Sunday, January 26, 2014

EMPLOYMENT: Non Profit Jobs Openings in Metro Detroit

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

First Step Western Wayne County Project on Domestic and Sexual Violence is seeking a full-time Transportation Advocate to provide transportation services to individuals and families.

Previous experience in transporting individuals in at least a 12 passenger van. Must have the ability to create and maintain a transportation schedule in accordance with client needs. 
Create and maintain a portable documentation log of vehicle(s) use, including reporting information.  Oversee upkeep of vehicle(s) repairs, cleanliness and gas supply. Oversee shelter food and supply storage, and food and supply pick-up.

Strong crisis intervention and empathy skills.  Comprehensive training and supervision provided.
Full time position, 37.5 hours per week Monday – Friday.  Hours may vary based on client transportation needs. Occasional weekend or evening required. Wayne Office location. Travel mostly throughout Wayne County.
$12 - $13 per hour to start.  Full-time position to include accrued sick and vacation time, holiday pay, option for health, dental, and life insurance.

Minimum Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent. Experience working with persons who have experienced trauma.  Capable of handling crisis situations effectively.  Match with agency mission, philosophy and strategic priorities essential. Demonstrated initiative, high professional standards, and excellent organizational skills.  Strong oral and written communication skills. Must maintain high level of confidentiality.   Ability to work independently and with supervision.  Demonstrated experience working effectively with people from diverse racial, economic and cultural backgrounds.  Understanding and recognition of the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault.   Bilingual a plus.  Valid MI driver’s license/reliable transportation/current auto insurance needed.  Ability to travel between sites in Wayne County.  Understanding and recognition of the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Valid MI driver’s license, current auto insurance, criminal background check, sex offender registry check, Department of Human Services clearance, and reliable transportation required. Have and maintain excellent driving record. and current proof of insurance.  Ability to lift 50 pounds on occasion.  EOE.

To apply, send resume and cover letter:  Desiree Herrick at
No telephone calls please
Mariners Inn is seeking a Peer Recovery Coach.
  • Provide Recovery Planning, Individual Mentoring Sessions, Group Mentoring Sessions and Case Management
  • Document all services accurately, appropriately, and in compliance with Mariners Inn policy and various funding requirements.
  • Assist the consumer in embracing recovery oriented principles and guidelines
  • Deliver person-centered, strengths-based, and community-focused care
  • Organize natural supports and community involvement
  • Utilize best or evidenced based practices
  • Assist in finding reliable transportation, assisting in completing forms for public aid
  • Work with consumers after treatment completion to find employment, safe housing, and expanding social networks.
  • Work with those consumers who have left treatment either against medical advice or from administrative discharge.
  • If possible, assist consumers in achieving treatment goals without having to return to treatment
  • Assist consumers in maintaining engagement in the recovery process through the continuum of addiction treatment which may include multiple treatment providers, locations, and treatment philosophies.
  • Ability to lift 15-20 lbs.
  • Ability to stare at computer for hours at a time.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required, MCBAP certification desired.
  • Interpersonal skills (communication, listening, recovery expertise, organizational skills)
  • Ability and willingness to work in a manner which will not needlessly endanger the safety of one’s self, other persons or equipment. 
  • Ability to be more self-directed rather than needing frequent supervision in order to accomplish the daily requirements of the program.
  • Must be a peer in stable recovery with at least one year of clean time.
  • Must be actively working in a recovery program (e.g. 12-step, church group, other recovery support group)
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and situations
  • Ability to establish empathy with the individual
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and cultural backgrounds
  • Comfort in working independently in community settings
  • Ability to focus on and reinforce positive strengths and behaviors
  • A high level of energy and commitment
  • Acceptance of flexible hours which may be extreme
To apply, email cover letter and resume to by February 10, 2014.  No hard copies via mail and/or faxed.  Email attached materials only!
This description is intended to describe the type of work being performed by a person assigned to this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.
COTS is seeking a Cook (Part-time position).
Job Summary:  Under general supervision, prepares and serves daily meals. Position also ensures a sanitary kitchen and cafeteria environment.
Essential Functions:
  • Prepare and serves daily meals.
  • Assists in periodic food and supply inventories.
  • Ensures sanitary kitchen and cafeteria environment.
  • Ensures kitchen security.
  • Escort clients out with garbage.
  • Preps meals for next day.
  • Record all food taken out of storage room.
  • Complete all weekend menus.
  • Complete children’s meal count forms every Monday.
  • Clean and organize walk-in freezer twice weekly.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Formal culinary arts training preferred
  • Two (2) years prior large volume or commercial cooking experience
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends
  • Understanding of cooking measurements/portions
  • Ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds
  • Current Food Handlers card
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Current approved TB test
  • Approved Police Clearance
  • Approved drug/alcohol screen
To apply, submit resume to: COTS, Attn: Chief HR Officer, 26 Peterboro Street, Detroit, MI 48201,, Fax: 313-831-4787
LINC (Grand Rapids) is seeking an Operations Assistant to help organize and coordinate multiple organizational and program compliance functions of LINC’s departments.
Grants & Compliance
  • Works closely with executive staff and management in researching and identifying grant opportunities and resources, and providing assistance during the grant writing, submission, follow up, monitoring and reporting.
