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forensic coordinator, women’s resource center of Northern mi

POSTED 11/09

Forensic Coordinator to interview in accordance with Michigan Forensic Interviewing Protocol, advocate for child victims of abuse and coordinate, document and monitor all services.  Full time position with excellent benefits at a well-respected nonprofit serving five northern Michigan counties with a commitment to equality, justice and the well-being of women and children. Bachelor’s degree required, MSW preferred.  Apply with cover letter and resume to Angie Linsenman, Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey, MI  49770. EOE

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Chief Executive Officer, Traverse CONNECT

POSTED 11/06, DEADLINE 12/05

The purpose of TraverseCONNECT is to drive northern Michigan regional growth and broad-based prosperity by connecting and leveraging multiple enterprises.

TraverseCONNECT is the parent organization of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, Venture North, 5toOne, and TCDI Inc. (see descriptions for each below). While each affiliated organization has its own mission, governing board and focus, the CEO operates in/oversees all areas.  TraverseCONNECT is a 501(c)4 non-profit regional economic organization founded in 2015.

The CEO is a visionary, dynamic leader that has the opportunity to influence and shape the development of the Traverse City region. The CEO will convene and marshal resources, as well articulate and support a path to execution. The CEO acts to bring its own and other organizations together with people and entities, including non-profits, government, business and thought leaders in the community to create and nurture a highly collaborative ecosystem to advance the economic interests of our region. 

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POSTED 11/06, DEADLINE 11/25

Summary: The customer service representative will work directly for Michigan Saves, a clean energy financing program managed by Public Sector Consultants. The customer service representative is responsible for providing high-level customer service and for acquiring, managing, manipulating, and analyzing data and reports. The customer service representative provides administrative support to the Michigan Saves staff and board of directors, maintains confidential and sensitive information on behalf of the organization, and more.

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Goodwill industries of nw mi, director of advancement


The Director of Advancement has responsibility for the overall strategy and oversight of Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan’s fund development. This position coordinates with the Executive Staff, Board of Directors and outside contractors to implement all Advancement strategies and activities.  This position is a member of the Executive Team, and reports to the Executive Director.

For more information and to apply, CLICK HERE.

child and family services of NW MI

POSTED 11/02

Currently seeking:

Crisis Counselor

Donor and Volunteer Relations Specialist

Foster Care Family Support Worker

Foster Care Specialist

Human Resource Specialist

Residential Youth Worker – Pete’s Place Youth Shelter

Safe Haven Monitor

Youth Services Counselor

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board of directors, addiction treatment services

POSTED 11/02

We are seeking passionate, committed candidates to join our dedicated Board of Directors and help fulfill the ATS mission. In addition to providing evidence-based and recovery-oriented care to those in need, our agency plays a leadership role in the community. We educate, heighten awareness and reduce stigma associated with substance use and mental health.

The last few years have yielded dramatic agency growth, state and national recognition, improved care strategies and increased financial stability. We have significant and bold plans for the future of ATS, but we need your help!

We will host informational sessions for new potential Board Members on the following dates:

Tuesday, November 13th at 5:30 PM

Wednesday, November 14th - TWO SESSIONS

Afternoon Session: 12:00 PM

Evening Session: 5:30 PM

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chief operating officer, democracy fund

POSTED 10/31

Democracy Fund’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a new leadership position created at a pivotal moment in the organization’s growth and maturity as a private foundation. The COO will ensure that the organization has the internal leadership, infrastructure, and culture in place to achieve its goals to renew American democracy. A key strategic partner to the President and Board, the COO will be responsible for all internal operational and people functions for Democracy Fund and Democracy Fund Voice, our affiliated 501(c)(4).

The COO will co-create a vision of success for running the organization that inspires staff and creates holistic, adaptive systems to support the organization’s mission and values.The COO will serve as the senior-most financial management officer and will be responsible for ensuring that Democracy Fund continues to innovate and adapt in order to achieve its goals most effectively. S/he will be a partner, coach, and manager to leaders directing the organization’s internal operating systems, including finance, HR, operations, IT, legal, and grants management. At the same time, the COO will be the steward of the organizational values and culture – growing Democracy Fund’s internal leaders and championing the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The ideal candidate is a world-class leader with a talent for inspiring, developing, and empowering teams. Furthermore, s/he has genuine passion for Democracy Fund’s mission and will bring vision and practical wisdom to all facets of the organization.As a deeply experienced, people-loving problem solver, the COO will possess a high tolerance for ambiguity and a proven track record of balancing creativity with rigor.

