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MI-SBDC SMall business consultant, networks northwest

POSTED 6/25/17

Job Description: A recognized leader in providing counseling, training, and research to assist small businesses to launch, grow, transition, and innovate is seeking a motivated, tech-savvy, results-driven professional as a Small Business Consultant in Northwest Michigan. The position will be located in Traverse City but will require regular travel within the ten-county region. 


  • Bachelor’s degree; business major preferred.

  • Strong people skills and a desire to interface with public required.

  • 2-3 years of small business ownership, general management, business consultation or direct supervisory experience in a business organization or any equivalent combination of knowledge, skill, and experience.

  • Considerable knowledge and skill in written and oral communication, including presentations to groups of people.

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skill using multiple computer-based interfaces, such as MS Office Suite, Skype, GoToMeeting, Trello, Slack, Constant Contact, and other social media platforms. CRM database, a plus.

For more information and application instructions click here. Applications accepted until June 30th.


MI-SBDC Intake Consultant/Administrative Support Specialist, networks northwest

POSTED 6/25/17

Job Description: A recognized leader in providing counseling, training, and research to assist small businesses to launch, grow, transition, and innovate is seeking a motivated, tech-savvy, results-driven professional as an Intake Consultant/Administrative Support Specialist in Northwest Michigan. This position is the first point of contact with clients, evaluating their next steps in receiving counsel, training, or referral. 

The position will be located in Traverse City but will require some travel within the ten-county region. 


  • Associate’s degree; business major preferred
  • Strong people skills and a desire to interface with public required
  • 2-3 years of small business experience desired
  • Considerable knowledge and skill in written and oral communication, including presentations to groups of people.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skill using multiple computer-based interfaces, such as MS Office Suite, Skype, GoToMeeting, Trello, Slack, Constant Contact, and other social media platforms. CRM database, a plus.

For more information and application instructions, click here. Posting closes June 30th.


leadership giving officer, munson healthcare

POSTED 6/20/17


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, business, or related area.
  • A minimum of two years' experience in fundraising, sales, direct marketing or related field, preferably health care related.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to make dynamic presentations to community groups.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, e-mail, excel and other software programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced environment with deadlines.
  • Comfortable working with donors and asking for gifts.
  • Ability to manage several priorities at one time.


This position reports to the President of Munson Healthcare Foundations. 


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

  1. Successfully develops relationships with donors resulting in major gifts for Munson resulting in highly satisfied donors. 
  2. Contacts and visits potential, new and ongoing donors to cultivate, secure, and steward major or planned gifts.
  3. Schedules appointments with individuals and organizations interested in supporting the health care system.

5.    Composes correspondence and proposals to potential donors.

  1. Provides staff support to board/volunteer committees.  Demonstrates success in working with board committees to develop and implement goals and work plans. 
  2. Makes presentations to community groups about the work of various Munson system organizations. 
  3. Quickly responds to requests made by various team or community members.
  4. Tracks, monitors, and communicates progress towards goals by entering data into Raiser's Edge as outlined in written protocols.  Prepares written reports as needed.
  5. Develops marketing plans for planned giving and major gift solicitation efforts.
  6. Provides support as needed to other MHC affiliated organizations.
  7. Applies knowledge about Munson and its systems, the health care industry, and philanthropy to provide accurate information to donors.
  8. Assists in refining and developing policies and procedures to maintain best practice level regarding securing and stewarding gifts.
  9. Performs other projects as assigned.

More information and application instructions can be found here.


deputy director, grand traverse county commission on aging

POSTED 6/16/17

Primary function of the job is to serve as the sole deputy and second-in-command for an entire County department.  Employees in this position provide professional assistance and expertise to the Department Director/Elected Official on all activities, functions, and policies related to the assigned department, including the department's budget and staff.  This position may also assume the duties of the Department Director/Elected Official in his/her absence, which includes acting as a principal spokesperson for the department.  Employees in this position may formally supervise or lead the work of other department staff. For more information and application instructions click here. The deadline to apply is June 29, 2017.


