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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

ccieslinski@catholichumanservices.org


communications & marketing manager, great lakes energy

POSTED 10/08, DEADLINE 10/11

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Great Lakes Energy is seeking an experienced communications and marketing manager to lead our corporate communications and the marketing of our new Truestream fiber network. The right candidate will be a creative, innovative thinker with the ability to supervise a team and organize multiple projects as well as skilled in brand journalism, social media page management, websites, media relations, internal communications and other creative interests. This is a management position requiring a minimum of 5 years related experience. Great Lakes Energy is one of the largest electric cooperative utilities in the nation serving more than 120,000 members in 26 counties. You will join an employee culture that encourages open communication, flexibility and growth. We offer a very competitive compensation package that includes company paid benefits including health insurance, 401K and a pension plan.  Relocation assistance is available. Visit https://gtlakes.applicantpro.com/jobs/ to review full job description and apply.

Applications will be accepted through October 11th.

Great Lakes Energy is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

administrative assistant, part-time, glen arbor arts association

POSTED 10/11

The administrative assistant provides front desk, administrative and secretarial support for GAAC staff, board, committees and volunteers. The administrative assistant is the first contact for those calling or coming to the GAAC. The ability to meet the public and create a friendly atmosphere is essential. In addition to typical office duties, proofreading, and scheduling, s/he will perform duties such as coordination of meetings, obtaining supplies, coordinating direct mailings, coordinating advertisements and working on special projects. Also, answers routine and non-routine correspondence and assembles highly confidential and sensitive information. Deals with a diverse group of important external callers and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload, and to recommend changes in office practices or procedures.

Visit https://www.glenarborart.org/search/ for full job description and to apply.

DIRECTOR: NW MI RURAL HOUSING PARTNERSHIP, NETWORKS NORTHWEST

POSTED 10/10, DEADLINE 11/9

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 sarahlucas@networksnorthwest.org 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

POSTED 10/10, DEADLINE 11/2

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 sarahlucas@networksnorthwest.org

volunteer manager, part-time, safe harbor

POSTED 10/02/18, DEADLINE 10/21/18

Position Overview

Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse, Inc. is a nonprofit human service organization which operates as a seasonal emergency shelter from November through April. With limited funding available for professional staffing, volunteers are heavily relied upon to assist with the daily functions of the shelter. To better streamline our volunteer efforts heading into the 2018-2019 season, we have budgeted funding for a part-time Volunteer Manager on staff. This person will handle responsibilities related to our 1,700+ volunteers, as well as agency partnerships through our Housing & Human Services Resource Center.

Recruit Volunteers

Along with the Safe Harbor Steering Committee (comprised of Coordinators from our participating churches and community organizations), the Volunteer Manager is responsible for making sure there is never a shortage of shelter volunteers. This individual will implement our current recruitment strategy, and work alongside us to make any needed improvements. The Volunteer Manager is the point of contact for all church and community inquiries regarding volunteer opportunities and will respond to email and telephone inquiries. Working with the Goodwill Industries Street Outreach Coordinator, this individual will also screen and interview volunteer candidates to make sure they are qualified to serve at the shelter.

Train Volunteers

The Volunteer Manager is responsible for processing all volunteer applications and notifying candidates if and when their application is approved. All approved volunteers will complete orientation or training before volunteering for the first time. Again, working with the Street Outreach Coordinator, this individual is responsible for leading the orientations and training sessions. During these sessions, the Volunteer Manager will educate our volunteers on the Safe Harbor’s history, mission, and service philosophy. In addition to training volunteers, the Volunteer Manager will work with Coordinators from each participating church or community organization to ensure that they are following Safe Harbor guidelines and protocol. We have been working toward better communication and consistency in the delivery of our services, and the Volunteer Manager will work as a direct connection — providing guidance, assistance, and oversight to the Coordinators. Database Management The Volunteer Manager is responsible for maintaining a list of all qualified volunteers. This list includes the volunteer’s contact information, hours of availability, skill-set and the particular shift(s) they want to serve in. Some of our Coordinators and volunteers are reluctant to use our automated scheduling system, and the Volunteer Manager will assist these individuals with training or by inputting their information for them.

Scheduling and Recognition

This individual will work with each week’s Coordinator to reach out to their volunteers in order to confirm the schedule, address concerns and answer questions. If a volunteer cancels or if the Coordinator cannot fill a shift, the Volunteer Manager can call in a replacement. While the volunteers are working, the Volunteer Manager may assist the Coordinator. The Volunteer Manager will meet with each Coordinator prior to their scheduled week to review expectations and responsibilities and offer assistance where needed. This individual will have a regular presence during shelter hours; at least a few times per week.

