Saturday, April 27, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center - April 26, 2013

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Director of External Affairs/Government Relations (Detroit)
The Heat And Warmth Fund (THAW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides emergency energy assistance to Michigan residents in need.

We are seeking a Director of External Affairs/Government Relations who is responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating all external activity for THAW. Working with the CEO directly to create and implement issues and campaigns to achieve the company’s operational and commercial objectives.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Project managing internal and external teams on various initiatives;
  • Establish viable relationships with agency leadership & faith based organizations;
  • Expert communicator with community and social justice minded audiences;
  • Creating external campaigns to support in-city, multi-billion-dollar development efforts;
  • Developing lobbying campaigns to support and oppose legislation on energy assistance;
  • Acting as a public spokesperson;
  • Making public presentations to business and community groups and delivering verbal testimony at legislative and regulatory forums;
  • Manage political action committee solicitations and communication activities;
  • Develop effective relations with relevant elected and appointed officials and staff;
  • Drafting legislative testimony, legislation, collateral material and other related documents
Position Requirements
  • A minimum of 10 year’s experience in one of the following fields: government affairs, campaign management, issues management, strategic communications, energy, project management;
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required in a field related to government affairs, public affairs, law, business or communications. Master of Business Administration or other graduate degree preferred
Full time position in Downtown Detroit office. Please submit your resume with cover letter to with the subject line of Director of External Affairs.
Family Literacy Coordinator (Inkster)
Primary Purpose:
The Family Literacy Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all aspects of development implementation and coordination of community-wide family literacy programs and services through the Inkster Family Literacy Movement. He/she will work in collaboration with community partners and other departments within Starfish Family Services to develop and deliver a variety of direct-parent, direct child, and parent-and-child together programs, services and activities aimed to promote language and cognitive development and general communication skills of children birth to age 5.

Education and Experience Required:

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related education field. Master’s degree preferred.
2. At least two years of experience as a parent educator and/or early childhood professional development facilitator is strongly preferred.
3. Experience developing and implementing family literacy and/or early childhood language and literacy programs and activities preferred.

For further details and to apply, visit
Account Executive (Okemos)
MPHI is seeking an Account Executive to coordinate the sales and delivery of online training, webcasting, and interactive learning services in the public health/healthcare environment. This position is responsible for: (1) Sales/developing and building relationships with the customers; (2) project coordination; (3) administrative management; (4) developing strategy/vision; and (5) the coordination of product development. In addition this position has marketing and management responsibility for the Interactive Learning Conference Center. Candidates must have Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field and have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience with specific work experience in interactive learning platforms and learning management systems. Successful candidates will be results oriented, possess exceptional customer service, have proven experience in project management, personnel management, product development. Position offers full benefits, salary commensurate with experience. Apply online on the Career Opportunities page of MPHI is an AA/EEO employer.
Director of Accounting & Finance (Troy)
This position reports directly to the Community Housing Network president, and must further be responsive to the finance/accounting needs of senior management and department directors.


  • Prepare and submit all necessary reports for management, funding agencies, and the board of directors;
  • Participate with directors and senior management in budget development, monitoring, cash flow analysis, and strategic financial planning;
  • Supervise accounting staff;
  • Participate in project feasibility analysis and planning;
  • Create, monitor, and evaluate work flows, department productivity standards, and staff evaluations;
  • Create, implement, and monitor systems and technology improvements;
  • Participate in organizational strategic planning, work plan development, and assessment of the staffing and other needs of the accounting/finance department;
  • Manage all financial audits and prepare all necessary work papers;
  • Assure timely completion of grant financial reporting;
  • Integrate the functions of the accounting and finance department with other departments to assure cross accountability and coordination;
  • Other duties as assigned
  • A degree in accounting/finance, and an understanding of GAAP as well as Non-profit and fund accounting;
  • Must be detail oriented and organized, with the ability to handle a large number of tasks simultaneously;
  • At least 10 years of experience with progressively increasing responsibilities, including at least 2 years of supervisory experience, or equivalent;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external relationships;
  • Experience with Blackbaud/Financial Edge preferred
To apply for this position, please click HERE.
Data Entry Clerk (Plymouth)
Part-time Data Entry Clerk position

Great opportunity to make a difference!

First Step: Western Wayne County Project on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Looking for a detail oriented professional with 1-2 years of experience doing data entry/database management. Must be able to perform data entry, create donor recognition letters, and generate reports, with efficiency, accuracy and speed. Other general administrative duties as assigned. Experience in non-profit setting a plus. Comprehensive training and supervision provided.

Part-time position with flexible hours between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday – Friday (15-20 hours per week) Plymouth Office location.

$10 per hour. Opportunities for advancement.

Qualifications: Associates degree preferred. High school diploma with significant experience considered. Excellent computer and organizational skills. Knowledge of donor management software a plus. Must maintain high level of confidentiality with sensitive information. Match with agency mission, philosophy, strategic priorities, and core competencies essential. Valid driver's license, current auto insurance, criminal background check including national and MI sex offender registry, DHS clearance, good driving record, and reliable transportation required. EOE.

Send resume and cover letter: Ilene Hogan at

No phone calls please.
Marketing Manager (Detroit)
The Heat And Warmth Fund (THAW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides emergency energy assistance to Michigan residents.

THAW is seeking to fill the Marketing Manager position with an ideal candidate with proven Experience in marketing, planning and execution. This position requires strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. This individual must be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Job duties to include:

  • Work with Marketing Director to develop fund development strategies around individual donors;
  • Execute all components of annual public support campaign;
  • Design, write and produce internal and external communication materials;
  • Develop web content and maintain website;
  • Experience in social media;
  • Assist with planning and execution of events;
  • Collaborate with Events Manager, Data Manager and Fund Development Director on projects;
  • Provide marketing, event and fund development support as needed
Position Requirements
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and written;
  • Graphic design experience - Proficient in current design software such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop;
  • Experience with website content development and maintenance and social media tools;
  • Competent in Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Bachelors’ degree in Marketing or Communications;
  • 5+ years of experience working in the marketing, communications, promotion field
Full time position in Downtown Detroit office. Please submit your resume with cover letter to with the subject line of Marketing Manager.
Assistant Development Director (Detroit)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit

Assistant Development Director

The Assistant Development Director conducts and coordinates specialized, ongoing programs to cultivate relationships and fundraise.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and manage prospect portfolio;
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit prospects in the amount of $500 to $5,000;
  • Build relationships with prospects/donors;
  • Complete 10 – 15 contacts per month;
  • Enter timely and accurate documentation of prospect/donor outcomes in the agency’s relationship management database;
  • Stewardship of all prospects/donors in portfolio;
  • Grant administration, writing, support, tracking and follow-up;
  • Develop and coordinate the annual direct mail piece, e-solicitation campaigns, and campaign/event activity;
  • Participate in development related meetings and team activities focused on donor relationships, prospect management and stewardship;
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to ensure mission alignment with corporate partner engagement;
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with government leaders and elected officials;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in fundraising and prospect management. Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with diverse backgrounds and interests; strong verbal, writing, and presentation skills; ability to convey commitment and passion for the Agency’s mission. Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects in a fast paced environment while working with multiple constituencies simultaneously. Ability to develop, track and assess status of performance goals through competency in fund raising databases.

Please visit our website at for details and to apply. No phone calls, please.
Director of Development (Traverse City)
The director job is to increase philanthropic resources across all programs and operating units of Northwestern Michigan College. This position will develop and implement strategies for a comprehensive fundraising program to increase funds raised from individuals, corporations and foundations.. This staff position is also directly responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major and planned gifts.


  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university;
  • Three or more years of demonstrated experience in comprehensive and progressively more successful fundraising including annual gifts, major gifts and/or planned gift fundraising;
  • Demonstrated success in managing a pool of prospective donors, using techniques that include identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts and planned gifts in a non-profit organization
  • Three or more years of administrative/managerial experience in related area, including supervision, budget management and planning responsibilities;
  • Working knowledge of Raisers Edge donor software;
  • Professional certification as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and/or Certified Financial Planner (CFP);
  • Higher education fund raising experience;
  • A basic understanding of various types of planned gift instruments (wills, trusts, annuities, etc.)
This is a twelve month, full-time position with benefits. Apply by May 2, 2013, for first consideration. Late applications may be considered until position is filled.

