Thursday, March 24, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center - March 24, 2011

Michigan Nonprofit Job Center - March 24, 2011

Senior Policy Analyst (Lansing)
The Michigan League for Human Services, which values diversity in its staff, seeks a Senior Policy Analyst. This person will report to the Policy Director and will provide research and analysis related to the state budget and policy, as they relate to low-income people, children and people of color. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Research and write reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, testimony and blogs. Monitor relevant budget bills and provide analysis. Analyze data, including census and American Community Survey data. Do presentations related to the budget and policy. Qualifications and experience sought: Strong background in research, data analysis, and budget and policy analysis, especially as it applies to policy change. Excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate research and data to diverse audiences in an understandable manner. Knowledge of Michigan budget and policy process helpful. Works independently, but also collaboratively. Commitment to improving the lives of low-income people and other vulnerable populations. Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A benefit package is offered. To learn more about the League, please go to To apply, please send a resume and cover letter and brief writing sample to Karen Holcomb-Merrill at by April 8, 2011. The Michigan League for Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives for diversity in its staff. (Posted 3-24-11)

Fund Development Team Member (Traverse City)
The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy seeks an experienced motivated professional to join our Fund Development Team. Responsibilities include managing GTRLC’s planned giving and endowment fundraising efforts and the Sustainer’s Circle for the annual giving program. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in planned giving desired. For a complete job description and information on how to apply, please visit Job Opportunities at 3-24-11)

Business Development Manager (Saline)
The Business Development Manager (BDM) reports directly to the Board President and Ambassador Committee Chair collaboratively. He/she works with the Executive Director to keep the Board President, the Chair of the Ambassador Committee Chair updated on activities, and outcomes of fundraising. This includes monthly reports provided to the Board President and the Ambassador Committee Chair. The Business Development Manager will be expected to develop a caseload of active corporate/business prospects and set out and execute strategies for solicitation of these prospects. This individual will also be expected to work independently and to be self motivated in initiating contacts with potential sponsors/partners for state wide events, programs and services. He/she will be expected to create and implement strategies for cultivation, solicitation and closure, and set and achieve annual fundraising and activity goals for Special Days Camps (SDC). Special Days Camps exists to provide a safe and memorable camping opportunity in a medically supervised environment for children who have experienced cancer, their siblings, and their families. We are looking for a Business Development Director. Please email interest/resume to 3-24-11)

Housing Crisis Program Specialist (
1.0 FTE) (Ypsilanti)
Assure the efficient and effective functioning of the Housing Crisis Program. Send résumé and letter to See full posting EOE (Posted 3-22-11)

Executive Director (Roseville)
MCREST is seeking an individual with exceptional leadership skills, a strong history of management and knowledge of human service administration. Considered applicants will possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred), 5 to 7 years management level experience with a human service agency and proven results in fund development. Qualified candidates will demonstrate the ability to effectively and efficiently perform the following: 1. Provide sound organizational leadership and execute the vision and strategies as approved by the Boards of Directors 2. Provide financial management for day to day operations including budget projections and yearend coordination of annual audit 3. Research, complete and execute both operational and programmatic grant proposals 4. Effectively communicate the mission and vision of MCREST to potential membership partners, sponsors and collaborative organizations 5. Establish the annual fund development plan and ensure execution 6. Possess demonstrated experience with fundraising, event coordination and donor appreciation 7. Ensure sound human resource practices and recommend policy as needed to the Board of Directors. 8. Provide management of agency contracts and ensure compliance with guidelines and regulations 9. Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations governing a nonprofit organization 10. Display strong oral, verbal and written communication skills 11. Understand the issues and challenges of poverty and changes within the homeless population. NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED! Please send cover letter, resume and writing samples to or fax to 586-415-5104. (Posted 3-22-11)

Chief Executive Officer (Bloomfield Hills)
Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Metropolitan Detroit is seeking a talented, experienced, and entrepreneurial Chief Executive Officer, who excels in strategic and financial planning and management and understands a social service environment, to lead a client/community-centric agency to the next level. JFS is a modern and comprehensive social service provider, annually serving approximately 12,000 individuals and families throughout metropolitan Detroit. The CEO must be able to work well with a dynamic and team-oriented staff, lay leadership, and a cadre of volunteers to fulfill the agency’s mission. The CEO is accountable to and works closely with numerous stakeholders, including the JFS Board of Directors, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, various agencies, government bodies and local/national organizations. This position directly supervises the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Program Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Development Officer and Executive Assistant. JFS is an equal opportunity employer and recruits, hires, trains, promotes and compensates persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or nationality. Please send resumes to: Jewish Family Service CEO Search Committee electronically to, or by fax to (248) 642-4985. More information is available here(Posted 3-21-11)