Manistee Commitment Scholarship Program Coordinator, LAUNCH MANISTEE

POSTED 6/15/17

The Manistee County Community Foundation and Launch Manistee are seeking a part-time (30 hours per week) program coordinator position to lead implementation of the Manistee Commitment Scholarship Program. The mission of the Manistee Commitment Scholarship Program is to provide financial, academic, and social support for students to be successful in continuing their education after high school. Manistee Commitment Scholars receive a full tuition scholarship for up to three years and/or 60 credits to West Shore Community College. In addition to scholarship support, ongoing programs and activities to help students be successful on their journey to college will be provided throughout their high school career. The Manistee Commitment Scholarship Program Coordinator will oversee and evaluate all aspects of the program and work within the program’s mission to develop, coordinate and perform all major tasks of the program.

For detailed information including responsibilities, program benefits, requirements, and application information, please click here.



POSTED 6/15/17

SEEDS is hiring an AmeriCorps Program Director! This is a full-time position with the responsibility to manage the SEEDS AmeriCorps programs. The ideal candidate will be an organized and versatile individual with a background in grant writing and showcase excellent communication skills. This position works closely with SEEDS staff to ensure successful fulfillment of grant requirements.  Interested candidates should email their resume and a cover letter to  To view the full job description and application instructions click here.


operations manager, goodwill industries of northern michigan

POSTED 6/12/17

This position is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Goodwill Inn Emergency Shelter.   

 Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

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.  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.

4.     Oversee the Goodwill Inn Emergency Shelter facility and staff.

5.     Maintain a safe, dignified and respectful environment for all Goodwill clients, visitors and staff.

6.     Develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures for Housing-Focused, Low-Barrier shelter operations.

7.     Maintain day-to-day operations.

8.     Coach and supervise Human Service Workers (HSWs), including conducting recruitment and hiring, ongoing training, performance evaluations, wage recommendations, disciplinary reports and dismissals.

1.     Oversee HSW trainings and certifications including: general duties and job functions, HMIS operations, and Goodwill policies and procedures

2.     Develop a weekly schedule for complete HSW shift coverage

3.     Provide after-hours on-call support as needed for shelter staff

4.     Ensure accurate and complete client documentation

5.     Maintain up-to-date training manuals, safety inspections and other materials related to operating the Goodwill Inn

9.     Oversee engaging, orientation, support and supervision of Housing Volunteers

10.  Ensure that shelter policies and procedures are clearly communicated and available to persons served

11.  Mediate and resolve guest and/or staff disputes

12.  Oversee property and plant of the Goodwill Inn

1.     Oversee the cleanliness and safety of the physical facility, building and grounds

2.     In partnership with Facilities team, ensure the completion of all necessary maintenance of Inn building and property.

3.     Oversee ordering Inn supplies and staying within the Inn's budget.

13.  Assist in financial and program reporting.

1.     Participate in the development and execution of the Housing Program Budget.

2.     Complete weekly payroll approval.

14.  Oversee timely submission of Emergency Shelter Billing to Salvation Army and Veteran's Administration.

15.  Oversee and maintain up-to-date record keeping for inspections required both internally and by other organizations such as the CARF, Salvation Army, Veteran's Administration, Fire Marshall, etc.

16.  Work closely with management staff and Lead HSWs to input accurate information into HMIS and report on a regular basis on key reporting metrics.

17.  Other duties as assigned by the Program Manager and/or Director of Housing.

Reports to: Housing Program Manager

Supervises: Human Services Workers and Volunteers

Education, Licenses, Certifications and Experience:

  • High school diploma required.
  • 2-3 years' experience working with people experiencing homelessness.
  • Bachelor's in Social Work or related Human Services field preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1.     Familiarity with local human service providers and other community resources and agencies.

