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EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center - April 14, 2011

Michigan Nonprofit Job Center - April 14, 2011

Director of Development and Marketing (Lansing)
Ele’s Place is seeking a seasoned Director of Development and Marketing to raise awareness of and funding for Ele’s Place programs. Primary responsibilities for this position include:•Cultivating and maintaining relationships with individuals and businesses who wish to support grieving children.•Supervising an Events Coordinator and assisting with events to varying degrees..•Ensuring the quality and consistency of the Ele’s Place brand for all branches and programs of the organization.•Implementing a strategic marketing plan and media efforts to educate communities about the needs of grieving children.•Overseeing the publication of newsletters, brochures and other materials.•Overseeing website and social media sites..Qualifications for Director of Development and Marketing:•Bachelors degree minimum in a field supportive to position •Seasoned fund development professional, with a track record of successful major gift development •Seasoned marketing/communications professional •Experience in a leadership role •Experience working collaboratively with a Board of Directors and other volunteers •Experience supervising/coaching and motivating staff •Experience writing and producing brochures, newsletters, press releases, etc.•Experience planning and implementing fundraising events •Experience in media relations •Experience in media placement (paid and in-kind) •Experience working with volunteers •Experience overseeing websites and social media •Experience speaking to small and large audiences •Organized, attentive to detail, able to coordinate multiple priorities and meet deadlines. Responses to this posting are requested by April 28, 2011. EOE Send cover letter & resume to: Elizabeth Webb, Operations Director, Ele’s Place, 1145 W. Oakland, Lansing, MI 48915 or email this information to:
(Posted 4-13-11)

Director of Development – Planned Giving and Major Gifts (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 its Director of Development-Planned Giving and Major Gifts. Will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to secure planned gifts to support the institution’s annual operating, capital, and endowment needs. Must have the vision and requisite abilities to organize, shape, mold, and significantly grow this important contributed revenue stream while also expanding 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. Minimum 5 years' strategically focused development experience and Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional development experience and/or certification 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 is required. Full position description available at Inquiries from qualified candidates should be sent to:
Tracy Wasko / Manager of Recruitment / 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 4-13-11)
Marketing Manager I (Detroit)
Reporting to the Marketing Manager II, the Marketing Manager I supports Gleaners’ special events, media and public relations, publications, Web and electronic communications, speaking engagements and internal communications. S/he ensures the timely production of print and electronic materials. Primary Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 1. Responsible for ensuring consistent articulation of Gleaners’ desired brand image and position throughout Gleaners and to all constituencies, both internal and external. a. Work with senior staff, other staff and volunteers to develop and maintain a strategic perspective -- based on marketplace and constituent needs and satisfaction -- in organizational direction, program and services, and decision-making; b. Help make sure that Gleaners philosophy, mission and vision are pertinent and practiced throughout the organization. 2. Assists in managing internal and external communications, including:a. Editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all Gleaners print and email publications, social media and web presence; b. Writing and updating Gleaners’ blog; c. Photographing or otherwise documenting events; d. Managing public relations and working closely with PR firm in media strategies and activities; e. Interviewing, producing and editing video footage; f. Providing informational tours and presentations to Gleaners volunteers and other groups; g. Web site updates and administration; h. Representing Gleaners at public events; i. Assisting other departments with related projects as needed; For more information please visit our website at, and/or to apply please send a resume and cover letter to (Posted 4-7-11)

