy Land Conservancy protects forests, fields and wetlands by protecting natural lands and farmlands in Southern Michigan. Learn more at www.legacylandconservancy.org.

To apply
Respond with résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements by February 13, 2015 to:

Erika Taylor
Operations Manager
Legacy Land Conservancy
1100 N. Main St. #203
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
or admin@legacylandconservancy.org (email subject line: Development Director)



Executive Assistant (Troy)
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a small, mission-driven nonprofit environment. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment with excellent written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects from conception to completion and must be able to work under pressure at times (and occasionally on nights/weekends) to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

The successful candidate will have at least 3 to 5 years of experience supporting Executives, preferably in a non-profit organization. He or she will need strong organizational skills that reflect an ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail, very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors. Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability, and emotional maturity are a must.
Other important attributes include:

Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to be effective independently as well.
Forward thinking individual who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.
Experience and interest in internal and external communications, partnership development, and fundraising.
Experience with events and volunteers
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media web platforms
To apply send letter of interest and resume to Terry Monbaba at tmonkaba@williams-syndrome.org



Youth Counselor (Detroit)
The Youth Advocate is responsible for the brokering of services, street interventions, coordinating services for youth, facilitating weekly groups, and providing case management to their assigned youth. This position works directly with the youth, utilizing a “strength based” approach in the assessment and intervention stages. Responsibilities include providing groups, brokering services, completing reports for each case, working with the school personnel, employers, and landlords; and working with the youth to achieve identified goals and progress with their education.

Services are delivered in both the home and drop-in centers and are based on the needs and preferences identified by the youth. The Youth Advocate is responsible to help the youth develop strategies to develop independence, improve his school attendance and performance and address any needs that may be negatively impacting him/her or impeding them from independence. The Youth Advocate is responsible to monitor their youth and provide the youth with crisis intervention and a caring environment. Regular working hours are Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m. but due to program needs must be able to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. Will also be required to carry a pager or cell phone as needed.

Please apply via email to: jwiser@spectrumhuman.org or via fax to 313-8752192 to attention: HRD - James Wiser



Holland Program Manager (Holland)

Work, collaboratively with the other Kids’ Food Basket team members to ensure the program goals are met.
Contribute to team by working effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
Manage future staff members and interns at Holland location.
Oversee the Kids’ Food Basket Holland program budget.
Track data in GiftWorks and other required formats provided to support program.
Fund Development/Outreach

Execute Kids’ Food Basket Holland Program’s annual fundraising plan to develop a sustained base of annual support.
Secure financial support from individuals, community organizations, foundations and corporations.
Develop, steward, and maintain ongoing relationships with donors and volunteers.
Collaborate with other staff on the organization and planning of special events
Serve as a Kids’ Food Basket Holland area ambassador: communicating the mission of Kids’ Food Basket, as well as hunger issues in West Michigan, including speaking at internal and external events.
Assist with organization, promotion, and project management of all third-party fundraising initiatives, as needed.
Participate in Food System collaborative efforts in Ottawa County.
For full job description go to www.kidsfoodbasket.org Send cover letter and resume to: hiring@kidsfoodbasket.org



President (Detroit)
The McGregor Fund is a private foundation established in 1925 by gifts from Katherine and Tracy McGregor “to relieve the misfortunes and promote the well-being of mankind.” The foundation awards grants to organizations in the following areas: human services, education, health care, arts and culture, and public benefit. The area of principal interest of the foundation is the city of Detroit and Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. The McGregor Fund has granted $227 million since its founding and had assets of approximately $178 million as of June 30, 2014.
The President is responsible for the overall achievement of the McGregor Fund’s mission and day-to-day operations. Reporting to and working with the Board of Trustees, the President has responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, and management operations that support the McGregor Fund’s mission to relieve the misfortunes and improve the well-being of people.
Highly qualified applicants should e-mail a letter of interest and résumé as attachments outlining experience relevant to advancing the mission of McGregor Fund as soon as possible. The McGregor Fund also invites nominations of qualified applicants. All nominations, applications, and inquiries should be sent electronically and as soon as possible to:

Paul Chou, Senior Client Partner and Co-Managing Director, Global Education Practice Rosa Morris, Senior Associate, Global Education Practice Korn Ferry mcgregor-president@kornferry.com

Review of candidates will begin immediately. For more information about the McGregor Fund, please visit www.mcgregorfund.org.

