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Job Opportunities

CHARITABLE GIVING OFFICER - mANISTEE, MUNSON HEALTHCARE

POSTED 5/25/17

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

·           Bachelor's degree in communications, business, or related area.

·           At least three (3) years' experience in fundraising, sales, marketing, or related field.

·           Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

·           Ability and willingness to make presentations to community groups.

·           Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, e-mail and other computer systems.

·           Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced environment with deadlines.

·           Willingness to meet with donors in home environment.

·           Comfortable working with donors and asking for gifts.

ORGANIZATION

This position reports to the Foundation and also is accountable to the President of MHC Manistee Hospital and the Board of the Manistee Hospital Foundation.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

1.            Supports the mission of Munson Healthcare Foundations to inspire charitable support to enhance health care for the people in northern Michigan.

2.            Implements annual and mid-levelgiving plan to engage community members in Manistee and surrounding communities to raise money for MHC Manistee Hospital and other Munson Healthcare programs and services.

3.            Contacts and visits donors to cultivate, secure, and steward charitable gifts.

4.            Write compelling proposals, case statements, and articles to assist in fundraising efforts.

5.            Organize private tours, small in-home gatherings, and stewardship activities highlighting the services of MHC Manistee Hospital.

6.      Act as a staff liaison for Manistee Hospital Foundation Board Committees.

6.            Acts as staff liaison for various external groups organizing special events to benefit Manistee Hospital and other Munson Healthcare programs and services.  Ensures that event guidelines are met and external groups are recognized for their efforts.

7.            Prepares reports on contacts and fundraising efforts.

8.            Makes presentations to community groups about the work of the Manistee Hospital and other Munson Healthcare programs and service.   

9.            Performs other projects as assigned.

Click here to see the full job description and apply.

 

coordinator, youth homeless demonstration project (yhdp)

POSTED 5/22/17

Interested individuals should review the following requirements and complete the attached application.

Qualifications:   Interested candidates should demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills, experience in coordinating Planning documents, have a heart for youth homelessness and strong collaboration experience that will assist in coordinating the YHDP Community plan throughout the Greater Grand Traverse area.

CONTRACTOR will provide the following services:

Perform all duties necessary to ensure the preparation and approval of the Greater Grand Traverse Area Continuum of Care (GGTACoC) Community Plan document as needed for the HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP).  Including but not limited to:  With the assistance of GGTACoC Coordinator, membership, and community partners develop the YHDP Community Plan that will be submitted to HUD, work with the CSH TA to ensure the proper information is gathered and submitted, coordinate the execution of the HUD YHDP Community Plan, and write the HUD HYDP project submission

Submit above documents to HUD as appropriate.

Distribute the YHDP Community Plan to all members of the Greater Grand Traverse Area Continuum of Care, its Homeless Youth Initiative and any other entities as deemed necessary by the GGTA CoC membership.

Serve as Community Plan Coordinator for the GGTA Continuum of Care YHDP coordination which includes but is not limited to: 

  • Act as liaison between HUD, CSH-TA and the Continuum of Care
  • Plan YHDP meetings and events including preparation and distribution of meeting notices, agendas, and minutes to the membership.

  • Coordinate activities of the various YHDP sub-committees.

  • Report monthly activities and pertinent business to the GGTA Continuum of Care.

  • Plan and implement all activities designated in the HUD YHPD Community plan in order to meet compliance of the project.

  • Perform all other duties of the Project Coordinator as determined by the YHPD and NMCAA.

Application Deadline

Interested contractors should submit a resume, Proposal including time estimates and costs, and example(s) of experience coordinating the submission of a Community Plan to Melodie Linebaugh no later than 5:00 pm Friday, May 26, 2017.  Please send all application materials to:

Melodie Linebaugh, Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, 3963 Three Mile Road, Traverse City, MI 49686 or mlinebaugh@nmcaa.net

 

workforce housing innovator, homestretch non-profit housing corporation

POSTED 5/22/17

Request for Proposals: Workforce Housing Innovator (2-year contract)
Contract Amount: $70,000 ($35,000 per year over two years)

 Homestretch Non-profit Housing Corporation is seeking a qualified and innovative contractor to support the development and maintenance of workforce housing. The ideal candidate:

