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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

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.


director of community capacity, rotary charities of traverse city

POSTED 4/8/17

Rotary Charities of Traverse City and Northsky Nonprofit Network are seeking a Director of Community Capacity. This new team member will initially be assisting with the intention of eventually leading in the following roles:

  • Grantee Partner: Walking alongside grantees from inquiry, application, implementation and evaluation

  • Community Partner: Sharing knowledge, skills and abilities in service of other cross sector organizations, initiatives and emerging opportunities that align with our purpose.

  • People Connector: Connecting people to other individuals, organizations, networks and communities in service of our mutual vision and purpose

  • Learner: Developing personal understanding and competencies in service of our vision and purpose

  • Consulting Partner: Walking alongside of NorthSky consulting clients  from inquiry, scoping, implementation and evaluation

  • Resource Developer: Cultivating resources and relationships to support the work of individuals, organizations, networks and communities in alignment with our vision and purpose

Click here for a full job description and application instructions please click here. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2017.



POSTED 3/21/17

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Position Summary:

The Events and Donor Coordinator has three main areas of responsibility:

  • Management of Goodwill’s revenue generating, budget relieving events.
  • Management of Goodwill’s donor database.
  •  Assist with Goodwill’s annual giving program, giving society and grants.

The position will report to Goodwill’s Director of Advancement. There is an annual fundraising revenue goal associated with this position, which will change annually based on the needs of the organization.


  • Responsible for the management and coordination of all fundraising events of the Goodwill NMI organization.
  •  Planning, implementation and follow-up for all special events.
  • Coordinate event logistics and lead/drive all publicity, including public relations, advertising and collateral material design, production and distribution, working with PR and Design as necessary.
  • Responsible for the development of the events budget, and running the events program in line with allocated budget.
  • Secure, cultivate and expand sponsors for Goodwill’s revenue generating, budget relieving events.
  • Responsible for sale of tickets, soliciting silent auction items, prizes and in-kind donations for events..
  • Analyze and evaluate effectiveness of Goodwill’s events
  • Manage Goodwill’s donor database within Donor Perfect. Specifically but not limited to maintaining/updating donor records including purging duplicates and old records.
  • Cultivates, secures and stewards charitable giving up to $100 donations.
  • Ability to write compelling sponsorship proposals, case statements, and articles to assist in fundraising efforts.
  •  Provide high-level administrative support to Advancement Department by compiling grant documents.
  • Maintain a high degree of sensitivity regarding donor information and confidentiality.
  • Stays abreast of current trends in the fundraising, event and social media fields.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, Licenses, Certifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree and a minimum of two years broad experience with emphasis on event management, fundraising and database management.
  • Ability to articulate Goodwill’s mission and values to a wide range of individuals.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships within Goodwill and with the public and other external sources.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Attention to detail with excellent follow-up skills.
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software.
  • Database management experience preferred – specifically Donor Perfect would be ideal


director of retail, goodwill industries of northern michigan

POSTED 3/21/17

Goodwill Industries of Northern MI is looking for a Director of Retail. This position will be part of the GINMI Executive Team and is responsible for the effective and profitable operation of our retail program through new and donated goods, as well as online auction (eCommerce) sales in a manner consistent with Goodwill goals and purpose. The position works in our Traverse city offices, but travel to various sites in the community is required. Full time w/benefits. Email resume to or click here to apply online.



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:

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:



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.