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FISH WILDLIFE AND SOIL CONSERVATIONIST, GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA AND CHIPPEWA INDIANS
The Fish, Wildlife and Soil Conservationist gathers, organizes, and analyzes biological and program management data related to the grant objectives listed under but not limited to such projects as the Invasive Species grant(s), Environmental Quality Incentive Program agreements(s), Boardman River Restoration Project grant(s). This position will assist in the day to day operation of the Grand Traverse Band’s (GTB) Fish and Wildlife Program through general tasks to help increase efficiency of the program. This position also facilitates increased access to USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Programs by GTB Members and other landowners/managers who manage properties containing natural resources of cultural importance to the GTB.
sr. leadership development specialist, munson HEALTHCARE
Munson Healthcare has an exciting new opportunity in staff and leadership development! Join our staff development team as a Sr. Leadership Development Specialist and be a part of bringing exceptional healthcare to northern Michigan.
Based in Traverse City, Mich., this position will support Munson Healthcare in the following ways:
- Responsible for the Munson Healthcare talent development strategies, including system-wide employee development plans, leadership development, employee engagement surveys and action plans, manager retreats, meeting facilitation, new employee orientation, new leader assimilation, and internal coaching.
- Effectively engages stakeholders as sponsors, champions, and drivers of talent development initiatives.
- Designs, develops, implements and evaluates programs and processes, ranging from new employee onboarding through senior leadership retreats.
- Partners with internal team members and external vendors as needed in the design and delivery of initiatives.
- Manages vendor relationships including contracts, pricing and service definition/quality. Ensures adherence to vendor requirements e.g. intellectual property standards.
- Strong business acumen, capable of translating organizational goals to organization effectiveness and leadership development strategies and applications.
- Strong collaboration and consensus-building skills to facilitate solid working relationships with all levels of the organization.
- Effectively prioritizes and manages multiple projects.
- Directs the daily work of talent development staff, including all typical managerial duties
- Develops and manages the HEI budget. Provides regular status reports on budget performance.
- Facilitates classroom training, meetings, conferences and workshops as needed.
- Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
- Measures and assesses all talent development initiatives. Monitors effectiveness of programs and recommends changes to increase effectiveness.
- Constructs training materials, instructor guides, manuals, training aids, E-learning, self-directed programs and evaluation/assessment instruments.
- Markets programs to ensure the maximum participation for courses and to create a positive learning environment.
Click here for the full job description and application instructions.
development director - youth market, american heart association
The Director will handle the overall implementation and promotion of our Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart, and Red Out fundraising events in schools in counties in the northern half of the Lower Peninsula and eastern half of the Upper Peninsula (UP).
The ideal candidate will be located one in the following counties: Grand Traverse, Wexford, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Crawford, Roscommon, or Ogemaw. Will have a home office set-up.
The main accountability of the Director is to drive revenue through the fundraising events. The assigned counties in the UP and northeastern Michigan will primarily be handled using inside sales methods. The other counties will be handled using outside sales methods.
- Prospect and secure school participation.
- Recruit, train, and motivate School Coordinators (mainly PE teachers) to implement and coordinate the fundraisers.
- Attend and speak at kick-off assembly events at schools holding the fundraisers.
- Ensure each school has the materials and resources needed to have a successful event.
- Be a daily “road warrior.”
- Perform summer cultivation with school administrators at both the school and district level.
- Solicit corporate sponsorships in the summer for school educational programs.
Click here for more information and application instructions.
director of policy and research, center for community progress
The Center for Community Progress seek an experienced Director of Policy and Research in their national office in Washington, D.C., to develop, launch, and manage an active policy education, research, and issue advocacy program focused on state and federal policy related to neighborhood stabilization and revitalization through the prevention and reuse of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties. This person will work closely with staff responsible for local and state technical assistance engagements, leadership and education programming, and communications. Applications for the Director of Policy and Research position must be received by Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Click here for more information and application instructions.
administrative assistant & bookkeeper, arts for all of northern michigan
Number of Hours Worked Per Week: 15-20 hrs per week
Pay: $15-$17 per hour, based on experience
- Working in partnership with the Treasurer and Executive Director, responsible for developing an annual budget. Using Quickbooks to manage the budget.
- Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable process including the creation of checks.
- Assisting in the preparation of budgets for grant applications.
Donor Management & Relations (25%)
- Manage and maintain NEON donor database. Process all donations, record donations in the database, send gift acknowledgement letters to donors, design and generate reports.
Administrative & Clerical Support (30%)
- Provide Special Events Support
- Coordinate volunteers
- Facilitate some community outreach events and programs
- Assist with basic marketing tasks
- Grant Research & Writing Support
- Identify new grants and catalog grant deadlines and requirements
- Organize basic grant application pieces
▪ Proficiency in Quickbooks Online; ability to run and interpret financial reports.
▪ Bookkeeping experience in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable.
▪ Understanding of Chart of Accounts, budgets and financial procedures.