  • Responsible for all organizational compliance elements needed to ensure LINC meets all nonprofit and program requirements, including nonprofit status certification, license to solicit, and CHDO partnership updates, among others.
  • Assisting with monitoring key deadlines and milestones and offering feedback on progress year to date.
  • Gathering information and data from all data management systems being utilized by LINC to offer progress report.
Data Management
  • Uses data systems to assist management and leadership for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
Quality Control
  • Identifies and resolves gaps and deficiencies in compliance and reporting, and research and identifies ways to address those.
  • Works collaboratively with data management contractors to ensure there is good quality control of LINC’s data and data management systems.
  • Scheduling of meetings or events
  • Following up on inquiries and/or tasks related to LINC’s operations, its programs and/or services
  • Researching and evaluation information for internal and external use
  • Other administrative tasks, as assigned
Primary Objective:  The Operations Assistant plays a critical role in ensuring that all departments work in harmony and is effectively contributing to LINC’s overall community impact goal. The Operations Assistant spots conflicts and areas for improvement early on and resolves them to the satisfaction of all involved parties.
Knowledge - The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
  • Broad knowledge and experience in office
  • Excellent skills in public relations
  • Demonstrated ability to meeting multiple deadlines
  • General knowledge of grant making process
Skills - The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:
  • Team building skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Effective verbal, presentation and listening communications skills
  • Effective written communications skills
  • Computer skills
  • Stress management skills
  • Time management skills
Personal Attributes - The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of the Operations Assistant. The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be respectful
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Be flexible
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
The Operations Assistant would normally attain the required knowledge, skills and attitudes through completion of a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, and/or Business Administration combined with one year administrative experience.
Working Conditions
Physical Demands - The Operations Assistant will have to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain. The Assistant may also have to do some light lifting of supplies and materials from time to time.
Environmental Conditions - The Operations Assistant may have to manage a number of projects at one time, and may be interrupted frequently. The Operations Assistant may find the environment to be busy, noisy and will need excellent organizational and time and stress management skills to complete the required tasks.
Sensory Demands - Sensory demands include use of the computer, which may cause eyestrain and occasional headaches. The municipal office may be noisy and busy making it difficult for the Operations Assistant to concentrate.
Mental Demands - The Operations Assistant will have to manage a number of requests and situations at one time. Stress may be caused by the need to complete tasks within tight deadlines.
Summary - The LINC’s Operations Assistant has been created to help improve the overall operations of LINC’s pillars for neighborhood revitalization by helping in the process of managing and evaluating information/data management systems and program design protocols across the pillars to improve communications and measurements that result in increased performance and high impact work.
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to:
No phone calls please
LINC (Grand Rapids) is seeking a Bilingual Opportunity Coach / Foreclosure Counselor.  The Bilingual Opportunity Coach will serve as part of LINC’s coaching team to meet with community members one-on-one and in groups to help them establish and work towards their personal, financial and career goals. 
Financial & Employment Coaching
  • Provide one-on-one counseling/coaching and case management as a part of LINC’s LOC Services: assessing financial situations and helping clients develop realistic spending, savings and debt management plans, improving and building credit, developing emergency plans and building assets (retirement, education, housing, etc.)
  • Develop strategic plans and timelines that will assist participants with meeting realistic goals and objectives toward moving to self-sufficiency
  • Provide resources needed for personal, educational, financial and employment enhancement
  • Create an atmosphere of trust and accountability
  • Provide an increase in families awareness of community resources, housing supports, mental and physical health resources, parenting education and civic engagement
  • Create and deliver financially themed workshops: on-site and in the community
  • Provide appropriate referrals to clients seeking services and information
  • Assist community residents with income tax related issues and submission of tax return
Home Buyer Education
  • Schedule, coordinate and assist with housing assessments, housing needs
  • Assist clients in gaining and maintaining quality, affordable housing
  • Develop, maintain, and teach Home Buyer Education courses
Foreclosure Counseling
  • Assist clients facing or at risk for foreclosure in prevention, loss mitigation, remodification and transition processes
Data Management
  • Manage outcome-tracking system through Efforts –to-Outcomes, Counselor Max, and HOME LINKS databases while maintaining client files according to grant requirements, HUD, MSHDA, and organizational standards
  • Create and update client “success” plans and input client financial data at baseline and required follow-up intervals that produce results
  • Conduct periodic phone number, address and employment verification of participant database
Team Development
  • Collaborate within team meeting to reach department goals as established by Executive Director, various program requirements, provide feedback, and program updates as necessary (subject to change)
  • Provide regular program and department updates during meetings (in written form upon request)
  • Partner/Collaborate with other agencies to provide quality referrals , information and services
  • Partner/Collaborate with other departments/teams to deliver quality programs
  • Receive and make referrals to/from other departments/team members and share agency/program information as needed
  • Be an effective and involved team member by developing and implanting team driven solutions
*Other tasks as assigned
Primary Objective:  The Bilingual Opportunity Coach plays a critical role in encouraging individuals to seek new opportunities, make change in their lives and connect to resources and tools that will allow them to meet their goals.
