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EMPLOYMENT:Michigan Nonprofit Job Center - January 31, 2014

Michigan Non-Profit Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Communication Specialist (Lansing)
Purpose: Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is seeking an experienced communication professional to join a committed team that is serving volunteering and mentoring programs throughout Michigan. The Communications Specialist will be housed in Lansing, Michigan.

Objective: The position will play the lead role with communication activities including writing and publications, branding and messaging, event planning, and using technology to communicate with constituents (webinars, e-newsletters, social media).

Position Responsibilities:

  • Writing and publications
    • Compose short, compelling stories to engage people in mentoring and volunteering.
    • Write text for publications such as e-newsletters, event programs, brochures, etc.
    • Design publications such as e-newsletters, event programs, brochures, etc.
    • Develop advisories, news releases, op-eds, letters to the editors, and feature stories for the media.
    • Create case statements, analyze needs assessments, and write compelling fund development proposals as necessary. 
    • Work with professional printers to ensure quality printing and delivery of necessary items.
  • Branding and messaging
    • Develop and promote branding practices on service and volunteerism.
    • Develop and maintain in-house policies as it relates to branding and communication for staff and grantees. 
    • Work with staff, grantees, advisory boards, and partner organizations to create and utilize effective messaging for all internal and external communications including talking points, op-ed articles, letters to the editor, etc.
    • Establish and support branding practices to substantiate the value of statewide volunteering and mentoring initiatives. 
  • Event planning
    • Assist with planning and managing logistics of events such as trainings, conferences, and special promotions.
    • Promote all events to increase awareness and participation.
    • Serve as on-site media relations contact at all events.
  • Technology
    • Create and distribute e-newsletters and work with staff to develop other electronic communication vehicles.
    • Research and develop information and program resources for use on websites; post and update information. 
    • Manage listservs and communicate via these outlets, as well as explore new technology to share messages.
    • Maintain social media and web 2.0 presences for its initiatives in the form of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and YouTube.
    • Monitor all technology equipment acquired and makes sure it is used appropriately and effectively.
Full position description and application instructions.

Education Manager - Part Time (Bingham Farms)
Dynamic nonprofit is seeking an experienced individual to develop, implement, and evaluate a broad range of educational programs. Programs include leadership training for support facilitators, development of educational modules for support group meetings, and training programs for health professionals related to the care of people with health issues or chronic disease. This position is part time. 5+ Years related experience with 1-2 years nonprofit health care education experience desirable. Hourly rate begins at $20 per hour.
Interested applicants may contact

Specialist, Relay for Life (Southfield)
As the largest voluntary health organization, the American Cancer Society is passionately committed to saving lives from cancer. We are working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays – a world where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. The ACS combines relentless passion with the wisdom of nearly a century of experience to make this vision a reality, and they get results. The ACS saves lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back. Thanks in part to this work; nearly 12 million cancer survivors and countless others who have avoided the disease will celebrate a birthday this year.

Executes a portfolio of Relay For Life events, with accountability for significant income targets, as well as event-related mission and advocacy activities. Ensures goal achievement through the effective leadership, engagement, empowerment, and mobilization of event volunteers.

Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. One year related experience preferred, working within a multi-million dollar organization a plus.

Read more about or position and apply, please go to

Contractual Data Entry and Report Development (Lansing)
The contractual position will assist in the updating of the current DHS community partner registry as well as development of data reports for community partners. Follow up via phone and email on incomplete community partner applications. Develop and design basic data reports from aggregate data provided by DHS. This position will be contracted for up to 8 weeks, 25-30 hours per week. Pay range $12-$15/hr.

Communications Coordinator (Ann Arbor)
The Michigan Municipal League is seeking someone who is as passionate as we are about Michigan’s communities with the ability to relay that enthusiasm through communications to our members, the media, and the general public. We are seeking a confident, creative writer who is well versed in communication strategies and knows how to catch the reader’s eye while maintaining the League’s voice and brand. We are looking for someone who knows how to fill seats in education seminars, market programs and services and write Internet posts that are easily found through Google and other search engines. And if you have working knowledge of design software and website coding, that would be great too.

Position Duties:

  • Write, produce and edit communications, including newsletters, magazine articles, event promotional materials, and other related items.
  • Research and gather information, conduct interviews, and write original content for various publications. 
  • Take related photographs, videos, or other visual effects for electronic and print publication.
  • Assist in developing marketing and promotional materials.
Some Basics About You:
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in communications, marketing, journalism or related field is required. 
  • Prior experience in a similar role is required. 
  • Superior communication skills are a must, including the ability to proofread and edit. 
For full details, visit Please send cover letter, complete resume, and salary history
MI law requires applicants to request confidentiality if desired. EOE

Graphic Design Contract Opportunity (Detroit)
Data Driven Detroit (D3), a program of the Michigan Nonprofit Association, is seeking an experienced graphics designer to assist with web based front-end user interface design, data visualization and print material development. This is a temporary contract position that will require an average of 20-40 hours per week. Potential contractors must be an expert in a vector based graphics package such as Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape or similar. Furthermore, they must be comfortable working with data and possess advanced MS Excel and MS Word skills. Familiarity with HTML and web layout preferred.