▪ Familiarity with donor software, ideally NEON.
▪ Nonprofit accounting experience desirable.
Please direct resumes to Grace Hudson, firstname.lastname@example.org. Position closes Friday, July 20.
WEB COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, ARTS FOR ALL OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN
Number of Hours Worked Per Week: No fewer than 5 and no more than 7 hours per week.
Pay: $15-$20 per hour, based on experience
Position Summary: This contract position will be responsible for maintaining and improving the social
media and online presence of a local nonprofit arts and culture organization.
▪ The position will develop, manage, schedule/post and maintain all social media content on
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter that promotes the Arts for All organization, its programs, and
▪ Using Mailchimp, create a monthly a monthly newsletter and quarterly email updates.
▪ Develop, maintain, and update the organization’s Wordpress-based website.
▪ Create and maintain online event registrations, using provided information.
▪ Create monthly emails to inform a PR email list.
▪ Maintain, cultivate, and update PR email list.
▪ Make recommendations for improvements, enhancements to the website
● Knowledge & experience building and maintaining social media presence in Facebook,
Instagram, and Twitter
● Website management experience, preferably in Wordpress
● Marketing experience
● Experience using Mailchimp
● Integrations knowledge
● Strong communications skills
● Track record of meeting deadlines
● Nonprofit experience preferable
Please direct resumes to Grace Hudson, email@example.com. Position closes Friday, July 20.
residential therapist, addiction treatment services
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assessments, goals setting, treatment planning, therapy, monitoring of ongoing treatment and progress of clients and the planning for client care following discharge.
- Provides comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment.
- Develop a psychosocial history for each client based on evidence gathered during the assessment.
- Identify problem areas assessed in the psychological history.
- Identify individual problem areas the client will need to work on during treatment.
- State goals and action steps for each resident’s treatment, including the client in the development of their care plan.
- Weekly monitor and score the progress of clients against clinical goals.
- Case conference and monitor client progress in treatment.
- Develop discharge and aftercare plans with each resident.
- Conduct substance abuse educational activities, group lectures, movies, tapes, etc.
- Provide individual and group counseling.
- Maintain client files with timely progress notations and timely completion of required documentation.
- Call in professional medical or psychological consultations where indicated.
- Work closely with the Clinical Director who will supervise counselor performance.
- Participate in all Professional Staff Organization activities.
- Participate in the on-call system.
- Contact client’s family/significant other for assessment purpose and to get them to participate in family programming.
See the full job description and application instructions here.
executive director, traverse city area chamber of commerce
The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, established in 1915 and serving nearly 1500 members in a five-county northwest lower-Michigan region, seeks an executive director. This open and relatively new position reports to a 24-member Board of Directors, as well as to the CEO of TraverseCONNECT, the coordinating entity for multiple corporations within its structure.
Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, June 29, 2018. It is anticipated that the executive director will be selected by the end of August 2018 and able to start work as-soon-as-possible thereafter. The search is being facilitated internally, without the use of an outside firm.
The executive director will be primarily responsible for the Chamber’s membership-related programs and strategies. He or she will implement the Chamber’s “personal as possible” goals for serving its members and the business community, and will be able to thrive in a team-driven, collaborative work environment. As the “face of the Chamber,” the executive director must have strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Hours are non-traditional, often including early morning and evening responsibilities, and work weeks in excess of forty hours. For a full job description and list of primary responsibilities and desirable traits and characteristics, go to www.tcchamber.org and open the job posting listed there.
The salary range for this position is up to $80,000 depending on experience and qualifications. The Chamber offers competitive benefits that include a generous 401K, access to its group health plan, life insurance, and paid time off for personal use in addition to major holidays. Candidates may request a copy of the Chamber’s Employee Handbook for a full description of work rules and benefits.
Cover letters and resumes should be addressed to Executive Director Search at 202 E. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, MI 49684 and sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All correspondence will be considered confidential.
education assistant, grand traverse conservation district
The Education Assistant works with the Education Team to further the mission of the Grand Traverse Conservation District by supporting the activities of the Education Team, led by the Education Director/Camp Director. Primary responsibilities include developing and delivering environmental education programs, creating and maintaining signage and exhibits, and representing the organization at the Boardman River Nature Center and throughout the community.
The Education Assistant will:
- Assist with the development and delivery of ten, week-long summer day camp programs for youth.
- Assist with the development and maintenance of hands-on activities, signage and displays in the Boardman River Nature Center exhibit hall, including animal care.
- Assist with volunteer training and other administrative duties as assigned.
- Assist with GTCD special events, including retail sales and inventory as needed.
- Provide excellent customer service and develop a positive and welcoming relationships with Nature Center users, partners and other stakeholders.
- Assist ED/CD in ensuring that camp licensing requirements are followed.
Read the full job description and application instructions by clicking here.