  • Cares about creating innovative solutions to our community’s affordable housing challenges
  • Is an experienced project manager
  • Has experience developing housing
  • Can capably develop and review pro-formas
  • Has experience with property management and building maintenance
  • Is familiar with financing mechanisms for affordable housing suited to a northern Michigan community
  • Is entrepreneurial
  • Gains satisfaction from working with a wide range of public and private partners, including the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, allied non-profit and municipal housing providers in the community, private contractors, and local units of government
  • Will critically assess the financial and operational stability of Homestretch’s operating model and make recommendations for the future, beyond the end of the contract period


RELATIONSHIPS
The Workforce Housing Innovator will report to the Homestretch Board of Directors and will communicate with the board via email updates and through progress reports at monthly meetings. The Workforce Housing Innovator will work closely with:

  • Members of the Board of Directors who are playing roles supporting pro-forma development or review, financing options, marketing, realtor/listing services, media relations, etc.
  • Service delivery partners in the public and private sector
  • Financial institutions
  • Community members who live in Homestretch housing


RESPONSIBILITIES
The Workforce Housing Innovator will:

  • Identify, develop and vet new housing projects and present them to the board of directors for review and approval
  • Secure financing for board-approved projects
  • Manage the construction of new housing, including relationships with contractors and development partners
  • Manage Homestretch’s current stock of housing, including repairs and maintenance
  • Manage tenant relationships and conduct income qualification verification for prospective tenants
  • Manage accounts and bookkeeping, including invoicing tenants, and prepare monthly operational and project-based financial reports for the board’s review
  • Provide general non-profit administrative support including grant management and reporting, data entry and record-keeping, maintaining board administration


HOW SUCCESS WILL BE MEASURED
The Workforce Housing Innovator will:

  • Successfully manage the completion of Phase 1 of the Depot project
  • Coordinate and manage the construction of Phase 2 of the Depot project
  • Identify, vet, and propose new housing projects to the board of directors for consideration
  • Successfully secure financing for board-approved projects
  • Maintain the quality upkeep of Homestretch’s current housing stock
  • Maintain excellent communication and relationships with external project partners such as the Grand Traverse County Land Bank, MSHDA, City of Traverse City, and Habitat for Humanity
  • Maintain effective administration and financial practices
  • Communicate effectively with the board of directors
  • Develop recommendations to re-imagine Homestretch’s future services and scenarios for a sustainable revenue and operating model beyond the two-year contract. (Note: Homestretch is open to considering future scenarios that involve merger(s) and/or organizational dissolution, as long as community needs are met.)


DESIRED SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in housing development
  • Experience overseeing the work of subcontractors
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Experience with non-profit administration
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • A demonstrated commitment to affordable housing


COMPENSATION
The two-year contract amount is $70,000. This amount assumes that project management fees built into housing development project pro-formas generate at least $15,000 in net income annually. For Year 1, this amount will be covered by the successful completion of Phase 1 of the Depot project.

PREFERRED START DATE
Contract signed by June 23, 2017.

TO APPLY
Please email your resume, a proposal (not to exceed three pages) that addresses your qualifications and suitability, and contact information for at least three professional references to Megan Olds, Secretary, Homestretch Board of Directors, at megan.c.olds@gmail.com by Friday, June 2, 2017. Please include the heading Workforce Housing Innovator in the subject line of your email.

ABOUT HOMESTRETCH
Homestretch is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization formed in 1996 to provide affordable housing in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, and Kalkaska counties. The organization is currently focusing its work in Grand Traverse County.

 

program manager, helplink

POSTED 5/15/17

We're a growing nonprofit seeking an enthusiastic, results-driven individual who can administer, grow, and insure program success. The ideal candidate is an innovative individual who will conceive, organize, promote and implement effective programmatic initiatives. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required in the design and implementation of innovative program approaches that align with the organization's mission and goals.

This is a 32 hours/week, Monday – Thursday position with some flexibility. The primary responsibility is growing the organization with innovative approaches providing solid processes, training and management of a full roster of staff and volunteers to meet organizational goals.

Experience Assets/Characteristics:

  1. Bachelor Degree and relevant experience or 5-7 years relevant experience.
  2. Demonstrated success in program development.
  3. Successful volunteer recruitment and management experience.
  4. Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal communication and effective public speaking skills.
  5. Proven ability to effectively lead, manage, and motivate.
  6. Experience interfacing with adult learners, and culturally diverse, economically challenged members of the community.
  7. Commitment to personal growth and development of volunteers.
  8. Familiarity with database management, cloud based functions, and basic social media preferred.
  9. Proficient in computer skills, particularly MS Office. 