The Volunteer Manager will also implement a recognition program to honor the shelter’s volunteers. This program may involve passing out certificates or implementing a formal recognition program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the interviewing, recruitment and retention of volunteers

  • Facilitate volunteer orientation for all new volunteers

  • Guide shelter tours for new volunteers and visitors from the community

  • Assist in the development and management of the volunteer database

  • Maintain volunteer records including the input of contact information and hours served

  • Aid in volunteer programming and special event planning

  • Assist the Coordinators to create volunteer schedule and fill open shifts

  • Research new ideas for volunteer development

  • Coordinating on-going educational training for existing volunteers

  • Act as a liaison among volunteers, the Steering Committee, and professional staff

  • Schedule and promote partners in the Housing & Human Services Resource Center

  • Maintain regular communication with partners and solicit feedback for the Board

  • Assist in scheduling guests for morning appointments in the HHSRC

  • Field questions, prepare reports and look for areas of improvement

  • All other duties as assigned by the Steering Committee or Board

Qualifications:

  • Good understanding of homelessness and housing-first strategies

  • Volunteer relations experience and/or several years’ experience as a volunteer

  • 2+ years of college (preferred)

  • Website and database management experience

  • Strong telephone interpersonal communication skills

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds

  • Ability to manage conflict and maintain boundaries

  • Compassion, patience, and understanding of trauma-informed management practices

Job Type: Part-time; 10-30 hours per week (depending on the time of year and whether the shelter is operating)

Starting Wage: $15-17 per hour depending on qualifications and experience level

CLICK HERE for more information and to apply.

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.

Click here for more information & to apply.

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.

CLICK HERE for more information & to apply.

director of the northwest michigan rural housing partnership, networks northwest

POSTED 09/20/18, DEADLINE 09/28/18

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.

The complete job description is available online at nwm.org/jobposting.

Individuals interested in this position should email a resume and cover letter to sarahlucas@networksnorthwest.org by Friday, September 28, 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.

ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATE, MAJOR GIFTS, INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

POSTED 09/19/18, DEADLINE 10/10/18

Interlochen Center for the Arts is seeking to hire an Advancement Associate, Major Gifts. The Advancement Associate, Major Gifts provides administrative and project management support for Interlochen’s Major Gifts team. Full-time position (40 hours per week, Monday-Friday) through May 31, 2019.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Travel support for Major Gift Officers, including making travel arrangements, coordinating calendars, and materials for travel

  • Pre-travel reporting and research

  • Post-travel tasks, action items, and expense reports

  • Assisting with all aspects of donor meeting preparation for Major Gift Officers (coordinating briefings and other materials, preparing necessary documents, making reservations, etc…)

  • Submitting purchase orders, work orders, and supply orders

  • Assistance with mailings, phone and email communications

  • Prepare donations for submission to the business office

  • Database entry: Assigning tasks in Salesforce for Contact Reports, keeping up-to-date records of managed prospects

  • Assisting with donor communications, including Pledge Reminders and thank-you letters 

  • Assist with customized stewardship plans for managed prospects

  • Assist Major Gift Officers with prospect management by regularly helping them review pipelines and open major gifts

  • Help maintain data integrity by making updates to all records related to managed prospects as necessary

  • Assist Major Gift Officers with reporting needs for optimal prospect management and progress tracking

  • Assisting with event planning and preparation (particularly for Campaign finale event), as well as other special projects

  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Experience working with nonprofits preferred (particularly in the area of fundraising)

  • Experience in an office setting required

  • Creative problem solving, organizational skills and high attention to detail and deadlines, with excellent follow through

  • Quick learner with the ability to both follow directions and to take initiative 

  • Strong technological aptitude is a must; this position utilizes many different programs and applications, including the Google platform, Salesforce (including related applications such as Apsona and MapAnything), Concur, and the Microsoft Office suite

  • Strong written, oral and technological communication skills

  • Adaptable personality that can work with a variety of constituents: staff, donors, alumni, parents, volunteers

  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks amidst the competing needs of the operation 

  • Familiarity with fundraising for nonprofit, education, and/ or arts organizations is preferred

  • Some flexibility in work hours to accommodate pledge drive hours, events, campaign activities or big projects

More information can be founf here: http://careers.interlochen.org/employment-opportunities

SENIOR CONSULTANT FOR MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS, PUBLIC SECTOR CONSULTANTS

POSTED 09/17/18, DEADLINE 10/01/18

Classification: Full-time employment; exempt from overtime

Reports To: Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Summary: The marketing and communications senior consultant is responsible for conceiving, writing, and producing a wide range of marketing assets and strategy documents to support the work of the company and its clients, particularly in the areas of local, state, and national policy issues; planning and facilitating meetings; selling and managing projects; and more.

