Friday, December 7, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center - December 7, 2012

Michigan Nonprofit Job Center - December 7, 2012

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Part Time Accounting Clerk (Pontiac)
Medium sized well established nonprofit human services agency located in Pontiac seeks a part time accounting clerk. Must have experience with Great Plains accounting software and be excel spreadsheet proficient. Ideal candidates will have 3-5 years experience with accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll processing. Associates degree a plus but not a must. Competitive salary, flexible hours and pleasant working environment. Equal opportunity employer. If interested, send resume and salary requirements

M.D.S. R.N. (Saint Ignace)
Mackinac Straits Health System is seeking a full time M.D.S. R.N. in Long Term Care. 1-2 years of M.D.S. experience required. We offer competitive wages, a comprehensive benefit package and a flexible working environment. Employment applications available online

Director of Nursing (Saint Ignace)
Mackinac Straits Health System is seeking a full time Director of Nursing to lead and direct the overall operations of our 48 bed skilled nursing facility. 5-7 yrs of experience of LTC administration required. We offer competitive wages, a comprehensive benefit package and a flexible working environment. Apply online at

Social Worker (Saint Ignace)
Mackinac Straits Health System is seeking a full time licensed Social Worker for our Long Term Care division. 1-2 years LTC experience required.. We offer competitive wages, a comprehensive benefit package and a flexible working environment. Employment applications available online at

Executive Director (Jackson)
Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity, a faith-based nonprofit organization serving Jackson County, seeks an Executive Director. The position of Executive Director provides leadership to the organization and carries out the direction of the Board of Directors in partnership with staff and volunteers to provide affordable housing to Jackson families. The Executive Director will be a strong leader and team builder with staff and volunteers, have excellent communication skills, experience in nonprofit management best practices, experience in retail, be a skilled negotiator and enjoy fund development. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in human services, administration, or a related field and possess 3 - 5 years of progressive experience as a nonprofit manager or director.  The ideal candidate will have a high-energy, long-term commitment to Habitat and its Board Staff and Volunteers. Salary and benefits are negotiable. A minimum commitment of three years is required. Job Conditions: Requires flexibility in time required for performing work related to the position with some evening meetings. For a complete job description, please see job posting at Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates should send their cover letter (including salary requirements), three references and resume by December 30, 2012 to to be considered.

Micro Loan Officer (Detroit)
Salary Range: $45,000 to $50,000. Officer will develop policies, procedures, and marketing content and develop and manage entrepreneur database.. Assess loan applications, prepare underwriting reports and present loan requests to the Loan Committee. Manage loan portfolio of approximately 5–15 borrowers. Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, banking, community development, urban studies, or related discipline. Experience in business management, accounting, marketing, sales, retail, internet-based business, etc.; working with culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse communities; Two years in small business lending and/or community development; or experience as a business owner. Organizational skills and ability to handle multi-tasking and deadlines. Fluency in Spanish or Arabic a plus. Submission should include responses to the following (three page max.): 1.What inspires you about this position? 2.What is your personal history with low-income, minority, and/or immigrant populations? 3.State if you are multi-lingual and the languages you speak 4.What is your personal history with small business and/or entrepreneurs? a.Have you ever started a business? b.Do you have experience running a small business? c.Do you have experience training entrepreneurs or business people? d.Do you have any other type of experience with small business, such as consulting, etc.? 5.What is your experience with small business lending? Include three letters of recommendations from community-based organizations, entrepreneurs, or academics and resume’. Submit to: SWHS Human Resources Department, 5716 Michigan Avenue., Suite 2400, Detroit MI 48210. Or email your application in one PDF to Please include in the subject: ProsperUS Detroit Micro-Loan Officer Application Deadline: 12/21/2012 Kiwana R. Johnston Human Resources Assistant Southwest Solutions 5716 Michigan Ave. Suite 2400 Detroit, MI 48210 313-481-3136 (direct dial) 313-481-3131 (fax)