The McGregor Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Major Gifts Manager (Ann Arbor)
Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (Ann Arbor) is seeking an energetic, accomplished fundraiser to join our resource development team. The successful candidate will possess 5 or more years of major gift fundraising for a nonprofit organization. Applicants must demonstrate a proven track record of soliciting and securing donor gifts of $5,000 and more from individuals. A competitive salary will be paid commensurate with experience. To join our fast-paced and dynamic organization, send resume and cover letter by January 31, 2015 to ruth@h4h.org. No phone calls please.



RTT Program Manager (Flint)
The Race To the Top (RTT) Program Manager supports Child Care Network in the achievement of its mission and fulfilling the Great Start to Quality Resource Center role. The primary focus of this position is work under the direct supervision of the Resource Center Director to manage and oversee all Race to the Top-Early Learning Community (RTT-ELC) tasks and subtasks and staff and/or contractors working to achieve RTT-ELC goals. The RTT program manager also works to ensure the RTT-ELC project plan and RTT-ELC and GSQ protocols are met. This is a full time, exempt position with benefits.
Qualifications include Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Public Administration, Early Childhood Development, Health Systems Administration, Community/Economic Development or related field required.
Minimum ten years employment experience working in early childhood administration and/or project management, health services administration and/or project management, community and/or economic development administration or related area(s).Applicants may contact Kathleen Burchi at kb@childcarenetwork.org or mail to 3941 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.



Quality Improvement Consultant (Flint)
The Quality Improvement Consultant supports Child Care Network in the achievement of its mission and fulfilling the Great Start to Quality Resource Center role. The Quality Improvement Consultant for RTT-ELC Unlicensed Subsidized Provider Cohort is responsible for collaboration, training, and facilitation of supports deliverable to unlicensed providers in completion of TIER II training to improve the quality of early learning. The Quality Improvement Consultant position is a full time, non-exempt position with benefits, with some nights and weekends included. Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education or Social Sciences preferred.
Applicants may contact Kathleen Burchi at kb@childcarenetwork.org or mail to 3941 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.



Quality Improvement Specialist (Jackson)
The Quality Improvement Specialist’s supports Child Care Network in the achievement of its mission and fulfilling the Great Start to Quality Resource Center role. The primary focus of this position is to encourage early learning and development program participation in Great Start to Quality for licensed and unlicensed subsidized providers, including attendance at the Great Start to Quality Orientation, technical assistance to all types of early childhood educators and parents, on-line provider resources and technical support for early childhood educators and families. The Quality Improvement Specialist position is a part-time 30 hour a week position that reports to the Resource Center Director. Qualifications include Possess an Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s preferred and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the early childhood education field. Professional experience working with adult learners, families and children is also required. Has a working knowledge of the CDA credential and process.
Applicants may contact Kathleen Burchi at kb@childcarenetwork.org or mail to 3941 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.



Quality Improvement Specialist (Flint)
The Quality Improvement Specialist supports Child Care Network in the achievement of its mission and fulfilling the Great Start to Quality Resource Center role. The Great Start to Quality Improvement Specialist is responsible for outreach and individualized technical assistance to home-based licensed/registered providers with the goal of gaining their participation in Great Start to Quality. The QIS reports to the Resource Center Director. The non-exempt position is full time with benefits. Qualifications: Associate degree, Bachelor’s preferred and a minimum of two years in the early child education field or related field with experience specific to home visiting and/or parenting education. Valid MI driver’s license and Valid clearances including criminal and child abuse record also required.
Applicants may contact Kathleen Burchi at kb@childcarenetwork.org or mail to 3941 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.