Essential Duties

  • Develop and execute marketing and communications initiatives for the company and its clients

  • Manage multiple projects concurrently, including directing the scope of work, collaborating closely with team members to complete project tasks, and managing client expectations, resulting in high-quality project deliverables completed on time and on budget

  • Drive continual process improvements and implement best practices to manage clients and projects efficiently and effectively

  • Conceive of and help create high-quality marketing materials, including digital and print collateral (reports, newsletters, infographics, brochures, etc.) videos, website concepts and content, and other deliverables as needed

  • Plan and facilitate meetings

  • Cultivate new business by identifying project opportunities and prospective clients, meeting with prospects and clients, and writing proposals

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with a variety of clients and contractors

Characteristics of High Performance

  • Collaborates with staff and clients in a fast-paced office with diverse people and projects

  • Demonstrates initiative, critical thinking, and creativity to generate ideas for work approaches, presentation of information, and issue resolution

  • Performs tasks and assignments in a timely and consistent manner with high accuracy, creativity, and attention to detail

  • Manages workload effectively while engaged in multiple projects concurrently

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to marketing and communications; a master’s degree in related field is preferred

  • A minimum of five years of relevant work experience is required

  • Strong writing skills with the ability to accurately interpret data and write concisely

  • Demonstrated ability to manage, mentor, and lead staff

  • Demonstrated experience performing comparable duties

  • Knowledge of and interest in public policy topics

  • Strong competency using Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; experience with other software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite) is desirable, but not required

Work Environment

Work is primarily performed in an indoor, environmentally controlled office setting with extended periods (approximately eight hours or more a day) at a computer, on the telephone, sitting, or standing. The nature of the work has frequent interruptions, contact with the public and clients, and performance of repetitive tasks, and requires strong communication skills. While the employee may be required to work beyond normal working hours, Public Sector Consultants (PSC) strives for staff to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with education and experience

  • Eligibility for annual company bonus

  • Competitive medical, dental, life, and disability insurance plans

  • Company 401(k) contribution

  • Paid sick and vacation leave granted upon start date

  • Eleven paid holidays per year

  • YMCA membership

  • Parking pass for downtown Lansing or Smart Commute incentive

Click here for more information & to apply.

SENIOR CONSULTANT, PUBLIC SECTOR CONSULTANTS

POSTED 09/17/18, DEADLINE 10/01/18

Classification: Full-time employment; exempt from overtime

Reports To: Vice President

Summary: The senior consultant is responsible for researching, analyzing, and writing reports and strategy documents related to local, state, and national policy issues; planning and facilitating meetings; selling and managing projects; and more.

Essential Duties

  • Conduct, translate, and analyze public policy research, primarily in content areas related to energy, environment, natural resources, the Great Lakes, and/or local government

  • Develop research reports, strategy documents, grant applications, and other client deliverables

  • Plan and facilitate meetings, focus groups, and events

  • Cultivate new business by identifying project opportunities and prospective clients, meeting with prospects and clients, and writing proposals

  • Manage multiple projects concurrently, including directing the scope of work, collaborating with team members to complete project tasks, and managing client expectations—resulting in high-quality project deliverables completed on time and on budget

  • Serve as project manager to a multistate Great Lakes water initiative

Characteristics of High Performance

  • Collaborates with staff and clients in a fast-paced office with diverse people and projects

  • Demonstrates initiative, critical thinking, and creativity to generate ideas for research questions, work approaches, presentation of information, and issue resolution

  • Performs tasks and assignments in a timely and consistent manner with high accuracy and attention to detail

  • Manages workload effectively while engaged in multiple projects concurrently

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to natural resources, energy, or public policy/administration; a master’s degree in natural resources, energy, or public policy/administration is preferred

  • A minimum of five years of relevant work experience, including project management, is required

  • Strong research and writing skills with the ability to accurately interpret data and write concisely

  • Demonstrated experience performing comparable duties

  • Knowledge of and interest in environmental policy, energy policy, the Great Lakes, and water infrastructure policy topics