Program Director (Grand Rapids)
The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology seeks a full time Program Director to direct, administer and coordinate the activities of the adult career training program in support of the policies, goals, and objectives established by the executive director and the board of directors. The program director will, among other duties: direct the preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets for the adult career training program; direct communication and business efforts to employers, health care providers, community partners, and key constituent groups; and oversee the student services manager in their work of student admission, counseling, teaching, and placement. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in non-profit management (or related field of study), with a minimum of five years of progressive mid- and senior-level workforce development management experience, preferably in a non-profit environment. Masters preferred. Must have demonstrated ability to manage and evaluate organization-wide initiatives; ability to compile reports, budgets and projections; and possess a working knowledge of common program software packages. Other preferred skills include strong written and oral communication, strategic planning, leadership, and adaptability. For a detailed job description please contact Kirk Eklund at with “program director job description” in the subject line.

Part Time Chief Financial Officer (Plymouth)
Job Title: Part-Time Chief Financial Officer (CPA) Hours/week: Part-time, 20 hours/week, 4-5 days a week, Plymouth, MI Start date: Jan. 2013 Description: To provide strategic financial leadership and supervise two finance staff. To evaluate and supervise all aspects of accounting, payroll, grant compliance/analysis, financial planning/projecting, financial reporting, financing, audit compliance, and direct cash management for First Step. To serve in an advisory capacity to various committees, directly reporting to the CEO.Qualifications: Degree in accounting and CPA required. Please do not apply if not a CPA. Position requires being in the office 4-5 days a week part-time during business hours (hours are flexible, however, this is not a work at home position). Significant experience in a non-profit agency with annual budget over $1.5 million including federal, state, and private revenue sources. Supervision experience and proven ability to perform comprehensive analysis of current system required. Experience with Sage software is ideal. Match with agency mission, philosophy, strategic priorities, and core competencies essential. Ability to maintain a valid MI driver’s license, current auto insurance, criminal background check, sex offender registry check, Department of Human Services clearance, good driving record, and reliable transportation required. Bilingual a plus. Equal Opportunity Employer. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Send resume and cover letter WITH SALARY REQUIREMENTS to Amy Youngquist: E-mail:

Executive Director (Muskegon)
The primary responsibility of the Executive Director is to manage and direct operations, complete timely grant/agency reports, engage in fund development, planning, programming, and fiscal and budgeting areas of Read Muskegon.The Executive Director serves as public spokesperson for the organization with the expectation of maintaining a positive and productive relationship with all stakeholders. The Executive Director is responsible for the supervision and management of the Read Muskegon staff and is expected to be aggressive in fund development, which includes working with Board and community volunteers in planning and carrying-out fundraising events, engaging in grant writing, and maintaining and expanding strong donor relationships.. Experience  •At least three years management experience in non-profit, public or private administration. •Experience in fund development, grant proposals, and special events. •Experience in budget and finance management. •Experience in personnel management.•Experience in teaching reading (desired) Skills and Abilities •Excellent written, oral and email communication skills. •Excellent interpersonal, leadership and motivational skills. •Excellent presentation and public speaking skills. •Competent computer skills.  •Demonstrated fund development skills, successful campaigns and grant proposals. •Demonstrated ability in community and public relations to establish community support. For full position description APPLY: To apply, mail cover letter, resume, and supporting information, including one confidential reference, to Laura Gates, President, Read Muskegon, PO Box 1312, Muskegon, MI 49443-1312 or e-mail to:

Financial Director (East Lansing)
Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Financial Director will be responsible for managing the ongoing accounting and financial reporting requirements of the Agency.Job Functions: -Prepares financial statements -Evaluates and supervises installation of accounting systems -Familiarity with Peachtree -Maintains confidentiality of financial information -Reviews internal control procedures in accounting areas -Prepares reports for the Board of Directors -Reviews and monitors tax status and ensures that appropriate tax returns are filed -Coordinates annual audit -Helps develop programs and prepare financial projections of grants -Prepares annual budget -Provides oversight for the agency 403(b) plan -Supervises payroll, accounts payable, grant reimbursement receivables, cash receipts, and reporting systems -Maintains the General Ledger -Conducts monthly close out of the financial records -Monitors the financial status of contracts -Maintains the cost allocation systems in accordance with contractual and legal requirements as outlined by the Office Management and Budgets Circulars A-110, A-122, and A-133 and in compliance with the Single Audit Act as it applies to -Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director. Qualifications: -Bachelor's degree in accounting preferred -Minimum of 2 years of college accounting coursework -Nonprofit experience helpful -Familiarity with basic functions of spreadsheets and accounting software -Superior writing and editing skills Salary: $42,000 - $50,000. Apply for this position by sending a resume and cover letter by Monday, December 17, 2012 to: Gateway Community Services Attn: Barbara Morton 2875 Northwind Drive, Suite 105 East Lansing, MI