Senior Associate Director, Annual Giving (Royal Oak) 
Location: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak; Reports to: Senior Director, Annual Giving; Description: Responsible for managing the annual Team Giving Campaign (employees, physicians, corporate leadership and volunteers), including production of campaign materials and video, recruitment and training of volunteer ambassadors, implementation of incentives, solicitation and stewardship of donors, and income tracking. Working with the senior director of annual giving, plan and implement strategies designed to improve participation and move donors to higher levels. Other responsibilities will include writing direct mail letters, managing data files, producing material to encourage online giving, and analysis of data in order to make recommendations on future solicitation activity. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required with a concentration in fundraising, marketing or communications preferred. At least five years of relevant work experience with demonstrated success in fund development is required. Experience in a healthcare or not-for-profit organization that has a similar relationship with its constituency is preferred. Excellent writing skills (candidates will be asked to provide writing samples), familiarity with graphic design and printing/production processes and careful attention to detail is essential. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, working both independently and as a member of a team. Demonstrated commitment to donor-centered relationships and ability to communicate clearly in front of a group are highly desired. High level of personal motivation, high energy level, sense of humor, enthusiasm and flexibility are a must. Salary commensurate with experience (estimate $48,000 - $60,000). Please apply by April 12, 2011 at or send resumé to Ebbonye Graham (Posted 4-5-11)
Executive Director (Traverse City)
Grand Traverse Area Community Living Management Corporation (CLMC) is seeking an Executive Director to lead an organization dedicated to providing affordable housing and caring and personal programming to adults with disabilities. The successful candidate will be an experienced nonprofit manager who understands the programmatic, financial and legal requirements of our industry while bringing a passion for our mission and an understanding and empathy for the individuals we serve. Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business or a related field; 5 years of experience at an executive management level in a nonprofit organization serving adults with disabilities; experience managing multiple locations and business lines; and will be a strong relationship builder and communicator. We need a skilled grant writer and negotiator. We are an organization poised for growth and looking for a leader who is comfortable with new business development and managing change. The CLMC mission is to enhance the lives of adults with disabilities by providing supportive housing options in a family atmosphere, by adapting to their individual needs, and by maximizing their potential in ways that integrate their lives with the community around them.. Please submit resume and cover letters by Friday, April 15 at 5 pm to: Search Committee; PO Box 2115; Traverse City, MI 49685; (Posted 4-5-11)

Part time Administrative Assistant (Southfield)
Southfield Community Foundation - Part time position providing assistance to the Executive Director with emphasis in supporting the marketing, event planning and bookkeeping functions of the Foundation. Specific responsibilities include: 1.Preparation and disbursement of marketing materials; consulting with the appropriate Committees; design, modification and disbursement of marketing materials such as brochures, newsletters, invitations and annual reports etc; implementing a computerized database of contributors, other non-profit organizations, professional advisers and other community foundations; disbursement of large mailings; maintaining the Foundation’s website. 2.Documentation of receipt of gifts: bank deposit slips, photocopies, and physically making deposits; preparing and sending acknowledgment letters; filing appropriate supporting documentation; 3.Other activities: preparing agendas and minutes for meetings; maintaining a basic knowledge of the other activities of the Foundation; answering the telephone and serving as the front person for the office; picking up and dropping off mail and other basic office functions; assisting the Executive Director with any other Foundation activity that may be deemed necessary. Skills required: interest in the community; demonstrated written and communication skills proficiency with computer word processing, accounting, database and desktop publishing software; knowledge of social media marketing strategies; basic understanding of accounting; excellent people skills; highly energetic and self-starter. Please send cover letter, resume and list of three references to or by mail to Southfield Community Foundation 25630 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 49075. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. (Posted 4-4-11)

Management Consultant for Programs and Services (Home)
Summary: Services Needed:Management Consultant for Programs and Services (MCPS; Fee Structure:Monthly Retainer; Location:His/Her Home Office; To accomplish the goals set forth by the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer, the Management Consultant for Programs and Services will use his/her skill and judgment to conduct and implement a wide variety of activities related to programs and services, education and outreach in support of the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit patient advocacy organization dedicated to supporting every person with cutaneous lymphoma by promoting awareness and education, advancing patient care and facilitating research.General Consulting Needs and Major Areas of Responsibility: The Management Consultant for Programs and Services works closely with the CEO and Board of Directors of the Foundation and the Foundation’s Programs and Services Committee, leading efforts to develop and implement the programs and services offered through the Foundation. Please visit to view the complete position description and application instructions, which are available on the home page. Please note that application materials received by April 22 will receive first review and preference for first round interviews. (Posted 4-4-11)

Director (Lansing)
The Campaign for Justice (the “Campaign”) seeks a dynamic and experienced leader to run a nationally-significant campaign to improve Michigan’s delivery of public defense services to indigent persons accused of criminal wrongdoing. The Campaign seeks to ensure that all such persons are represented by attorneys who have training, supervision and resources sufficient to comply with the United States and Michigan Constitutions. This important effort was initiated in response to numerous studies demonstrating that Michigan has neglected to provide its public defense attorneys with the necessary tools and resources for decades. The Director is responsible for implementing a statewide effort to achieve this goal. The Director oversees and coordinates tactical implementation of the Campaign's strategic plan, which is designed to (1) educate policymakers, key constituencies and community members on the need to improve the public defense delivery systems; (2) develop broad-based, bipartisan support for such improvement; and (3) work collaboratively with ally lobbyists and others to devise mechanisms to implement improvements that work within the budget constraints now experienced by the State. This full-time position is available for at least two years, and may continue beyond that depending on funding. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, salary requirements, and the names and phone numbers of three references to no later than May 15, 2011; applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Visit for the position description. (Posted 4-1-11)