Position open until filled. Interviews will begin on June 5th, 2018.
development director, habitat for humanity grand traverse region
The Director of Development is responsible for overall administering of the annual fund campaign, capital campaigns, and all fund-raising efforts, including Grant Writing. The Director of Development assists the Executive Director in general administration, financial management, community relations and strategic planning.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum two years progressively responsible and successful experience in fundraising. Grant Writing experience preferred.
Requirements/Skills: Must be goal-driven, results-oriented and committed to the organization’s effort to increase its homebuilding capacity. Must have an understanding of the mission, history, values and goals of our Christian organization and be able to communicate this information to diverse groups of potential donors and volunteers. Must demonstrate strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. The ability to work effectively as a team member with staff and volunteers is essential. Ability to work with and consummate gifts with major donors, ability to manage and sustain an annual fund for a non-profit organization and experience in planning and organizing major fund raising events necessary.
Social Worker for Teen Parent Program, traverse city high school
Contract position summary: Provide professional support to pregnant and parenting teens and their children. Employee will work closely as a team member with the program director, school social worker, volunteer mentors, and community partners. Reports to program director.
- Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field from an accredited institution.
- Prefer at least two years of experience working with teen parents, adolescents, pregnancy, infants and/or early childhood.
- Prefer credentials in infant mental health.
- Prefer training and practice in trauma-informed care and commitment to theories of positive youth development.
- Thorough working knowledge of standards of care documentation and ability to accurately document and interpret case histories and notes.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and professional boundaries.
- Ability to interact positively with clients from a wide range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Experience with electronic records a plus.
- Must be able to work independently and take initiative to improve program as appropriate.
- Will require travel within service region. Must possess an automobile, comprehensive insurance and a valid driver’s license.
This position is 100% grant funded for three (3) years effective June 1, 2018. This is a full-year position working 1,664 hours. A Master's degree in counseling, social work or related field from an accredited institution is required. A school social worker license is not required.
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executive director, traverse symphony orchestra
The executive director (ED) is accountable for all aspects of the organization and for implementing policies set by the board of directors. The ED assumes responsibility for the management of all human and financial resources needed to achieve the orchestra’s mission. To that end, the ED sets the tone for organizational operations, formulating and carrying out policies and programs related to administrative, budgetary, staffing, fund-raising, and advocacy activities, and serves as the public face for the orchestra in community activities and patron/donor relations. The multi-faceted responsibilities call for an individual with demonstrated leadership skills and extensive management experience, the ability to assemble an effective staff, work effectively with board and community members, and collaborate with artistic personnel to ensure the integrity and growth of orchestra programming.
View the full position description and application instructions at http://traversesymphony.org/about/employment/.
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americorps vista, maritime heritage alliance
The Maritime Heritage Alliance Americorps VISTA will assist MHA with the development of the S.A.I.L. (Success Always Involves Learning) Champion program for disadvantaged youth. The program collaborates with the local courts and child and family services organizations in the beautiful Grand Traverse region to provide a unique experience on the waters of Lake Michigan for youth in the foster system or encountering struggles at home. Youth participate in a combination of therapeutic counseling and sailing lessons aboard a 39' sailboat, learning lessons, such as teamwork and problem-solving, that will help them achieve lifelong success.
The AmeriCorps VISTA will manage the coordination of the SAIL program and lead efforts to increase the the program's capacity and long-term sustainability. Please click the link below for a detailed description of the position's responsibilities and to apply. Applications due August 10.
If you have questions, please contact MHA Outreach and Fundraising Coordinator, Michelle Handke, at Michelle@maritimeheritagealliance.org.
Click here to view the full position description.
AdviseMI AmeriCorps advisers, Bear Lake High school and Onekama High school
The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) in close partnership Michigan colleges and universities, seeks to help more Michigan students pursue postsecondary education. Recent graduates (Bachelor’s) will serve as AdviseMI AmeriCorps advisers at Bear Lake HS/ Onekama HS. Serving alongside high school counselors and other school professionals, advisers will support students as they make the transition from high school to a postsecondary education institution. Advisers serve full time and focus on advising students, especially those from low-income backgrounds, through the complex steps toward college enrollment. Advisers will provide students and their families with relevant information regarding the benefits of a postsecondary education, preparing for college attendance, and the admission and financial aid processes.
For full job description and application instructions click here.
AdviseMI AmeriCorps advisers, Brethren High School and CASMAN Academy
The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) in close partnership Michigan colleges and universities, seeks to help more Michigan students pursue postsecondary education. Recent graduates (Bachelor’s) will serve as AdviseMI AmeriCorps advisers at Brethren High School and CASMAN Academy. Serving alongside high school counselors and other school professionals, advisers will support students as they make the transition from high school to a postsecondary education institution. Advisers serve full time and focus on advising students, especially those from low-income backgrounds, through the complex steps toward college enrollment. Advisers will provide students and their families with relevant information regarding the benefits of a postsecondary education, preparing for college attendance, and the admission and financial aid processes.
For full description and application instructions click here.