Friday, December 10, 2010

EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center - December 9, 2010

Michigan Nonprofit Job Center - December 9, 2010

Executive Director
20 year-old land conservancy seeks Executive Director to lead land conservation efforts in Oakland, Macomb, Genesee, and Lapeer Counties. Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy's offices are located in Oakland Township, north of Rochester, MI. Main job duties include: staff leadership and guidance, implement strategic plan for 2011, lead major fundraising efforts and relationships with foundations, act as main point of contact with public, partners, and members, work with a 13-member Board of Directors to guide the organization through Land Trust Alliance accreditation and further growth. Please send cover letter and resume to: phone calls please. Resumes accepted until December 22, 2010.

Grants Manager 
(.75 FTE/with benefits) -- This position manages all grant activity. Send resume and cover letter to 
hr@soscs.orgSee full posting at EOE.

Policy and Legislative Campaigns Director
The Ecology Center is seeking a talented and experienced advocate to coordinate its policy and legislative campaigns in Michigan.

Job responsibilities:
The Policy and Legislative Campaigns Director will be responsible for coordinating the Ecology Center’s Michigan policy and legislative campaigns, and will play a key role in local and federal campaigns. S/he will lead development of all aspects of our campaigns, including policy and strategy development, media, report releases, grassroots mobilization and strategic ally engagement. The Ecology Center’s current issue priorities include environmental health, green chemistry, clean energy and low-carbon fuels, and zero waste.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • coordinating the Ecology Center’s state legislative campaigns in Michigan
  • crafting and analyzing policy to advance Center priorities
  • leading the Ecology Center’s legislative campaigns, and administrative campaigns to win reforms to improve environmental health and to advance clean energy and other EC issue priorities
  • working with key constituencies to build a strong base of support for legislative priorities
  • developing relationships with key decision makers to advance the Center’s policy priorities
  • connecting policy priorities with grassroots activists and tactics;
  • building and strengthening the Center’s networks and coalitions to support legislative and political campaigns;
  • conducting effective media relations, and serving as a public spokesperson through public events, legislative testimony, press releases, editorial board meetings and other tactics; and,
  • networking with partners across the nation working on similar campaigns
The person would join our staff working from our downtown Ann Arbor office, with significant time spent in Lansing. A Lansing-based position is also possible. Located in the center of the Great Lakes Basin, Ann Arbor is widely considered one of the best places to live in the Midwest, with a vibrant arts and music scene, great schools, terrific parks, and one of the best public universities in the country, all a short drive from the most beautiful natural areas in the region. The position offers opportunity for educational and professional development. It includes some shared organizational responsibilities and office duties. Ecology Center staff are unionized, and actively participate in organizational decision-making. This position is a great opportunity for a creative person to make a difference working for a nationally respected public interest organization with outstanding colleagues.

  • at least 5 years of relevant professional experience, including grassroots organizing, political, policy, legal, journalistic, or government settings;
  • at least four years successful professional legislative experience at the state Capitol or Congress is desired; with additional direct legislative experience a plus
  • strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, including experience in preparing and delivering public presentations, and ability to communicate technical information to the general public;
  • demonstrated ability to develop and implement all aspects of high impact advocacy campaign – political strategy, research, advocacy, and media liaison;
  • great leadership skills, self-initiative, and willingness to take risks;
  • strong teamwork and ability to work with diverse people and community groups
  • sound judgment and good habits of consulting with others;
  • well-organized and self-motivated with the ability to work independently; and,
  • must be passionate about protecting public health and the environment, and tenacious in the face of challenges.
Salary is commensurate with relevant professional experience. The Ecology Center offers generous benefits, including medical, dental, four weeks vacation, and retirement. We would entertain part- time or full-time options for this position.