Director (Ann Arbor)
http://commongoodcareers.force.com/careers/ts2__JobDetails?jobId=a0KG000000ct4GzMAI&tSource=

About the Position
A dynamic and inclusive leader, the Director of the Ginsberg Center will seize this exciting opportunity to build on the Vice President of Student Life’s commitment to civic engagement to create and build the vision for executing the Center’s strategic plan and engaging the entire University community, community partners, and other stakeholders in its collective impact work. Combining a local focus on the Southeast Michigan community and a global orientation, the Director will prioritize creating impact for communities at risk and assuring meaningful service and learning opportunities for University of Michigan students and faculty. Providing overall strategic and operational leadership to the endowed Center, the Director will serve as an inspirational leader both internally and externally, acting as the key external face of the organization and building relationships and advancing policy conversations. Growing the Center from a current budget of $1M to a $5-$10M organization, the Director will employ a collaborative style to bring vision, creativity, energy, and credibility to the Center and will embrace the potential for the Center to create significant social change and exhibit national leadership in the areas of service learning, social innovation, and engaged learning.

To Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, addressed to the Ginsberg Center Hiring Committee, at http://commongoodcareers.force.com/careers/ts2__Register?jobId=a0KG000000ct4Gz&tSource=



Development Manager (Detroit)
City Year Detroit
City Year is an education-focused nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate.

Position Overview
The Development Manager will contribute to City Year Detroit’s growth and impact by helping the site to create an exceptional donor/prospect experience that deepens relationships and expands our base of support. The Development Manager will accomplish this by playing a pivotal project management role in the execution of inspiring fundraising and donor engagement events; supporting donor data management, gift processing, and donor recognition; and leading on donor and event collateral, social media, and communications projects in collaboration with site leadership, headquarters specialists, and the site operations team. This position reports to the Deputy Executive Director and works closely with the Development Operations Manager, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Headquarters Specialists, and Site Leadership—including Executive Director.
The position is an ideal opportunity for an individual interested in a career in nonprofit management or fundraising and will provide valuable hands on experience in-- running events, managing fundraising campaigns, and supporting corporate, foundation, and major giving fund development.

Compensation and Benefits
Compensation commensurate with experience. Great benefits including health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.

To Apply
Qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Bernadette Doré, bdore@cityyear.org. Applicants should also apply on line at www.cityyear.org (career seekers)


Fund Development Director (Detroit-Midtown)
Be a part of a fun work environment at the largest activities center for older adults in Midtown Detroit – St. Patrick Senior Center. As a team member of the Fund Development Dept, you will assist the Center in achieving its annual fundraising goals. The Fund Development Coordinator position duties include but not limited to securing donations; coordinating the logistics of the various fundraising events; recruiting and managing event volunteers; and marketing the fundraising events. Applicants must have at least one year fundraising or sales experience and proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word.

The position is part-time (20 hours). Pay to be commensurate with experience and responsibility. Please email your resume to norvena.wilson@stpatsrctr.org or fax to 313-833-0128. The Center will not accept phone calls regarding the position.




Executive Assistant (Bloomfield Hills)
This position provides a high level of administrative/secretarial support to the Director of Schools. Assist with administrative activities, coordinate office services, manage internal and external affairs including all appointments, meetings, and presentations; monitor and reconcile department operating budget, possess working knowledge of all phases of Schools operations. Requirements: Five years of experience providing administrative support at an executive level required. High School diploma required; an Associates degree preferred. Strong computer skills in advance Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; ability to and edit photos, ability to be innovative in the use of technology. Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks, and excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Transcription skills highly desirable with an ability to transcribe quickly and accurately.