Application deadline: June 1, 2017

Email resume and cover letter to helplinkgtinfo@gmail.com

 

Marketing Communications and Events Manager, Goodwill Industries of Northern MI

POSTED 5/10/17

 

Position Summary:

The Marketing Communications and Events Manager has three main areas of responsibility:

  • Development & execution of Goodwill's organizational communications and public relations strategy.
  • Development & execution of Goodwill's Marketing strategy.
  • Management of Goodwill's revenue generating, budget relieving events.

Primary Responsibilities

1.     Support the mission and vision of Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan.

2.     Perform work in a safe manner observing all Goodwill safety policies/procedures.

3.     Perform duties and interact with all Goodwill team members, clients, and customers in a professional manner.

4.     Respect the diversity of others including, but not limited to, those with cultural, ethnic, and gender differences, individuals experiencing homelessness, and persons with visible and non-visible disabilities.

5.     Communications and Public Relations Duties:

a.     Develop and implement an overall organizational communications strategy / plan.

b.     Produce compelling copy that effectively tells Goodwill's story, and engages target audiences.

c.     Assist with press release production and manage distribution.

d.     Act as media point of contact for press.

e.     Proofread and edit all written communications materials prior to Executive approval.

f.      Build and maintain a library of photographs and videos for promotions and communications.

g.     Build and maintain library of client stories and testimonials, including digital file management.

6.     Marketing Duties:

a.     Develop and implement an annual marketing plan for the organization with an emphasis on social media strategy & presence.

b.     Create and manage marketing campaigns for events and outlying communities.

c.     Develop reports and data metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of marketing activities in achieving positive brand awareness and retail revenue targets.

d.     Coordinate:

                                      i.        Production All print media: special event materials, direct mail pieces, newsletters brochures, displays, annual report, etc.

                                     ii.        Media Buying, Vendor Research and Contracts TV, print, radio, bill board, electronic and other advertising

                                    iii.        Online Content Management Website and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, plus new and emerging technologies for online engagement).

7.     Events Duties:

a.     Responsible for the management and coordination of all events of the Goodwill organization.

b.     Planning, implementation and follow-up for all special events.

c.     Develop and maintain event databases.

d.     Coordinate event logistics and publicity, including public relations, advertising and collateral material design, production and distribution.

e.     Responsible for the development and fulfillment of the events budgets.

f.      Responsible for silent auction, prize and in-kind donation solicitations for each event.

g.     Cultivate and expand sponsorship development and fulfillment.

h.     Secure sponsors for Goodwill's revenue generating, budget relieving events.

i.      Analyze and evaluate effectiveness of Goodwill's events.

8.     Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, Licenses, Certifications, Experience:

1.     Bachelor degree in Marketing or Communications or related field.

2.     Three to five years of marketing, public relations/communications experience, or a relevant degree and combination of experience.

3.     Experience in Events planning and management.

4.     Ability to articulate Goodwill's mission and values to a wide range of individuals.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1.     Proficiency with web content management and experience in social media management.

2.     Demonstrated communications ability, both written and oral.

3.     Demonstrated interpersonal skills to interact professionally and appropriately with staff, volunteers as well as all media outlets.

4.     Ability to network and represent Goodwill externally in business, fundraising and mission promotional capacities.

5.     Ability to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships within Goodwill and with the public and other external sources.

6.     Ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects.

7.     Computer skills Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite.

8.     Orientation toward detail with excellent follow-up skills.

9.     Ability to work flexibly and independently and as part of a team.

Other Information:

This position requires routine local travel within Northern Michigan and the ability to on occasion work a flexible schedule including early morning, evening, and weekend hours.

Physical Requirements:

1.     Works in well-lit office environment

2.     Routinely sits, stands, walks throughout the work day.

3.     Routinely bends, stoops and stretches throughout the day

4.     Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Applicants must apply by June 9th to this link: https://goodwillnmi.applicantpro.com/jobs/569409-162598.html

 

 

OFFICE MANAGER, TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL

POSTED 5/8/17

The Traverse City Film Festival seeks an Office Manager for the 2017 TC Film Festival.