Knowledge - Candidates must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
  • Foreclosure/ Financial /Housing Counseling Certification preferred or at least 2 years of counseling experience
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office applications)
  • Coaching experience preferred
  • Cultural Competence
  • Experience in Social Services, Human Services, Social Work or other related field
  • Awareness of community resources
Skills - Candidates must demonstrate the following skills:
  • Bi-Lingual (English/Spanish Oral & Written)
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective verbal, presentation and listening communications skills
  • Effective written communications skills
  • Experience updating, managing and querying client tracking database
  • Stress management
  • Time management
Personal Attributes - Candidates must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of the Bilingual Opportunity Coach. Candidates must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Respect for all people
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Flexibility
  • Team player and community focused
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
The Bilingual Opportunity Coach would ideally attain the required knowledge, skills and attitudes through completion of a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Public Administration, Nonprofit Management and/or equivalent experience in related field.
Working Conditions
Physical Demands - The Bilingual Opportunity Coach will have to spend long hours sitting and meeting with clients, using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain. The Coach may also have to do some light lifting of supplies and materials from time to time.
Environmental Conditions – The Bilingual Opportunity Coach will have to manage time to effectively serve multiple clients at any given time, maintain files and records while offering personalized coaching and counseling to meet each individual’s unique needs. The Bilingual Opportunity Coach may find the work environment to be busy, noisy and will need excellent organizational and time and stress management skills to complete the required tasks.
Sensory Demands - Sensory demands include one-on-one conversations in person and on the phone, group conversations and instruction, and use of the computer which may cause eyestrain and occasional headaches. The office may be noisy and busy making it difficult for the Bilingual Opportunity Coach to concentrate.
Mental Demands - The Bilingual Opportunity Coach will have to manage a number of client requests and individual situations at one time. Stress may be caused by the need to respond to many requests within tight deadlines.
Summary - The Bilingual Opportunity Coach will play a critical role in LINC’s work by establishing empowering relationships with community members one-on-one and in groups to help them achieve their personal, financial and career goals. 
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to:
No phone calls please
Southwest Counseling Solutions (Detroit) is presently accepting applications/resumes for a Deputy Director.
Salary Range:  $67,454 - $107,996 w/comprehensive benefit package
Primary Job Duties: The Deputy Director provides leadership and direction to the organization, its staff, key stakeholders and the community it serves. The Deputy Director is responsible for the quality and efficiency of SWCS operations and ensures that the activities and direction of the organization are consistent with the mission, vision and values of the organization.  The Deputy Director reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with community partners, stakeholders and funders to assess community need, advance partnerships, and promote the  services provided by SWCS.  The Deputy Director is a member of the organization’s Senior Leadership Team, Quality Improvement Committee, Peer Review Committee and Utilization Management Workgroup.
Employment Qualifications:
  • A Master’s Degree in a mental health discipline, public health, public administration or related discipline.
  • Appropriate registration/licensing.
  • A minimum of eight years of senior leadership experience in human services, behavioral health services or non-profit leadership, including supervision, management, and committee leadership. 
  • Demonstrated experience with financial management, including budget development and monitoring of program financial performance. 
  • Possession of valid driver’s license and have access to a private vehicle for day-to-day job performance.
To apply, submit resume and cover letter to:
Southwest Solutions
Attn:  Human Resources Department
5716 Michigan Avenue, Suite 2400,
Detroit MI  48210. 
You may also email your résumé and cover letter in one PDF, Word or Rich Text Format attachment to  Please include in the subject line of your email the position for which you are applying.
Southwest Counseling Solutions (Detroit) is presently accepting applications/resumes for a Nursing Services Supervisor.
Salary Range:  $44,423 to $54,048w/comprehensive benefit package
Primary Job Duties: The Nursing Services Supervisor is responsible for the day to day operations of the nursing services unit and for the supervision of assigned nursing staff and medical students.  The supervisor also is responsible for promoting the integration of behavioral health services with on-site primary care health services and adjunct health services in the community.  The Nursing Services Supervisor is responsible for providing direct health care coordination services to identified clients receiving integrated health/mental health services and will also focus on helping consumers implement nutrition and exercise programs as part of their recovery self-management plans.  Duties will involve the provision of nursing.
In addition, responsibilities include close follow-up and monitoring of identified consumers and care coordination with primary care physicians in the community, agency psychiatrists and the Covenant Community Care Clinic staff.  The Nursing Services Supervisor reports directly to the Director of Adult Counseling Services.
Employment Qualifications:
  • Registered Nurse.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred. 
  • Appropriate professional registration/certification required.  Supervisory/management experience preferred.   
  • Bilingual – fluency in Spanish preferred. 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a private vehicle for day-to-day job performance.
To apply, submit resume and cover letter to:
Southwest Solutions
Attn:  Human Resources Department
5716 Michigan Avenue, Suite 2400,
Detroit MI  48210. 
You may also email your résumé and cover letter in one PDF, Word or Rich Text Format attachment to  Please include in the subject line of your email the position for which you are applying.
Southwest Counseling Solutions (Detroit) is presently accepting applications/resumes for a Clinical Manager.
Salary Range:  $44,423 to $65,757 w/comprehensive benefit package
Primary Job Duties: The Clinical Manager is responsible for the management of clinical and programmatic operations of assigned programs in the Adult Counseling Services Center of Excellence. The Clinical Manager is responsible for supervision of assigned staff, interns and volunteers. The Clinical Manager reports directly to the Director of Adult Counseling Services.
Employment Qualifications:
  • Possession of a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, or other mental health discipline from an accredited school.
  • Appropriate professional registration/certification by state/national authority required.