Chief Financial Officer (Detroit)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra seeks an experienced financial leader with a creative, entrepreneurial spirit who will initiate and implement change, manage relationships, and has the capability to build a strong financial team in a turnaround situation. The CFO will plan and direct accounting, payroll, financial reporting, financial planning, financing and cash management for all DSO entities. He/she will direct risk management, information technology and act as liaison with external auditors, legal counsel and third parties on contract management. Key accountabilities include:1. Strategic Implementation. The CFO will work in concert with the CEO and members of the senior management team to evaluate the DSO’s financial position and implement initiatives to achieve goals. 2. Leadership. The CFO will be a trusted business advisor, sought after for direction, with the business acumen and professional maturity to guide the administration team. 3. Communication. The CFO must possess the leadership courage to take positions, presenting data and analysis to support conclusions in an objective manner. 4. External Relations. The CFO will build financial confidence with the DSO’s constituencies and donor community through face-to-face interactions, exhibiting competence in communicating the DSO’s financial picture. Please see our web site for position requirements and complete job description: Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter to

Series & Event Specialist (Detroit)
Full-time : The Series & Event Specialist is responsible for planning, managing and implementing council series & events to girls within the council jurisdiction. S/he supports the council’s goals and objectives, including goals of recruitment and retention of girls and adults outside the troop pathway experience. The Series & Events Specialist incorporates current GSUSA initiatives and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) into the design of all series & events. She/he develops and implements project plans and maintains relationships with volunteers, community partners, preferred sites and vendors. Job requirements: Minimum of three (3) years project management and implementation experience •Demonstrated skills in creative thinking, problem solving and innovation •Demonstrated skills in supervision, administration, budgeting, and teamwork •Ability to recruit, support and evaluate adult volunteers •Proven track record in developing relationships with staff, volunteers, and community organizations •Ability to develop series content to meet council goals •Ability to analyze statistical information •Ability to effectively collaborate with other departments to meet mutual goals Additional requirements: •This position requires registration as a member of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. •Bachelor’s degree with concentration in related field or equivalent experience •Demonstrated skill in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn additional computer programs •Excellent communication skills both written and verbal •Willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes evening and weekend hours •Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to an automobile during normal working hours Please send resume and cover letter to

Administrator (Detroit)
The MotorCities National Heritage Area a 501c3 organization, which is an affiliate of the National Park Service, has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Administrator with interest in historic preservation, marketing and public relations. The work site is at the Renaissance Center in Detroit with adjacent free parking. Status: Full-Time, Salaried with benefits flexible schedule. Compensation will commensurate with experience and background. Application Deadline: 2 p.m.,Thursday, December 20, 2012: Responsibilities Include: MotorCities NHA seeks a creative, highly motivated individual with exceptional administrative and organizational skills and the propensity to multi-task. Some specific responsibilities include managing a web site, editing a weekly on line newsletter, creating power point presentations and flyers. This individual needs to have basic writing skills, be comfortable with interfacing with the public and enjoy coordinating activities with other organizations. Minimum Qualifications: Proficiency with common software applications that include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, public outreach. Experience or willingness to learn web/social media management. Must be available to drive to occasional off-site meetings and be willing to go through a security check. Nancy Darga,Managing Director 200 Renaissance Center, Suite 3148 Detroit, MI 48243 or e-mail:

Executive Director (Dearborn)
Henry Ford Village Foundation Executive Director of Foundation. Position Summary: The Executive Director of the Henry Ford Village Foundation and Vice President of Development is is the chief development officer and is primarily responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating all fundraising activities for the Foundation. This position reports to the Executive Director of Henry Ford Village and the Henry Ford Village Foundation Board of Directors; and provides leadership for the creation of strategic fund development initiatives to include, primarily: a major and planned giving program, annual giving, donor stewardship and recognition programs, and public relations related to development. To apply, please fax your resume to (313) 846-7728.