Donor Perfect Administrator-Fund Development (Kalamazoo)
GSHOM is searching for an experienced Donor Perfect Administrator for our Fund Development Department. Provide administrative support for the Fund Development team related to strategic priorities through objectives and action steps. Ensure gifts received are correctly processed into fund development database, Donor Perfect. Will partner with the Administrative Team in daily operations and on an as-needed basis; act as direct support to the CEO in fund raising efforts. Also act as back-up for Executive Administrator to ensure daily assignments are completed in a timely and professional manner. Will act as backup for entering membership information into registration database, Personify. Responsible for generating and analyzing reports. As a team member will assist with coordination and support of fund raising initiatives and direct mail appeals.Associate’s degree or equivalent education and experience required. Prior non-profit experience preferred. Three to fives years previous research/analytical experience helpful. Must have the ability and initiative to work independently, multi-tasking simultaneously. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills to work in a team environment, have a willingness to accept new responsibilities and handle multiple projects, adhering to deadlines. Must have the ability and initiative to work independently, and work well with all levels of staff, donors, and volunteers. Donor Perfect software experience in data entry, training and overseeing process a must. If you are interested please email the following individuals: (HR Director); and (Karen Micklatcher Chief Development Officer) Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is accepting internal and external applications simultaneously. (Posted 3-21-11)

Development Director (Jackson)
The Dahlem Conservancy’s mission is to provide environmental education and land conservancy services to the residents of south central Michigan. We operate the John and Mary Dahlem Environmental Education Center. More information about Dahlem and a complete Position Description can be found at The Dahlem Conservancy seeks an experienced full time Development Director, responsible for all phases of our fundraising (with emphasis on the Benevon fundraising model). The successful candidate will have demonstrated past success in fundraising and a passion for Dahlem’s mission and constituency. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Provides leadership in implementing the Benevon fundraising model, keeping the Development Committee (board, staff and community volunteers) on task and on schedule; 2) Takes on personally or delegates all tasks needed to fulfill each element of the fundraising system according to the agreed-upon timelines, including A) Discover Your New Dahlem Tour; B) Tour in a Box, C) Follow-up with Tour guests, D) Donor Cultivation, E) Benefit Breakfast, F) Free Feel Good Cultivation Events, G) Database tracking, and H) Personally Asking for Major Gifts from Donors. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CHARACTERISTICS REQUIRED:1) Bachelors degree or equivalent; 2) Documented fundraising experience; 3) Superior interpersonal skills; 4) Excellent computer literacy (Microsoft), verbal and written communication skills; 5) Ability to make formal presentations to large and small groups; 6) Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings; 7) Goal oriented with the ability to monitor goals through the year and ensure adjustments as needed. FOR CONSIDERATION: Application instructions on our website at (Posted 3-21-11)

House Operations Manager (Ann Arbor)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Huron Valley provides a “home away from home” for the families of children experiencing a serious illness or injury requiring hospitalization at an Ann Arbor-area hospital. We have served this mission with our existing Ronald McDonald House since 1985. This House provides comfort to 29 families per night. In the fall of 2011, we will be opening another Ronald McDonald House within the new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. This new House will serve an additional 12 families each night with a private bedroom and bath, as well as a kitchen and laundry facilities. It will be co-located on the same floor as the pediatric cardio-thoracic intensive care unit. The Mott House Operations Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination, and management of the Mott House facility. He/she implements related policies and procedures to ensure effective Mott House operations. QUALIFICATIONS:3-5 years working in a social work/agency/Health Care related position is essential. Post-secondary education preferred. Leadership experience in progressively responsible positions. Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people and personalities. Excellent organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills; detail oriented. Flexible, diplomatic, trustworthy, creative, poised and maintains a supportive and cheerful attitude. Maintains a professional manner in order to work with the Board of Directors, volunteers, staff and community. Ability to maintain confidential matters. Health Care experience preferred. KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: Demonstrated ability to work with families in crisis. Ability to work collaboratively with health care personnel, social workers. Demonstrated leadership skills. Ability to work independently. Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail. IT experience with Microsoft Office. For consideration please send resume to More information is available here(Posted 3-21-11)