  • Previous managerial/supervisory experience in mental health/human services preferred.
  • Previous experience in program development and management preferred.
  • Experience with electronic medical records systems preferred.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Access to a private vehicle for day-to-day job performance.
  • Bilingual, fluency in Spanish preferred.
To apply, submit resume and cover letter to:
Southwest Solutions
Attn:  Human Resources Department
5716 Michigan Avenue, Suite 2400,
Detroit MI  48210. 
You may also email your résumé and cover letter in one PDF, Word or Rich Text Format attachment to  Please include in the subject line of your email the position for which you are applying.
Southwest Counseling Solutions (Detroit) is presently accepting applications/resumes for a Clinician/Case Manager-Arabic Speaking
Salary Range: $41,495-$59,060 w/ comprehensive benefit package
Primary Job Duties:  The Clinician/Case Manager, as a part of a comprehensive community mental health team, and in collaboration with the person served, is responsible for providing assessment, service plan development, linking / coordination of services, reassessment / follow-up advocacy and monitoring of services.  Must be bilingual with fluency in Spanish.
Employment Qualifications:
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, or other mental health discipline from an accredited school.
  • Training in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with emotional disorders.  In addition to this training, the position requires a minimum of one year of experience. Appropriate state licensure/certification.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, and have access to a private vehicle for day-to-day job performance
  • Bilingual, fluency in Arabic required
To apply, submit resume and cover letter to:
Southwest Solutions
Attn:  Human Resources Department
5716 Michigan Avenue, Suite 2400,
Detroit MI  48210. 
You may also email your résumé and cover letter in one PDF, Word or Rich Text Format attachment to  Please include in the subject line of your email the position for which you are applying.
Southwest Counseling Solutions (Detroit) is presently accepting applications/resumes for a Clinical Housing Specialist (ICAM)
Salary Range: $35,423 to $61,128  w/comprehensive benefit package
Primary Job Duties:  The Clinical Housing Specialist - ICAM, as part of a comprehensive community mental health team, and in collaboration with persons served, is responsible for providing intensive case management, crisis intervention, ongoing support and expertise through comprehensive assessment, planning, implementation and overall evaluation of individual client needs. The overall goal of the position is to enhance the quality of client management and satisfaction and to promote continuity of care through the functions of intensive case management and recovery oriented services.
Employment Qualifications:
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Clinical Psychology or mental health discipline from an accredited school.  Possession of a Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least one year’s experience in the examination, evaluation and treatment of individuals with emotional and substance use disorders.
  • Appropriate professional registration/ certification by state or national authority required. 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and have access to a private vehicle for day-to-day job performance. 
  • Fluency in Spanish is helpful. 
To apply, submit resume and cover letter to:
Southwest Solutions
Attn:  Human Resources Department
5716 Michigan Avenue, Suite 2400,
Detroit MI  48210. 
You may also email your résumé and cover letter in one PDF, Word or Rich Text Format attachment to  Please include in the subject line of your email the position for which you are applying.
Ginosko Development Company is seeking a reliable individual with a positive attitude, strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills for a full time Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper position at their office in Novi, MI.
This person will be responsible for general ledger bookkeeping and month-end reconciliations, assisting with month-end and year-end reporting, assisting with construction draws, assisting with the closing of real estate transactions and financing applications in an administrative support capacity, document management, answering phones and assisting with scheduling and travel booking, and managing a variety of office and clerical support services.
The ideal candidate for this position should have:
  • Minimum of an Associate's degree in Accounting; Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in bookkeeping and administrative duties.
  • Familiarity with the general principles of real estate, including operations and analysis, budgeting, financial reporting, general accounting and lending practices.
  • Efficient working knowledge of Quickbooks, Word, Excel, Access, property management accounting software, e-mail and other business and communication software.
“Ginosko has a deep commitment to diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer. Company policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. We support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity by taking positive steps to eliminate barriers that may exist in hiring and in employment practices.
Ginosko offers competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package.  Compensation is commensurate with experience, qualifications and industry standards.”
To apply, email (no phone calls please) your cover letter, resume, and salary history to  Include your name and position applied for in the subject line of email.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo is seeking an Outpatient Mental Health Therapist to provide individual, marital, family, and group therapy; to assess client needs and diagnosis; develop treatment plans with appropriate methodology; provide appropriate referrals as needed. 
Minimum Requirement:  Must have LMSW; CAAC preferred.  Eligible for 3rd party reimbursement.  Minimum 2-3 years’ experience. 
Hours:  15 hours per week
Rate of pay:  Based on experience
To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
                         Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo
                        Attn: Vicki Matunas
                         1819 Gull Road
                         Kalamazoo, MI  49048
Growing Hope (Ypsilanti) is seeking an Assistant Director. 
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Assistant Director will oversee the following areas of Growing Hope:
  • Administration & Finance, including supervising Finance Manager; ensuring and assisting with compliance with funder, government, insurance, and other reporting requirements; assisting with budget development, ensuring frugal and resourceful budget management; assist with grant writing; overseeing purchasing; overall, maintain, enforce, and improve on systems for internal operations of all sorts; oversee maintenance of records, files, database.
  • Human Resources, Supervision, and Volunteerism, including hiring, training, benefits coordination; supervision and management of several core staff, and providing mentorship to other supervisors; and overseeing staff on meeting needs through volunteerism, workforce development partnerships, et al; liaison with partners in this area, including AmeriCorps and Michigan Works.
