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POSTED 2/18/18

FSLA: Salary - Exempt

Position Summary:
Project Manager: The Project Manager will report to the Executive Director. Will oversee all field aspects of Grand Traverse Habitat for Humanity's construction process in a way that utilizes staff, volunteer labor and materials to produce quality homes in a safe affordable manner. Position will include working with the construction committee and volunteers, overseeing residential construction sites, training volunteers, assisting with plan and site development, developing construction quality assurance methods to improve long-term product, and working closely with Habitat team to rehabilitate, deconstruct and build new residential homes.

Job Qualifications:

  • Current Builder License
  • Experience in construction/contracting business
  • Management experience preferred
  • Effective Communication skills
  • Team Building
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds. Work will require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling and reaching in awkward and tiring positions.

Visit our website, for a complete job description at

Interested Applicants, please send resume with cover letter to


Project Manager, Traverse Area Young Peacebuilders Clubs (YPC)

POSTED 2/11/18

The Traverse Area YPC Project Manager is responsible for ensuring a growing number of successful Young Peacebuilders Clubs (YPCs) in the 5 County Traverse area. See more at


  1. Meet expectations of a Rotary Charities Grant to support 5 or more YPCs in the 5 county area

  2. Foster collaborations beneficial to expanding YP in the greater Traverse area

  3. Ensure YPC participants complete baseline, year-end, and project evaluation surveys & consent forms

  4. Recruit and manage project Mentors, Student Leaders, and other supporting volunteers

  5. Help improve, implement, and monitor YP Clubs strategy; help others support the strategy

  6. Help promote YP and YPCs via social media, emails, and other means

  7. Produce project progress reports

Start ASAP 10-15hrs wkly $13-$17pr hr Seeking Part-time Project Manager -Flexible Hours

See the full description here


communications officer, grand traverse regional community foundation

POSTED 2/11/18

A strategic and creative communications professional is sought to join the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation team. The Community Foundation, a vibrant and growing organization, provides dynamic services for donors, impactful grants to support nonprofits, and collaborative leadership around community initiatives. The Communications Officer will coordinate and implement all marketing and communications, ensuring they are of the highest quality and support organizational goals. This position will contribute to the development of communication and outreach strategies that are designed to attract and inspire existing and future donors, reach a broad base of diverse audiences, and maximize the visibility of the foundation’s work. The Communications Officer will also contribute to and support other strategic engagement and program efforts.

For more information about this position, VIEW THE FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION  or contact our Vice President of Strategic Engagement and Programs, Alison Metiva, at

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to Alison Metiva, Vice President of Strategic Engagement and Programs, at

Application materials are planned to be accepted through March 1, 2018.


development and campaign manager, harbor springs AREA historical society

POSTED 2/8/18

The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society seeks a dynamic development professional to advance the organization’s fundraising efforts including a near-future comprehensive campaign. The Development and Campaign Manager is responsible for the organization and implementation of the fundraising goals, and assists the Executive Director in campaign management for the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society (HSAHS). The Manager works in close collaboration with the Board of Directors, campaign volunteer leadership and other fundraising committee volunteers. Strengthening existing and building new relationships with donors and stakeholders is paramount. The Manager performs highly professional management and administrative work in planning, organizing, directing and implementing fundraising activities to ensure the financial well-being of the HSAHS. This position reports directly to and receives direction from the HSAHS Executive Director.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities at the same time
  • Demonstrated leadership to initiate and motivate
  • Prior development/campaign experience is preferred but not mandatory


$28,000-39,000 annually, commensurate with experience and based on a mutually agreeable schedule (approximately 20-25 hours per week).