Director of Development – Major & Planned Giving (Dearborn)
The Henry Ford, America's Greatest History Attraction, a multi-day, multi-venue destination site, including Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Benson Ford Research Center, IMAX® Theatre and Ford Rouge Factory Tour, is seeking an energetic, experienced development professional to fill a new position as Director of Development – Major & Planned Giving. Will be responsible for the development and implementation of a planned and major giving program to support annual, campaign, special restricted and endowment fundraising opportunities. Requires vision and requisite abilities to organize, shape, mold and significantly grow this important contributed revenue stream and must expand the pool of annual, major gift donors. Develops and implements strategies to secure gifts of $25,000+ in support of annual operations, special projects, campaign projects and for the endowment. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional development experience and/or certification and minimum 5 years' strategically focused development experience preferred. Track record of successful fundraising with private sector donors at the $25,000+ level. Strong familiarity with the non-profit sector, particularly the cultural community. Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and oversee fundraising programs/initiatives. History of managing and mentoring professionals required. Full position description can be found her
e. Inquiries from qualified candidates should be sent to: Tracy Wasko, Manager of Recruitment, Workforce Development, 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48121-1970, (online submissions preferred). The Henry Ford is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, marital status, height, weight, age, unrelated disability or other legally protected status. (Posted 3-21-11)

Director of Policy & Research (Ann Arbor)
The ETM promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels — prekindergarten through college. Opened in the fall of 2010, the ETM is the second state-wide office. ETM works for Michigan students at all levels, particularly low-income, Latino, African American, or Native American students. Please visit: The Director of Research & Policy will report to the Executive Director, and will provide guidance and direction to ETM's team of data analysts, manage its research projects, analyze state and federal policy, propose policy positions and take a leadership role in designing new opportunities to keep ETM on the cutting edge of education research and policy analysis. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to A published writing sample is preferred. Use ““Director of Policy & Research” and your last name as the subject line for your email: e.g. ““Director of Policy & Research_Smith”. The Education Trust-Midwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in all facets of the organization’s work. More information is available here(Posted 3-16-11)

Director of External Relations (Ann Arbor)
The Education Trust-Midwest (ETM), based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, seeks a Director of External Relations. As of Fall 2010, ETM is the second state-wide office for Education Trust. Ed Trust-Midwest works for Michigan students at all levels, particularly low-income, Latino, African American, or Native American students. Please visit: The Director of External Relations will work directly with the Executive Director and is responsible for increasing awareness of and commitment to The Education Trust’s mission and work among a broad range of audiences, most particularly policymakers, government and elected officials, opinion makers, the press, education advocacy and reform organizations, and the general public. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample A published writing sample is preferred. Use “Director of External Relations” and your last name as the subject line for your email: e.g. “Dir. of External Relations_Smith”.The Education Trust-Midwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in all facets of the organization’s work. More information is available here(Posted 3-16-11)

Social Worker Manager (Troy)
Nonprofit agency in Oakland County that provides direct support services for the developmentally disabled population seeks a Social Worker Manager. Management credentials and Bachelor Degree required (Masters preferred) in related field with direct experience. Responsibilities include your own client caseload, management and administration of our client program plus supervision over a staff who provides private and Medicaid-funded services for the developmentally disabled. Visit our website ( for agency information. Submit resume to 3-15-11)

Development Director (Royal Oak)
South Oakland Shelter seeks a Development Director. For a complete job description and application information please visit 3-11-11)

Development Director (Muskegon)
Muskegon Catholic Central seeks a full-time development director to start May 1, 2011. Duties include, but are not limited to: designing, implementing and managing all fundraising activities including annual giving, endowment and capital campaigns, fundraising events, special projects, and other school-related solicitations; implementing short and long-term fundraising strategies for operating support, scholarships, facilities capital campaign, endowment campaign, and special projects; assuming responsibility for all Development reports to the Board of Trustees and Development Committee and attend all Development Committee meetings. Please see the career opportunities section of MCC’s website for additional information at Deadline is April 15, 2011. (Posted 3-10-11)

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