Wednesday, May 20, 2015

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - June July August 2015

Blockbusters Free Film Series

HFCL Auditorium
16301 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI
(313) 943-2330
Monday Evenings
7:00 p.m.

JUNE 1 - UNBROKEN (2014) - Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII - only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. An unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. Directed by Angelina Jolie. (Rated PG-13, 137 min.)

JUNE 8 - WILD (2014) - With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her. (Rated R, 115 min.)

JUNE 15 - SKY HIGH (2005) SUMMER READING KICKOFF SPECIAL PRESENTATION! Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being. Great family fun! (Rated PG, 100 min.)

JUNE 22 - INTO THE WOODS (2014) - Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel - all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. (Rated PG, 125 min.)

JUNE 29 - TRACKS (2013) - PART OF SUMMER READING 2015! Tracks tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets a National Geographic photographer who begins to photograph her voyage. (Rated PG-13, 112 min.)

JULY 6 - AMERICAN SNIPER (2014) - U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname "Legend." However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. But upon returning to his wife and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. (Rated R, 122 min.)

JULY 13 - MCFARLAND, USA (2015) - Inspired by a true story, McFarland, USA follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California's farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys' exceptional running ability, their relationship begins to change. (Rated PG, 129 min.)

JULY 20 - THE GREAT DETROIT (2014) - Local filmmaker Anthony Brogdon produced this documentary highlighting the positive aspects of Detroit. Featuring over 50 interviews of local Detroiters, The Great Detroit is a portrait of a city on its way back to greatness. (Not rated, 74 min.)

JULY 27 - KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (2015) - Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Fast-paced action and suspense! Starring Colin Firth and Michael Caine. (Rated R, 129 min.)

20TH ANNIVERSARY FILM FESTIVAL

We're taking you back to 1995 with four weeks of great films celebrating their 20th anniversary!

AUGUST 3 - BABE (1995) - Nominated for seven Academy Awards, Babe tells the charming story of a lonely farm pig raised by sheepdogs who eventually learns to herd sheep, thanks to the belief and encouragement of Farmer Hoggett. A beautifully made, classic family film everyone will enjoy! (Rated G, 91 min.)

AUGUST 10 - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (1995) - Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep star in this romantic and heartbreaking film version of the bestselling novel. Eastwood stars as a National Geographic photographer and Streep an Iowa housewife whose paths briefly cross, leading to a brief but passionate affair over the period of a few days. (Rated PG-13, 135 min.)

AUGUST 17 - THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995) - A sole survivor (Kevin Spacey, in an Oscar-winning role) tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, all of which began when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup. (Rated R, 106 min.)

AUGUST 24 - HEAT (1995) - Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro star in this classic L.A. crime story of a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game between a wildly determined cop (Pacino) and a master thief (DeNiro). Intense action and performances; directed by Michael Mann. (Rated R, 170 min.)

AUGUST 31 - CITIZEN KANE (1941) - HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY, ORSON WELLES! - Born in 1915, Welles was only 26 when he co-wrote and directed this story of the rise and fall of Charles Foster Kane, widely regarded as one of the greatest - and most innovative - films ever made. (Not rated, 119 min.)


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

GIVEAWAY: 44th Annual St Mary's Polish Country Fair returns Memorial Weekend - ENDS 5/21 (CLOSED)

New Country Music Night, Authentic BBQ from
Yardbird Smoked Meats headline 44th Annual St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair...


Summer starts in Orchard Lake this Memorial Day Weekend with the 44th annual St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair. Hosted and sponsored by the St. Mary’s Preparatory Moms & Dads Club, the fair will take place from Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25 and benefits the students at the 130-year-old high school.


For the first time ever, Keego Harbor, Mich.-based restaurant Yardbird Smoked Meats will serve food during the inaugural “Country Music Night.” From 5-11 p.m. on the first night of the fair, guests will enjoy live music as well as food from the restaurant. A combo plate, which will be available for $10, will include two ribs, pulled pork, YB slaw, potato salad, watermelon and an accompanying sauce. Owned and operated by celebrated Chef Jeremy Grandon and Brad Cousens, Yardbird’s menu spotlights an array of barbecued smoked meats and old-fashioned griddle burgers and hotdogs.

“This is the first time in the fair’s 44-year history that we have invited an outside food vendor to participate in the event,” said Kevin Foe, event director for the festival. “With the restaurant located just down the street, Jeremy Grandon being such a fantastic chef and co-owner Brad Cousens being a St. Mary’s alumnus, we knew that Yardbird was the ideal partner for us on this venture.”

Said Grandon, “St. Mary’s is a family tradition. I am excited to have the opportunity to be involved in the fair and honored that Yardbird is the first restaurant invited to do so.”

Attracting more than 125,000 visitors each year, the nation’s largest high school fair will offer a wide range of entertainment from top local bands, such as headlining acts the Mega 80’s and 50 Amp Fuse, a dedicated Country Night, Vegas-style gambling tent, large selection of mouth-watering authentic Polish cuisine, dancing and carnival rides.

This year, the fair will be open: Friday, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; and Monday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. The Vegas tent will run from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday; 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Attendees must be 18 or older, with a valid ID, to enter the fair after 6 p.m. unless accompanied by a parent.


TICKETS
The fair will include free parking on the grounds of St. Mary’s. General admission is $5 per person or $10 for families of up to six people. Children up to age three are free. Cash only will be accepted, and ATMs will be available on-site.

All-day ride passes can be purchased at the gate for $30 or, from May 2 through May 21, for $25 at participating Meijer store locations and on the fair’s website. Online tickets, which will have a $2.50 fee per transaction, will be valid from open to 10:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday and all day Monday. This is the first time in the fair’s history that Midway tickets have been available online.

Backpacks will not be allowed into the event and proper attire is required.

“For more than four decades, the fair has not only been a tradition for thousands in the community, but also our school’s largest fundraiser,” said Cormac Lynn, headmaster of St. Mary’s and host of the annual festival. “Thanks to the Festival, we are able to do so much for the St. Mary’s including providing scholarships, supporting student initiatives and maintaining and improving our 120-acre campus and 26 historic buildings.”

Added Foe, “It really is such a pleasure to see our students, their families and so many from metro Detroit and beyond coming together to have fun and celebrate the start of summer and Polish traditions. The Moms & Dads Club works on this all year and being able to help the students is of the utmost importance to us.”

Activities for all ages include live entertainment, traditional Polish and American food and family-centered games and rides.

FOOD OFFERINGS
Polish food takes center stage at St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair. An expansive menu, with prices ranging from $2-10, boasts authentic Polish favorites such as kielbasa, pierogi, kapusta (sauerkraut) and golabki (stuffed cabbage). Pierogi varieties include farmer’s cheese, sauerkraut, potato, mushroom and potato/cheddar.

For guests who want to sample many of the Polish favorites, the $10 Polish combo includes: Polish sausage served on a bun, kapusta, the choice of three pierogi, golabki and a dill pickle.