Marketing Assistant Manager (Troy)
Dynamic non-profit professional association, selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as a Cool Place to Work, is seeking an individual with management and marketing experience to lead communication efforts including electronic publications, website, social media strategy, marketing materials and social media strategy. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree – Marketing, communications, journalism or public relations or related field required. 2-5 years communications/marketing experience and minimum one year supervisory experience required. Experience launching and managing web sites, utilizing content management systems and web-based editing platforms required. 2-3 years successful experience in writing, editing, public relations and social media required; Strong communication and relationship building skills. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities. Non-profit/association experience preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications, Adobe InDesign experience a plus. Responsibilities:Manage all aspects of marketing including collateral development, publication writing and editing, website, email strategy and social media. Act as website manager with regard to design, navigation, and content of web site; develop new information for web site, monitor and ensure timeliness/accuracy of website content on ongoing basis. Manage the Association’s social media presence including policies, marketing/growth strategy and content strategy. Research, recommend and implement communications tools to communicate and promote current events relating to the Association. Oversight of department staff  Collaborate with other staff members and Association volunteers. Great work environment and benefits package. Send resume, salary requirements and two writing samples to: MACPA, Marketing Assistant Manager, PO Box 5068, Troy, Mi 48007-5068, E-mail: EOE (posted 4-1-11)

Director of Fund Development (Detroit)
Neighborhood Service Organization: Excellent opportunity for a seasoned professional with a proven track record of fund development of at least 10 years. Successful candidate must demonstrate ability to raise an annual goal of at least $1 million through work in prior positions. Minimum Bachelor's degree in a related field is required. This is a senior management position which will serve as the key liaison between NSO and current and potential donors and the media. Position will be responsible for meeting funding targets, and the overall departmental operations including Fundraising, Volunteer Program, and Communications. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to, or mail to the Director of Human Resources, Neighborhood Service Organization, 220 Bagley, Suite 1200, Detroit, MI 48226. EOE (Posted 3-31-11)

Multiple Positions (Ann Arbor)
Program Director – Artrain seeks an individual with 5+ years of relevant museum or community arts experience to lead and manage the programs that fulfill its mission of using the power of arts and culture to transform lives, organizations and communities. The successful candidate is responsible for all aspects of Artrain’s mobile touring, cultural education and community engagement programs. Must be experienced in project selection, development, design and execution; highly motivated and independent; and a team player with outstanding communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in MS office, internet communication and a bachelor’s degree is required. Please respond with cover letter, resume and salary histories by April 15th to

Development & Communications Director – Artrain seeks an individual with 5+ years of experience to lead and manage its development and communication programs. The successful candidate must love the challenge and reward of identifying, soliciting, closing and stewarding individual and institutional support and able to manage media relations, print and electronic promotion and events. Must be highly motivated and independent; and a team player with outstanding communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in MS office, donor software, internet communication and bachelor’s degree required. Please respond with cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary history by April 15th to (Posted 3-29-11)

Volunteer Coordinator (Rochester)
The Rainbow Connection makes dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses and provides support services to the family. This salaried position is responsible for building, nurturing and maintaining The Rainbow Connection Volunteer program. The successful candidate will be well organized, highly motivated, with a great appreciation of volunteers, leadership qualities and a “can do” attitude. Schedule may include nights and weekends. Qualifications- Experience and Bachelor Degree preferred. Computer skills required. Please send or email cover letter and resume, Attn: Personnel Committee, 621 West University, Rochester, MI 48307 Application Deadline: April 11, 2011. (Posted 3-29-11)

Walk Manager-Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis (Detroit)
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: POSITION SUMMARY: Walk Manager will be responsible for strategic planning, implementation and creative thinking to execute CCFA’s new walk campaign, Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis. This position will provide leadership, vision and support to chapter volunteers to help maximize growth potential of the campaign. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Develop and implement a three year strategic plan to show significant revenue growth in Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis. Develop and implement annual operational plan that includes detailed budget, team development, corporate development, volunteer development and logistic plans. Identify target audiences and build appropriate marketing strategies to recruit, acknowledge and retain event participants and sponsors. Develop a marketing and promotional plan to enhance visibility and increase community awareness and participation in Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis. Identify, recruit and mobilize business and community leaders to serve as volunteers and sponsors. Create and maintain timelines, budgets and logistical needs for campaign events. Manages and assures the development of campaign materials required for the success and implementation of Take Steps events. Provides staff support for volunteers, participants and committees required for the success of Take Steps. Tracks income and expenses associated with Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis. The essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the duties listed in the job description. Please submit resume and cover letter to Cameron Sullivan at The full job description is available here. (Posted: 3-29-11)