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director of planned giving, community foundation for southeast michigan

POSTED 10/29

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is searching for a Director of Planned Giving to join the Foundation’s philanthropic services team. The individual will assist individuals, foundations, corporations, advisors and non-profit organizations with current and planned gifts. Qualifications include law degree with experience in the areas of estate planning, personal tax and nonprofit /foundation law and active participation in state, national and local bar associations.

Experience in nonprofit asset development or senior business development with proven success in working with large gifts is desirable. This individual will work with the entrepreneurial staff of the Foundation in supporting donor interests and developing programs to improve southeast Michigan.

See more info & apply here.

care coordinator, addiction treatment services

POSTED 10/31

Maintains the therapeutic atmosphere by upholding policies and procedures to assure order, safety, and day to day routines appropriate to adult clients with substance abuse disorders or co-occurring disorders.  They insure continuity for the efforts of the treatment staff between the daytime and evening hours, and between the weekday and weekend hours. This person coordinates various aspects of the clients’ treatment needs including orientation and assisting with admissions and discharges.  This person applies basic counseling and case management skills for helping clients achieve their treatment goals. May assist with daily living activities, lead clients in educational and recreational activities, or accompany clients to and from medical examinations and treatments.  This person may work with nursing or other clinical staff to complete assessments, which may include monitoring of vital signs, administering medications, and charting.  Coordinate program services and provide direct back-up assistance to program leadership, operations, and clients in need.

See more info & apply here.

bookkeeper, part-time, maritime heritage alliance

POSTED 10/24

The Maritime Heritage Alliance is seeking a part-time bookkeeper to be responsible for day to day financial tasks. The bookkeeper will be responsible for both accounts payable and receivable; as well as payroll and bank account management. The position requires experience as a bookkeeper and proficiency in Quickbooks. 

Maritime Heritage Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at the Discovery Center Great Lakes in Greilickville, MI. MHA operates shop space where their fleet of historic boats are built, restored and/or preserved. Visit for more information about the organization. 

Position is open until filled. 

Please submit your resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the position to Michelle Handke, Outreach & Fundraising Coordinator, Phones are monitored infrequently and all inquiries should be directed through email. 

director & ceo, grand traverse bay ymca

POSTED 10/16, DEADLINE 10/31

The Grand Traverse Bay YMCA Board of Directors is seeking an action-oriented leader who can build strong relationships in the communities served; positioning the YMCA as an indispensable community asset while continuing to create a culture of excellence within the YMCA.  A leader who embodies the core values of the YMCA.

This leadership role requires undeniable integrity, strong communication skills and competencies including, but not limited to: fiscal management, staff development, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and development; strategic planning, membership & program planning, and facility management.  The Executive Leader will be visible in the community and active in the development of meaningful community partnerships, positioning the Y as a strong charitable partner.

Learn more and apply here.

Chief Strategy & impact officer, blue shield of California foundation

POSTED 10/15

This position serves to help integrate the Foundation’s grantmaking strategy, programmatic investments, communications, and learning & evaluation. The Chief Strategy and Impact Officer will assume primary responsibility for developing, delivering, and assessing all aspects of the Foundation’s knowledge management systems and provide facilitative leadership in the implementation of the Foundation’s strategic plan. Our Foundation is guided by the values of integrity, partnership, possibility, and equity and dignity - and we hope that all candidates will also embrace and reflect these core values.

Learn more and apply here.

Volunteer coordinator, inland seas education association

POSTED 10/15, DEADLINE 10/26

The Volunteer Coordinator works under the leadership of the Executive Director and is responsible for managing the recruitment, training, recognition, evaluation, and scheduling of all ISEA volunteers. This position works with the ISEA education team to support excellence in educational programming and works with ISEA’s lead captain to support ship operations and maintenance. The position will also help serve a broad range of infrastructure needs through volunteer recruitment and manager efforts.

Learn more and apply here.

coordinator, grand traverse county drug free coalition

POSTED 10/15, DEADLINE 10/26

Purpose: This position serves as the Coordinator for the Grand Traverse County Drug Free Coalition. This group, supported in part by a grant from the Northern Michigan Regional Entity (NMRE), will enhance public health surveillance and education efforts, as well as interventions to reduce and prevent substance use disorders in Grand Traverse County.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support for a 12 sector Grand Traverse County Drug Free Coalition, under the direction of its Executive Committee to establish the monthly agenda, monitor membership, create decision-making framework and cultivate leadership.