This is a paid full-time seasonal position running mid to late May through August 4. The Festival Office Manager is the glue that holds the festival together, working closely with festival staff, interns, and volunteers to put on a world-class festival in Traverse City.

We need a high-energy, positive, flexible, organized, self-starting problem solver who loves the festival and working with young people.

  • Supervise, train, and oversee 30 college-age festival interns, fostering their professional growth and helping to instill a sense of community.
  • Administrative office management.Provide world-class, patient first point of contact customer service for volunteers and patrons.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with Traverse City, and the Traverse City Film Festival, strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Google Calendar, Sheets, Docs, Gmail, and Dropbox are a big plus.

Email your resume and a cover letter to info@tcff.org to apply.

 

executive director, great lakes chamber orchestra

POSTED 5/5/2017

Full-Time, Petoskey, MI

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra invites applications for the position of Executive Director, available Spring, 2017.

Now in its 16th season, the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is a successful and growing professional community orchestra seeking a proven leader as its full-time Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. The position reports directly to the Board of Trustees. See www.glcorchestra.org for a full position description.

The successful candidate must have a passion for orchestral music, a strong fundraising record, and demonstrated grant writing, management, marketing, and strategic planning skills. Other key duties include community outreach.

Send resume and cover letter by Friday, June 2 to Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, 438 East Lake Street, Petoskey, MI 49770, or to info@glcorchestra.org

 

Administrative and Development Assistant, Conservation Resource Alliance

POSTED 5/5/2017

CRA, a small but powerful conservation leader serving up-North Michigan for more than four decades, is seeking a capable, energetic professional to join our support team. The Administrative/Development Assistant will support CRA’s respected on-the ground conservation programs, restoring and protecting rivers, habitat, and watersheds, providing data management and administrative support for the organization’s development and project teams. CRA offers flexibility, a casual environment, full employee benefits, and super-rewarding work, all from our headquarters in spectacular Traverse City, Michigan. Our office in the Bayview Professional Centre is perched on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay and offers a coffee shop, executive conference room, and exercise facility. Our staff and members drive CRA; they include the most avid anglers, hunters, paddlers and recreationists in the Great Lakes.  

The Administrative/Development Assistant requirements:

·         Must be thoroughly proficient with Windows, Office, Outlook and Adobe applications;

·         Experience with contact management software such as Salesforce;

·         Must be conscientious and detail-oriented;

·         Must maintain confidentiality and exhibit professionalism at all times;

·         Must be thoroughly proficient in English, grammar, and written communication; and

·         Must be comfortable juggling multiple tasks and deadlines.

Some preferred qualities:

·         Previous development experience

·         Editing, writing skills -  including press release, grant-writing and copy writing

·         Event planning

Application deadline:  June 1, 2017. 

Please apply in confidence with full resume and cover letter telling us why you make an outstanding candidate and what it is about this opportunity that most excites you.  Please send your materials to info@rivercare.org using the subject line “Administrative/Development Assistant Application,” or mail materials to CRA’s address:  10850 E. Traverse Hwy., Suite 1180, Traverse City, MI 49684. No phone inquiries please.  Selected candidates will be required to provide references and transcripts.

See the full job description at:  www.rivercare.org

Position is full-time, hourly, with full benefits. CRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

RESOURCE DIRECTOR, UNITED WAY OF NORTHWEST MICHIGAN

POSTED 5/5/2017

United Way of Northwest Michigan is seeking a Resource Director with a diverse background in community development, public relations, and/or social & behavioral science. Candidates will be responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and growing the annual United Way campaign. Must also maintain year-round communications program. Prefer candidates who have experience working with United Way, nonprofit organizations, and/or sales. Bachelor’s degree preferred, will consider combined education and work experience.

Click here for the full job description

 

Development Officer – Northern Michigan, make-a-wish michigan

POSTED 5/5/17

Make-A-Wish Michigan is seeking a part-time Development Officer to work remotely from the Traverse City area. The Development Officer – Northern Michigan will develop relationships with northern Michigan based corporations, individuals, community organizations, schools and media to further the mission of Make-A-Wish. This position will be responsible for connecting prospective supporters in a meaningful manner to secure incremental funding from the northern Michigan market as well as increased awareness. Additional responsibilities include establishing and leading an annual northern Michigan fundraising event. The requirements of this position include a Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of increasingly significant sales or development roles with revenue responsibility. The ideal candidate will possess a proven record of successful development, event management, or sales goals achievement.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to hr@michigan.wish.org.