The Ecology Center is a Michigan-based nonprofit environmental organization that works at the local, state, and national levels for clean production, healthy communities, environmental justice, and a sustainable future. In recent years, the Ecology Center has led successful campaigns to protect children’s health from toxic chemicals, provide consumers with information on chemicals in products, close down Michigan's medical waste incinerators, improve the environmental performance of the auto industry, and save thousands of acres of working farms and valuable natural areas. The Ecology Center is the parent organization of Recycle Ann Arbor, also a nonprofit organization, which operates one of the country’s premier recycling programs.

The Ecology Center’s Environmental Health Project coordinates the Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health, a coalition of health professionals, health- affected groups, environmental organizations and others dedicated to a safe and less toxic world for Michigan’s children. Our Energy and Climate Campaign coordinates national and state campaigns to promote clean energy, low-carbon fuels, and solutions to address climate change.

Our staff are advocates who translate cutting edge environmental science into calls for changes in policy and in the marketplace. We work in an informal, team atmosphere, where individual initiative and priority setting is expected. Our methods emphasize research and scientific credibility, developing reports, fact sheets and websites, grassroots organizing with public health, environmental and health-impacted communities, and crafting effective stories for the media.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and a current writing sample by email to

Alternatively, please fax to (734) 663-2414, or mail to Ecology Center, 117 N. Division, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. For more information, please call (734) 761-3186.

Application Deadline:
Please apply before December 31. Applications received prior to Dec. 31 will be given priority, but we will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. The Ecology Center is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people of diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Database Administrator
Grace Centers of Hope is seeking a database administrator to provide technical and administrative support to the development department. This position is responsible for administering the fundraising software (DonorPerfect) program through entering donations, processing receipts, creating and printing reports, preparing mail files, and overall database maintenance. The database administrator works closely with the Director of Development to facilitate fundraising goals and objectives. This position requires discretion and confidentiality and a commitment to the mission and vision of Grace Centers of Hope. Please submit salary requirements, cover letter and resume to Michelle Atwell at

Entrepreneurial Development and Business Competition
Enterprising Health is a transformational, entrepreneurial development and business competition. The program is designed to facilitate the creation of innovative sustainable, socially conscious community-based businesses that will have a positive impact on health, wellness, disease management and prevention in the Detroit, Flint, Hamtramck, and Highland Park communities.
Targeted participants are health-conscious, passionate, entrepreneurial-minded individuals who are interested in finding new ways to positively impact the health of individuals, families and communities. The businesses created by participants will develop innovative solutions that go beyond those offered by hospitals, clinics, physicians and other traditional health care service providers to address alarming community health needs.

Participants will be equipped with knowledge, skills, abilities and resources and provided educational support and coaching. Participants will be introduced to the concepts of: Business Development, Leadership Development, Team Development, Community Economic Development, Community Health Improvement, Change, Innovation, Transformation and Social Entrepreneurship Collective Entrepreneurship and Human Centered Design.

For more information go to or call 313.871.1009

Executive Director 
Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region is looking for a qualified candidate to fill our soon to be vacated Executive Director position

The qualified candidate will:
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and be a proficient public speaker.
  • Have a willingness to reach out to the community for support and convey the needs of the agency.
  • Have a clear strategy formulated with input from the board and the ability to illustrate that vision to the staff, community leaders, and supporters.
  • Have strong ethics and values.
  • Be a model of openness, honesty, and accountability to all who interact with the agency.
  • Foster a work environment that values diversity and inclusion among volunteers and employees.
The following items are important for consideration for the position:
  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Graduate Level Degree preferred
  • Strategic thinking, planning, and project management/system management skills
  • Fund Development experience, including grant writing
  • Non-profit management
  • Computer literacy including; MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point., as well as a strong knowledge of internet resources and research tools
  • Final candidates will have to submit required information for a full background check and drug screening
  • Starting Salary range: $40,000 - $50,000 annually
Please submit resume, cover letter and references to:
Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region
Attention: Shari Nelson
1235-A Center Street
Lansing, MI 48906

To be considered, your resume and cover letter must be received no later than 4pm, December 14, 2010.
Positions are posted daily on the Michigan Nonprofit Job Center at this link.


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