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financial management services program specialist, northern michigan community action agency


The FMS Program Specialist will work in partnership with the Community Services and FMS team to provide data management and reporting, word processing, desktop publishing and spreadsheets.

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fund development specialist, girl scouts heart of michigan


Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is looking for a Fund Development Specialist to join our team in Saginaw! JOB BENEFITS: Great medical coverage. Excellent PTO. Fun, supportive work environment. Great impact on community and girls. Room for growth within the organization.   

 Please visit the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan website to learn more and view the full job description at

To apply please include a cover letter, resume, and employment application. Applications accepted by: Subject Line: Fund Development Specialist – Saginaw. E-mail: Fax: (269)492-1439. Mail: HR Department Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan 601 W Maple St. Kalamazoo, MI 49008

director of conservation programs, walloon lake trust and conservancy


This is an exciting time to become part of the Walloon family. The historic Walloon Lake Association (WLA) and Walloon Lake Trust and Conservancy (WLTC) are seeking to merge into one unified non-profit corporation this summer. This will bring together the support and advocacy of a 950+ lake association membership and the resources and capacity of a 41-year old land trust to best protect Walloon Lake and its watershed. Additionally, the WLTC is pursuing Land Trust Alliance Accreditation. The right person will see this extra-ordinary combination as a unique opportunity to protect lake and land in one of the most beloved scenic areas in the country.

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information systems specialist, networks northwest


Networks Northwest is accepting resumes for an Information Systems Specialist. 
A person in this position will provide database support for multiple programs of the agency; design reports and analyze to assist with program delivery and performance assessment; assist in the development and training of staff relative to data and information systems.

For a full job description, click on the link below.

Information Systems Specialist

Send a cover letter and your latest and greatest resume to

Development director, conservation resource alliance


CRA, a powerful non-profit conservation leader serving up-North Michigan for more than five decades, is seeking a capable, energetic Development Director to join our team.  The Development Director will oversee CRA’s fund development program, working closely with program staff, Director and Board to secure contributions for the organization and its on-the ground conservation programs, restoring and protecting rivers, habitat, and watersheds throughout northwestern lower Michigan.  The Development Director will join the passionate professionals at CRA who lead this work in a culture of empowerment, enjoying exceptional flexibility and autonomy.   CRA promotes deep collaboration and balanced, practical solutions that are based on sound science. The staff, board, and supporters include the most avid anglers, hunters, paddlers and recreationists in the Great Lakes. 

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. 

CRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Click here for more info & to apply.

summer intern, leelanau historical society

The Leelanau Historical Society is seeking a summer intern to assist with the ongoing digitization of our collection of historical photos, documents, and artifacts.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build your resume before applying to college or graduate school.  Please join our team and help to preserve the important legacy of Leelanau County. This is a paid internship offering a flexible schedule (Tuesday-Thursday, twice monthly Saturday). Interns will primarily be working on the computer cataloguing our collection using PastPerfect museum software as well as caring for the collection within the archives (specifically clothing, photographs, and negatives).

Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of introduction to:

Kim Kelderhouse, Curator of Collections
Leelanau Historical Society & Museum

program and administrative associate, grand traverse regional community foundation


The Program and Administrative Associate supports the program and grantmaking efforts of the Foundation, serves as the primary liaison for the Board of Directors and its related activities, and provides general administrative support for the organization. In the programs and grantmaking role, this position serves as a primary contact for individuals seeking grants or scholarships, coordinates communications with award recipients, and manages grantmaking process for a portfolio of field of interest and scholarship funds. This position also serves as the initial point of contact for grantees, donors, and others that are calling or visiting the Foundation. The Program and Administrative Associate reports to the Vice President of Strategic Engagement and Programs, works closely with the Program Officer, and will assist other staff as assigned.  


To apply, email cover letter and resume to Alison Metiva, Vice President of Strategic Engagement and Programs.

volunteer positions, habitat for humanity - grand traverse region


Fund Development Committee Positions, Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region

Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region is seeking to add volunteer members to its Fund Development Committee. Fund Development Committee members help support Habitat-GTR's mission through the planning and execution of organizational fundraising and events strategies. Individuals interested in joining a committee should contact Wendy Irvin, Executive Director, at or by calling 231-941-4663 x 123.

Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region’s mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build sustainable homes, communities and hope. For over 30 years, Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region has helped to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. For more information please visit or follow us at @habitatgtr.

Skilled Leads and Mentors Construction Volunteers, Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region

Habitat-GTR is seeking to add to our team of skilled leads and mentors. We are seeking willing volunteers who have the desire to give of their time to teach and engage with our many volunteers on our build sites. Individuals should have general construction experience or specific experience in one of the following: framing, finishing, painting, carpentry or other skilled trades. Individuals interested in becoming a Skilled Lead and Mentor should contact Kathleen English, Homeowner and Volunteer Services Manager, at or by calling 231-941-4663 x 121.

Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region’s mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build sustainable homes, communities and hope. For over 30 years, Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region has helped to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. For more information please visit or follow us at @habitatgtr.

multiple positions, public sector consultants


For virtually every important public policy issue—but especially in education, energy and the environment, health, and community and economic development—we are Michigan’s go-to public policy firm.

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environment program assistant, mott foundation


The C.S. Mott Foundation has an immediate opening in its Flint office for a program assistant in the Addressing the Freshwater Challenge area of its Environment program. The individual filling this position will be part of a seven-person team working on the Foundation’s environmental grantmaking. Responsibilities include grant processing and administrative functions, responding to telephone and written requests for information about grantmaking interests within the Environment program, conducting research on assigned topics and otherwise assisting program officers with their workloads. An important responsibility is representing the Mott Foundation at meetings and in discussions with grantees and partners.

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volunteer positions, friends of sleeping bear dunes


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been called “The most beautiful place in America” and it needs your help. Our 600+ member organization helps ensure that the more than a million people who visit the dunes each year have a great experience, while helping to protect this precious resource. We are seeking tech-savvy, self-motivated leaders to join our high-functioning all volunteer organization: Information Technology Team Leader and Google Applications Leader.

To apply, email your qualifications to:

senior director of development, the everglades foundation (florida - telework possible)


Seeking an individual with a development background in organizations with a sophisticated donor base and proven success in raising major gifts of $25,000. The SDOD will support the strategic fundraising goals of the foundation with broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising and is able to participate in all aspects of the gift: identification/qualification, and cultivation, to develop appropriate cultivation strategies, involving staff and board to move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation.

For more info: Deborah Johnson, VP of Development, Everglades Foundation; Ph: 786-249-4431; e-mail:

board of directors, tc new tech


2019 sees four open seats on TCNewTech's Board of Directors. Members of the TCNewTech Board of Directors are responsible for building a culture of innovation within both TCNewTech and the Traverse City area. This is, at least in part, accomplished by keeping a pulse on community initiatives and talent and then engaging with entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, and the community at large to develop compelling monthly programs and provide a link to connect these groups. TCNewTech also maintains a variety of subcommittees (including Fiber in TC, Membership, Sponsorship, and others) to invest your time in the topics you care about most.

Apply or nominate a colleague here.

President & ceo, grantmakers for effective organizations (geo)


The new President will assume leadership of an organization with an extraordinary record of achievement over the past 22 years. To build upon GEO's legacy, the President will possess extraordinary vision and entrepreneurial acumen and the ability to manage a complex membership philanthropic support organization that serves as a connector and resource to its members while leading in an ever-evolving movement for systemic change in philanthropy and the broader society. Key to the President's success will be their ability to dynamically and successfully ensure relevant and actionable programs and services, attract new members and resources, and equip members with additional tools to bring real progress to communities. All of the efforts of the next leader will be driven by a sense of passion, community, respect, humility, equity, and action, as well as a firm belief in the untapped potential of philanthropy.