Individuals interested in this opportunity should submit their resume and work examples to

D3 is a statewide organization with a focus on the city of Detroit. D3 houses a comprehensive data system that includes current and historic demographic, socioeconomic, educational, environmental, and other indicators. This data system allows analysts to illustrate complex relationships by combining different datasets to reveal the true stories of our regions, cities and blocks. D3 is committed to serving all communities by adapting data into different formats for different audiences.

Web Developer Contract Opportunity (Detroit)
Data Driven Detroit (D3), a program of the Michigan Nonprofit Association, is seeking an experienced web developer to assist with front-end user interface design and other development needs. This is a temporary contract position that will require an average of 20-40 hours per week.

The ideal individual will be a self-learner and curious. In addition, interested individuals should be thorough and detail oriented.

The following skills are required:
  • Expert with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and JQuery;
  • Understanding of the Google Maps API or similar mapping API;
  • Experience with AJAX techniques.
The following skills are preferred:
  • In depth understanding of geographic data;
  • Understanding of vector data vs. raster data and applicability;
  • Understanding of PHP;
  • Understanding of SVG;
  • Basic principles of cartography;
  • Understanding of WebGIS or GIS.
Individuals interested in this opportunity should submit their resume and work examples to

D3 is a statewide organization with a focus on the city of Detroit. D3 houses a comprehensive data system that includes current and historic demographic, socioeconomic, educational, environmental, and other indicators. This data system allows analysts to illustrate complex relationships by combining different datasets to reveal the true stories of our regions, cities and blocks. D3 is committed to serving all communities by adapting data into different formats for different audiences.

Arts-Infused Education Program Manager (Detroit)
This position is 30-40 hours/week, paying $13-$16/hour.

Qualifications: undergraduate and/or graduate degree in the arts, education, or management; strong grasp of arts-infused education/arts integration; excellent project and people management skills; strong verbal and written communicator; professional, able to uphold high program standards yet responsive to the unexpected. Reliable vehicle and school-day schedule required to perform job requirements.

Organize artist training and teacher trainings, and artist/teacher curriculum development meetings, and schedule arts-infused student sessions. Organize special events like field trips and end-of-year sharing events. Stay on top of school schedules and troubleshoot scheduling issues
Keep principals, in-school coordinators and Living Arts’ Director of Programs informed about project happenings, and check in with participating classroom teachers regularly.
Check in with teaching artists regularly, observing each teaching artist at least once and giving them constructive feedback. Provide extra coaching, assessment development and lesson plan development assistance to teaching artists when needed.
Ensure artists submit annual clearances, lesson plans, pre/post assessments, and monthly invoices by established deadlines.
Manage program budgets, approving and making program purchases and signing off on teaching artist invoices.
Manage evaluation process and data collection, other federal grant program requirements, and assist with grant reports
Together with teaching artists, document work through photography and story-telling on-line, in print and in person.

To apply, send a resume with three references to In cover e-mail, please summarize any additional relevant information.

Family Literacy Outreach Coordinator (Inkster)
Starfish Family Services is looking for a Family Literacy Outreach Coordinator to assists with building, fostering and maintaining relationships that informs and engages the community within the Inkster Family Literacy Movement.

This position works to mobilize parents, youth, volunteers and community partners in meaningful ways that promote awareness, participation and access to programs and services offered by the Inkster Family Literacy Coalition and other partnering organizations.

Associates Degree or relevant coursework required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred. 1-2 years experience as an employee, intern or volunteer responsible for outreach efforts within a community based nonprofit or comparable organization, strongly preferred. 1-2 years experience implementing community based programs or events strongly preferred.

Apply online:, or email resume to

Executive Director (Traverse City)
Great Lakes Children’s Museum is an educational, interactive museum dedicated to inspiring young children and the adults in their lives to learn through play. Great Lakes Children’s Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and serves a five county area, as well as visitors from other areas. The museum offers dynamic, hands-on exhibits and programming to engage visitors and invite them to explore and learn. In addition, the museum offers outreach through a variety of free and discounted programs for schools, daycare centers, and community groups.