Controller (Detroit)
Responsible for coordinating and directing financial activities, recording of financial transactions, generation of financial reports, and preparation of financial analysis for all the funds within Central Services, Priest Pension Fund and Endowment Fund of the Archdiocese of Detroit including other specified organizations as needed. 1.               Coordinate & direct the financial planning, budgeting & accounting activities & its related funds, Priest Pension Fund, Endowment Fund, & accounting activities of The Michigan Catholic. 2. Provide direction for the development & implementation of internal control policies, guidelines & procedures for Accounting Services activities. Maintain a system to provide source documentation & requested analytical information for external and internal audits. 3.    Provide direction & assistance to central services offices & non-parish/school diocesan units or affiliates regarding budgets, property insurance, clergy pension & benefits, MCC lay employee benefits, & accounting policies & procedures. 4. Direct preparation of all required monthly, quarterly & annual financial reports & all auxiliary reporting units with analysis of financial details & summary reports to upper management. 5.Provide training & development in budgeting & financial management areas for central services staff.. Prepare & disseminate annual Central Services budget forms & instructions including compensation information. 6. Maintain current knowledge of Archdiocesan policies & procedures, current accounting standards, & governmental regulations as they relate to accounting/finance. Recommend changes to maintain Archdiocesan compliance with accounting or regulatory standards applicable to Archdiocesan activities. QUALIFICATIONS: •Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required – Master’s Degree and C.P.A. preferred. •Must have a minimum of ten years’ experience in accounting with Controller experience preferred. •Must have at least five years of supervisory experience including management of accounting close procedures. •Must have strong financial software systems experience. Microsoft Windows and Office in-depth experience required; experience with ParishSoft, ADP, and Serenic Navigator a plus. •Ability to travel locally. Email resume and cover letter

Managing Director (Ypsilanti)
Full-Time, Salaried. APPLICATION DEADLINE – 2 p.m., Thursday, December 13, 2012 Salary commensurate with experience and background. MotorCities National Heritage Area has an immediate opening in the Detroit Region for a Full-Time Managing Director with development and marketing expertise. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Leadership, Management, Fundraising, Marketing Outreach, Collaboration and Advocacy Operations, Financial Management Grants and Programs Oversight. IDEAL CANDIDATE The successful candidate will be an engaging public communicator who is passionate about the mission, enthusiastic about fundraising and marketing as well as skilled at strategic planning, finance, operations and inclusive management practices. They will have outstanding interpersonal skills and unquestionable ethics as well as demonstrate exceptional quality of analysis and judgment, creativity and initiative. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in development, marketing, business administration, public administration or related field. Advanced degree preferred. Five or more years of paid senior leadership experience. Proven track record in development and execution of successful fundraising and marketing campaigns with minimum gift closures at five and six figure levels. Proficiency with common software applications that include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, fundraising, project tracking, publication, graphic design and website development products. If you are interested in joining our team (a full job description can be sent to you), please submit a resume, cover letter, salary history and three work-related reference letters no later than 2 p.m. December 13, 2012 to: Debra Locke-Daniel, MotorCities National Heritage Area No telephone inquiries please. Only those applicants to be interviewed will be notified no later than Friday, January 12, 2013.

Community Development Director (Jackson)
Community Action Agency, a private, nonprofit organization serving Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdae Counties is seeking a Community Development Director. The Director works under the direct supervision of the CEO and is responsible for the oversight and administration of a number of programs in the tri-county area. The Director will promote and support investment in the communities, encourage growth and development and build community capacity. A Master's Degree in Urban Planning or relevant field is preferred.. A minimum of fives years work experience in housing development, inlcluding Low Income Housing Tax Credit development, administration of house and/or asset development programs and community development projects. A complete job description is available on our website at www.caajlh.orgunder "opportunities" along with the complete application process. All inquiries should be directed to Lora Higgins, HR Manager Application deadline is December 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm. CAA is an equal opportunity employer.