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traverse city driver, bay area recycling for charities (barc)


Route driver for Compost Recycling routes. The job ultimately is about keeping our community and planet as clean green as possible by collecting and diverting compost and recycling away from landfills and into the correct waste stream, where it will be further processed for best use. Job tasks will include, but not be limited to: Driving Pick-Up truck and trailer along compost or recycling route; Loading and unloading of compost or recycling bins into trailer along the route. Unload the trailer of collected contents at end of day. Help manage the compost site. Clean-up/clean out truck and trailer and fuel-up (if need be) at end of day. Check in with manager at end of day. JobReview after 90 days.

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land & facilities steward, grass river natural area


The Land and Facilities Steward is a part-time position, with hours variable by season, and reports directly to the Executive Director. The Land and Facilities Steward is responsible for a variety of maintenance and land management projects, with particular focus on the safety, upkeep and maintenance of Grass River Natural Area’s physical assets, including all buildings, structures, trails/boardwalks and grounds. This position will work closely with the GRNA team to oversee biological monitoring, research, and the natural areas conservation practices that allow GRNA to maintain long-term ecological integrity. The Land and Facilities Steward will be expected to work closely with all departments at GRNA and will be directly responsible for special projects related to the facilities and grounds like our annual Spring Clean-Up Day, Wednesday Work Bees, Parcel Monitoring and other special projects.

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Seeking board members, michigan green consortium (clean up green up)

POSTED 03/01/19

The Michigan Green Consortium is a 501c3 non-profit public charity.  There is interest to expand the board to its full scale of 11 like-minded individuals.  The Board of Directors invites loyal supporters and interested parties to join the working board of directors of the Michigan Green Consortium. Board of director’s posts are volunteer-based.

We are seeking individuals who: 

  • Share the Michigan Green Consortium’s passion to preserve the environment and native northern Michigan landscape and its mission to raise awareness of and promote sustainable business and living practices

  • Will actively participate in monthly board meetings between October and May and twice monthly board meetings in August and September each year to be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 4 p.m. in downtown Traverse City. 

  • Will bring skills and knowledge to contribute to the Board's ability to successfully lead the organization. We welcome candidates with (but not limited to): book-keeping, marketing, communications, photography, fundraising, legal and project management expertise. 

  • Are willing and able to actively engage in the Michigan Green Consortium’s annual free community-wide recycle, repurpose and reuse event called Clean Up Green Up the last Sunday in September each year and activities which help MGC achieve its goals and support its members. 


For questions or to submit your interest, please contact the chairman of the board of directors, Ella Cooper:

program director, part-time, arts for all of nmi


Arts for All of Northern MI is the largest accessible arts and culture organization in Northern MI, providing programs for individuals of ALL abilities throughout the year in Grand Traverse, Benzie, Kalkaska, Leelanau, and Antrim counties. This position is designed to oversee and direct the programs for individuals with disabilities, including monthly art and culture community outings, community festivals and events, quarterly dances for adults with disabilities, Winter/Spring In-Classroom Programs, and the development of additional year round programming. We serve approximately 2,500 individuals in the 5 county area, as well as 40+ classrooms/schools, and growing.

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Regional director, alzheimer’s association

POSTED 02/19

The Regional Director provides leadership and direction for the development, coordination and implementation of the Alzheimer's Association strategic and operational plans in Northern Michigan. Working in conjunction with functional Chapter leads, ensures the agendas for development, care and support, and advocacy work is successfully implemented through the development of community relationships. Duties include oversight of development activities related to the Walk to End Alzheimer's events, Longest Day events, and major gift cultivation: assistance with the implementation of care and support services: and assistance with public policy objectives. The Regional Director is responsible for the supervision, development and oversight of regional office staff and volunteers as assigned. This position reports to the Vice President of Development and Communications.

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development director, crosshatch center for art & ecology

POSTED 02/18

Crosshatch is a small nonprofit in Northwest Lower Michigan dedicated to restoring rural communities. Our mission is to build strong communities through the intersections of art, farming, ecology and economy. We are seeking a Development Director to support our transition from energetic start-up to stable and sustainable maturity.

The Development Director will refine and implement a fund development strategy that includes mail campaigns, special events, sponsorships, and grants of many kinds. You will also provide technical and research support for major donor relationship development, and manage a portfolio of donors. You will enjoy close support from the staff and board of Crosshatch, and report directly to the co-directors.

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