  • Strong competency using Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Work Environment

Work is primarily performed in an indoor, environmentally controlled office setting with extended periods (approximately eight hours or more a day) at a computer, on the telephone, sitting, or standing. The nature of the work has frequent interruptions, contact with the public and clients, performance of repetitive tasks, and requires strong communication skills. While the employee may be required to work beyond normal working hours, Public Sector Consultants (PSC) strives for staff to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with education and experience

  • Eligibility for annual company bonus

  • Competitive medical, dental, life, and disability insurance plans

  • Company 401(k) contribution

  • Paid sick and vacation leave granted upon start date

  • Eleven paid holidays per year

  • YMCA membership

  • Parking pass for downtown Lansing or Smart Commute incentive

Click here for more information & to apply.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, PUBLIC SECTOR CONSULTANTS

POSTED 09/17/18, DEADLINE 10/01/18

Classification: Full-time employment; exempt from overtime

Reports To: Senior Consultant

Summary: The research associate conducts research for the firm and its clients; contributes to the development of proposals and reports related to evaluation of local, state, and national policies and programs; and more.

Essential Duties

  • Provides support to colleagues with client deliverables, including conducting, translating, and analyzing public policy research, primarily in content areas related to health management

  • Supports planning and facilitation of meetings, focus groups, and events

  • Contributes to cultivating new business through supporting proposal writing

  • Supports project management by maintaining timelines, managing assigned tasks, and collaborating with team members to ensure that high-quality project deliverables are completed on time and on budget

Characteristics of High Performance

  • Collaborates with staff and clients in a fast-paced office with diverse people and projects

  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Performs tasks and assignments in a timely and consistent manner with high accuracy and attention to detail

  • Manages workload effectively while engaged in multiple projects concurrently

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to health management, or public policy; at least two years of work experience preferred

  • Qualitative research and writing skills with the ability to interpret data

  • Demonstrated experience performing comparable duties

  • Knowledge of and interest in health management and/or related public policy topics

  • Competency using Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; experience with other software (e.g., Tableau, SPSS, Qualtrics, etc.) is desirable, but not required

Work Environment

Work is primarily performed in an indoor, environmentally controlled office setting with extended periods (approximately eight hours or more a day) at a computer, on the telephone, sitting, or standing. The nature of the work has frequent interruptions, contact with the public and clients, performance of repetitive tasks, and requires strong communication skills. While the employee may be required to work beyond normal working hours, Public Sector Consultants (PSC) strives for staff to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with education and experience

  • Eligibility for annual company bonus

  • Competitive medical, dental, life, and disability insurance plans

  • Company 401(k) contribution

  • Paid sick and vacation leave granted upon start date

  • Eleven paid holidays per year

  • YMCA membership

  • Parking pass for downtown Lansing or Smart Commute incentive

Click here for more information & to apply.

BOOKKEEPER & ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, ARTS FOR ALL

POSTED 09/17/18

Contract

Number of Hours Worked Per Week: 15-20 hrs per week; hours and days to be scheduled with Executive Director

Pay: $15-$17 per hour, based on experience

Work Schedule/Location:

Arts for All Office: 1222 Veterans Dr Traverse City, MI 49685

Position Description

Bookkeeping (45%)

  • Working in partnership with the Treasurer and Executive Director, responsible for developing an annual budget. Using Quickbooks to manage the budget in partnership with the Treasurer and Executive Director.

  • Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable process including the creation of checks per the organization’s by-laws.

  • Attending Finance Committee meetings when requested, and assisting in the preparation of requested materials.

  • Assisting in the preparation of budgets and other supporting documentation for grant applications.

Donor Management & Relations (25%)

  • Manage and maintain NEON donor database of approximately 1050 records. Process all donations to the organization, record donations in the database, send gift acknowledgement letters to donors, design and generate reports for the Executive Director as needed.

Administrative & Clerical Support (30%)

  • Assist with board of directors correspondence and meetings.

  • Provide Special Events Support

  • Coordinate volunteers

  • Communicate with other Event Directors

  • Attend and facilitate some community outreach events and programs

  • Assist with some basic marketing tasks

  • Update online community calendars with upcoming events.

  • Create and deliver Press Releases to a PR email list for major events.

  • General administrative support to the Executive Director

  • Assist with managing email correspondence

  • Scheduling of meetings and programs

  • Answer office phone calls

  • Grant Research & Writing Support

  • Identify new grants and catalog grant deadlines and requirements

  • Organize basic grant application pieces

  • Office duties:

  • Process mail, copy materials, maintain office supplies, maintain office files, etc.

