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Job Opportunities

fund development and grant specialist, flow

POSTED 11/14/17

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. 


home-based therapist, northern family intervention services

POSTED 11/9/17

Northern Family Intervention Services, Inc. is seeking a full time Therapist to provide in-home services to families in the Antrim, Otsego, Crawford or Kalkaska counties.  Must be an LMSW or LLPC. Willing to travel and work a flexible schedule. Please send resume to or NFIS, P.O. Box 398, Gaylord, MI  49734


Financial Management Services Intake & Lead Administrative Specialist, NW MICHIGAN COMMUNITY ACTON AGENCY

POSTED 11/8/17

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and skilled intake specialist to provide lead generation and set appointments for foreclosure prevention and first-time housing coaching.  Excellent communication skills, marketing, sales experience, and superior computers skills a must.  Pay is $14.45 with full benefits.  Cover letter and resume to by 11/27/17.

Senior Nutrition Program Specialist, nw michigan community action agency

POSTED 11/8/17

The Senior Nutrition Program Specialist is full-time. Responsibilities include: 

  • Financial and Information support: accounts payable, deposits, attendance records and reports, client statements/billing, inventory.
  • Administrative support: Primary contact for several Congregate Site Coordinators, menus, in-home assessment data, fundraising/PR/grant writing support.
  • Client coordination: client intake and coordination, back-up Meals on Wheels driver as needed, greeting cards for volunteers/staff/clients, collaborate with other community resources.

Strong computer skills (Excel and Word required; Mail-merge, database, graphics, website, Social Media preferable). Positive interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Collaborative team player. Client focus and concern for well-being of recipients. Organizational and problem-solving skills and attention to detail are essential. Positive, constructive, continuous quality improvement approach. Must be able to lift 20 pounds. Must have dependable transportation. High School diploma. $14.45/hr. EOE. Please submit letter of interest and resume to Lisa Robitshek, Applications will be accepted until we find the perfect fit. 


POSTED 11/8/17

The Finance and Human Resource Coordinator is responsible for managing the financial and human resource aspects of the District.  The Coordinator is responsible for the District’s finances from day-to-day activities to payroll, taxes, internal financial reporting, year-end processing and audit preparation. The Coordinator is the lead in developing the annual budget with other department Directors and the Executive Director.

The Finance and Human Resource Coordinator is also responsible for aspects of human resource activities for the District, to include background checks, submission of new hire records, administering employee health and fringe benefits, and deferred compensation.

In addition, the Finance and Human Resource Coordinator should have knowledge and the ability to review insurance needs for the District (worker’s compensation, unemployment, general liability, professional liability, D&O, etc.).

Accepting applications no later than 5:00pm ES, November 20, 2017 or until filled. 

For full position description and how to apply, click here


farm programs manager, leelanau conservancy

POSTED 10/17/17

Since establishing farm conservation as a priority in 2008, we’ve protected 5,000 acres of family farms. The position is responsible for implementing all phases of the Conservancy’s farm programs, with an emphasis on permanent easement transactions.


  • A positive attitude and a strong team player
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (advanced degree preferred)
  • 2 years experience in conservation real estate transactions (ag conservation preferred)
  • Strong interest in farmland protection and related policy matters
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate/partner with others in the conservation community
  • Experience accessing public funding through federal, state and local matching programs (ACEP and RCPP experience preferred)
  • Background in farming or experience working with farmers preferred
  • Experience in ArcGIS software/systems preferred
  • Conservation easement monitoring experience preferred

Please send your resume, three references, cover letter, salary requirements and one writing sample to by November 15, 2017.