In addition to Yardbird Smoked Meats serving food on Country Music Night, a large selection of traditional American fair food, such as hamburgers, fresh baked goods, smoothies and ice-cold adult beverages, will be available in the St. Mary’s Grill throughout the weekend.

Separately, a Beer Garden will offer adult attendees a selection of Michigan-brewed beers including: Saugatuck Brewing Company’s Oval Beach Blonde, Cheboygan Brewing Company’s Lighthouse Amber, North Peak Brewing Company’s Diabolical and more.

PHOTO BY JASON RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.com
2015 ST. MARY's POLISH COUNTRY FAIR 
BAND PERFORMANCE LINEUP

From Top 40 to country and jazz to polka rock, there is a wide variety of music to enjoy at this year’s fair:

Friday May 22nd 
Cooper Anstett 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Annabelle Road 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM
Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Saturday May 23rd
OLSM Jazz Ensemble 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Nighthawks Jazz Orchestra 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Smokin Mirrors 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Polish Muslims 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fifty Amp Fuse 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sunday May 24th
Big Daddy 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Big Smooth 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Mr Moody 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
MEGA 80’s 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Monday May 25th
Bugs Beddow 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Persuasion 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Toppermost 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM

LAS VEGAS STYLE GAMBLING AND BINGO TENTS
The Vegas tent will return for visitors 18 years and older with several casino games: traditional Black Jack, Craps, Roulette and Big Wheel. It will be open 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. Friday; 3 p.m. – 1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 3 – 7 p.m. Monday. Admission to the tent, for which identification is required, is $5 per person. A cash bar with adult beverages will be available for individuals 21 years and older, who will be required to wear a wristband.

Parent volunteers and professionals will serve as dealers for all tables. Those who wish to gamble can pay cash in exchange for playing chips. The cash-out limit is $500.

Fair visitors also can try their luck at a fast-paced game of Bingo in a separate tent and win cash prizes. Bingo cards are $2 each.

CARNIVAL RIDES, GAMES AND KIDS AREA
The fair offers more than 45 Midway rides with plenty of thrill rides, like an 80-foot roller coaster, Merry-go-Round and a Kids’ Zone with crafts for youngsters. Creative Arts Studio of Royal Oak will provide many fun children's activities such as pottery painting, mosaics, wax hands and squirt the shirt. Airbrush tattoos also will be available for children.

UNIQUE SHOPPING VENDORS
A fair tradition, nearly 50 retail vendors will be selling unique and locally crafted items such as handmade Polish pottery, t-shirts, jewelry and handbags.



So come on out to the St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair which will be open Memorial Day Weekend during the following times:

Friday, May 22nd,  5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday May 23rd, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday,  May 24th, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Monday, May 25th, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The festival is located at 3535 Indian Trail in Orchard Lake, MI at the intersection of Commerce and Orchard Lake Roads.

All weekend entertainment schedules and any additional public information can be found at StMarysPolishCountryFair.com, on Twitter @St_Marys_Fair and on Facebook at Facebook.com/StMarysPolishCountryFair.

Freeismylife.com is a media sponsor of the St. Mary's Polish Country Fair.


GIVEAWAY
One (1) FREEISMYLIFE reader will WIN a $10 pass to admit the entire family to the 44th Annual St. Mary's Polish Country Fair PLUS Four (4) $30 all-day ride passes.  

This St. Mary's Polish Country Fair Giveaway prize has a retail value of $130 - HOLLA!

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- Fill out the information in the form below.

- One entry per person please. Duplicate entries will be removed.

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- The contest ends on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 9PM EDT.

- The winner will be selected by random number generation.

- YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE OF ORCHARD LAKE, MI IN ORDER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY.

Information will be supplied to the winner as to how to pick up the Tickets and Passes at the St. Mary's Polish Country Fair. Winner must show valid ID.

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Random dot org has spoken!!! Out of 111 entries, Random dot org has picked #4. Congratulations to the winner of the $130 in Passes and Ride Tickets to the St. Mary Fair - Krista C. of Livonia, MI !!!!


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FREE Summer Math Program from TenMarks available on Apple, Android, Fire OS - ENDS 8/31

TenMarks, an Amazon Company, launches Free Summer Math Program to Reverse Summer Learning Loss...

The TenMarks Summer Math Program is a national program that provides students with a personalized course tuned to their individual learning needs, based on a summative end-of-year assessment. -TenMarks, an Amazon company, is working hard to keep students engaged over the summer to reverse learning loss in math before heading back to school.

The program is available today and runs through August 31, 2015, and is available FREE to every family in the United States--parents should visit http://summer.tenmarks.com for more information and to sign up. The TenMarks Math for Students app is available for tablets on iOS, Android or Fire OS.

"In 2014, the TenMarks Summer Math Program helped reverse summer learning loss for over 69% of participating students--in just 8 weeks, with one-hour of use per week, these students averaged a double-digit increase in scores from assessments conducted at the beginning and at the end of the program," said Rohit Agarwal, Co-Founder of TenMarks and General Manager of Amazon K-12 Education.

"By providing families with a free math program during the summer, we are able to help students nationwide start the school year with confidence. Staying on top of math--just as you would a summer reading list--and having exposure to the right type of math skills goes a long way in helping students get a successful start to the new school year."

"Our district used the free Summer Math Program that TenMarks provides to help prevent summer learning loss for our students. Our teachers would tell you it did just that--helped to lessen that learning loss and keep students 'fresh' with their math concepts throughout the summer," said Nancy Galusha, elementary math lead, Kettering City Schools. "Plus, our students would tell you it is fun, which is key for keeping them engaged during the summer months."

"Our school in Pacific Palisades suggested TenMarks' complimentary summer math program. My son completed the summer assignments and loved it," said Tim, father of student from Pacific Palisades, CA. "It was a great opportunity for him to learn math on his iPad."

TenMarks believes that students learn best when they are individually engaged, nurtured, and motivated. Its programs are designed for the depth and rigor of the new math standards and every TenMarks lesson helps students build a strong conceptual foundation, improve problem-solving skills, and gain math confidence. With one-click differentiation, TenMarks Math enables teachers to easily differentiate instruction for a student's specific needs, and is designed for self-paced learning.

In the last year, TenMarks has doubled the number of schools using its math programs and seen nearly 200% growth in student activity. TenMarks is now being used by millions of students across over 55,000 schools and over 12,000 districts, with its program used by teachers in over 85% of all districts in the U.S.

In addition to the Summer Math Program, which runs May 19-August 31, 2015, TenMarks also offers the following:

TenMarks Math Teach--a set of comprehensive teaching resources to prepare for and guide effective instruction for each math standard. In the last six months since launch, teachers at more than 20,000 schools have used the program for math instruction.

TenMarks Math-- a free program for teachers, designed to reinforce math instruction with assignments, assessments and real-time interventions for students. Comprehensive reports provide actionable insights at the individual student, class, school and district levels.