 

STREET OUTREACH WORKER (PART-TIME), GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN

POSTED 5/1/17

Provide resources to end homelessness directly in the street. Actively locate and engage people experiencing homelessness. Create and foster an environment compatible to encouraging and assisting people experiencing homelessness on the street to obtain housing and mainstream services. Assist the Street Outreach Services Coordinator in the process of basic program operation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Support the mission and vision of Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan
  2. Locate and engage people experiencing homelessness
  3. Select appropriate intervention strategy for housing based engagements
  4. Perform intake assessments including the appropriate VI-SPDAT necessary for coordinated entry into the homelessness response system.
  5. Complete the appropriate full SPDAT as needed for program prioritization.
  6. Perform a "warm transfer" to housing based case manager
  7. Perform assessment of individual housing needs
  8. Assist clients in obtaining documents necessary for housing
  9. Assist clients search and apply for housing
  10. Provide direct service and support to clients
  11. Meet with clients as needed
  12. Refer clients appropriately
  13. Collaborate with partner agencies
  14. Data collection and reporting
  15. Attend weekly meetings with Street Outreach staff
  16. Assist Street Outreach Services Coordinator
  17. Other duties as assigned

Education, Licenses, Certifications and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required; some college in human services or other related field preferred.
  • Training in blood borne pathogens & infectious diseases, CPR/First Aid.
  • Knowledge of HMIS system.
  • Current valid chauffeur's license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Familiarity with local human service providers and other community resources and agencies
  2. Effective communications skills, both verbal and written
  3. Active listening skills
  4. Person centered approach
  5. Trauma informed care
  6. Computer experience and expertise
  7. Good organizational skills
  8. The ability to multi-task
  9. Ability to follow instructions
  10. Ability to work well with other team members
  11. Ability to work with minimal supervision after training
  12. Previous experience in human services
  13. Knowledge of and sensitivity to persons with disabilities or who are disadvantaged
  14. Knowledge of and sensitivity to persons with substance abuse disorders and mental illness
  15. Knowledge of and sensitivity to persons who are survivors of domestic violence
  16. Previous experience working with people experiencing homelessness is preferred

Physical Requirements:

  1. Standing, lifting, carrying, pushing, bending, kneeling, reaching, walking, walking on uneven surfaces, hearing, seeing, twisting, turning and repetitive movement.
  2. Ability to do medium lifting, 40-50 pounds, and occasional heavy lifting.
  3. Work environment sometimes steady with occasional high stress and occasional short deadlines.

Click here to see the full job description. Apply by June 4th.

 

 

program officer, charles stewart mott foundation

POSTED 4/12/17

The Foundation

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is a private foundation providing grant support for programs throughout the U.S. and internationally. The Foundation’s work is focused in four programs: Environment, Civil Society, Education and the Flint Area. The Foundation awarded 420 grants totaling approximately $124 million in 2016. The person filling this position will work out of the Foundation’s headquarters in Flint, Michigan. Located in southeastern Michigan, Flint is within commuting distance of Ann Arbor, Lansing and metropolitan Detroit.

The Environment Program

The Foundation’s Environment program supports the work of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in three primary areas: addressing the freshwater challenge, transforming development finance and advancing climate change solutions. The Mott Foundation made 87 environmental grants in 2016, totaling about $15.5 million. The Environment team, including this position, will consist of a Program Director, three Program Officers and two support staff. Each of the three Program Officers have an area of expertise.

The Program Officer Responsibilities

The principal responsibility of the new Program Officer will be to manage the Foundation’s efforts supporting freshwater conservation activities in the Great Lakes basin. The Foundation’s grantmaking under this program area emphasizes strengthening the community of environmental NGOs dedicated to the long-term conservation of freshwater ecosystems, and influencing the design and implementation of selected public policies. In the last year, based largely on lessons learned from the Flint water crisis, the Foundation launched an initiative that promotes a holistic approach to managing drinking water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure.

Depending on interests and background, the successful candidate may also contribute to the Foundation’s climate change solutions grantmaking in Michigan. The aim of this program area is to support the deployment of clean energy technologies at the community level.