Great Lakes Children’s Museum seeks an experienced Executive Director to lead the museum into its next phase of development, which will include the construction of new exhibits along with expanded programming, major gifts fundraising, and operations management. The Great Lakes Children’s Museum also has an expansion plan in partnership with the Discovery Center at which the museum is located.

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in relevant field strongly preferred. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate a successful record of cultivating and securing significant gifts. Experience leading a multi-million dollar capital campaign strongly preferred. 
  • Five years, minimum, experience of executive level leadership.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with the media.
Interested candidates should view the full job description and submission information at

Executive Director (Plainwell)
Executive Director--multi-faceted position for non-profit organization associated with vocational training school for adults with disabilities. ED oversees daily operations, financial management including regular accounting and audits, federal program and contract requirements, organizational management and working with board of directors. Position supervises employment services personnel and includes management of a 20 unit low-income housing complex. Experience in fund development and grant writing. Identify foundation, corporate and government grant opportunities for program support and continuation. Professional, detail oriented, organized person able to manage multiple priorities. Master’s degree desired, bachelor degree with experience accepted. Good benefit package.

For immediate consideration, please send cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, writing sample and salary requirements to:
Executive Director Search, PO Box 232, Plainwell, MI 49080, fax (269)664-5850,
or email:
Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager - Accounting & Financial Reporting (Detroit)
  • Review the Council’s system of internal accounting control procedures, make recommendations for improvement, and supervise implementation of new procedures.
  • Supervise, for end of month and end of year, the closing of cash receipts, accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable, inventory and general ledger modules.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements. Summarize all other related financial data as requested.
  • If necessary, conduct individual cost center meetings with cost center managers to assist them in monitoring and controlling their budgets on an on-going basis. Review with cost center managers any potential errors and provide appropriate reports and/or as required.
  • Provide variances analyses as required.
  • Prepare required budgets for grant proposals to funding sources. Prepare all required billings and final reports by deadline. 
  • Prepare annual and revised Council budgets for Board approval.
  • Process Cash and ACH Transfers for Membership Registration and Product Sales.
  • Prepare year-end supporting schedules and reports as requested by the Council’s auditors. Prepare written responses to any recommendation received from the auditors.
  • Supervise the preparation of detailed reports and reconciliation of data to summarize the results of all product sales activities.
  • Maintain all accounting records for the Council’s Land, Building and Equipment Fund.
  • Recommend for hire, set performance goals, supervise, and evaluate performance of staff members reporting to incumbent. Hold regular individual supervisory conferences with staff and general departmental staff meetings. Recommend appropriate, progressive disciplinary measures or termination when necessary.
Bachelors Degree with 5-10 years experience; Masters Degree preferred.

Applicants should send resumes to

Manager of Communications (Wixom)
Lead and direct all communications efforts for all of DPTV’s media platforms. Help to create and carry out an internal and external communications strategy. Work with content creators and development people from all platforms to communicate and market DPTV and our associated initiatives and products. Manage all department personnel and vendor relationships. College degree
5-7 years communications, marketing and promotion experience Submit resume with cover letter and salary requirement to Detroit Public Television Human Resources 1 Clover Court Wixom, MI 48393 or by email to:

Marketing Communications Specialist (Detroit)
The Marketing Communications Specialist will ensure communication, and coordinate multiple projects, across departments to drive timelines, deliverables, appropriate reviews and analysis in support of the Girl Scouts mission and council’s business objectives.

The position will also assist the Director of Communication in developing communication strategies designed to broaden the impact of our council’s organizational messaging and programs.

Candidate has a clear understanding of marketing and communications functions, in order to effectively identify and present opportunities to the council.
Serves as marketing and communications liaison to both internal departments and cross functional teams community teams. Exceptional writing, storytelling, communication and organizational skills Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or a related field. 3-5 Years experience.

Send resume to

Data Management Assistant (Detroit)
Data Management Assistant (part-time)

The Friends School in Detroit (FSD) is seeking a part-time data management assistant to support its fundraising efforts. As a member of the Development team, this individual will be responsible for:
  • Re-establishing and maintaining the integrity of the donor data base including cleaning up current records and inputting new information;
  • Preparing for upcoming multi-constituent mailings as part of the Annual Fund and annual benefit;
  • Handling all gift processing;
  • Generating timely acknowledgements;
  • Tracking and mailing pledge statements/bills;
  • Providing status reports;
  • Monthly reconciliation with FSD accounting team.
  • Superior computer skills and knowledge of MS Office Suite products including ACCESS (current system utilizes ACCESS platform) and how to run queries;
  • Proficient with templates, forms, documents, and spreadsheets;
  • Attention to detail, ensuring appropriate presentation standards and accuracy of information;
  • Self-starter who is able to anticipate next steps to successfully complete tasks;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
Salary: $15/hour; approximately 10 hrs/week

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Renee Holmes, No phone calls please.

