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executive director, alliance for economic success

POSTED 8/14/17

The Alliance for Economic Success, an economic and community development corporation serving Wexford, Benzie, and Manistee Counties, is seeking a seasoned professional to fill the Executive Director role. This individual will serve as the primary point-of-contact and manager of the organization.

The Executive Director will report to the AES Board of Directors, which consists of representatives of the three counties the organization serves.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and serve as the face of AES. The successful candidate will have the ability to build relationships with multiple partners and communicate about the work that AES does to its primary funding sources.

Click here for full job description and application instructions. Resumes will be accepted until September 1, 2017.


part-time project manager, Traverse Area Young Peacebuilders Clubs (YPC)

POSTED 8/9/17

What Young Peacebuilders (YP) Does

Young Peacebuilders nurtures peacebuilding passion and skills in violence-affected children and youth.  We do this through partnerships, research, projects, and tools that help young people build peace in their own communities and abroad. In this way YP helps prevent and end cycles of violence. We also help design effective child and youth peacebuilding projects, tools, and research for others. Our goal is to see a major shift in the dominant method of addressing contemporary conflicts toward investing in young people as peacebuilders.


The Traverse Area YPC Project Manager is responsible for ensuring a growing number of successful Young Peacebuilders Clubs (YPCs) in the 5 County Traverse area. See more at


  1. Meet expectations of a Rotary Charities Grant to start and support 5 or more YPCs in the 5 county area

  2. Foster collaborations beneficial to expanding YP in the greater Traverse area

  3. Ensure YPC participants complete baseline, year-end, and project evaluation surveys & consent forms

  4. Recruit and manage project intern(s), Mentors, Student Leaders, and other supporting volunteers

  5. Help improve, implement, and monitor YP Clubs strategy; help others support the strategy

  6. Help promote YP and YPCs via social media, emails, and other means

  7. Produce project progress reports

  8. Manage a budget related to this project

  9. With Dr. McGill and other YP team members, help raise funds to expand YP Clubs, including identifying and developing relationships with likely donors and submitting grant applications and reports

See the full job description and application instructions here.



POSTED 8/8/17

DataArts is a dynamic national nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the language and leverage of data to the business of arts and culture. With the Cultural Data Profile (CDP) as its flagship service, DataArts is the national standard for rich, reliable data that tell the story of our nation's cultural nonprofit sector's assets, contributions, and impacts. Used by more than 100 public and private grantmakers and over 17,000 cultural nonprofits nationwide, the proprietary DataArts technology platform is a business intelligence tool for the arts, providing actionable insights for cultural nonprofit management, philanthropy, research, and advocacy. The Board and staff of DataArts seek a President and Chief Executive Officer who shares our passion for arts and culture; believes in the power of data-informed decision-making; enjoys thinking broadly about the ways information and technology can propel the arts to greater impact and success; and is prepared to lead boldly in a rapidly changing environment.

See the full position description here.



POSTED 8/2/2017

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for a self-motivated, outgoing professional who is passionate about Bigs’ mission to provide opportunity and hope for children to succeed.

This position requires proficiency in all MS Office programs, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to recruit and screen volunteer candidates, enroll and match children with mentors, and support mentoring relationships.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree, demonstrate strong public speaking skills and have a keen understanding of child/family development.

Please send cover letter and resume via email to



POSTED 8/1/2017

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) serves at the pleasure of the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board of Directors.  The CEO is the catalyst, promoter and keeper of the Traverse City downtown vision, a community that has the distinction of being recognized as:

  • 21 Nicest Small Towns in America Everyone Should Visit before They’re 50 (Reader’s Digest, April 2017)

  • 21 of the Best Small Towns in America (Architectural Digest, October 2016)

  • 25 Coolest Midwest Lake Vacation Spots (Midwest Living, August 2016)

  • Top 25 Places to Retire (Forbes Magazine, April 2016)

  • 20 Best Small Towns (Smithsonian Magazine, April 2015)

The CEO works with the Board, oversees all DDA staff to ensure successful implementation of the Board’s strategic plan and annual operating plan for the DDA which may include contractual work for other entities and enjoys working with people and organizations.

Click here to view the full job description and application instructions. 



POSTED 7/24/17

This highly visible role leads and directs volunteers and employees in the Traverse City Michigan chapter to ensure the American Red Cross goals and mission are achieved. Reporting to the Regional Chief Operating Officer, you will promote an inclusive, team-based culture centered on leading and empowering volunteers. As the face of the Red Cross, this role also cultivates and manages select donors. In addition to enhancing community presence through key media and community partner relationships, you will steward the local board of directors. The population served in the assigned Chapter will be at or over 1M.

For a full job description and application instructions click here.


director - services to children and families, northern lakes community mental health

POSTED 6/28/17

This is an executive position which is responsible for developing, managing, coordinating and supervising a division of services. This position operates with considerable independence under the general supervision of the CEO.

  • Northern Lakes Community Mental Health recognizes the value of and employs people with lived experience and believes strongly in Recovery and a Culture of Gentleness. To this end, this position requires a commitment to creating and maintaining a culture that “expects recovery” and “encourages gentleness” and accomplishes ends consistent with the Authority’s Strategic Plan.
  • Responsible for planning, delivery, and evaluation for services for children diagnosed with Autism, intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disabilities, and serious emotional disturbance and their families. Engages families, community partners and providers in a System of Care.
  • Responsible for Infant Mental Health Prevention as well as Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT).


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology from an accredited university program.
  • Six (6) years progressively responsible experience in a mental health field including at least five (3) years managerial or supervisory experience.


Must have or acquire and maintain licensure with the state of Michigan as a fully licensed professional: Licensed Masters Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Psychologist preferred.

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