The individual filling this position will report to the Program Director and work in close partnership with the entire Environment program team. Additional information about Mott’s environmental grantmaking can be found on the Foundation’s website at www.mott.org.

The Program Officer will have both inward and outward facing responsibilities. Internal responsibilities will include: designing effective grantmaking strategies; investigating grant requests and developing funding recommendations; monitoring and evaluating individual grants and clusters of grants; and preparing, individually and with other team members, reports and other documents for the Foundation’s management and Board of Trustees. On occasion, this internal work may include supervising consultants. The program officer is expected to represent the Mott Foundation’s interests externally and serve as an advocate for Mott priorities working with grantees, policy makers and other environmental grantmakers active on issues of mutual interest. This external work may also include assisting with external communications.

Click here for a full job description and application instructions. Applications must be submitted by June 1.


 

INTERNSHIP & vista OPPORTUNITIeS

americorps vista member, norte! (UNITED WAY OF NORTHWEST MICHIGAN VISTA PROJECT)

POSTED 4/12/17

We have a new VISTA position available starting May 29th that will work directly with Norte! in Traverse City.

As a newly formed small non-profit making big impacts, a Norte! VISTA member will help establish and put in place organizational procedures for efficient day-to-day operations for future sustainability. Norte! VISTA member will assist in developing educational programming focusing on serving schools with significant at-risk populations to teach safe urban riding skills, connecting youth to volunteer mentors as an avenue to foster youth leadership. In using the bicycle as a tool for community engagement, the VISTA member will provide a structure for volunteer opportunities, appreciation and recognition. They will also create a stronger organizational foundation by developing administrative and communication practices and procedures, and assist in seeking sustainable sources of funding.

All VISTAs will attend a pre-service orientation in Orlando, FL (all expenses paid) on May 22-25, and will start their term of service the following week at their host site. If you will be relocating from outside the Grand Traverse area, there is a relocation assistance benefit to help you get settled in, and potential housing resources available. For more information about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, or to apply for this position, please go to:

https://unitedwaynwmi.org/americorps-vista/

Or call us at: (231)947-3200 Extension 209

 

Events and Outreach Volunteer (Seasonal Position), preserve historic sleeping bear

POSTED 3/14/17

Position Description: Unique opportunity to help with marketing and events. Assist with organizing and promoting all programs and special events; use your skills in writing for social media, media releases and feature articles; soliciting sponsorships for fundraisers; grant writing; promotional design; website updates; office and logistics help; distributing brochures and flyers; email marketing;

Opportunity Time-frame: Volunteer position is for 10 -12 weeks, 32 hours per week, starting sometime between late May and the second week of June, working through mid-August. This may include some weekend or evening hours. The schedule will vary and the intern must have some flexibility.

Benefits: Free lodging will be provided in park housing.  Local volunteers that don’t need lodging may be eligible for a stipend.

Qualifications: Candidate should possess good computer and writing skills,initiative, motivation, enthusiasm; willingness to accept responsibility in many capacities; ability to work independently; maturity; good verbal communication skills; ability to type accurately and at least 55 wpm; knowledge of Excel, Word, email programs, social media, and ideally, Publisher or other desktop publishing programs; ability to write well; computer tech knowledge is a plus; punctuality; ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Degrees or experience in public relations, marketing, desktop publishing.

To apply, download the Job Application,or call 231-334-6103 to speak with Susan about your interests or questions at:  phsb@leelanau.com

 

SUMMER INTERNSHIP, LEELANAU CONSERVANCY

POSTED 2/22/17

The Leelanau Conservancy is one of the nation’s top accredited land trusts. For 29 years, our mission has been to conserve the land, water and scenic character of Leelanau County in Northwest Lower Michigan. We are currently seeking an individual with a background or keen interest in land conservation to fill our summer 2017 stewardship intern position. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about land management and natural resource conservation in a hands on setting. We have protected approximately 2,800 acres of natural areas, preserves, and forest reserves; and the stewardship intern will assist with projects to maintain and upgrade our recreational and ecological resources. Projects include trail building and maintenance, upkeep of recreational infrastructure, invasive plant control and ecological management. The intern may also have the opportunity to gain work experience on projects related to conservation easements and land protection on a limited basis. Click here to see the full job description.