Interested candidates please send application and resume to humanresources@cranbrook.edu

Applications can be downloaded at http://www.cranbrook.edu/employment



Executive Director (Grand Rapids)
Do you like to face challenges and make decisions on your own? When you identify a goal is your first instinct to start NOW? Do you think outside the box and perform best when you can challenge the status quo and control resources to make things happen? Do you find it invigorating to lead a team and to develop and motivate others?
Our Executive Director is the face of the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan, advocates for our members, provides strategic direction, fully engages the board of directors and oversees daily operations in order to fulfill our mission. We need someone who will hit the ground running and proactively build relationships with our staff, the board, membership, volunteers and other organizations both locally and nationally. We need a person who will immediately educate him or herself about our members’ needs and relentlessly pursue our goals.
We want a leader who motivates others to realize their potential, generates new opportunities and possibilities for our members and recognizes and values the critical role of the DSAWM volunteers in the efforts of the whole organization. Our Executive Director MUST demonstrate sensitivity, awareness and commitment to supporting individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
Candidates should possess the following:
Bachelor’s degree
5+ Years management experience.
Experience in fundraising and development, and working with BOD, Managing operations and budgeting.
Proven ability to establish relationships throughout the West Michigan community.
Superior communication skills.
Submit resume and cover letter to: president@dsawm.org DSAWM is an EOE.



Detroit and Community Development Program Officer (Detroit)
The Detroit and Community Development Program Officer has responsibility to assist in the implementation of a program strategy that seeks to strengthen the social, economic, cultural, and physical fabric of one of America’s most iconic cities and create opportunities for shared learning with the national urban redevelopment community.

This position will be a member of the foundation’s Detroit and Community Development Team, a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team working proactively to advance real progress in Detroit’s resurgence and revitalization through a multi-faceted investment framework, entitled Reimagining Detroit 2020. This framework seeks to bring about tangible, sustainable, long-term results in the city’s neighborhoods and its economic growth areas, while strengthening the systems that ensure opportunity and quality of life: the arts, transit, early childhood development, and civic capacity. Expertise in addressing the nexus between sustainable urban development, early childhood development, and economic opportunity will be required in this position.

The Program Officer will report to the Deputy Director and work in close partnership with the other members of the Detroit and Community Development Team as well as with staff of the Program and Grants Management departments and other foundation staff. This position is based in metropolitan Detroit.

Please submit cover letter and résumé to careers@kresge.org by February 6, 2015.




Operations & Research Associate (Detroit)
JFM Consulting Group (JFMCG), a small Detroit-based consulting firm committed to bringing measurable urban change through strategy, research and evaluation. JFMCG works with the nonprofit, philanthropic and public sectors and is seeking a full-time Operations and Research Associate. Qualified candidates for this position should be highly organized and detail-oriented self-starters able to work well independently and as a member of a team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

General clerical duties, including but not limited to: printing, mailing and filing
Planning and scheduling out-of-office meetings, team outings, or other activities
Monitoring and purchasing office supplies
Managing relationship with payroll service, and health and other insurance providers
Assisting the president with HR related tasks
Performing various duties to support day-to-day operations of the firm
Assisting with planning, coordination and implementation of data collection activities
Entering data from surveys
Assisting with data collection, such as surveys, as needed
Other related duties
Qualified candidates should posses the following:

Bachelor’s degree or higher
At least 3-5 years experience doing similar work
Advanced skills in Word
Familiarity with Excel and PowerPoint
Willingness to learn new software
Excellent communications and organizational skills
Strong preference will be given to applicants with experience in the nonprofit sector
Compensation and Benefits: Salary of $33,000+, commensurate with experience. Health and dental insurance provided.

Please send brief cover letter and resume to: projectadmin@comcast.net.



ACLU Centennial Campaign Officer (Detroit)
The American Civil Liberties Fund of Michigan will soon participate in the Centennial Celebration of the ACLU nationally who is launching a $1 billion comprehensive campaign. The ACLU Fund of Michigan is seeking a seasoned professional to help lead the Michigan effort. This campaign builds upon an $8 million campaign that allowed for the expansion of the state organization and was completed this last year.

The CCO will work closely with the Executive Director, Director of Philanthropy and national ACLU staff to develop and launch this effort with a focus on building the annual gift portfolio and securing transformational gifts. The basic structure and ambitions for the campaign are established with the setting of “audacious” goals that are achievable by 2020, focusing on voting rights, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, education reform, over-incarceration, and immigration.