Clinician (Detroit)
This is a clinical position which involves the assessment and provision of therapy to the developmentally disabled; implementation of treatment goals and objectives; case coordination; provide linkages with other service providers; input into the development of treatment plans and on-going monitoring of consumer’s progress. REQUIREMENTS: MA/MS/MSW + one year clinical experience. Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Psychologist (LLMSW, LMSW, LPC, TLLP or LP). Eligible for appropriate credentialing. Experience with the Developmentally Disable population and basic computer skills. Valid Michigan driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.


Bookkeeper/Accountant (Livonia)

Position Description: Bookkeeper/Accountant – Fulltime (40 hours/week) - Livonia, Michigan
Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Process accounts payable – verify transaction information & accuracy, schedule & prepare disbursements, obtain authorization for payments;
  • Process payroll & expense reports;
  • Post monthly general ledger activity;
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts;
  • Interact with Program Directors and teachers;
  • Assist with administrative duties such as filing, scanning & ad hoc projects;
  • Advanced level knowledge of MS Excel (must be comfortable creating Excel spreadsheets);
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks required;
  • Resolve account discrepancies by investigating documentation.
  • Bachelors or Associates degree in Accounting, Business or Finance
  • Minimum two years of practical accounting experience
  • Proficient in MS Excel and Word; experience with QuickBooks
Qualifications - Candidates must exhibit the following:
  • Strong administrative, computer & clerical skills
  • Strong attention to accuracy & detail
  • Strong analytical & quantitative skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Highly flexible and adaptable, able to engage in multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently, yet be a team player 
  • Flexible work hours within the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to living out the mission and core values of the Felician Sponsored Ministries. They will possess outstanding critical thinking, interpersonal, communications and decision making skills.

$25,000 - $30,000 plus benefits

Please submit resume to

Director of Development (Brighton)
The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority, a regional parks agency encompassing 13 parks located in five counties in southeastern Michigan, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Development. The position serves as chief development officer and is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating all fundraising activities for the organization. Position will provide leadership for the organization’s strategic fund development initiatives which include: a major and planned giving program, annual giving, donor stewardship and recognition programs, and public relations related to development. To apply, send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.

Operations Assistant (Grand Rapids)
Job Responsibilities 
  • Greet volunteers on arrival.
  • Lead and work with volunteer groups.
  • Provide tours for first time volunteers .
  • Organize warehouse; sorting donations, acquire in-kind donation data, etc.
  • Ensure proper tracking of volunteer data. 
  • Schedule food pick-ups/drop offs.
  • Facilitate afternoon groups.
  • Clean up from afternoon packers, lead afternoon projects, clean up and prep for evening.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Assist with daily tasks of Kids’ Food Basket. 
  • Work one to two evenings a week.
  • Work Schedule (subject to change as needed):
    Monday 10am to 7pm
    Tuesday 9am to 5pm
    Wednesday 10am to 5pm
    Thursday 8am to 5pm
    Friday 9am to 5pm
  • Additional hours due to Special Events.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous experience in a customer service related industry desirable, but not required.
  • Outgoing personality.
  • Capable of lifting 40 pounds.
  • Lifting, carrying, bending or standing for a considerable amount of time.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, continually changing environment.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations, (varying ages, ability levels, etc).
  • Comfortable speaking to groups upwards of 40.
  • Microsoft Office experience helpful, (especially Excel).
  • Some college experience helpful but not required.
Compensation: Range of $28,000-$34,000.

  • Health Insurance 
  • 401(k) Plan 
  • Flex Spending Account 
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Potential Phone Reimbursement
Applicants must send cover letter and resume via email by Monday, February 3rd, 2014. (NO CALLS PLEASE). Send cover letter and resume to:

Director of Development (Lansing)
The Director of Development (DD) plans, develops, and conducts development activities to raise funds for the agency.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Minimum of five years experience raising funds for non-profits or similar experience. 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.

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, two writing samples to:

Chief Development Officer (Detroit)
Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO), a large and diverse, Detroit-based nonprofit human service organization, seeks an experienced Chief Development Officer to lead the organization's fund development efforts. Responsibilities include conceiving, implementing and monitoring all aspects of NSO's fund development program including individual giving, foundation and corporate support, special events, and overseeing internal and external communications. Strategic thinking is critical to the success of this position as is an experienced track record in fund development and volunteer management, as well as the ability to have conversations with a wide variety of people and translate those into deeper relationships with NSO. A bachelor's degree and minimum of ten years experience in fund development with a proven track record of success is a must. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please submit resume via email to Deadline for submission is February 14, 2014.

Good Luck!

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