Math Madness--an annual contest for grades 1 through Geometry and Algebra 2 that takes advantage of the hype of the college basketball tournament to improve students' math knowledge and win prizes. The 2015 Math Madness program saw more than 100 million questions answered by students in just a six-week period.

To learn more, visit www.summer.tenmarks.com

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Get 50% off Clothing at The Salvation Army Thrift Stores for their Memorial Day Sale - 5/25

It’s the perfect time to pick up great deals at The Salvation Army's Memorial Day Sale...

Spend Memorial Day shopping a sea of savings and the hottest summer trends as The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) hosts its annual Memorial Day Sale.

Visit any of the 34 metro Detroit Salvation Army thrift store locations to enjoy 50 percent off clothing on Monday, May 25, 2015.  Doors will be open at the nonprofit’s 32 thrift stores from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its two dollar stores in Pontiac and Detroit.

“As families prepare for the summer, we invite them to enjoy great deals at our Memorial Day Sale,” said Merle Miller, administrator of The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center. “We take pride in offering our communities great value, while benefiting a worthy cause.”

In addition to 50 percent savings on clothing, shoppers will have opportunities to pick up great deals on summer essentials, accessories, home goods and other items with bonus sales announced hourly at each store.

All proceeds from the 34 metro Detroit thrift stores benefit The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Centers, independently funded, 180-day residential rehabilitation program for adults.

See the list below to find a store near you -

The following stores are located in Livingston County Michigan:
Brighton Thrift Store

The following stores are located in Macomb County Michigan:
Center Line Thrift Store
Clinton Township Thrift Store
New Baltimore Thrift Store
Shelby Township Thrift Store
St. Clair Shores Thrift Store
Sterling Heights Thrift Store
Romeo Thrift Store
Utica Thrift Store 

The following stores are located in Monroe County Michigan:
Frenchtown Township

The following stores are located in Oakland County Michigan:
Auburn Hills Thrift Store
Clarkston Thrift Store
Highland Thrift Store
Orchard Lake Thrift Store
Oxford Thrift Store
Pontiac - Perry St. Thrift Store
Rochester Hills Thrift Store
Royal Oak Boutique Store
Southfield Thrift Store
Walled Lake Thrift Store
White Lake Thrift Store

The following stores are located in Washtenaw County Michigan:
Ann Arbor Thrift Store

The following stores are located in Wayne County Michigan:
Canton Thrift Store
Dearborn Heights Thrift Store
Detroit - 8 Mile Thrift Store
Detroit - Fort St. Thrift Store
Detroit - Michigan Ave Dollar Store
Garden City Thrift Store
Lincoln Park Thrift Store
Livonia Thrift Store
Redford Thrift Store
Romulus Thrift Store
Southgate Thrift Store


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Monday, May 11, 2015

FREE Resume Tips & Tricks Workshop 5/14 6pm at Henry Ford Centennial Library in Dearborn

Resume Tips & Tricks
Where: Henry Ford Centennial Library
Mezzanine – Room 30
When: May 14, 6-7pm
Cost: FREE

In this workshop presented by MichiganWorks!, job seekers will:

- Learn the three basic resume formats and when to use each one
- Build skills statements with important key words
- Construct or update each component of your resume
- Develop self-marketing strategies
- Discover how to tailor your resume for each job
- Get tips for utilizing technology.

This event is FREE and open to the public without registration.

Henry Ford Centennial Library
16301 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE RESUME TIPS & TRICKS WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY MICHIGANWORKS! AT HENRY FORD CENTENNIAL LIBRARY

For more information, please call 313-943-2330


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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Tidal will stream Prince's 'Rally 4 Peace' Mother's Day Concert for FREE 5/10 starting at 8pm EST

Photo credit: Prince at Coachella 2008 (license) #TIDALXBALTIMORE

TIDAL Teams With Prince To Live Stream Audio From "Rally 4 Peace" Baltimore Benefit Concert for FREE...

On Sunday, May 10, 2015, TIDAL will live stream audio from Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL's Mother's Day Rally 4 Peace benefit concert, pre-pay wall, during its TIDAL X: Baltimore event. TIDAL will be the exclusive destination to hear this historic live concert.

Following a month of unrest, the Rally 4 Peace is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the US. Details surfaced last week about a protest song titled "Baltimore" Prince recently recorded in response to the civil unrest. The song was written following the death of 25-year old Freddie Gray and is a tribute to all of the people of Baltimore.

The live stream will provide an opportunity for all people globally to experience the music and participate in a cultural moment that can inspire, motivate and provoke changes in our current climate. TIDAL's work to build a creative artist space made it appealing to the global superstar who has always supported a visionary approach.

"TIDAL has the ability to create experiences that bring people together," said Vania Schlogel, Senior Executive for TIDAL. "We are privileged to partner with Prince so that people everywhere can share in this moment for healing and unity to support Baltimore youth through the power of music. Our dream is to be able to provide a limitless platform for all artists."

"I am honored to join Prince in his mission to inspire through the uniting power of music and be able to offer a platform where this moment can be shared globally. We invite all to experience the music and contribute in their own way to promote peace, tolerance and understanding," added JAY Z. "Our prayers go out to Freddie Gray's family and every family affected by brutality and senseless violence."

TIDAL WILL MATCH CHARITABLE DONATIONS FROM FANS AND SUPPORTERS...

Alongside the FREE 60min audio stream, TIDAL's homepage will feature a "match funds" donation button to support local Baltimore youth charities. TIDAL is also providing the opportunity to support and donate to The Baltimore Justice Fund, whose mission it is to end racial discrimination, create schools that are welcoming and safe, reduce the impact of drug addiction and eliminate police brutality in Baltimore. All can donate at www.osi-baltimore.org.

Fans and supporters can listen to TIDAL X: Baltimore for FREE by going to www.TIDAL.com


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EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center - May 8, 2015

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!!

Executive Assistant to Chief Operating Officer (COO) (Dearborn)
ACCESS is seeking a full-time person for the position of Executive Assistant to Chief Operating Officer (COO).

ACCESS is dedicated to empowering and enabling individuals, families, and communities to lead informed, productive, culturally sensitive and fulfilling lives.

ACCESS has been serving the community for more than 40 years. Started by a group of volunteers in 1971 out of a storefront in Dearborn's impoverished south end, ACCESS was created to assist the Arab immigrant population adapt to life in the United States.

Today, ACCESS is the largest Arab American human services nonprofit in the United States. With eight locations and more than 100 programs serving metro Detroit, ACCESS offers a wide range of services to a diverse population.

ACCESS continues to honor its Arab American heritage while serving as a nonprofit model of excellence ' an organization dedicated to community-building, focused on service to those in need, an advocate for cultural and social entrepreneurship, and the values of community service, health, education and philanthropy.

To view the entire job posting, please visit: www.accesscommunity.org or https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1004959.



Grant Writer (Nationwide - MI & FL)
The Institute for the Arts and Education, Inc. (IA&E), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization dedicated to enhancing artistry and community enrichment. It achieves this mission by promoting and educating fine arts and crafts among artists and students -- of all age groups and diversity -- and the general public. IA&E enriches lives and strengthens communities by teaching how art work is made which, in turn inspires communities to tap into the power or art.