Development Coordinator (Troy)
The ALS Association Michigan Chapter's mission is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. We are looking for an experienced non-profit professional to serve as our Development Coordinator. Responsibilities:Build and maintain strong relationships with current and potential donors, foundations, corporate sponsors and facilitate their engagement with chapter programs, key staff and board members. Work with Executive Director to create and implement an annual development plan that strategically addresses the financial needs and goals of the organization. Oversee management of core chapter events (Walk & Ride), including sponsorship, family participation and volunteer committees. Research and write grant proposals to corporate and foundation sources. Oversee donor database and stewardship system. Ensure delivery of all sponsor benefits and recognition and promote donor satisfaction and engagement. Qualifications: Ideal candidate must be highly energetic, strategic and hard working. The position reports to the Executive Director. Must have 3 or more years demonstrated success in the nonprofit sector. Experience with fundraising events and corporate gifts. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong leadership ability and analytical skills. Must be comfortable working with ED and Board to bring organization to the next level of fundraising. No phone calls please. Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Stacey Orsted, Executive Director @ (Posted 3-29-11)

Executive Director (Ferndale)
Affirmations Community Center, Serving LGBT Interests of Metro Detroit
Affirmations is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving people of all orientations and gender identities. Housed in a state-of-the-art, multi-use facility in Ferndale, it is easily accessible from across the Metro area. Affirmations is the largest LGBT organization in Michigan, and one of the ten largest in the United States. The Executive Director provides vision and leadership throughout the organization and promotes Affirmations across Metro Detroit, supporting the community with programs that resonate with patrons and funders, working collaboratively with organizations from the business, non-profit and public sectors to maximize broad-based support for the organization’s efforts. Able to bring a balance of vision and strategic management, the ability to work with people, and well developed business acumen are essential, as demonstrated by 3+ years progressively responsible management experience such as leadership of non-profit, for-profit, higher education or other organization with profit/loss responsibility. The ability to develop revenue streams is essential. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required, plus a record of leadership demonstrating dedication to exceptional customer service. Affirmations provides a competitive compensation/benefits package. Visit and for additional information. Affirmations is an equal employment employer in all regards. For consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume, along with salary requirements to: Robert Perodeau, Principal; Evergreen Executive Source, LLC; E-mail:; Tel. 800 286 4009. Evergreen provides executive recruiting services nation-wide to non-profits. (Posted 3-25-11)

Family Services Coordinator (Lansing)
Ele’s Place is seeking two Family Services Coordinators to work with its grief support programs. One full-time position (40 hours/week, including 2 evenings) and one part-time position (20 hours/week, including 2 evenings), both positions include benefits.The Family Services Coordinator will:Work with other program staff members to provide guidance and information to grieving families and others;Conduct family informational meetings and intake sessions; Oversee assigned support group program sessions, including supervising volunteers and clinicians; Implement 8-week bereavement support groups for children and adolescents in schools and community organizations; Assist with projects, make presentations on behalf of Ele's Place, maintain records, and perform other responsibilities as needed. A minimum of LMSW, LLP or LPC certification is required. Ideal candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and good computer skills. Adult and child group experience, knowledge of grief issues and community resources, and previous supervisory experience are strongly preferred. Previous experience working with volunteers is very helpful. To apply please send cover letter and resume to: 1145 West Oakland Ave, Lansing MI 48915 or email to Ele’s Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (Posted 3-25-11)

Events Coordinator (Lansing)
Part Time (20 Hours per Week)including benefits. Ele’s Place is seeking an Events Coordinator to produce events which educate the public and raise funds and other support for Ele’s Place programming.Primary responsibilities for this position include:Plans, budgets and implements fund raising events. Maintains detailed action plans for each event and evaluates all events after implementation; Assists with cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of event sponsors. Solicits in-kind donations for events; Assists Communications Coordinator with promotion, printed materials, and mailings for events. Qualifications for Events Coordinator: Excellent oral and written communication skills required; Experience planning and implementing fundraisers or other events required; Experience working with volunteers preferred; Organized, attentive to detail, able to coordinate multiple priorities and meet deadlines; Proven ability to develop and maintain professional relationships within the community; Must be available to work a flexible schedule; Able to work independently and as a team member; BA degree preferred. To apply please send cover letter and resume to: 1145 West Oakland Ave, Lansing MI 48915 or email to Ele’s Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (Posted 3-25-11)

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