The CCO will spend a significant amount of time in direct interaction with donors, both in and out of the office, helping donors fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to the ACLU as well as a significant amount of time behind the scenes, assessing next steps for individual donor engagement, deploying other staff, including the Executive Director and Director of Philanthropy, as necessary for building the donor relationship with the ACLU. This position both leads and supports others in leading.

Please see the complete job description at www.aclumich.org/about-us/positions-available. Cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements to mbejian@aclumich.org by Jan. 26.



Patient Access Manager (Madison Heights)
Patient Access Manager
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Michigan Chapter Reports to: Senior Region Mission Director, Midwest Department: Advocacy & Patient Access Position Status: Full Time

The Patient Access Manager (PAM) is to implement LLS's Patient Access strategy, which is to connect patients with LLS core services soon after diagnosis; provide ongoing support, education, and access to quality care and partner with campaign and donor development in revenue generating activities.
Reporting to the Region Mission Director,the PAM will provide services and outreach to blood cancer patients, their caregivers and healthcare professionals in their coverage areas.
This role will be a key mission "expert" for the chapter or chapters for which he or she is responsible and will deliver essential access & education services to multiple stakeholders to ensure patients receive quality, coordinated cancer care.

For more details about this position and access to our on-line application, please go to our website: http://www.lls.org/#/aboutlls/chapters/mi/careers/PataccMgr

For immediate consideration, please send resume and cover letter along with salary history to:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue
Suite 310
White Plains, NY 10605
Fax: (914) 821-8247
Email: HR@lls.org



Director of Alumni Relations (Traverse City)
Northwestern Michigan College is seeking a Director of Alumni Relations

Department: Resource Development
Reports To: Executive Director of Resource Development & NMC Foundation
Anticipated Starting Date: 3/30/2015
Expected Starting Salary: $46,070

JOB SUMMARY
The position is responsible for launching and coordinating meaningful programs and activities that will engage NMC’s alumni. Building a sustainable alumni program that will build alumni pride, increase affinity and connectedness to NMC; assist in increasing alumni philanthropic resources and donors across all programs and operating units of NMC.

TO APPLY:
Applications submitted by 4:30 pm 1/26/2015 will receive first consideration. Join NMC for a career where you will be part of an organization with history, a legacy, and possibility! Applications must be submitted online. For more information, visit NMC on the web at http://www.nmc.edu/jobs For assistance call 231-995-1377 or 1-800-748-0566 x51377 or email hr@nmc.edu.
Non-Discrimination Policy Notice
Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities and admissions. nmc.edu/nondiscrimination Michigan Law requires that a person with a disability or handicap requiring accommodation for employment must notify the employer in writing within 182 days after the need is known.



Director / Manager of Annual Giving (Ypsilanti)
The Eastern Michigan University Foundation is seeking a Director / Manager of Annual Giving. This position is responsible for overseeing the multi-channel annual giving program for Eastern Michigan University, including direct mail, telefundraising, online fundraising, appeal segmentation and appeal analysis.

Essential Duties:

Manage a comprehensive annual giving program, including strategies to incorporate direct mail, online giving and telefundraising.
Plan, implement and evaluate annual giving activities.
Implement initiatives to focus on donor acquisition, donor retention and increasing annual donor gifts.
Evaluate appeals to develop analysis on giving trends and program results.
Oversee telefundraising initiatives for the university.
Plan, implement and oversee the Faculty and Staff Giving Program.
Market and leverage donor giving societies to increase funds raised and foster habitual giving.
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with 2-5 years fundraising experience.
Prior Annual Giving experience and work experience in a university setting preferable.
Must have excellent written and oral communications skills, with a specific ability to create donor solicitations and appeal content.
Demonstrated record of accomplishment in annual giving with knowledge of fundraising principles and techniques.
Must possess the ability to work well and collaboratively with peers, prospects, donors and the University community.
Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications. Data entry and database management experience, functional knowledge of Banner is a plus.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to: emu_annualgiving@emich.edu

Please note: The salary range for this position is 46,000-60,000 (salary is commensurate with experience)