IA&E is associated with Hot Works™ Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows, which are juried by art professionals with extensive experience and background in art education and art fairs. Hot Works™ focus is quality, not quantity, and currently hosts quality art fairs in West Bloomfield, Michigan; and Estero and Boca Raton, Florida.

We are looking for a grant writer to bring in corporate sponsors for our art fairs and art education programs.

Applicants may reply to patty@artsandeducationinc.org.



Executive Director (Petoskey)
Bay View Association of the United Methodist Church (Bay View), Petoskey, MI, is accepting resumes from qualified individuals for the position of Executive Director.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management and operation of Bay View, including the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and objectives. Working with the Finance Committee, the Executive Director is responsible for the development of a $4.5 million annual budget and, after approval by the Board, is responsible for the financial management of Bay View.

While Bay View is a seasonal community with cultural programming, the Executive Director position is a full-time position. In the off-season, the Executive Director has 10 direct reports, of which 4 are part-time, and a total staff of 12; while during the main season, the Executive Director’s direct reports increases to 12 and total staff to 200. A crucial responsibility for the Executive Director is to lead and support his/her staff, thus a candidate with superior people skills and a collaborative management style is ideal.

For details about the position and required skills and experience: http://bitly.com/bvedjob15

For details about Bay View Association and the Little Traverse Bay region: http://bitly.com/bvbrochure



Events/Hospitality and Volunteer Coordinator (St. Clair Shores)
Wigs 4 Kids is a local, grassroots nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides wigs and support services to Michigan children experiencing hair loss as a result of illness and treatment. Our program is available to children and teens between the ages of 3 through 18 at no cost to them or their families.

The Wigs 4 Kids Events/Hospitality & Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for assisting with event planning, management and helping with the success of third-party fundraisers. Providing tours of the Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center and managing day-to-day administrative tasks associated with the organization is also required of the position.

Contacting volunteers and managing their projects will be a daily responsibility. The Events/Hospitality and Volunteer Coordinator works directly with Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO of Wigs 4 Kids, along with various members of the Wigs 4 Kids team.

Candidate should be fluent in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Outlook) Any experience in WordPress to update our Wigs 4 Kids website or knowledge of Adobe programs for flyer creation is preferred, although not required.

Applicants may submit resumes via maggie@wigs4kids.org.



MNA Civic Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA (Various Locations)
The Michigan Nonprofit Association Civic Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA Program is a cohort of 30 VISTAs (Volunteers In Service To America) who serve throughout the state of Michigan in a national service role and focus on eliminating poverty within the areas of education and economic opportunity. The MNA*VISTA Program is seeking to fill up to 30 positions to serve on a full-time basis for one year, from mid-August 2015 to mid-August 2016. We are seeking candidates to serve at the following host sites:

Alma College
Alpena Volunteer Center
Carson City-Crystal Schools
Davenport University
Delta College
Detroit Edison Public School Academy
Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD
Ferris State University
Great Lakes Center for Youth Development
HandsOn Battle Creek
Jackson Public Schools
Kirtland Community College
Lawrence Tech University
Lenawee Community Foundation
Oakland University
Pinckney Community Schools
TrueNorth Community Services
AmeriCorps VISTA members serve their communities in a variety of ways and can expect to participate in the following activities:

Volunteer Recruitment
Volunteer Management
Resource Development
Grant Writing
Fundraising
Community Partnership Building
Volunteer Training
AmeriCorps VISTA service also comes with great benefits, including a living stipend, student loan forbearance or deferment, health coverage, vacation time, and more!
Positions must be filled by June 20th, so apply today at http://bit.ly/VISTA2015-2016



Mental Health / Substance Abuse Therapist (Lansing)
The mental health/substance abuse therapist will provide clinical service and needed related services for clients who are eligible for and requesting mental health or substance abuse service from the clinic.

The mental health therapist will provide psychotherapy and counseling services to families, couples, children and their parents, and adult individuals.
Will provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment plan goals and objectives within timeframes set by the policies and procedures of the Counseling Services Program.
Will carry a full caseload of clients (23clients seen or 22 clients seen and supervision of one graduate student, 26-30 clients scheduled in a 40 hour week, including some evening hours) Caseload numbers are subject to change by the Program or Clinical Director.
Will follow their professional associations Code of Ethics regarding client treatment, confidentiality, standards of care, and professional conduct.
REQUIREMENTS

Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology or related fields.
State of Michigan certification or license or two years post-graduate experience that would qualify employee for State certification/license.
Fully licensed LMSW or PhD psychologist, paneled w/PHP. CAADC certification for addictions/substance abuse counseling also preferred.
Two years post-graduate experience providing psychotherapy, mental health or family counseling services to individuals and families
Membership in a national professional association which ascribes to a professional code of ethics
Good use of spoken and written English
SEND REPLY TO:
St. Vincent Catholic Charities
ATTN: Human Resources
2800 West Willow Street
Lansing, MI 48917
E-mail: jobs@stvcc.org

RESPOND BY: Open Until Filled

EOE



Administrative Associate (Ann Arbor)
Responsible for general administrative tasks associated with operations of national cancer research support organization. Direct support of the President.

Accountability: Administrative Assistant will report to the President.

About The Hope Foundation:

Responsibilities include:

Perform all administrative functions to support the day to day operations of the Foundation and the President. Includes clear and timely correspondence with donors, SWOG staff, and the general public
Provide calendaring and schedule support to SWOG Chief Administrative Officer
In collaboration with President, provide support to The Hope Foundation Board of Directors.
Assist President with the coordination, facilitation, recording and awarding of all Foundation grants/review sessions
Lead/Coordinate the Foundation’s inter-office transition to a cloud server (SharePoint and Office 365), by working closely with staff, professional IT consultants and with direct training, research and correspondence of best practices and communications
Update and maintain paper and digital filing systems
Requirements

Excellent verbal/written communication.
Exceptional attention to detail
Experience in event planning, calendaring or administrative organization is highly sought.
Technological skills (PC- based) are absolutely required, with a penchant for conducting independent research, asking informed questions, and communicating tech needs efficiently.
The ideal candidate will possess a desire to be trained in modern collaborative tools and technologies.
Knowledge of cloud environments, SharePoint or similar systems would be preferred.
We are looking for someone that has creative energy to articulate the mission and goals of The Hope Foundation. We are a fun and flexible office environment that holds professionalism and a committed work ethic in the highest regard.