Full-Time Registered Nurse (Taylor)
This position assesses the needs of the elderly and disabled, formulates person centered plans, and assists in obtaining specific agency services and nursing care so people can obtain the maximum benefit from available community and agency services. Position requires a current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan. Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid is a must. Previous experience in a hospital, home care, or community setting is preferred. To apply please email your resume, including salary history or fax your resume to Elizabeth Alexander, HR Manager at 734-287-7861. For more information about us, please visit us at (Posted 11-28-12)

Executive Director (Grand Rapids)
The Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan has an immediate opening for a committed, passionate and self-motivated Executive Director who has the leadership skills necessary to guide and sustain the Association’s exciting growth, and expand outreach and support programs. Centered in Grand Rapids, the DSAWM’s mission is to be a resource and advocacy organization, promoting public awareness and supporting lifelong opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and their families in 12 West Michigan counties. The Executive Director works in close collaboration with the Board members to achieve the goals of the Association. The Executive Director will have oversight and management responsibility for overall operations including financial management, community relations, and ongoing evaluation of outcomes and impact. The Executive Director must also cultivate strong relationships with members and donors. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, a team builder, and dedicated to maintaining high performance standards. Individual must also have proven ability to work effectively with board members, colleagues, donors and volunteers with diplomacy and tact. Strong verbal and professional written and oral communication skills required. Experience in human services, project planning and coordination, grant writing, tracking and reporting, and working with nonprofit Board of Directors is preferred. This is a full-time position. Qualifications include: •Bachelor degree •Minimum five years of experience in upper-level, nonprofit administration. •Proven ability to attract and cultivate donors in a community environment. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefit package available. Please email resume and salary history to All inquiries are confidential.

Campaign Coordinators (Detroit)
A Coalition of Environmental Justice organizations in Michigan is seeking to hire two Campaign Coordinators beginning January 2013. The Coalition has obtained grant funding that has 3 primary outcomes that need to be achieved as described below. In addition, the Coalition is needing support with its ongoing operations and group infrastructure as well as extending its membership and impact to a wider geographic and topical mix of participants. Key Grant Outcomes 1.Organize and facilitate ongoing meetings of the Coalition and additional small group work. 2.Assist Steering Committee in developing elements of an EJ metrics dashboard. 3.Work with the Director of the Quality of Life Cluster (Dan Wyant) to launch at least one tangible activity to demonstrate the value of cross departmental cooperation. General Responsibilities •Create working database.•Seek funding. •Use culturally and linguistically appropriate material. •Maintain adequate program and fiscal records. Primary Qualifications: 1.Working knowledge of and commitment to Environmental Justice, federal EJ policy as well as at least some policies in other states. 2.Demonstration of a trusting relationship with diverse constituencies and the ability to interact effectively with people from all backgrounds. 3.Self-starter 4.Skills in facilitation and decision-making processes, consensus building. 5.Have a valid Michigan Driver’s license, and good driving record.  6.Working knowledge of computers and experience with a variety of software including internet tools and social media. Submit application to: Subject line: EJ Coordinator