  • Facility  & Vehicle Management, including external and internal components of our Growing Hope Center (1.4 acre includes demonstration urban farm, offices, teaching facility) and other facilities/sites that we occupy in the future, leveraging volunteer and donated support wherever possible; overseeing maintenance and upkeep, repairs, furnishings, and energy systems; managing IT needs, systems, and troubleshooting; overseeing rental of sites to external parties; organization of supplies/storage/stuff; Ensuring excellent maintenance of vehicles and trailers.
  • Strategic & Programmatic work, including carrying out our strategic vision through assisting in creation and implementation of operations and programs in partnership with Program Director and other managers; assisting in marketing/media/outreach materials, plans, and implementation; liaison with other organizational partners and board of directors as needed, help to develop new strategic partnerships.
Qualified candidates will exhibit the following:
  • Seeking a jack- or jill-of-all-trades, who can balance daily details with big thinking, be responsive and adaptable to shifting needs, provide excellent mentorship and supervision, and be ready to get dirty to assist with any aspect of the organization to make it run smoothly, for us to most effectively further our mission.  This proactive person will be an active learner, listener, and advocate for best interest of the organization, its staff, volunteers, and stakeholders.  Has a working knowledge of and passion in food access, gardening, urban farming, nutrition, cooking, farmers markets, and local food systems.
  • Passion for Growing Hope’s mission and work.  Dedication to working as a member of and in partnership with diverse communities, including being rooted in the Ypsilanti community.
  • Experienced manager, with minimum five years’ experience managing people, plans, projects, and facilities.  Experience creating, using, and reflecting on these plans.
  • Brilliant time management and prioritization skills, for his or herself and for others.
  • Strong organizational and self-management skills, including excellent follow-through.
  • A deep love and appreciation for systems—with experience creating and maintaining internal systems, checks and balances.  Database management experience, Giftworks familiarity a plus.
  • At least three years of budget, grant management, and/or contract management experience.
  • Highly resourceful in leveraging resources, making dollars stretch, and finding creative solutions.  A make-it-work, positive attitude.
  • Five years supervision/management experience with people at a variety of skill levels.  Background developing and administering staff training a plus.  Experience in coordinating and leading teams, including with volunteers.
  • Volunteer management/coordination experience.      
  • Highly-skilled, proactive communicator (oral, written), experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and comfortable communicating in person, by phone, email, in front of groups, and to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to interface with multiple education and community stakeholders, including community members, organizational partners, diverse communities, et al.  Desire to encourage local community members to share ideas, talents and resources.
  • Comfort in use of computers (Mac & PC) and technology on a daily basis and willingness to troubleshoot.
  • Basic working knowledge of building, site, and vehicle maintenance.  Ability to self-teach,
  • Flexibility to work non-traditional hours, including evening and weekends as scheduled, and at times be on call when issues arrive.
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs and work in outdoor, hot, cold and/or rainy conditions.
  • Clean background check, driving record, and valid driver’s license will be required.
Compensation: $42,000 annual salary plus health, dental, vision, and life insurance.
To apply: Resume & 2 page cover letter, complete with reference contact information, to Amanda Edmonds, Executive Director at Samples of written work—showing writing, management, or planning abilities— also welcome, though not required. Applications reviewed as received; position open until filled.
Mid Michigan Community Action Agency (Farwell) is seeking a Homeless Resources Specialist.
General Responsibilities:
  • Assist with the overall delivery of services for the various homeless programs.
  • Protect the  privacy of customers/families and hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of service.
Specific Duties:
  • Provide case management to homeless clients as needed.
  • Maintain positive relationships with service providers and their customers.
  • Provide DBA Facspro data entry for each client served.
  • Responsible for processing and filing incoming data, including entering into HMIS system.
  • Attend appropriate training and adhere to the established guidelines as mandated by the funding sources.
  • Assist participants in obtaining transportation to locate housing, to move into housing or to obtain mainstream resources and services.
  • Assist participants in locating and securing furniture and households goods as needed.
  • Provide follow up support as needed after homeless participants obtain permanent housing.
  • Work with homeless households to identify potential eligibility for mainstream resource benefits (e.g. TANF, VA, SSI, FS, CDC, Medicaid, WIC, MI-Child, etc.) and assist in program enrollment.
  • Perform HQS inspections of Housing units as needed.
  • Responsible for the production of assigned reports in an efficient, accurate, and timely manner
  • Travel throughout service district as needed.
  • Complete necessary program documentation and record keeping in a neat and timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Qualifications:
  • Must possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.  Preference given for Associates degree in human services field.
Additional Requirements:
  • Strong communication and organizational skills to work as a team player in a fast paced environment.
  • The job duties require a working cell phone for accessibility to supervisors, clients, or co-worker or to enhance personal safety while away from the office location.
  • Must be accurate with attention to detail, with the ability to multi-task and problem solve.
  • Must be flexible, and able to coordinate the completion of assigned data processing assignments.
  • Must have Proficient Computer Skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet)
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, provide proof of insurance, and pass State Police criminal clearance check and MMCAA’s “Insurance Carriers” driving record review.
  • Successfully complete Criminal History and DHS clearance procedures at time of hire and when requested at any time during employment
  • Shall provide written report by a physician stating their physical capability and freedom from communicable tuberculosis.