Marketing/Communications Coordinator - .5 fte (Lowell)
The North Country Trail Association (NCTA) seeks a creative and enthusiastic team player to support marketing/communications efforts for the North Country Trail Association at its national headquarters in Lowell, MI. NCTA’s marketing/communications coordinator works half-time, supporting integrated initiatives designed to increase awareness of the North Country National Scenic Trail as well as grow followership with the North Country Trail Association. Using a strategic selection of traditional as well as digital media and social networking venues, this position provides coordination for a broad-based set of priorities in the marketing, outreach, public relations and communications arena. For a full PD go to http://northcountrytrail.org/about/employment/. To apply, please e-mail cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position, plus a resume and the names of three references to: HR@northcountrytrail.org



Director of Information Management (Wayne)
Pay Range: $55,000-$73,
Summary:Responsible for the oversight of agency grants and contracts to include program implementation, reporting, evaluation, and oversight of client information and databases, and general information systems. Work in partnership with agency staff to provide day-to-day grant management and compliance oversight, data quality management, and analysis and evaluation of programs and systems.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of eight years’ experience in a related field such as computer science, data management, software engineering, information management, or social sciences or a combination of education and experience that is similarly equivalent.
Knowledge of Wayne County demographics, the needs of low-income persons in Wayne County, and services available to meet those needs.
Ability to conduct statistical analysis using database information.
Experience with federal OMB (Office of Management and Budget) circulars.
To Apply: https://www.irecruit-us.com/jobRequest.php?OrgID=I20141105&RequestID=54ad78b65aaf5&source=XML



Executive Director (Southfield)
The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (nbmtLINK), Southfield, MI., serves patients, caregivers, and families nationally to help them cope with the social and emotional challenges of a bone marrow/stem cell transplant by providing vital information and personalized support services. The Executive Director, is responsible for the leadership of all aspects of the nbmtLINK’s operations with a specific focus on fund development and strategic growth.

To apply for this position, register with NPPN online (www.nppn.co/candidates/) and upload your resume and a cover letter addressed to The National Bone Marrow Transport Link.



Product Sales Associate - Customer Service - Part-Time (Clinton Township & Walled Lake)
2 part-time positions available

The Product Sales Associate- Customer Service is responsible for responding quickly and accurately to volunteer/customer concerns and inquiries related to the Girl Scout Fall and Cookie Sales. Position is also responsible for managing the fall product cupboard and the cookie cupboard at assigned service center or off-site location.

Respond to phone and e-mail inquiries from Girl Scout volunteers regarding product sales.
Manage assigned product cupboard including inventory management, data entry and customer service.
Update sales systems as needed.
Provide phone and in-person assistance to volunteers and customers regarding product sales.
Assemble mailings and packages as needed.
Attend and assist at volunteer trainings and product sales events as needed.
Assist in keeping Product Sales Department spaces organized and clean.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Send resume to abenitez@gssem.org



Assistant Editor, Michigan History for Kids and Education Support Manager (Lansing)
The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) seeks a qualified individual to serve as Assistant Editor, Michigan History for Kids and Education Support Manager who will be part of a team implementing our recently funded grant “Expanding the Story: Engaging Michigan’s Urban, Minority, and Underserved Communities.” It includes developing content for the re-launch of Michigan History for Kids magazine; support for Michigan History Day; efforts to increase diversity in our publications and programs; development/distribution of curriculum; and school outreach activities. This full-time position is funded by a major two-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Responsibilities:

Write, edit and recruit content which fits within the state’s Grade Level Content Expectations for Social Studies, the new C3 Framework, and features history through a lens of racial equity.
Assist with our new website for Michigan History for Kids
Provide support in administering Michigan History Day
See www.hsmichigan.org/about/job-opportunities for additional duties.
Salary: $30,000-32,000. Includes health insurance, retirement and vacation benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Three to five years of professional experience as a K-8 educator.
Experience in developing curriculum for grades K-8.
Excellent writing skills, especially for children aged 7-10.
Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and managerial skills.
See www.hsmichigan.org/about/job-opportunities for additional qualifications.


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