Sharepoint Web Designer (Detroit)
Full-time Salary Exempt. Job description: This position is responsible for the design, development, and administration of GSSEM’s SharePoint Environment (intranet and corporate website) as well as the management of our additional web properties. Key Responsibilities: •Work with Marketing, and Operations to develop navigation, template, and branding standards for the Intranet and corporate website. Work with various internal departments to create their Portals, Sites, and Libraries. •Design, build, deploy, and maintain advanced site collections, lists, document libraries and other customizations. Design, build, deploy and maintain advanced content types. Strong working knowledge of Master Pages, Layouts, Themes, CSS, SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio. •Perform daily maintenance and content updates / approvals.Position Qualifications: •5-10 years of relevant experience. •Strong experience in the web development field with significant emphasis on enterprise scale development activities. Understands taxonomies, site design, and navigation principles and best practices. This individual should also have experience setting up rules and creating work flows within a SharePoint site. •Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience using the following technologies: ASP, HTML, XML, Flash, SharePoint Designer, JavaScript, CSS, WordPress and Photoshop. •SharePoint Platform (Design), wireframes, mockups and prototypes. Technologies including Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.  •Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical client contacts at a high level.  •Detail oriented with significant emphasis on the quality of work.  •Ability to either lead web projects or be a team player from inception to completion.  •Have strong analytical, written and verbal communications skills as well as strong presentation skills. •A motivated self-starter who will take the initiative and identify problems and dependencies within code, consistently review site functionality and optimization, provide testing solutions and actively suggest enhancements to create a stronger user experience. •Has the ability to mentor/ train others. Essential Requirements: •This position requires registration as a member of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. •Bachelor’s degree with concentration in related field or equivalent experience •Willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes evening and weekend hours •Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to an automobile during normal working hours Please submit resume and cover letter

Financial Development Coach (Pontiac)
Job Summary: The Financial Development Coach will instruct, tutor and evaluate Center for Working Families (CWF) clients in both basic and advanced financial education concepts. The instructor will also be responsible for one-on-one financial counseling and retention of clients on an on-going basis while maintaining strict confidentiality regarding all counseling information in accordance with privacy laws and Center for Working Families information privacy guidelines. Essential Job Functions: •Deliver class room Financial Education Instruction to CWF clients as required •Provide one-on-one financial counseling and retention sessions for all CWF participants •Monitor and record individual and group client performance data in accordance with CWF and ETO records management policies and procedures •Achieve and maintain proficiency in the use of the ETO software as required by the Greater Detroit Center for Working Families and Lighthouse of Oakland County •Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all client data •Responsible for identifying issues regarding clients’ progress concerning financial education and/or related issues •Maintain contact with participants to ensure that they have support and guidance to achieve success. Qualifications: •A minimum of two years counseling and case management with emphasis on financial education •Some evenings and weekends required. Educational/Professional Requirements:Bachelor degree required. MSHDA certification preferred. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements no later than December 1, 2012 to: Anthony Thornton Center for Working Families 46156 Woodward Pontiac, MI 48342 248-920-6000 ext. 2121

Communications Manager (Brighton)
The Communications Manager is responsible for implementing a comprehensive communications program to advance the mission of the Foundation. Responsibilities include planning content, writing, editing and facilitating production of Foundation’s written collateral (newsletters, brochures, wish stories, thank you letters, appeals, media releases, sponsorship approach materials, web copy and e-communications). The Communications Manager will interact with wish children and families for story development and serve as a liaison with families for Foundation activities. This position will be responsible for the development of effective mission-focused messaging and the oversight of message distribution, both internally and externally. This position collaborates with the VP of Marketing and Brand Advancement and communications team to develop strategy and policies and handle sensitive issues. This position may act as a spokesperson for the Foundation. Candidates must have a Bachelors degree; preferably in marketing, communications, journalism, English or related field. Two to five years experience desired. Candidates should possess a strong background in writing, copy editing and project management. Please email resume and cover letter to

Vice President of Marketing and Brand Advancement (Brighton)
The Vice President of Marketing and Brand Advancement is responsible for the organization’s integrated products and services including collateral materials, social media, marketing, public relations and volunteer services. The VP of Marketing and Brand Advancement is also responsible for the development and implementation of the marketing, communications, outreach and public relations for the Chapter, ensuring a positive image and consistent message are maintained through all internal and external communications. The goal of this position is to advance the organization with relevant constituents, to broaden its awareness, as well as drive and elevate outright and in kind donor support for Make-A-Wish Michigan. The Vice President of Marketing and Brand Advancement will lead the planning and implementation of a brand advancement plan in conjunction with the chapter’s strategic plan. Candidates must have a Bachelors degree; preferably in marketing, communications, journalism or related field. A minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience in a marketing-communications role, preferably with nonprofit organizations. Candidates must have demonstrated skills in proactively building relationships and in successfully positioning subject matter with the media to achieve high impact placements. Candidates must also have demonstrated experience and leadership in team management, strategic communications, media relations and marketing programs. Please email resume and cover letter to