  • Must comply with Agency smoke free and drug free policies.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
If interested in beginning a career at Mid Michigan Community Action Agency, you may complete an application by clicking on this link:
You may also submit your application materials by:
Faxing to 989.386.3277
Mailing to:  MMCAA, P.O. Box 768, Farwell, MI 48622-0768
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Warren/Conner Development Coalition (Detroit) is seeking a Finance/Administration Director.
Position Scope - Manage the business operations of an Eastside Detroit not-for-profit.  The successful candidate will achieve these goals annually:
  • Timely, clean audit
  • Timely, approved annual budget
  • Absence of findings by public or private funders’ audits
  • Compliance with Board-approved budget within a 10% variance
  • Timely, accurate monthly financial reporting to the Finance Committee
  • Evidence of continuous cost-saving measures
  • Accessible and efficient Human Resource operations
  • Compliance with all DOL, EEOC and ACA laws, regulations and other requirements
  • Well-functioning office systems defined in a regularly updated Office Procedures Manual
Position Terms:  Full time exempt position with benefits, competitive salary.
Baseline Qualifications:
  • Degreed Accountant
  • 3-5 years of not-for-profit financial management
  • Experience with other organizational management functions including supervisory experience, human resource management and office management
  • Experience with not-for-profit fund accounting
  • Highly efficient and organized
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Quickbooks Non Profit Enterprise, or an equivalent accounting system
  • Personable, with a customer service orientation and attitude
  • Verifiable experience working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment
  • Reports to WCDC President
  • Supervises Assistant Administrative Manager to assure effective management of HR processes, supply management, front desk reception, office equipment and processes and payroll processing
  • Liaises with 3rd Part HR/Payroll organization
  • Oversees and coordinates annual audit with external auditors and staff
  • Handles the full range of accounting functions including receivables, payables, balance sheet items, reporting as directed by the Finance Committee and required by GAAP and IRS
  • Supervises formation of and monitoring of annual budget(s) for board(s) approval
  • Supervises month end closing procedure
  • Supervises contract invoicing with City, State and Federal contracts
  • Works with staff, assure proper GAAP checks and balances and internal controls, adherence to accounting policies and procedures and procurement procedures and HR policies
  • Oversees all aspects of risk management
  • Presents financial statements to subsidiary and parent boards
  • Staffs/coordinates the monthly WCDC Finance Committee including notices, agendas, minutes, follow up
  • Organizational fundraising duties as required
Warren/Conner Development Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply, email resume and cover letter by February 1, 2014 to:
CARE House of Oakland County in Pontiac, Michigan is currently looking to fill an opening for a Lead Therapist. The Lead Therapist is a full-time position with primary responsibility of providing goal-oriented, trauma specific, treatment services to abused and neglected children and their non-offending family members. The lead therapist assists in the training and supervision of interns and provides support other treatment department staff. 
Minimum Qualifications:
Licensed Master’s in Social Work, or Licensed Master’s in Counseling required
Supervision: The CARE House Lead Therapist reports directly to the Clinical Director
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience working with traumatized children and families in a therapeutic setting
  • Experience in working with child sexual abuse
  • Knowledge regarding the dynamics of child sexual and physical abuse
  • Experience conducting groups
  • Management experience preferred
  • Spanish speaking preferred
Personal Qualities:
  • Good character, commitment to the Council’s mission, empathy, diplomacy
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide comprehensive, forensically sensitive, trauma-informed individual therapy services to child victims of sexual abuse, and non-offending family members, seeing a minimum of 20 clients weekly
  • Develop curriculum for an Adult Survivor Group and implement the curriculum, running groups twice yearly
  • Complete individual assessments, treatment plans, progress summaries and progress notes
  • Work directly with other providers to the child or family as well as school officials, counselors, principals, etc., as needed
  • Maintain timely records for all clients
  • Maintain confidentiality of all case information and content of treatment
  • Attend conferences, seminars, meetings, etc. for the purpose of continuing education on the topic of sexual abuse and victim services, completing a minimum of 24 hours of staff development training annually
  • Provide agency tours and information about the therapeutic services volunteers, funders, medical residents and other community partners on a monthly rotating basis
  • Conduct court orientation for families and children scheduled to attend court on a monthly rotating basis
  • Attend weekly individual and group supervision meetings, facilitating group supervision in the absence of the Clinical Director
  • Attend monthly case review meetings and intervention and treatment department meetings
  • Act as secondary field site supervisor to students placed at Care House for internships
  • Provide consultation and support therapists and other agency staff as needed
  • Provide coverage and facilitate crisis situations in the Clinical Director’s absence
  • Facilitate breakout groups at CARE House’s Family Support Group, an informational and ongoing support group on Tuesday evenings and assist with meal planning for the group
  • Other duties as directed by the Clinical Director
Travel Requirements: Minimal, as job demands, may include some travel to area hospitals, court.
Position Status: Exempt
Number of Hours of Work Required:  40 hours/week
This full time position includes all benefits listed in the Child Abuse and Neglect Council’s Personnel Policies and is an at will position. It requires a six-month probationary period.
This position and all positions with the Child Abuse and Neglect Council are designed to serve the mission of the Council, which is to be the leading resource in the prevention of child abuse and the protection of children through education, intervention, treatment and research, in collaboration with the community.
The Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Oakland County is an equal employment opportunity employer, with a core belief in organizational enrichment through diversity.
Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to Christina Gallardo at
Habitat for Humanity Lansing is seeking a Director of Development.
General Description:
Under the supervision of the executive director the Director of Development (DD) plans, develops, and conducts development activities to raise funds for the agency.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The DD must have a minimum of five years’ experience raising funds for non-profits or similar experience.  They must have extensive experience in face to face gift requests and excellent computer, organizational, writing, and public speaking skills.  Additional knowledge and skills include extensive knowledge of local philanthropic and business community and the ability to work under pressure on multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to the department’s budget.
Job Conditions:
Position is full-time (40 hours a week) and works Monday through Friday.  Office hours are flexible.  Evening and weekend work is required. 
  • Oversee all aspects of Development Department which includes but is not limited to:
    • House and other sponsorships
    • Direct mail
    • Individual fundraising campaigns or events
    • Fundraising special events
    • Newsletter publication
    • Web site creation and maintenance
    • House Sponsor volunteer coordination
    • Donor Cultivation Plan creation and implementation
    • Planned giving
    • Government and other grants as needed
    • Information systems on all donors
    • Reporting to various granting agencies including CDBG, MCDC and foundation grants
    • Overall agency database maintenance
  • Frequent speaking engagements.
  • Work closely with other staff to ensure the smooth flow of business for the agency.
  • Ensure agency has excellent grant compliance (CDBG, MCDC, etc…) for all areas in which the agency receives funding.
To apply send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to: by February, 5, 2014.
Siren/Eaton Shelter is seeking a Properties Manager/Facilities Assistant.
Rate of Pay:  $9.00 to $12.00
Hours per week:  27 hours
High School diploma or equivalent.  Experience in home repair and basic handyman skills.  Ability to work with staff, contractors and landlords to facilitate maintenance and repairs.
Ability to organize and schedule for multiple projects.  Ability to make discretionary decisions regarding properties.  Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required.  Must have reliable transportation and be able to lift 50-75 lbs. on a consistent basis.  Must pass background checks.
Job Description:
Property Manager Job - Responsible for coordinating the maintenance, repairs and other work needed for all shelter houses.  Responsible for scheduling and maintaining paperwork for all necessary inspections.  Responsible for in-kind donations needed to furnish shelter houses.  Ensures that shelter houses are turned around in a timely fashion.  Ability to work with contractors, landlords, staff and clients with diverse backgrounds and experiences. 
Facilities Assistant – Duties include janitorial duties, moving and organizing donations and furniture, assisting Operations Manager in various office duties.  Must be computer literate and able to work in fast-paced, flexible environment. 
  • Responsible for Landlord communication
  • Schedule all necessary repairs & cleaning for shelter houses and office
  • Move-out & Move-In inventories
  • Notify staff and clients of inspections
  • Organize volunteer projects that happen on shelter sites, supervise when necessary
  • Set up houses
  • After-hours emergencies
  • Maintain paperwork – maintain requests, etc.
  • Schedule and maintain paperwork for all necessary inspections
  • picking up, moving and organizing donations in administrative office and garages
  • greet donors and receive donations, prepare tax receipts
  • run errands
  • assist Operations Manager as needed
Work Location:  Main Office and all shelter houses
Classification:  Part-Time, “At Will” employment
To apply, submit resume and cover letter by email to:  or hand deliver to office at 520 Robinson Street in Charlotte.
Midtown Montessori is seeking an Executive Director.
·       Bachelor of Arts or Science degree required, Master of Arts degree preferred;
·       Business administration experience along with advanced computer skills;
·       Montessori experience a plus;
·       Must be professionally prepared to interact with young children;
·       Sensitive and mature with the ability to relate well to both children and adults; and
·       Personality and ability to provide leadership and stability for program continuity.
Overall Responsibilities
·       Reports to the Board of Directors.
·       Supervise, manage, and oversee the entire operation of a unique, well-established, non-profit Montessori child care center located in Midtown Detroit where children from diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds, ages 6 weeks to 8 years old, are cared for by incredibly dedicated and loving teachers.
·       Understand that the Executive Director’s job description is fluid and on-going, changing as necessary for the benefit and well-being of the children.  
More Specific Responsibilities Include:
Center Management
·       Direct day-to-day operations of the Center.
·       Oversee all aspects of licensing standards, renewal process, and reporting.
·       Understand and follow the necessary steps of State mandated reporting, including holding annual employee training.
·       Attain and maintain Montessori Certification; review and communicate Montessori standard of high quality child care.
·       Plan optimum utilization of outdoor and indoor space.
·       Implement policies for admission, attendance, curriculum goals, safety, nutrition, discipline, etc.
·       Enroll children and maintain maximum enrollment.
·       Actively market the Center with the Board Marketing Committee to increase enrollment and community presence.
·       Maintain and regularly update the Center's website and social media presence.
·       Separately and securely maintain an updated file for each child and employee.
·       Be responsible for record keeping for DHS, MCIR, and Detroit Health Department illness reports.
·       Be the instructional leader of the Center.
·       Evaluate program components and curriculum with Child Care Coordinator/Master Teacher.
·       Be responsible for transportation of children to the hospital in cases of emergency.
·       Implement and oversee food program based upon sound nutritional principles.