Position Qualifications: 

  • 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.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Familiarity with donor software, ideally NEON.

  • Nonprofit accounting experience desirable.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $15.00 to $17.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Accounting or Finance Management: 1 year (Preferred)

Click here to apply.

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, mcronin@aaanm.org

Resume deadline is October 31, 2018

Employment to begin January 2019 

 

Administrative/development assistant, Conservation resource alliance

POSTED 9/04/18, CLOSES 9/21/18

Administrative/Development Assistant – CRA, a small but powerful conservation leader serving up-North Michigan for more than four decades, is seeking a capable, energetic professional to join our support team.  The Administrative/Development Assistant will support CRA’s respected on-the ground conservation programs, restoring and protecting rivers, habitat, and watersheds, providing data management and administrative support for the organization’s development and project teams.  CRA offers flexibility, a casual environment, full employee benefits, and super-rewarding work, all from our headquarters in spectacular Traverse City, Michigan.  Our office, in the Bayview Professional Centre, is perched on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay and offers a coffee shop, executive conference room, and exercise facility.  Our staff and members drive CRA; they include the most avid anglers, hunters, paddlers and recreationists in the Great Lakes.  The Administrative Assistant/Development Assistant requirements:

·         Must be thoroughly proficient with Windows, Office, Outlook and Adobe applications;

·         Experience with contact management software such as Salesforce;

·         Must be conscientious and detail-oriented;

·         Must maintain confidentiality and exhibit professionalism at all times;

·         Must be thoroughly proficient in English, grammar, and written communication; and

·         Must be comfortable juggling multiple tasks and deadlines.

Some preferred qualities:

·         Previous development experience;

·         Editing, writing skills - including press release, grant-writing and copy writing;

·         Event planning.

Application deadline:  September 21, 2018 

Please visit www.rivercare.org for a full job description and directions for how to apply. No phone inquiries please.  Selected candidates will be required to provide references and transcripts.

Position is full-time, hourly, with full benefits.  CRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Please apply in confidence with full resume, references, and cover letter telling us why you make an outstanding candidate and what it is about this opportunity that most excites you.  Please send your materials to info@rivercare.org using the subject line “Administrative/Development Assistant Application,” or mail materials to CRA’s address:  10850 E. Traverse Hwy., Suite 1180, Traverse City, MI 49684.  No phone inquiries please.  Selected candidates will be required to provide transcripts. See the full job description at:  www.rivercare.org

Position is full-time, hourly, with full benefits.  CRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, LEELANAU CONSERVANCY

POSTED 8/29/18, CLOSES 9/30/18

Put your passion for the environment to work! This full time role will create, organize and implement our major gift, land campaign and endowment-building efforts. If you are you committed to the mission of the Leelanau Conservancy, knowledgeable about the geography and demographics of our peninsula, experienced in the best practices of the nonprofit sector, and one who enjoys cultivating and engaging donors, motivating people, and achieving defined goals, then, please send your cover letter, resume, writing sample, three references and salary requirements to searchcommittee@leelanauconservancy.org.

Qualifications:

·         Minimum of 5 years of experience in major gifts and  managing fundraising staff

·         Bachelor’s degree in related field

·         Strong verbal, written and fund development systems skills

·         Must be willing to work occasional long hours, weekends and overnight travel

 

Project MANAGER, TRAVERSE Area Young Peacebuilders Clubs (YPC)

POSTED 8/21/18

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. This includes: attending and supporting short weekly meetings untill YPCs are more self-sufficient; ensuring YPCs receive and understand YP’s training materials; offering project ideas, encouragement, and fostering collaboration between clubs; planning and helping facilitate community events and trainings; recruiting and supporting YPC Mentors.

Click here for more information and application instructions.

 

executive director, glen arbor arts center

POSTED 8/15/18

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s first, and only, director has decided to retire after 15 years with the organization and with many major milestones having been reached. The GAAC is looking for the right person to lead and take the organization to the next level. Now, more than ever, the GAAC is ready, willing, and able to grow in the support and expansion of its mission!

  • The GAAC’s new building has greatly expanded the organization’s physical presence in the Glen Lake region.

  • A strong partnership exists with the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for programming, as well as use of studio/classroom space at Thoreson Farm.

  • The number of part-time staff has increased.

  • The GAAC has significantly increased its local and regional marketing presence.