Send resume and detailed cover letter to info@thehopefoundation.org by May 18th, 12pET



Corporate Work Study Coordinator (Detroit)
Areas of Responsibility:

Develop, support, and implement Training Programs associated with Microsoft Office Applications and other key skill sets
Serve as the primary contact for assigned portfolio of job partners and students; this includes monitoring the status of the student performance by making regular phone calls, e-mailing, and making Partner office visits, as well as updating databases, responding to evaluations, and providing student mentoring/coaching to ensure that the student is successfully satisfying all job requirements of the Partner
Provide regular and timely updates on all issues regarding assigned sponsors and students to the Director
Serve as the point person for coordination and execution of the “Missed Work Days” policy and process. Work with students, partners, and parents regarding make-up days and holiday work-days, overseeing the coordination of the make-up, collection of forms and the recording of data associated with these days. Keep all internal stakeholders up to date with the progress to ensure appropriate actions are taken when missed days are not made up (detention assigned, ineligibility for activities noted, etc.)
Coordinate and/or assist with other Partner-related activities such as Partner luncheons, appreciation events, etc.
Requirements:

Bachelor degree from an accredited College/ University – preferably in Business or Human Resources (Training)
Management and Sales background - experience managing client relationships,preparing regular reports
Experience with Microsoft (Word and Excel is a must)
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and people skills with an emphasis on working with High School students
Interested applicants may apply at http://detroitcristorey.org/careers.



Senior Center Director (Albion)
Small, dynamic nonprofit serving older adults in eastern Calhoun County, Michigan seeks energetic leader to oversee programs, finances, community relations and fund-development. We want an individual with passion for working with older adults and the vision to join us in developing our resources for a diverse, engaged membership of people aged 60 and above. Candidates should have nonprofit management experience, financial competence, strong communication skills, comfort in working with volunteers, flexibility, good sense of humor. Full-time position reports to local board and works closely with Calhoun County Senior Services and Region 3B Area Agency on Aging. Submit cover letter and resume to: Executive Director Search, Forks Senior Center, 101 N. Albion St., Albion, MI 49224 or executivedirector@forksseniorcenter.org.



Finance and Operations Assistant (Ypsilanti)
This 20-hour/week position

Providing general office support, including greeting visitors, answering telephones, sorting and distributing mail, file and record management, ordering and managing office supplies, coordinating logistics for in-office meetings (e.g., catering orders, material prep, set-up, and tear-down), and performing other administrative tasks, scheduling meetings. Record accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other financial transactions using financial software in accordance with organizational policies and procedures. Prepare and review expense reports for accuracy, completeness, and compliance. Complete monthly reconciliations, troubleshooting facilityand IT-related issues by consistently tracking helpdesk tickets as they are sent to the local IT provider Provide other assistance and work on special projects, as needed.

The successful applicant will have an associate’s in accounting, business or related field or education and experience, an interest in the field of youth development, especially out-of-school time (OST). The ideal candidate will have prior office experience, general accounting and bookkeeping, good computer skills, phone, and writing skills, and a professional demeanor. A proactive nature, intellectual curiosity, creativity, reliability, flexibility, discretion, punctuality, thoroughness, accuracy and a commitment to the Weikart Center's mission are critical.

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, résumé, and salary history to: Kynisha Johnson, Business and Operations Manager, at the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, 301 W. Michigan Ave, Ste 200, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Application materials may also be emailed to jobs@cypq.org. All applications are due by 5pm ET on May 29, 2015.



Development Officer of The Whiting (Flint)
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Development Officer, with the Executive Director, is responsible for cultivating and securing charitable gifts and sponsorships in support of The Whiting. The Development Officer’s fundraising efforts will enhance programmatic and operational development for The Whiting and support the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and sponsors. The Development Officer will embrace and effectively articulate the organization’s mission and vision.

This person will display strong verbal, written, and organizational skills; demonstrate self-motivation and creativity; be detail-oriented; and have the ability to work with a diverse group of people. The ideal candidate must have the ability to match the needs of the organization with the donors/sponsors motivation for giving.

For additional information including full posting, visit http://www.fcccorp.org/JobsCurrentOp.asp. To apply, email cover letter, resume, and references to hr@fcccorp.org.



Evaluator (Detroit)
GENERAL SUMMARY

The Evaluator’s role is to develop, implement, analyze, and report evaluation studies designed to assess audience attitudes, behaviors, interests, knowledge, and skills. The Evaluator is expected to contribute most significantly to the Department’s goal of providing efficient and useful answers to staff questions about audience attitudes, behaviors, knowledge, motivation, and skills.

To view a complete job description and to apply, please visit www.dia.org.

The Detroit Institute of Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer



First Responder - Full-time Midnights (Wayne County)
Full-time First Responder (Midnights)

First Step: Western Wayne County Project on Domestic and Sexual Violence www.firststep-mi.org Great opportunity to make a difference! Good position for those with social work, women's studies, psychology, mental health, health/caregiver backgrounds!

Looking for one full-time person to provide crisis intervention and support for residential (shelter) clients, callers on the 24-hour help-line and also provide on-call/in-person assault response advocacy to survivors at area hospitals and police departments and other safe locations. Comprehensive training and supervision provided.

Full-time position: Weekday Midnights (12a-8a Mon.-Fri.)

Starting at $12/hour. Opportunities for advancement. Option for health, dental, optical insurance after 90 days. Life insurance and long-term disability insurance after 120 days. Employer contribution to 401k starting first day of employment. Accrued sick and vacation time. Holidays off with pay.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social work/ human services, or equivalent work experience. Experience in crisis counseling, domestic violence and sexual assault. Demonstrated initiative, high professional standards, and excellent organizational skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and with supervision. Demonstrated experience working effectively with people from diverse racial, economic and cultural backgrounds. Caring, empathetic, client-centered approach. Valid MI driver’s license/reliable transportation/current auto insurance. Ability to travel between Wayne County sites. Have and maintain excellent driving record, current proof of insurance. Pass and maintain background checks (criminal, sex offender, and child abuse). Ability to lift 30 pounds on occasion. Bilingual a plus. EOE.

Send resume and cover letter to Desiree Herrick: dherrick@firststep-mi.org No phone calls please.



Communications Officer (Flint)
Reporting to the Vice President — Communications in the Flint office, the Communications Officer will develop and implement communications strategies to advance the goals of the Foundation and its grantees, with particular focus on Mott’s Environment Program.

Responsibilities include:

Identify strategic communications opportunities in concert with the Environment Program team.
Lead planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of communications activities.
Assist the Foundation in monitoring and, when appropriate, responding to issues of potential public, government, and media interest and impact.
Assist the Foundation’s grantees, when appropriate, in communicating about Mott-funded programs and initiatives.
Lead development of compelling content in various formats for multiple audiences and uses, including the Foundation’s website and social media.
Assist in development of materials presented to external and internal audiences, including the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Coordinate and oversee the work of freelance writers, videographers and other vendors working on the Foundation's communications projects.
Collaborate on cross-cutting, team-specific and Foundation-wide projects led by the Communications Department, such as a redesign of the Foundation’s website and development and production of the annual report.
Qualifications and Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required — master’s preferred — in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or related field.
Minimum 10 years experience in communications, with experience in philanthropic and/or social-change communications preferred.
Strong preference given to candidates with prior experience in environmental communications.
Please visit http://www.mott.org/about/OurOrganization/employment/ for the complete job posting and details on how to apply.