To apply, send letter of interest, resume and references by Friday, March 9, 2018, to:

Harbor Springs Area Historical Society

Mary Cummings, Executive Director

PO Box 812

Harbor Springs MI 49740


fund development assistant, women's resource center 

POSTED 1/31/18

Part-time, 20-32 hours/week

The Women’s Resource Center is hiring a PT Fund Development Assistant who is a whiz at Salesforce! Click this link for a complete position description and details on how to apply:


development director, Good Samaritan Family Services

POSTED 1/11/18

The Board of the Good Samaritan Family Services seeks applications from qualified candidate for the following position: Development Director

The successful candidate will be responsible for all development functions of the Good Samaritan Family Services, with a focus on individual donors, foundation support and planned giving.  Candidates must possess outstanding written and verbal communications skills and be of the highest ethical character.  Candidates must also be in agreement with our Statement of Faith, Missions Statement, and Policies of the organization.  Candidates with 3-5 years of relevant professional experiences will be preferred, but not required.  A detailed position description is available by contacting Stan Moore at

The position offers an attractive compensation package and a flexible, collaborative, work environment.  Please submit a cover letter and resume via email only to Stan Moore, Board Member, Good Samaritan Family Services, at  The deadline for application is February 28, 2018.


development coordinator, crosshatch

POSTED 1/10/18

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 Coordinator to support our transition from energetic start-up to stable and sustainable maturity.

The Development Coordinator will refine and implement a fund development strategy that includes mail campaigns, special events, sponsorships, earned income 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.

Click here to see the full job description and application instructions.



POSTED 1/7/18

FLOW (For Love of Water) is excited to announce an opening for a Fund Development and Grant Specialist to join our team.  This position is responsible for implementing FLOW’s fund development plan and managing fund development operations with an emphasis on implementing systems to grow the organization’s funding streams.  Key aspects of the position include managing the annual giving program, securing new foundation support through grant writing, database management, major donor outreach, and event planning with a goal to drive and increase contributed revenue from all streams.  This is a grant-funded position, providing an exciting opportunity to help grow a dynamic and emerging water policy nonprofit in the Great Lakes.  Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 to 5 years in a fundraising, marketing, community organizing or related field required.  

Please submit resume and cover letter to  For a full position description, click here.

No phone calls, please.  Position open until filled. 



youth Preparedness Council members, federal emergency management agency (fema)

POSTED 2/20/18

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants for the Youth Preparedness Council, which brings together teens from across the country who are interested and engaged in community preparedness. Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their communities, and their potential to expand their impact as national leaders for preparedness.

Students in 8th through 11th grade are eligible to apply.

Youth interested in applying to the Council must submit a completed application form, provide two letters of recommendation, and academic records. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than March 18th, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PST in order to be eligible. New council members will be announced in May 2018.

The Youth Preparedness Council, formed in 2012, offers an opportunity for youth leaders to serve on a distinguished national council and participate in the Youth Preparedness Council Summit in Washington, D.C. During their two-year term, the leaders will complete both a local and national-level project and share their ideas regarding youth disaster preparedness with FEMA leadership and national organizations.

To access the application materials, read about the current Council members, and for more general information about the Youth Preparedness Council visit



Community Engagement Intern, The Watershed Center

POSTED 2/14/18

The Community Engagement intern will support a range of marketing, communication, and fundraising activities related to the Swim for Grand Traverse Bay (Swim), which helps further The Watershed Center’s mission to advocate for clean water in Grand Traverse Bay and act to protect and preserve its watershed. S/he is primarily responsible for supporting the Director of Community Engagement as she plans for and executes the third annual Swim, scheduled for August 11. This position requires a genuine enthusiasm for The Watershed Center’s mission and the ability to project that enthusiasm to others. Strong attention to detail as well as interpersonal and communication skills are essential to effectively interact with and build trust and confidence among our audiences. Application deadline is 03/01/2018.  