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of a Grand Traverse County Drug Free Coalition Prevention Plan; through the employment of the Strategic Prevention Framework Process using the CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) model.

  • Coordinate meetings of the Coalition that meets no less than once monthly, including assistance with coordinating workgroup meetings that meet more or less frequently.

  • Coordinate communication within the Coalition, which may include the planning and facilitation of intermittent in-person meetings with community stakeholder.

  • Participation and communication with other local coalitions and collaborating bodies.

  • With help from the Youth Chairperson, train and support Youth Engagement Liaisons and ensure STAND groups are supported in county high schools.

  • Coordinate communication with the public regarding our mission, resources, education, events and other information related to the Coalition, including maintenance of a website, monthly newsletter, social media, direct email and print communications.

  • Coordinate an annual educational summit and other educational events throughout the year.  Includes reservation of meeting space, coordination with speakers, catering services, agenda setting, promotion, budget and reporting of results.  

  • Solidify working relationships with Up North Prevention Specialist, the Epidemiologist and the Youth Engagement Liaisons – to create momentum and a unified process.

  • Track local, state and national policy and legislative trends related to substance abuse issues and report to the Coalition.

  • Participate with funded agency for monitoring and reporting activities, (NMRE report is quarterly).

  • Participate in educational and/or technical assistance opportunities that could enhance Coalition functions and community outcomes.

  • Research and coordinate a collaborative effort to identify both private and public funding sources to sustain the work of the Coalition.  This may include preparation of grant requests and/or coordination with and providing support to other grant writing agencies that are also members of the coalition.  

  • Reports weekly to the fiduciary regarding pay and other topics as necessary.

  • Attend training as necessary to support mission objectives.

Qualifications and Requirements

Education: A bachelor degree related to health, education, management, community organizing, planning evaluation, or similar degree is preferred.  Others with demonstrated experience will be considered. .

Experience: Two years of relevant experience is preferred.  Experience in chronic disease and health promotion, project management, public health program development and implementation, and/or program evaluation is also preferred.

Other:  This position involves frequent obligations outside of normal business hours to attend and/or facilitate meetings, events, and trainings.  Work-at-home available.

Reports to:  Grand Traverse County Drug Free Coalition Executive Committee; Fiduciary Representative (CHS) for wage and benefit reporting only.

Salary:  $32,000 to $45,000 annually depending upon experience and whether employed as an independent contractor or salaried position.  Health and retirement benefits available for salaried employees only, with the exception of Paid Time off, Holidays, and continuing education.

Send resume and letters of interest to:

Chip Cieslinski, President/ CEO

Catholic Human Services

1000 Hastings St.

Traverse City, MI  49686

(231) 947-8110



The Northwest Michigan Rural Housing Partnership is a cross-sector collaborative initiative involving nonprofit, government and business partners intended to help rural Northwest Michigan understand, commit to, and take action on housing options. This position, initially housed within Networks Northwest, will work with the newly-formed Board of the Partnership to help Northwest Michigan address public perceptions, offer assistance in navigating the development process, and manage the unique challenges of housing options in our rural region.

Click on the link below for a full job description

NW Michigan Rural Housing Partnership Director

Individuals interested in this position should email a resume and cover letter to by Friday, November 9, 2018. Cover letter should include explanation of professional experience working to increase the availability of workforce affordable housing units in a community. All are welcomed and encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer. The position will remain open until it is filled.

regional planner, networks northwest


Networks Northwest seeks a highly motivated, organized, and team-oriented professional to assist our Regional Planning and Community Development Department. The primary role is to plan, coordinate, and implement community, land use, and transportation planning projects throughout Networks Northwest’s ten-county region (Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford Counties).    Responsibilities include planning project initiation and coordination, meeting preparation and management, research, report and grant preparation and presentations to groups. 

Specific regional planning projects are community-driven and vary according to community/stakeholder needs and available resources. Projects or tasks implemented/coordinated by the Regional Planner may include working on economic development strategic plans, developing community-based programs, securing funding for community development projects and developing and/or scheduling educational programs that address issues of local/regional concern. Other projects/opportunities may also develop.