Government Relations & Grants Coordinator (Detroit)
The person in this position will also assist the Government Relations Director in the outreach and communications responsibilities that help support productive relationships with elected and appointed officials. Similarly, s/he will assist with the research and preparation necessary to identify and capitalize on emerging opportunities that occur in the dynamic environment of government relations.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Staying current with public policy initiatives at the federal, state and local level that impact The Greening’s work and political considerations that influence the environment in which that work occurs
Researching grant funding programs thoroughly enough to recognize if an opportunity exists and being able to describe, in summary form, the nature of the opportunity to Greening colleagues
Organizing and writing grant proposals
Monitoring the implementation and progress of funded proposals to assure compliance with the established objectives
Additional writing, community engagement, public speaking, and meeting attendance to advance The Greening’s public affairs goals and to stay abreast of issues affecting The Greening
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree
Direct familiarity with the legislative process and political campaign experience also a plus
Experience working with governmental administrative and/or regulatory agencies
Knowledge of environmental issues
Affinity for Detroit’s urban community
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Superlative writing ability
Exceptional attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds
TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume by May 15, 2015 to Eric Candela at recruiting@greeningofdetroit.com.



Fiscal Officer (East Lansing)
Fiscal Officer
College of Communication Arts & Sciences Michigan State University

The College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University seeks applicants for a Fiscal Officer position with three to five years of related experience in accounting and/or financial analysis in a high-energy, fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will be a resourceful self-starter with a positive attitude, a desire to exceed expectations and have a combination of experience with financial reporting and analysis, budget development, human resources and supervision.

For job requirements and additional information, please refer to Posting #1221 and complete an online application at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://jobs.msu.edu. Application deadline is May 17, 2015.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.



Program Officer (Greater Detroit)
The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation is looking to add a Program Officer to continue to broaden their tremendous commitment to restore the Great Lakes Basin. A minimum of five years’ experience in a grant making organization or related non-profit professional experience is required, as well as proven expertise in Great Lakes issues. To apply for this position and to view the complete job description, please go to www.nppn.co.

Development Director (Detroit)
Thirty-year old, expanding nonprofit ($1.2 million in revenue) in the city of Detroit searching for its next Development Director.

Applicants should have direct experience planning, implementing, and evaluating fund development plans. The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors in securing large corporate, individual, and foundation gifts. Only applicants who have detailed development experience within either the education, medical, or nonprofit sector will be considered.

This position requires a proven track record of fundraising success and the ability to create and follow through with fundraising ideas. The Development Director must communicate effectively and work with diverse groups of people.

Base Salary Range: $52,000-$60,000.

Position includes full benefits and incentive-compensation bonuses based on achievement of mutually agreed-upon, pre-existing fundraising goals.

A complete job description can be found here: http://goo.gl/EC3gq9

Please submit resume, salary guidelines, and cover letter to: pshelby@bhgh.org



Director of Communications (Lansing)
The Michigan League for Public Policy, a Lansing-based research and advocacy organization, is seeking a Director of Communications to coordinate all aspects of its communication work. The League’s mission is to promote economic security and well-being for all people in Michigan through the policymaking process.

Responsibilities include working with the CEO and staff to develop communication strategies to help the League make progress on its policy agenda, working with media to promote the League’s work, overseeing publications, managing website, coordinating social media, and developing messaging around key policy issues.

The ideal candidate will have experience in advocacy communications, and familiarity with, or eagerness to learn quickly, the public policy landscape in Michigan. They will have experience working with reporters, editors and bloggers, and an understanding of deadlines and the needs of broadcast, print and online reporting. They will be skilled in writing and editing for different audiences including news releases, op-eds, blogs, PowerPoints and web copy. Capable of overseeing or creating a wide range of graphic and online products.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, five years related experience and deep commitment to the League’s mission. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team. Must be a self-starter, able to work independently, and coordinate multiple projects at a time.

The League is dedicated to equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace.

To apply, please send salary requirements, cover letter, resume and a writing sample to: karenhm@mlpp.org. Resumes accepted until June 1, 2015.



Communications Manager (Grand Rapids)
E-mail: lori@girlschoralacademy.org Subject Line: Communications Manager
Mail: Lori Tennenhouse Girls Choral Academy 2920 Fuller Ave NE Ste. 104 Grand Rapids, MI 49505

General Summary
Part-time opening available for highly motivated self-starter to work with parents, children and donors in an arts management setting. Must have excellent communications skills and demonstrate top notch writing skills. Excellent job opportunity for the right person. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Essential Functions include (but are not limited to):
Choir management:

Organize choir events and logistics
Manage uniform procurement and planning
Assist with student recruitment
Organize Fall Camp with staff
Communication Management:
Maintain season calendar and welcome packet
Maintain communications with choirs, families, and donors.
Write grant proposals for funding as needed
Create and distribute “Our Voice” e-Newsletter to donors and families bi-monthly
Manage social media
Engage donors in choir events
Participate in staff meetings/planning meetings
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: (Preferred prior exposure to fund-raising processes and event management)
Bachelors degree
Experience working with both adults and children
Strong verbal and writing skills
Previous non-profit or fundraising experience
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Facebook
Experience grant-writing



Part-time Bookkeeper (Detroit)
Friends School in Detroit is seeking a part-time bookkeeper (5-10 hours per week) to input and reconcile financial transactions in QuickBooks. The school is in Lafayette Park, just East of Downtown Detroit, at 1100 St. Aubin Street.

For more information, please reply to plpadgett@earthlink.net



Director of Policy, Research and Practice (Royal Oak)
The Director of Policy, Research and Practice is a key member of ETM’s leadership and management team. This leader directs the policy and research team, and also works closely with and will manage ETM’s new Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, a new team focused on working with educators and schools to raise teaching and learning in high-poverty schools in West Michigan.

Please follow this link to learn more: http://midwest.edtrust.org/?jobs=director-of-policy-research-and-practice



Performance Measurement Manager - ETO (Detroit)
The Performance Measurement Manager will lead CHM’s initiatives to collect and analyze performance data in an effort to continually improve outcomes for the youth we serve. The Manager will work closely with organizational leadership to create and manage a system for high-quality data collection and strategic analysis, creating meaningful and inclusive processes for measuring program effectiveness and progress toward performance outcomes.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, computer analyst or related field required.
3 years experience in performance management or data analysis preferred.
Experience with ETO software along with ETO Administration certification preferred.
Knowledge of database systems and general data entry procedures.
Proficient in use of data and qualitative and quantitative analysis
To apply: Email resume and salary requirements to: dherndon@covenanthouse.org or fax to: 313-463-2222.
No phone calls please.

To see full job posting go to: www.covenanthousemi.org



Communications Manager (Detroit)
Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) is the fiduciary and human resources coordinator for Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN). WIN is a partnership of 9 community colleges and 7 Michigan Works! Agencies in Southeast Michigan. Its mission is to help employers find the talent they need for success, supporting regional economic development by directly addressing regional skills gaps. This is done through careful data analysis and development of innovative solutions organized largely around regional cluster strategies.