To see the full position description, click here


Water Quality Advocacy Intern, THE WATERSHED CENTER

POSTED 2/14/18

The Water Quality Advocacy Intern will support a range of activities furthering The Watershed Center’s mission to advocate for clean water in Grand Traverse Bay and act to protect and preserve its watershed. S/he is responsible for supporting the Grand Traverse BAYKEEPER® advocacy program, which includes developing educational messaging, cultivating citizen advocates, evaluating previous advocacy efforts, assessing water quality threats, and prioritizing advocacy efforts. Top issue advocacy priorities include on-site stormwater management, natural shoreline and wetland protection, invasive species prevention and control, and preserving riparian vegetation. This position requires a strong interest in water quality protection, public policy, and grassroots environmental advocacy. Application deadline is 03/02/2018.  

To see the full position description, click here.


bEllaire Rotary Summer Internship, Grass River Natural Area

POSTED 2/8/18

Grass River Natural Area invites college students or graduating high school seniors interested in the natural sciences to apply for the Rotary Environmental Education Internship.

The Rotary Environmental Education Internship is funded by a generous grant from the Bellaire Rotary Club. A goal of the program is to encourage local students to consider careers in environmental science.

The intern will work with Grass River naturalists to develop and teach nature classes, lead hikes, create educational displays and orient visitors. He or she will also assist in surveying and monitoring natural resources through our conservation program.

See full position description here:

Timeline: Applications accepted January & February, Interviews scheduled in March & April. Position typically runs May through August.

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to James Dake at, or call 231-533-8314 for more information.



POSTED 2/8/18

The 10-week internships, which run from June through mid-August, are paid positions without benefits. Designed to expose students to the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, the internship experience will help develop and strengthen the professional skills required to work in these fields. Assignments will vary, but generally include positions within the Foundation’s administrative, analytical, research, communications or grantmaking divisions. All internships will be based out of the Foundation’s headquarters in Flint, Michigan. One internship will likely support the Environment team’s domestic and international grantmaking with emphasis on the Great Lakes.

The 2018 Internship Program will be open to students who are:

· Enrolled full-time undergraduates entering their junior or senior year;

· Maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher;

· Able to work a 35-hour week; and

· Legally authorized to work in the United States.

Candidates for these internship positions should be team players able to solve problems, organize their work, communicate effectively, pay attention to detail, and maintain a professional attitude and work habits. The Foundation is particularly interested in students majoring in areas of study related to nonprofit organizations and philanthropy. While all majors are welcome to apply, students in programs that relate to the Foundation’s interests in education, the environment, community development, and economic vitality and social change communications are particularly well suited for the program.

Please review the opportunities listed below, and indicate in your cover letter which of the following areas interest(s) you:

· Programs – Education

· Programs – Environment

· Communications

Program interns will work on a variety of issues and topics relevant to the Foundation’s grantmaking interests within a team setting. Assignments will vary based on a combination of the Foundation’s needs and on the interests of the intern. All interns will, at a minimum, have the opportunity to conduct research on issues, contribute to the development of strategies, write internal recommendations and/or analyze potential grants and accompany program staff to meetings and/or events.

The Communications intern will assist in developing strategy and content for external communications. The intern will work on a variety of projects, which may include: shooting and editing video; drafting copy; preparing photographs and graphics for posting on social media and the Foundation’s website; and archiving photos. The intern will, at a minimum, have the opportunity to contribute to developing strategy and to create content for Foundation communications. Potential candidates should indicate any prior experience in journalism, social media, video production or the Adobe Creative Suite.

How to Apply

No phone calls, please.

Individuals interested in this position should apply by March 9, 2018, with a resume, cover letter, and grades to

The Mott Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity of thinking, background and perspective among its staff. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Hiring decisions at the Mott Foundation are based on the qualifications of the candidate and the operational needs of the Mott Foundation.

About the Mott Foundation

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, established in 1926 in Flint, Michigan, by an automotive pioneer, is a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just, equitable, and sustainable society. It supports nonprofit programs throughout the United States and, on a limited geographic basis, internationally. Grantmaking is focused in four programs: Civil Society, Education, Environment, and Flint Area. In addition to Flint, offices are located in metropolitan Detroit, Johannesburg, and London. With year-end assets of approximately $3 billion in 2017, the Foundation made 375 grants totaling more than $122 million. For more information, visit