Executive Director (Jackson)
The Dahlem Conservancy, located in beautiful Jackson County is a dynamic, growing, financially strong, environmental education organization. We are looking for an energetic individual who can capitalize on our recent growth and success and lead our organization into the next phase of development. The Dahlem Conservancy has a year-round staff of three full-time and nine part-time employees, a budget of $350,000, of which $135,000 is raised through donations and fund raising events, over 300 acres of land, which include a farm, a visitor center, and five miles of trails. Key Skills • Visionary with good organizational skills; • Success in fundraising, partnering and public relations; • Dynamic extemporaneous speaker who can engage people; • High energy, ability to prioritize, excellent communication skills; • Sound management skills; • Ability to cultivate donors; • Willingness to engage and participate with other community organizations; • Commitment to the role of education in the conservation of natural resources. • Serve as chief executive officer of The Dahlem Conservancy; • Maintain a current and active strategic plan, and implement goals; • Be able to utilizing the Benevon model to develop more sustainable funding. Minimum Qualifications: • Demonstrated leadership in a non-profit organization, including management and supervisory experience. • BS/BA in related field; Masters Degree or equivalent experience preferred. Submit a cover letter and resume that clearly communicate qualifications and salary requirements, and a list of three references, to: Victor Marshall, Search Chair, The Dahlem Conservancy 7117 S. Jackson Rd. Jackson, MI 49201 E-mail: Review of applications begins on January 21, 2013 and will continue until the position is ?lled. Salary and bene?ts based on preferred quali?cations and experience.

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator (Pontiac)
Grace Centers of Hope, a faith-based homeless shelter located in Pontiac, is seeking a part-time Assistant Volunteer Coordinator to help coordinate groups of volunteers in our Little Grace Village Affordable Housing Community and assist in the administration of the volunteer department. Primary responsibilities include: -Work with Community Development and Maintenance Teams to determine volunteer projects. -Assist in managing the deployment of volunteers within Grace Centers of Hope and Little Grace Village. -Work alongside groups of volunteers to ensure a positive and meaningful volunteer experience. -Give tours of Grace Centers of Hope and Little Grace Village. -Maintain volunteer database and track volunteer hours and program statistics.-Send confirmation reminders to all scheduled volunteers. -Evening and weekend hours are required as projects demand. A full job description is available by contacting Mary Beth Harvill by email All interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and salary history by email. No phone calls please.

Community Organizer (Detroit)
The Michigan Environmental Council seeks an Organizer to lead Zero Waste Detroit in organizing Detroit residents for improved air quality. The successful candidate will encourage recycling, particularly in current curbside areas, and educate community/health institutions in the Midtown area about the impacts of Detroit’s solid waste management policies on the health of city residents, particularly expectant mothers and children. Pay is commensurate with experience. To apply, please send resume and cover letter via e-mail (strongly preferred) Applications materials will also be accepted by fax (517-487-9541) or mail: Judy Bearup Michigan Environmental Council 602 West Ionia Lansing, MI 48933 Deadline for all applications is Monday, December 10, 2012.

V.P. of Programs – C.O.O. (Royal Oak)
Judson Center, a premier provider of Autism, Child Welfare, Mental Health and Disability Services across Lower Michigan, is seeking an exceptional human services leader as its Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.). As a member of the agency’s executive team, the C.O.O. is responsible for: •overall development, planning, implementation and evaluation of agency programs and clinical services, •agency’s development of standard operating policies and procedures, •annual planning and quality programming •support of strategic planning and professional development efforts •serving on key community, governmental and industry policy and program bodies and  •building positive relationships with key organizational constituents (e.g. consumers, board members, major donors and volunteers). Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field and 5 years of senior management leadership in a major nonprofit child/family services organization.. Preferred candidates will have 8+ years of executive nonprofit human services leadership experience with a complimentary MBA, MHA, MPA or equivalent degree. We seek a highly motivated, self-directed leader/ manager who is a consensus builder and enjoys the challenges of coaching a team to achieve excellence. Successful candidates will have an entrepreneurial spirit along with demonstrated success growing child/family service programs across multiple regions. This position offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package with an organization that is widely admired and respected, both locally and statewide. Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume in confidence no later than December 21, 2012 to: Cameron D. Hosner, President/CEO Judson Center