·       Read and implement the requirements of the Employee Handbook and Personnel Policies.
·       Follow and update as needed the Operations Manual.
Fiscal Management - along with the Office Administrator/Bookkeeper
·       Prepare annual budget with the Board Treasurer and/or Deputy Treasurer.
·       Operate the Center within the approved budget.
·       Use Quickbooks to maintain accounting of the Center.
·       Prepare and present regular financial statements to the Board.
·       Accurately maintain tuition accounts.
·       Accurately maintain inventory records for equipment and supplies.
·       Purchase food, equipment, and supplies prudently.
·       Assist with the annual audit ensuring timely filing of necessary tax forms and meeting reporting requirements.
·       Seek grant and corporate funding, and coordinate fund development with the Board and Fund Development Committee.
·       Oversee administration and proper use of awarded grants and corporate funding with follow-up appreciation letters.
·       Work with Board and Fund Development Committee in developing and instituting fundraising activities.
Employee Management
·       Determine staffing needs and responsibilities as necessary for the efficient and optimum operation of the Center.
·       Recruit, hire and discipline employees.
·       Prepare and post work schedules.
·       Observe, evaluate, and inform employees on work performance.
·       Foster a positive work environment; encourage harmonious interpersonal employee relationships through planning, evaluation and direct involvement.
·       Maintain a confidential employee personnel file for each employee containing the employee’s most current application, resume, education credentials, transcripts, letters of recommendations, health form, TB test verification, police clearance, DHS clearance, Employee Information form, evaluations, leave records, I-9, and W-4.
·       Accurately calculate and report employee payroll; accurately record use of employee PTO.
·       Accurately maintain and record employee benefits.
·       Advocate on behalf of employees.
·       Perform regular evaluations of employees.
·       Train employees as required by licensing standards and as required to meet the Center’s mission statement.
Family Interaction
·       Promote a sense of community between families and the Center.
·       Take all enrollment calls and conduct tours for prospective families.
·       Provide orientation for each new family.
·       Plan educational and social family events and meetings.
·       Keep families regularly informed of Center activities.
·       Serve as a resource for families.
Board of Directors Liaison
·       Attend Board meetings and provide reports.
·       Serve as a resource for the Board.
·       Maintain records of all Board meetings.
·       At the Board’s discretion, prepare annual self-evaluation.
Community Outreach
·       Create and foster a relationship with community stakeholders in Midtown including non-profit and government agencies concerned with the education and welfare of children and families.
·       Contribute as a speaker, resource to community groups for events related to early childhood and family life.
·       Actively participate in early childhood professional groups.
·       Be an ambassador of good will.
All applicants should apply to Trisha Stein at or by fax at (313) 224-5886 or by mail at 3420 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 by January 31, 2014.
The Family Independence Initiative (FII) is looking for a Family Recruiter to help in the outreach and recruitment of families in Detroit for the FII Detroit demonstration project.  
The responsibilities of the Family Recruiter include:
  • Identify low-income families who may be interested in learning about FII.
  • Connect with local organizations for referral to potential family participants.
  • Conduct interviews with families to learn more about their goals and community.
  • Hold informational meeting with families and family groups to provide more information on the FII project and document process.
  • Orient potential families about FII’s mission of overcoming stereotypes and that they will help FII test processes and benefits that could be helpful to the broader set of low income families.
  • Meet with families on a group and individual basis and serve as a general “point” person for the families and participate in FII meetings as it relates to the project.
  • Assist in enrollment of families.
  • Learn FII's approach and principles and apply them when engaging with families.
  • Other duties and projects to be developed over time.
Capacities and Qualifications:
  • Individual that is familiar with the Detroit community.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize across diverse communities, build strong relationships and network effectively.
  • Resourceful person who can work independently and also as a part of a diverse team of staff.
  • Excellent communication abilities, both written and verbal.
  • Experience working in and with communities of color is a plus.
This is a part-time consulting position requiring evening and weekend hours with potential of becoming a full-time staff position.  The hourly rate is $30-$35 depending on experience. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Position is open until filled with an estimated start date of February 1, 2014.
To apply, submit cover letter and resume.  These two files should be named by "Full name resume [or cover letter] Family Recruiter.” The cover letter must describe your familiarity with working with low-income families and also a paragraph on your connections and experience in Detroit.
Please submit to:
Jesús Gerena
PO Box 301764
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
The Human Development Commission is seeking a Grant & Research Specialist.
  • Bachelor’s degree in community development, education, management, or related field.
  • A minimum of two years of successful grant/proposal writing.
  • Excellent research, analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to organize, pay attention to details, and maintain accurate records.
  • Computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
Wage:  To be negotiated
Work Location:  Caro
Schedule:  Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Flexibility in schedule may be required.
To apply, send letter of application, resume, and 3-5 page writing sample to the Executive Director’s Assistant, Human Development Commission, 429 Montague Avenue, Caro, MI 48723.
Major Responsibilities:
  • Research and identify government and private funding sources that align with the Human Development Commission’s mission and strategic objectives.
  • Develop, write, and submit grant proposals to potential funding sources such as federal/ state/local government, foundations, and corporations.
  • Coordinate with administrative staff, program managers, and external partners to identify service gaps, develop solutions, and connect ideas to grant proposals.
Application Deadline: February 21, 2014

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