SEMCA is conducting a search for a Communications Manager who will work closely with the WIN team and WIN partner organizations' communications staff as the lead individual on a variety of strategic initiatives.

Compensation:
$50,000-60,000 annual salary with competitive benefit package including medical, dental, and optical insurance, paid holidays and paid time off.

Application Process:
For further details, including formal job description, required qualifications, and information on how to apply, visit SEMCA’s website at http://www.semca.org/workatsemca.html.

Federal Contractor
Equal Opportunity Employer & Programs Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans
Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request.



Communications Officer (Flint)
Reporting to the Vice President — Communications in the Flint office, the Communications Officer will develop and implement communications strategies to advance the goals of the Foundation and its grantees, with a particular focus on Mott’s Environment Program.

Visit http://www.mott.org/about/OurOrganization/employment/ for the job position and how to apply.



Child Care Program Director (Jackson)
We are a Felician-Sponsored Ministry,Child Care Center which also includes a Montessori classroom.

The Director plans, organizes, implements, coordinates, and controls services of the child care and Montessori program, exercising judgment and decision-making reflective of the Felician Sisters’ Core Values for Ministry (Respect for Human Dignity, Compassion, Justice & Peace, Solidarity with the Poor, and Transformation). Under supervision, the Director operates the center in accordance with the State of Michigan Child Care Licensing Rules. Responsibilities include management of the center’s infant, toddler, and preschool programs, as well as its facilitation of and planning and coordinating of the children’s educational programs and activities.

Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) with a major in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or related field.
Montessori certification and experience teaching in a Montessori classroom - beneficial
Two to four years of professional teaching experience with infants, toddlers and/or preschoolers
Minimum of two years of supervisory experience, including classroom leadership responsibility or professional administration experience in a child care center
Experience in planning, developing, or managing the startup phase of a new school, child care center or child development program - beneficial
Experience working in an inclusive work environment and managing across differences
Comply with and understand all qualifications required by the State of Michigan child care licensing rules
Salary commensurate with experience / Full-time position eligible for benefits

Send cover letter and resume to k.richter@feliciansisters.org (no phone calls please)



Executive Assistant (Detroit)
Invest Detroit is seeking a senior–level Executive Assistant to provide staff and organizational support. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to exercise good judgement in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and be able to maintain a balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant will serve in a mission-driven environment and must be results-driven.

Roles and Responsibilities Include:
Assist in coordinating outreach plans, meetings, agendas and travel for staff
Bookkeeping, filing and board/committee material and meeting support
Written communications; drafting, editing and proof-reading of written communications
Provide support for day to day operations: ordering supplies, vendor identification and communication, review of invoices and submission of invoices for payment, assembly and binding of presentation materials
Other office duties as presented
Qualifications:
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Expert-level written and verbal communication skills
Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be very effective independently
Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to info@investdetroit.com



Chief Talent Officer (Detroit)
Apparatus Solutions, Inc. (Apparatus) is a team of dedicated Finance and HR professionals whose goal is to bring exceptional services and value to nonprofit and social impact organizations.

Apparatus is currently looking to add a key leadership position to its team.

Expectations for the Chief Talent Officer include:
Strategic leader for Apparatus, working with the leadership team in developing vision, work plan and goals.
Lead Apparatus and our Clients effort to recruit top talent
Build out entire program including offering/cost structure
Invest time in the community to build relationships with organizations and candidates in our sector
Build database of talent/organizational needs
Lead liaison, working with our PEO partner, on delivering payroll and benefit services for Apparatus and clients, as well as promote services to prospective clients.
Build and implement a defined program to onboard new team members, perform reviews, succession/career planning, organizing team events/outings and personnel issues that require professional guidance.
Assist Apparatus in marketing/outreach to the community, including potential clients, team members and civic leaders.
Manage/Lead administrative team
Additional demonstrated leadership that comes from being a key member of an entrepreneurial company that is on the fast track for growth.
A minimum of 7 years recruiting and HR leadership experience is required. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to info@apparatussolutionsinc.com



Executive Director for the Humane Society of Genesee County (Burton)
The role of the Executive Director is to plan, organize and direct all programs of the Humane Society of Genesee County (HSGC) under the direction of, and in conformity with the policies of the HSGC Board of Directors. A Bachelor’s degree is highly preferred. The applicant must have at least 3 years of management experience (preferably with a non-profit agency). Preference will be given to applicants with: Knowledge of humane shelter issues, HSUS standards, state and federal laws that affect the care, adoption and treatment of shelter animals, government structure and processes, and the various State and Federal agencies that have jurisdiction over areas of animal welfare and environmental concern; Capital campaign experience; Grant writing experience; and Success in non-profit development. If you would like the complete job description, please submit your request by email to debraloader@gmail.com.

Please submit resume via email to debraloader@gmail.com.



Executive Director (Grand Rapids)
Home Repair Services of Kent County, Inc. is seeking an Executive Director.

Home Repair Services has specialized in post-purchase homeownership services for lower-income homeowners since 1979. Working with existing homeowners in mostly older homes assisting them with resources to maintain homeownership. 2000 homeowners served each year with services below:

Free hands-on training in home repair skills Affordable kitchen cabinets for remodeling projects Emergency repairs when health or safety is at risk Financial counseling for homeowners Wheelchair ramps for those with mobility impairments Practical energy saving assistance The Executive Director is the key management leader of Home Repair Services. Responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. This individual must demonstrate passion and commitment to the mission and values of Home Repair Services, knowledge of Grand Rapids/Kent County demographics, compassion for those we serve and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by low-income, urban communities. Key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports to the Board of Directors.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Required
Five years’ experience in a senior management position in a community-based nonprofit agency, including budget development and financial management History of having led organizational growth, facilitating higher levels of mission achievement. Skills include strategic planning and management of complex operations and external relations Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Master’s Degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience.

Additional information about Home Repair Services of Kent County, Inc. can be found at www.homerepairservices.org.
Please direct inquiries and resumes to edcandidates@homerepairservices.org



Executive Director (Clarkston)
North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy (NOHLC) is seeking a dynamic, articulate and experienced leader to serve as Executive Director to support the organization’s mission to conserve the woods, fields, streams and other natural resources in the headwaters area of the Clinton, Shiawassee, Huron and Flint Rivers.

The Executive Director is responsible for overall leadership, operational management, and financial performance of the organization. Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for strategic planning and execution, partnership building in the public and private sectors, and developing the funding base.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a candidate experienced in fund development and grant writing, who is motivated to build and foster regional collaborative partnerships, recruit and train staff and volunteers, and serve as public representative for NOHLC with media at community events. The ideal candidate will also have a strong interest in land conservation.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. To express your interest in this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and compensation requirements to: mail@nohlc.org The position is open until filled with the anticipated starting date of 7-1-15.