POSTED 10/13/17

he Children's House Montessori School in Traverse City is hiring a Business Manager for 12-15 hours/week. Qualified candidates would possess an accounting or finance background, QuickBooks and Excel proficiency, an interest in working in a fun and collaborative work environment, a willingness to learn school business management systems, with HR and employee benefits experience being a plus. Interested applicants, please email a cover letter and resume to: Michele Shane, Head of School at: 



POSTED 10/6/17

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Building Bridges with Music programs, growth, and execution of its mission. She or he will initially develop deep knowledge of core programs, operations, and strategic business plans. Please send Cover Letter and Resume to:

Fundraising & Communications (80%)

  • Create a robust multifaceted fundraising program that encompasses all aspects of the
  • donor lifecycle
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit new donors in person across the state of Michigan
  •  Create and manage direct mail and email solicitation programs
  • Create and manage a donor stewardship program
  • Create and manage a corporate sponsorship program
  • Revise and manage organization’s web presence across multiple social media channels
  • Manage organization’s database and CRM

Leadership & Management (20%):

  • Ensure consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications,
  • and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each
  • committee; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing
  • local and statewide operations.
  • Ensure effective systems to measure and track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate
  • program components


development director, women's resource center

POSTED 9/24/17

The Development Director is responsible for fundraising activities related to: annual giving, major and planned gifts, donor relations and management, corporate and foundation giving, capital campaigns, and fundraising events.

The Development Director provides leadership, strategic initiative and management of projects related to partnerships, events and fundraising. This position coordinates efforts to extend the organization’s funding base. The Development Director will help build new partnerships and maintain existing ones. This will be achieved by actively engaging potential partners through various means of communications. The Development Director supports the WRC’s fundraising and communications needs. Coordinating with the Executive Director, the Development Director is responsible for locating, identifying, approaching and soliciting major donors for annual and capital gifts. A passionate desire to support the Women’s Resource Center’s mission to protect, shelter and empower people impacted by domestic and sexual violence is required.

Read the full description and application instructions by clicking here



POSTED 9/8/17

To ensure smooth operation of the Junior Achievement educational programs in Northwest Michigan by developing and maintaining positive working relationships with volunteers, businesses, teachers, and school personnel. Responsible for veteran volunteer relations, procurement of new volunteers to fill all scheduled classes, management of volunteer training, and maintenance of relationships with schools and school personnel. Responsible to maintain accurate and complete records in JA database and to assist the District Manager.

Required: Strong oral/written communication skills, presentational skills, salesmanship skills, organizational/planning skills, problem-solving skills, and computer literacy inclusive of the ability to design and run database queries. Bachelor degree or equivalent life experience.

Position is 24 hours a week. With July, Christmas week, Spring Break off (unpaid).

Job Type: Part-time

To apply, please email


district manager, junior achievement

POSTED 9/8/17

This position manages all aspects of JA of Northwest Michigan market area including fundraising, assures program quality, implements marketing plan and manages Board/Board Committee relations.


·   Assures that area revenue meets the targeted budget goal. Implements contingency plan and achieves make up for any shortfalls.

·   Secures commitments received for each account in geographic/market area. Manages sales strategy to secure new companies for geographic/market area.

·   Maintains strong relationships with and secures commitments from schools and school districts for program placement.

·   Targets and regularly visits with key educational staff such as: superintendents, principals and teachers to cultivate relationships and ensure program placement

·   Ensures recruitment & placement of volunteers from companies and the community in geographic/market area.

·   Ensures quality improvement to increase retention of volunteers and to assure model fidelity.

·   Interacts with Board / Board Committees in area. Provides assistance in identifying leadership for appropriate Board positions.

·   Maintains strong lines of communication between district office and headquarters office in Grand Rapids.

Required: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Sales experience. Strong written/oral communication and interpersonal skills. Computer literacy.

To apply, please email





POSTED 9/10/17

The Huron Pines AmeriCorps program is currently seeking to place 30 individuals that have a passion for conservation with likeminded organizations around the state. The term of service starts in January 2018 and ends in November 2018.  The successful applicant will serve 1700 hours during that time.  For more information please see: or contact Program Coordinator Jake Jermac at