Manager of Philanthropy (Grand Rapids)
The Manager of Philanthropy is responsible for corporate sponsorship development; writing/presenting external proposals and presentations; leading and coordinating statewide fund raising project teams; overseeing various activities including special events and third party fundraisers; assisting the department’s Corporate Director with special projects in designated region. Other functions include planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of programs aimed at maintaining and increasing charitable support of Hospice of Michigan (HOM). The Manager of Philanthropy is further responsible for promoting a culture of excellence in patient care; ensuring outcomes are met as related to patient/family/caregiver needs as well as employee performance and engagement. Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree (Masters preferred) * At least 5 years development experience required * At least 2 years of supervisory experience required Please forward resume and cover letter to or fax to 313-578-6390.

Corporate Relations Director (Detroit)
The Corporate Relations Director is responsible for a select grouping of corporate accounts that comprise a section of the Workforce campaign, which creates the needed resources for UWSEM to support its mission. Corporate Directors annually have a fundraising goal they must meet or exceed with assigned accounts. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1)          Set and execute a 3-5 year strategic plans for assigned top accounts, with benchmark milestones on financial results, relationship development, year-long engagement and donor stewardship. Plan, administer & execute major internal & external special donor & corporate events. Ensure seamless integration of major gift, engagement and marketing teams into accounts as designed in the strategic plan.. 2)             Educate and engage the "Employee Campaign Coordinator" to ensure the campaign executes as planned. CRD should meet frequently with the ECC to ensure they have the needed support to maximize financial results (i.e. speakers, campaign materials, tours, etc.). Regularly present to, communicate & strategize with individuals across all levels of seniority with portfolio. Minimum Qualifications:Education: Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of experience, with an emphasis on fund raising, sales, public relations, marketing or other relevant area is required. Experience: Requires 3 to 5 years of experience minimum in fund raising, sales/ marketing role required. A history of functioning successfully in a fast paced, multi-tasked environment is a must. To apply, please submit a letter of interest along with your resume to no later than Monday, December 3, 2012.

Grants & Contracts Manager (Okemos)
Okemos based nonprofit is seeking a Grants & Contracts Manager to oversee and manage pre and post award grant/ financial activities. Duties include: reviewing and negotiating contracts, financial & personnel management; annual audit preparation; and serving as a back up to the Controller. Applicants must have a Bachelors Degree in Accounting or a related field and at least five+ years of progressively more responsible experience. Must be self-motivated, able to work independently, excellent written and oral communication skills, and be able to work well under pressure. Successful candidates will have a working knowledge of audit/ regulatory contract law; experience handling grants from various federal, state, and other entities; Masters Degree/ CPA license preferred. Position is full-time plus benefits, salary commensurate with experience. Apply on line at MPHI is an AA/EEO employer.

Executive Director (Grand Ledge)
Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy seeks qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director. Heart of the Lakes strengthens the capacities of nonprofit land conservancies and other organizations dedicated to conserving Michigan’s lands that are environmentally and economically significant. The organization offers technical support services and tools to 28 of Michigan’s land conservancies; policy and legislative services to support conservation and natural resource management; and communications and outreach to raise the visibility of Michigan’s land conservancies. With the right skills and experience, it is a tremendous opportunity to have on impact on the future of land conservation in Michigan with a key role in the state and nationally to sustain and develop public policy that supports land and water conservation values. Potential candidates for the position can find the Request for Qualifications Expressions of interest in the position along with information described in the Request for Qualifications must be submitted by Friday, December 14, 2012 via email to Julie Stoneman at


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