For a complete job description, click on the link below.
Regional Planner

To apply, please submit résumé, three references, writing sample (not to exceed three pages), and a letter of interest in the position that includes career goals by November 2, 2018 via email to

executive assistant to the president and corporate secretary, interlochen center for the arts

POSTED 09/27/18

Reporting directly to the President, the purpose of this position is to support the President of Interlochen Center for the Arts, serve as the liaison between the President and the Senior Management Team and serve as the Corporate Secretary to the Interlochen Board of Trustees. The Executive Assistant to the President will manage all executive and administrative functions of the Office of the President and oversee the work of the Assistant to the President. This position has regular contact with the senior and executive management teams, the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students, parents, donors, and patrons of Interlochen Center for the Arts.

The objective of this role is to enable the President to focus her/his time and energy on the highest value priorities for the institution. This person will serve as the trusted advisor to the President, as a representative and resource for internal and external stakeholders, and as a communications resource to the President. S/he will also lead special projects; facilitate the organization of leadership meetings; support Trustee engagement; and facilitate the success of the President’s focus areas as established annually with the Board of Trustees.

Required qualifications include: excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; exceptional organizational skills; resourcefulness; able to think critically and make clear, well-reasoned and timely decisions; experience writing a range of content; a demonstrated ability to adapt, problem solve and organize competing priorities and projects; ability to most effectively advance long-term and short-term priorities and needs; strong attention to detail; and an ability to establish relationships and interact effectively with diverse constituencies. A high degree of discretion, good judgment and the ability to maintain confidentiality is essential. The successful candidate must also have a demonstrated ability to interact in a professional and friendly manner at all times.

This is a special role and opportunity for someone who is drawn to the mission of Interlochen Center for the Arts, is adept at forming strong relationships across a variety of constituencies and has a track record of achievement through influence, teamwork, and collaboration.

Advanced proficiency in Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Mail, Calendar); proficiency in Salesforce or otherwise similar CRM; some graphic arts experience, Adobe iDesign, PhotoShop, and Acrobat a plus.

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director of grants management, robert wood johnson foundation

POSTED 09/25/18, DEADLINE 10/28/18

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), located in Princeton, N.J., is the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. Since 1972 we have been providing funding, assistance, and research for projects and programs to help people, their families, and their communities be as healthy as possible. RWJF is committed to working alongside others to build a Culture of Health where everyone has a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being.

Reporting to the associate executive vice president and leading a team of 14 staff, the director of grants management will oversee the Foundation’s grants management processes and systems, and advise leadership and staff on all aspects of grants management, from concept through award closure, and including regulatory compliance requirements. The Foundation’s grants management unit currently includes staff that guide our program area through our proposal process and decision structure from beginning to end of awards, and grantees that run select Foundation programs. The director will work closely with other Foundation departments, including finance, legal, information technology, program, and communications to optimize the grantmaking experience for grant-seekers and staff.

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Associate Director, Care Connections

POSTED 09/10/18, DEADLINE 10/31/18

The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Director - Care Connections.  As a vital part of the agency’s management team, this position will support the Executive Director in organizing and directing the operations of the agency.  In addition, this position will be responsible for direct management and clinical oversight of the Care Connections and Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs.   The Care Connections Program includes activities associated with the operation of the Care Management, Caregiver Respite and MI Choice Waiver Program.  Essential duties and responsibilities would include, but are not limited to:

·        Oversight of all staff associated with the above programs

·        Development and implementation of quality control procedures

·        Oversight of quality initiatives

·        Clinical guidance to supervisory staff on decisions that pertain to participant services and supports

·        Ensure that professional and programmatic standards are maintained and documented

·        Oversight of the Provider Network to include contract development, management and monitoring activities

·        Serve as a member of the Corporate Compliance Committee


Qualified applicants will be licensed as a Master Social Worker or Nurse in the State of Michigan. Prior management experience and a background that includes work on quality or accreditation initiatives is desirable. Previous experience with continuous quality improvement or LEAN is also desirable.

This is a full-time position that includes a competitive salary and full benefit package. 

Resumes and letters of interest should be directed to Michelle Cronin,

Resume deadline is October 31, 2018

Employment to begin January 2019 

director, MackInac Straits Raptor Watch

POSTED 8/12/18, CLOSES 11/01/18

Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch seeks a Director as a part-time contractor. The Director is responsible to achieve Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch (MSRW) mission and goals, both through direct task work and through recruiting, energizing, and guiding volunteers. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required, along with experience in management, including financial, fundraising, and organizational development. Experience working with a non-profit a plus. Applicants must provide own health and other applicable insurance. Compensation dependent on experience. To apply send cover letter, resume’, and 3 references to Ed Pike (email); or telephone 231-758-3319, by Nov. 1, 2018.





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