  • Program offerings have been rejuvenated.

  • The Board has modernized its governance structure and processes to accommodate its growth.

The Executive Director’s top priorities for the first year will be to: 1) to continue to build the resources and financial capacity to support its growth trajectory; 2) further strengthen its already strong community relations; 3) evaluate and improve current programming; and 4) build brand awareness through effective marketing; all while having fun in leading the GAAC in taking advantage of the exciting opportunities before it! It is imperative, therefore that the successful Executive Director must have a demonstrated love of the arts, and an understanding of the role of creative thinking in pursuing the GAAC’s mission and opportunities.

For a full job description and application instructions click here.

 

DIRECTOR - INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

POSTED 8/15/18

Purpose of the Position:

Under the direction of the provost, the director of institutional effectiveness utilizes their research, assessment, and data analytics expertise to develop, support, and refine institutional assessment goals. This includes assessing and improving a framework for admissions operations as well as supporting an enrollment strategy that leverages data to reach objectives for a diverse portfolio of programs, including summer arts programs, academy arts programs, and college of creative arts programs. This also includes developing an institutional approach to data collection and evaluation to support and facilitate strategic plans and data-driven decisions, including program review and assessment, marketing research, and other areas of assessment essential for the growth and development of the institution.

Position Summary:

The director of institutional effectiveness leads data collection, integrity, management, and reporting, with a focus on increasing operational efficiency, enhancing systems, and identifying metrics and methodologies to advise and improve enrollment, accreditation, program review, and other institutional strategies. As well, the director provides an in-depth analysis of financial aid, tuition discounting, and other processes to forecast and improve enrollment and student success, as well as to facilitate the evaluation of existing, and development of new, programs.

The director collaborates across the institution, with special attention to enrollment, to evaluate and enhance admission and other processes that result in improved enrollment and other operations and positive growth for all programs. The director also works across the institution with all appropriate partners to lead assessment measures and improve reporting. The director is an expert in all relevant technology and in data analysis. He or she must perform at high levels of proficiency, expediency, and independence, while also remaining highly collaborative and being able to manage simultaneously many initiatives with multiple levels of complexity.

Click here for a full job description and application instructions.

 

development director - fundraising, events and sponsorship management, habitat for humanity

POSTED 8/15/18

Are you ready to put on your hard hat and be part of the affordable housing solution?  Grab a hammer and be a part of building this community. We have been building homes successfully for over 30 years and we are looking for the right person to be part of this meaningful mission. We have families waiting for their affordable home right now and you could make a difference.

Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region is seeking an experienced non-profit fundraising professional to help us grow our efforts to build homes, communities and hope in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, and Kalkaska Counties as our full-time Development Director. The primary areas of responsibility for this position include donor prospecting, engagement and recognition, major gift solicitation, sponsorship development and management of community partnerships and events. A BA/BS degree is preferred, with a minimum of 2 years of Fund Development or related experience preferred.

We will consider the right applicant for a part-time position with experience in event planning, sponsorship management and/or major gift solicitation.

A complete job description can be found at www.habitatgtr.org/careers. Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume and three references. EOE.

Full-Time Benefits include PTO, Holiday Pay, Medical Stipend, Dental, Vision and Retirement. Part-Time Benefits include PTO, Dental, Vision and Retirement.

 

recruitment manager, girl scouts of michigan shore to shore

POSTED 8/15/18

A key member of the Membership Department, the Recruitment Manager is responsible for developing and implementing recruitment strategies designed to raise awareness and generate interest in Girl Scouts, resulting in increased girl/adult membership in assigned geographic area; recruits volunteers; assists in developing and implementing plans for membership extension in all markets; represents and extends Girl Scouting in the community through presentations, collaborative efforts, and networking; and ensures the Girl Scout Program is visible and accessible within assigned geographic area.

For a full job description and application instructions click here.

 

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) edandanne6750@gmail.com.; or telephone 231-758-3319, by Nov. 1, 2018.

 

FISH WILDLIFE AND SOIL CONSERVATIONIST, GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA AND CHIPPEWA INDIANS

POSTED 7/16/18

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.

Click here for  a full job description. Application instructions can be found online here

 

sr. leadership development specialist, munson HEALTHCARE

POSTED 7/4/2018

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

POSTED 6/26/18

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.

 

executive director, traverse city area chamber of commerce

POSTED 6/6/18

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 jobsearch@traverseconnect.org. All correspondence will be considered confidential.


 

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