Applications must be submitted online.

For more information or to apply, visit NMC on the web at For questions, email OR Call 231-995-1377. NMC is a great place to work and offers an excellent, benefits package. NMC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Communications Director (Ann Arbor)
Fair Food Network is a national nonprofit dedicated to building a more just and sustainable food system.

We seek a dynamic and experienced COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR to guide the Organization’s evolution.

Work collaboratively to develop and lead a national, multi-year communications strategy designed to elevate the Organization and build sustained visibility and support for our initiatives.

Build an expanded national media presence & lead expansion of communications channels including the continued use of social media.

We require a demonstrated record of developing and effectively leading cause-oriented and digital marketing communications campaigns; traditional and social media relations expertise; adept at developing and navigating high-profile partnerships and funder relationships; and knowledge of and passion for fair food systems, social justice, and an active lifestyle.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to

We value the knowledge, skills and abilities that a diverse team brings to Fair Food Network. In your cover letter please explain how your background will prepare you to be successful in this role.

The Organization hires without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, height, weight, marital status, disability or any other factor protected under federal, state, or local law. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Controller (Plymouth)
Seeking degreed accountant with CPA or 5 years not-for-profit experience to work with multiple not-for-profit clients. Experience should include general ledger and workpaper preparation. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, budgeting, monthly reporting, preparation of quarterly financial statements and audit coordination. Strong computer and organization skills a must. Excellent benefits. Send resume and salary requirements to:
Accountant (Plymouth)
Seeking Accountant with accounting degree or minimum of 5 years experience in all facets of accounting including journal entries, general ledger and workpaper preparation. Not-for-profit experience a plus. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, a/p & p/r review, general ledger review, monthly reporting and quarterly workpaper preparation. Must have strong computer skills and the ability to handle multiple projects. Excellent benefits. Send resume and salary requirements to
Director of Operations (Ann Arbor)
The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is seeking a Director of Operations to direct the overall strategy for Michigan LCV’s operational, administrative, and financial systems in order to support short term and long term organizational goals and to ensure effective program and business operations. This is a full-time position in the Ann Arbor office.

The full job posting is available at

Necessary Qualifications:

  • College Degree in business or accounting, human resources or related field;
  • Eight years progressively responsible management experience in non-profit and for-profit finance and operations;
  • Excellent management, program development and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated track record of success facilitating organizational change within a growing organization;
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills; strategic thinker;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Working knowledge of state election laws and laws governing 501(c)3 and 501 (c)4 operations;
  • Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint preferred), and Quick Books;
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and make deadlines; ability to handle multiple tasks; results oriented; highly organized;
  • Knowledge of environmental issues and Michigan politics combined with a commitment to the mission and purpose of Michigan LCV and Michigan LCV Education Fund is desirable.
Please send a cover letter, resume, three references, and two current writing samples by email to

Application Deadline April 30, 2013

The Michigan LCV is an equal opportunity employer.
CEO (Grand Rapids)
ORGANIZATION: Catholic Charities of West Michigan
LOCATION: Grand Rapids, MI
SALARY: $130,000 - $150,000

This position provides leadership and overall direction to the efficient and effective operation of Catholic Charities West Michigan.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establishing organization policies and strategic direction in conjunction with the Board of Directors and the Bishop;
  • Advising and assisting the Board of Directors and Bishop on matters concerning the operations and business of CCWM, its policies, and its long-range and short-term planning and strategy;
  • Developing, maintaining and administering appropriate budgetary, financial, and accounting procedures and controls;
  • Providing leadership, through direct reports, social services, business operations and fund development of the organization;
  • Participating in developing and coordinating effective social welfare programs in the community;
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with the community, other funding agencies and the Diocese
This position requires a Master’s Degree with a minimum of five to ten years of progressive leadership and budgetary experience.

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities Required:

  • Must be a practicing Catholic and be passionate about faith and service to the poor;
  • Strong strategic vision skills to lead the organization forward;
  • Knowledge of Family Service, Child Welfare, and Behavioral Health care programs and applicable state laws and regulations related to these programs;
  • Ability to plan, supervise, review and evaluate the work of supervisory and administrative staff and to recruit staff top talent
For more information and to apply, please visit Application deadline is June 7, 2013.

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