Crisis Resolution Case Worker (Pontiac)
Lighthouse Emergency Services (LES) serves families and individuals in need by providing emergency assistance and promoting self-sufficiency. LES uses trained and dedicated volunteers to sit down with each family and determine how we can help resolve the immediate crisis. It may be emergency food, help to prevent eviction or utility disconnection, help with a medical need, or some other need that has created a crisis for the family.

Positions Available:
Crisis Resolution Case Worker-Lighthouse Emergency Services
Interns will help to alleviate the initial crisis that has brought individuals and families into the agency for assistance.
Verify needed documentation, sign client in for services, assist clients with navigating and bridging resources.
Interns will complete an assessment with each client to determine how we can assist clients with becoming more self sufficient.
Assess the root cause of clients’ crisis.
Assist client to build a workable plan for moving forward into self-sufficiency.
Follow up with client as needed.
Assist clients with navigating and bridging resources.
All Human Services, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling majors are welcomed to apply.
Other duties as assigned.
Interested individuals may apply by emailing Marnese Jackson at mjackson@LighthouseOakland.org or call (248) 972-1480.



Family Case Manager-Lighthouse PATH (Pontiac)
Lighthouse PATH is an empowerment program which offers transitional housing for up to 65 homeless woman and their children. At PATH, formerly homeless families live in a safe, nurturing environment for two years. During that time they are provided with quality empowerment programs and life skills training which is essential for them to begin to rebuild and transform their lives from poverty to self-sufficiency.
Interact with clients, place phone calls, perform inquiry logs assessments, audits and shadow Family Advocate.
Perform 1-on-1 sessions, conduct observations, complete in-group settings, transport clients, interview clients for program eligibility and perform research.
Ability to communicate effectively with people of different backgrounds, empathic, high level of confidentiality, high level of self-awareness.
Other duties as assigned. Assignment depends on level of experience.
Human Services, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology and Counseling majors are welcomed to apply.
Interested individuals may apply by emailing Marnese Jackson at mjackson@LighthouseOakland.org or call (248) 972-1480.



Educational Program Coordinator (Lansing)
We are seeking an energetic Educational Program Coordinator to lead our youth, STEM-focused educational programming. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and collaborative spirit and be highly organized and strong motivator and supervisor who works with educators and staff on program implementation, school and community outreach, and classroom management.

Requirements:
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Education or related field.
Minimum two years of experience working in after-school environment with youth in urban communities. Teaching experience preferred.
A demonstrated ability to lead and energize multi-disciplinary work teams to respond to needs and get results.
A strong rapport with and commitment to supporting youth. Ability to translate youth development theory into practice.
Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills.
Strong attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines.
Social media experience and proficiency.
Completion of background clearances.
Desired Qualifications:
Experience with STEM education programming for middle and high school youth in community-based and out-of-school-time settings.
Experience working with teachers on curriculum development related to school standards. Familiarity with Michigan urban school districts a plus.
Experience working with and implementing project management software (Asana, Basecamp, Trello, etc.)
Strong organizational skills
E-mail a cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for the position, your resume, salary requirements, and 3 work-related references to jobs@iteclansing.org. Please indicate “Educational Program Coordinator” on subject line of email.

Please visit http://www.iteclansing.org/about/employment-opportunities/ to view the complete position description, including job duties.



Loan Servicing Specialist - Full-Time (Lansing)
Opportunity Resource Fund, a non-profit community development financial institution, has an opening for a Loan Servicing Specialist who performs at a high degree of accuracy, with attention to detail and is self-motivated.

Qualifications:
Bachelor degree, preferably with a concentration in finance, business administration or accounting and/or seven years of comparable work experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of loan servicing practices, including working knowledge of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and understanding of property tax law in Michigan.
Impeccable personal integrity and ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and handle sensitive material concerning borrower data while responding to borrowers with patience and respect.
Strong analytical, time management and organizational skills as well as a high level of attention to detail; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet designated deadlines.
Experience with loan database software.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Thorough knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Specific knowledge of single family mortgages and Nortridge software a plus. Individual should have a positive, professional, and helpful demeanor.

Apply by submitting your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to info@oppfund.org. To learn more about Opportunity Resource Fund, a dynamic organization working to fulfill its mission to provide loans to benefit Michigan communities while fostering economic and social justice, please explore our website at www.oppfund.org. Opportunity Resource Fund is an equal opportunity employer.



Classroom Facilitator - Trainer (Warren)
Inspire and prepare teenagers to succeed by becoming a Program Facilitator with Winning Futures! We are looking to grow our team with an experienced individual to help us continue our mission. This position focuses on leading MOTIVATIONAL classes for middle and high school students in metro Detroit, assisting in other classes as part of your training for the first year, and managing relationships with our schools and mentors.

Winning Futures is an award winning nonprofit organization that makes a difference in the lives of young people. Since 1994, we have been offering school-based mentoring programs and workshops for middle school and high school students in Southeast Michigan. All of our programs focus on the life skills of character value identification, goal setting, career preparation, and strategic planning.

Responsibilities:
Creating a dynamic learning environment and delivering innovative training.
Building strong relationships with school partners, set up/attend meetings throughout the year in order to secure accurate and timely information.
Teach our Keys to College program at multiple urban schools throughout metro Detroit. This program is implemented in a teacher’s classroom without mentors and is taught like a motivational workshop. During sessions you are responsible for controlling the classroom.
Visit www.winningfutures.org/job-postings/ for the job posting and directions on how to apply.



Chief Development Director (Mt. Clemens)
The Chief Development Officer (CDO) responsibility is to plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive fund development program to ensure Turning Point’s financial viability. The CDO works with Board and Community members to expand and deepen donor relationships. Also coordinates fund raising events and integrates all agency marketing as they support development efforts of Turning Point. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent is preferred with experience working in the non-profit fund development. Must be proficient with fundraising data base systems. Must adhere to the ethical principles and standards of professional fundraising. Must have excellent written and verbal skills and the ability to communicate with donors, staff, board, and community members. Must have the ability to work with diverse populations. Must have reliable transportation, insurance, a valid Michigan Driver’s License and a good driving record. Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

A complete job description can be found at www.turningpointmacomb.org

Salary Range: $48,000 - $60,000

Interested Persons should: Submit a writing sample and resume via email to: mmacauley@turningpointmacomb.org



PHP Web Developer (Okemos)
The Michigan Health Council (MHC) has an opening for a PHP Web Developer to join our growing Information Technology team.

The Michigan Health Council is a solutions-oriented non-profit organization on a mission to develop a premier health care workforce in every Michigan community. We proactively address the needs of health care leaders, professionals, employers, educators, and students through various programs spanning the education to practice continuum.

Purpose

Works with Information Technology Director to create cross-platform web applications through the use of HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and other web technologies, as well as support these applications.

Duties & Responsibilities
Develops, maintains, and integrates complex web applications
Provides post implementation support
Modify and enhance existing PHP-coded pages and content
Evaluates deliverables and implements solutions in a timely manner
Works with version control software and deploys jobs to environments
Performs other projects or duties as assigned
To apply, submit cover letter and resume to ajay.arumugam@mhc.org




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