2.     Strong working knowledge of Housing First principles and practices.

3.     Strong verbal and written communications skills.

4.     Strong computer skills in excel, Microsoft word, etc.

5.     The ability to multi-task.

6.     Knowledge of and sensitivity to persons with disabilities or who are disadvantaged.

7.     Previous experience working with the homeless population is preferred and knowledge of treatment issues related to homeless populations.

Physical Requirements:

1.     Standing, lifting, carrying, pushing, bending, kneeling, reaching, walking, hearing, seeing, twisting, turning and repetitive movement.

2.     Ability to do medium lifting, 20-30 pounds, and occasional heavy lifting.

For more information and application instructions click here.


hmis system analyst, goodwill industries of northern michigan

POSTED 6/7/17

Position Summary: The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) System Analyst serves as a data quality and performance measurement administrator for the Northwest Continuum of Care (NWCOC) and facilitates all HMIS related activities and reporting. This includes serving as HMIS System Administrator for the four Local Work Groups as well as the NWCOC, the Statewide HMIS Planning/Implementation Committee, Bowman Internet Systems, and Area Continuum of Care Coalition homeless service providers. To view the full job description and application instructions click here.


POSTED 6/6//17

Be a Part of Building Our Future

This is an exciting opportunity to impact the future of health care, while living in a truly amazing place.

Munson Healthcare, northern Michigan’s leading health care system, seeks a Charitable Giving Officer to implement annual and mid-level giving plans that engage community members in the Manistee area. This fundraising expert will inspire charitable giving through compelling proposals, private tours and gatherings, personal visits, and special events.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in communications, business or related area with a minimum of three years’ experience in fundraising, sales, marketing or a related field. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to make dynamic presentations to community groups and in homes, and be comfortable working with donors and asking for gifts.

If you are a person who loves managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, this may be the job you’ve been waiting for.

The Munson Healthcare Foundations team works throughout the Munson Healthcare system which serves 540,000 people living in a breathtakingly scenic, four-season recreational region. Northern Michigan is well known as one of America’s “must see” places for family vacations, fine arts, local craft beer and wine, farm-to-table food, fun festivals, sailing, golf, hiking, skiing, fishing, and miles of pristine freshwater shoreline.

To learn more and apply online, visit



POSTED 6/4/17

The Cheboygan Area Arts Council is looking for an energetic leader who understands non-profits, can get connected to our cause and mission and is willing to invest their time and talents in our community arts program. Preference will be given to candidates who can manage a budget, calendar events, utilize social media, fundraise and who have grant writing experience. Submit cover letter, resume and references to or mail to KC Leh P O Box 95 Cheboygan, MI 49721



americorps vista - northwest michigan food and farming network, groundwork center for resilient communities

A new Americorps VISTA position is available starting early July that will work directly with the Northwest Michigan Food and Farming Network (FFN) in Traverse City. The umbrella organization for this network is the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, a nonprofit whose work is dedicated to protecting the environment, strengthening the local economy and building community. The Food and Farming Network has existed for over decade, connecting food and farming change makers throughout the 10-county region of Northwest Michigan. Our areas of focus are organized into five ‘task forces’:

  • Local Food Sales (Increasing Direct and Indirect Sales)
  • Farm to Institution (Institutionalizing Local Procurement)
  • Agri-business Generation (Building Local Production and Processing Capacity)
  • Food Access (Healthful Food for All)
  • Farmland Resources (Preservation of Farming and Farmland)

As a VISTA at this placement you will help to build the capacity of the network by developing connections with area partners, engaging social media platforms such as Facebook and WordPress, working collaboratively with our task force leaders, and organizing educational outreach events and an annual conference. You will have the chance to work closely with teams of professionals at various organizations, including Groundwork Center and Taste the Local Difference, a local food marketing agency.

Apply by July 1st! VISTAs will be required to attend a pre-service orientation with United Way on August 28th, and will start their term of service in the following weeks 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: